A modern day artistic horror magazine with that campy old-school feel. In your home, in your nightmares, & in your little black hearts! Read more
This project was successfully funded on October 5, 2013.
About this project
Our magazine is successfully funded. Help push us to $5000 to get us a horrorific website and a booth at some of the best horror conventions in the country!
-----------------STRETCH GOAL $5000-----------------
We've met our goal thanks to the support and undying, or maybe in this case dying, love of our horror family world-wide! We are now in a fortunate position that we are so grateful for. We have 3 more days to try and raise the funds we need to get an awesome website built and funds to pay for booths at NW horror conventions. Our stretch goal is to hit $5000. After seeing all we accomplished in less than 30 days, I know we can do this. Thank you again from our little black cold hearts!
"A cult classic is one that has been fully embraced by an alternative audience, not the popular audience."
Do you miss the days of Troma Films, Up All Night with Rhonda, Tales From the Crypt, Monster Movie Madness, Elvira, Thrasher Films and magazines/graphic novels like Eerie and Creepshow? Do you wish you had access to thousands of horror related events, businesses, actors, movie reviews, comics, and more? Would you rather shoot yourself in the foot than watch another crappy Blockbuster film or shop at American Apparel with the other drones? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you are awesome and you are just the alternative audience we've been looking for.
Welcome to the Living Dead family!
Living Dead Magazine is a 60+ page full color quarterly magazine offered nationwide in digital and print. By contributing to and supporting this magazine you are joining a family of classic horror and sci-fi obsessed professionals who believe horror is a way of life not a movie genre. We want you to join our fucked up family as we entertain you every page with the best in horror from the 1920's to Present, and we will skip all the "new age horror" crap along the way.
Filled with DIY horror makeup tips, exclusive photospreads with the best horror/geek models, the latest in horror decor, exclusive interviews with big name horror celebs from the past and present (Dee Wallace, Julie Adams, Carel Struycken, Jim Beaver guys!!!), horror fashion for men and women, B movie reviews, exclusive horror comic strips, profiles on horror artists and businesses, classic horror classifieds, movie staff picks, and so much more to keep you entertained, enthralled, informed, and in love with horror issue after issue.
Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LivingDeadMagazine
Want to showcase your business, art, photography, film, book, etc. in Living Dead Magazine? Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
While horror magazines aren't a new concept, producing a horror magazine that goes beyond just film reviews, beyond modern day zombies (so played out), beyond predictable (you can show characters like Dracula or The Mummy and actually make it fun, sexy and new), beyond bloody versions of Maxim (we love hot girls but what happened to a little thing called suspense and tact?), and seeks instead to provide you with an experience that matches what you felt the first time you read a book by Stephen King, saw a Hitchcock film, discovered TROMA in all its glory, experienced the blood and gore of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, appreciated the suspense and sensuality of Dracula, and got a huge hard on that never went away after first seeing Vampira or her 80s counterpart Elvira.
The biggest difference between us and any other horror magazine out there is our ability to make old school horror fresh, alive and fun in a new modern way. Sure we could just show you pictures of old school horror monsters, t-shirts, hearses---BORING--we go above and beyond instead to make horror come alive with exclusive photoshoots with beautiful alt models and talented photographers who capture the old school horror feeling in every shot. And every single issue will be incredibly different and new because every issue will be themed; for instance we will have a Supernatural, Expoitation Films, Scream Queens, Monster Model Making, Grindhouse, Dark Arts, and more themed issues to look forward to all year long!
Pictured from Left to Right:
Dead Bettie—Editor-in-Scare; Favorite Troma Film: “Nuke’Em High”
Lauren Ghouls—Manager of Nightmares; Favorite horror actor/actress: Asia Argento. I first saw her in her dad, dario argento's films when she was quite young.
Shadow Walker—Marketer of Deadly Delights; The first horror movie you ever saw: My first real horror movie was in the theater at the age of 10---PSYCHO !! My mom took me.
The Hot Rod of Horror—Creative Directerror; First horror movie that you recall scaring you: Return to Oz, and it is still to this day the scariest movie I've ever seen.
Suspiria Banshee—Assistant of Massacres; Favorite horror movie: "The Seventh seal".. although I don't know how many people would call it horror.. I've had arguments on this before.
Reverend Jeff Jugular—B Movie Review Columnist; Favorite 80s horror film: “The Shining”
Killer Geek Chic—Horror Fashion Aficionado; Best dressed horror character: Ash from Evil Dead. Every outfit looks better with a shotgun strap and a chainsaw hand. I don't care what you're wearing, you add a chainsaw hand you're the must interesting person in the room.
R.I. Psycho—Covering Horror Art from Around the World; Favorite horror artist of all time: Steve Ditko
Sally Nightmare—On Set Stylist; Favorite animated horror character: Jack Skellington
Forestpunk—The Expert of Things That Go Bump in the Night; Favorite urban legend: Bloody Mary is Coming to Get You
(not pictured) Lemarchand—Horror Comic & Book Review Columnist; Favorite horror author: My favorite author is the very dependable Stephen King. I like many, many other authors, but the sheer quantity and scope of his work is impressive as hell. I especially enjoy his partnership with Peter Straub in The Talisman and The Black House.
In This First Issue:
Exclusive Cover Art designed just for this first Issue by World-Renowned Horror Artist--Bill Chancellor
Every issue will be packed with big name and up and coming horror celebrities, and this first issue blows them all away with an interview with the one and only Carel Struycken who is best known in his role as Lurch and up and coming horror actress Ayse Nichelle Howard!
We were lucky enough to secure an interview with the fabulous Killer Kitty Clothing and Horror Decor.
Profiles on Horrorific Horror Artists:
Interviews with our cover artist Bill Chancellor, fx makeup artist Matt Huntley, and tattoo artist Dan Gilbert.
Exclusive shoot and profile of horror model Lauren Ghouls with photographer Bill Berk of Cloud City Photography, B-Movie Reviews from the Gospel of Gore Reverend Jeff Jugular, brand new never before seen horror comics, classifieds, name that monster, and much more.
Why We are Doing a Kickstarter:
Because magazine prints are expensive y'all! I am talking up to $1k for just 100 issues, and with this magazine being available nationwide that gets gosh darn spendy. Our Marketer of Deadly Delights says it best, "Producing a magazine is similar to the process of changing into a werewolf. It is incredibly painful and time consuming, but once the transformation is complete it is glorious and well worth the pain involved!" That is so true. It takes a ton of time and a lot of money to produce a quality magazine, and we are doing it in between jobs, kids, and life altering moments. Without a kickstarter we would have to rely only on ads and our own savings accounts to pay for the magazine, charge a buttload for ads and classifieds, and worry every issue that we aren't providing the type of content that is worthy of ourselves and our audience. So yeah, that is why we are doing the kickstarter, so that our audience, fans and family can decide if we are worthy enough to continue, not advertising.
How We Plan to Give Back:
Every issue we will showcase a nonprofit we believe in, offer them free ad space for a year, and a full spread in the magazine. We believe in giving back to the same community who gives back so much to us! And in the future if the magazine is a success, we will offer a portion of our proceeds to the nonprofit as well. So let's make it a huge success!
Big Plan & Future Projection:
This magazine is just the beginning of the awesome capability of the Living Dead franchise. Our future projection is to have this fantastic magazine, fund a new horror convention, back some horror movies that are inline with our vision, and have a weekly B movie horror host show in the spirit of Up All Night with Rhonda and Elvira Mistress of the Dark. We have big dreams and we aren't afraid to plan for them!
Risks and challenges
Our biggest risk would be not making this magazine because of the large amount of money, work, and commitment that is required to produce a creative magazine of this magnitude. Our challenge is to gain loyal fans who will purchase a subscription year after year, and to make enough money to fund the magazine every issue without having to rely solely on ad revenue.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Magazine Size - 8.5 x 11 inches
Printed offset, CMYK, 150 line (300 dpi)
Standard Ad Sizes (Bleed)
Bleeds trim 1/8” (0.125) on all bleed sides
Keep live images & text 1/4” (0.25”) inside all trim areas
Full Page (including bleed)................... 8.5” x 11.062”
Trim size is 8.25” x 10.8125” - max live area is 7.75” x 10.3125”
Half Page, vert. (including bleed).......4.125” x 11.062”
Trim is 0.125 on top, bottom, & one side
Half Page, horz. (including bleed)..............8.5” x 5.40”
Trim is 0.125 on both sides & top or bottom
Third Page vert. (including bleed)........2.85” x 11.062”
Trim is 0.125 on top, bottom & one side
Printed offset, CMYK, 150 line (300 dpi)
The pricing right now at least for this first year is tied into our kickstarter prizes. You can get a quarter page ad & a 1 year print subscription for $150 and the ad gets placed into each issue for an entire year, not for one issue. Then $200 same deal for half a page, and $250 same deal for a full page.
We are a brand new quarterly magazine available nationwide in print and digital format. Because we are in the fortunate position of doing a kickstarter we have a guaranteed built in loyal audience right from the start. Already we have people from all throughout the US, UK and Canada contributing to our kickstarter and getting on our waiting list for subscriptions. We have big name backers and supporters already of the magazine like artists Chet Zar, Devon Deveraux, J.K. Woodward, and director Fred Olen Ray, just to name a few.
Dead Bettie (Deanna Uutela) -- Editor-in-Scare aka “The Bitch that Cracks the Whip”; --Deanna’s background is in Journalism and she has written for and edited several magazines, newspapers, websites, and alt-weeklies—both horror related and non-horror related. She has had a love affair with horror since a tween when she first read The Night Shift by Stephen King. She has owned & operated a horror based modeling/promotional group for almost four years and she works daily with conventions, businesses, artists, etc. to keep classic horror alive and relevant.
Lauren Ghouls (Lauren Jewels) -- Manager of Nightmares & Writer of Fears, focusing on horror entertainment from celebs to burlesque and everything sexy & gooey in between. --Besides being a talented alt & horror model, Lauren is working on her own horror novel and a children’s book. She has a background writing for magazines, which has given her the chance to meet some pretty amazing horror and sci-fi celebs thus far in her life.
Shadow Walker (Gary Castleberry) -- Marketer of Deadly Delights & our Nosferatu of Networking; --Gary is a wonderful musician, friend, confidant, and a mentor to us all here at Living Dead Magazine. He genuinely loves and supports all horror artists and believes whole heartedly in our wish to promote and honor old-school horror in a beautiful, relevant way. Because of his amazing horror contacts and ability to get an interview out of someone as huge as Julie Adams just blows me away. He is a huge reason this magazine is a success thus far.
The Hot Rod of Horror (Devon Devereaux) -- Creative Directerror –Devon Devereaux has taken over to oversee the entire layout and design of the magazine. He is the artist for The Littlest Bitch, written by David Quinn, published by Sellers Books. He has a client list that includes Disney, Slave Labor Graphics, Portland Mercury, Willamette Week, Bee Int., Graphic Classics, Laughing Squid, and the HP Lovecraft Film Festival. He has shown in galleries all over the world including Los Angeles to Osaka, Japan. In 2013, Devon is releasing "Tales of Hot Rod Horror Vol. 2" with a variety of talented creators. Devon is also completeing "Josh Lobster & The Mystery of Aqua Park" with Chris Reilly and Triptych with Adam Gallardo.
Suspiria Banshee (Jessica Humphrey) -- Assistant of Massacres & a Slave to the Terror; --Jessica is our fun loving horror, mystery, and gamer geek. She is also a wonderful graphic designer and photographer. She will be assisting James our Creative Director in our mission to make every issue as mind blowingly awesome as possible.
Reverend Jeff Jugular (Jeff Dean) -- Gospel of Gore: Preaching About Horror Movies Good & Bad; Join Reverend Jeff Jugular as he praises the virtues of living a life filled with subversive cinema. He will help cleanse your soul of the boring mega-plex madness by suggesting the very best (and worst) in horror cinema.
Killer Geek Chic (Erin Kerley) -- Covering Killer Fashion From Around the World; --Erin Kerley is our fashion writer here at Living Dead Magazine. She loves all things geek and 80s and thinks fashion should be fun. She designs her own shirts and clothing and tries to bring both a cutting edge and retro feel to each design.Her favorite movie is Lost Boys and she firmly believes all vampires should be played by a Jack Bauer look like.
R.I. Psycho (Danny Ferbert) --The Arch Angel of Artists and our Guy Who Does It All; --Danny is a big fan of horror. From Neil Gaiman to H.P. Lovecraft. From Frankenstein to the Shining. From Hitchcock to
Llyod Kaufman. He loves horror, usually the more over the top the better. Danny will be covering horror artists from fx makeup artists to painters and tattooers. He knows his stuff when it comes to the best.
Sally Nightmare (Chelsea Kay Bowman) -- Our on set stylist & Murderess of Makeup --Chelsea might look sweet and might even sound it (she does have a background interning for Disney), but inside she loves the dark and twisted just like the rest of us, and she will be there to style, bloody, and perfect our photoshoots from issue to issue; as well as interviewing the pros around the world as part of her column.
Forestpunk (Jason Simpson) -- The Expert of Things That Go Bump in the Night: Covering Haunted Happenings & Horror Related Myths and Urban Legends --J. Simpson, aka Forestpunk, the master of the macabre, the doctorate of darkness, spends his days soaking in white noise and black magik, so he might as well write about it. Dangerously obsessed with the unknown, the occult and the supernatural. He spends every waking moment investigating Horror and its cultural ramifications.
(not pictured) Lemarchand (Tim Attuquayefio ) -- The Villain of Reviews Covering Horror Comics & Books Tim has had a love of horror since his childhood and has seen a substantial amount of movies (25K+, a good amount of those horror, sci-fi and fantasy) and he loves reading both books and comics of all horror and sci-fi genres. He is a skilled writer who is excited to unveil all of the wonderfully dark comics and books there are for the horror community to enjoy.
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