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Psychotronic Video

Entry updated 4 April 2017. Tagged: Publication.

US letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on newsprint. Publisher and Editor Michael J Weldon. 41 issues from 1989 to 2006; quarterly publication schedule.

Following his early-1980s Fanzine entitled Psychotronic TV, publisher Weldon revived the publication in 1989 as a Semiprozine, gaining significant bookshop distribution. The focus was on films and, though to a lesser degree, Television programmes of the past in the Fantasy, Horror and sf genres, though adventure, crime, war and further genres were also covered. Besides hundreds of film reviews, often written by Weldon himself, Dale Ashman's Comics "Spare Parts" was a regular feature. There were also interviews with various notables including film producers Larry Cohen and L Q Jones, and author William Rotsler. One of Psychotronic Video's best remembered departments was an extensive obituary section titled "Never to be Forgotten", covering deaths both within and without the comics and film fields. Unfortunately, the usual difficulties of rising production costs and increasing competition from the internet led Weldon to discontinue the magazine in the mid-2000s. [GSt/DRL]

see also: Media Magazines.

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