TALES FROM THE WILL: $?, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, copied, 16 pgs.

Jun 13, 2014

This zine is essentially a lyric book for New York horror punk band The Will. I did not know that before I read it, so I processed it as a poetry zine, but with poetry about one of my favorite subjects: horror movies. I’m tempted to never listen to The Will. If the music sucks, it will ruin this zine for me, and I love this zine. I’ve seen a lot of lyrics about horror movies. They are always fun, but they’re not always good. These are good. They are not mere summaries of what happens in the movies. They add new twists and turns, funny little insights about, for example, the conflict between the cannibals in the basement in The People under the Stairs and the kids who stumble into the cannibal lair. Some of the pieces actually combine different movies. C.H.U.D. vs. Raw Meat? Great combination. They also get bonus points for digging deeper than the Evil Dead movies. There are too many songs about those movies already. This zine features pieces about two David Cronenberg movies and, my favorite of the bunch, Blood Diner! This is highly recommended for fans of weird zines and horror. –MP Johnson (facebook.com/thewillnyc)