STRANGE TAPES #8, $5, 8½” x 11” folded, 32 pgs.

If you’re into video and/or movie culture, I can’t recommend Strange Tapes enough. This Halloween issue contains well-researched reviews of old videotapes and includes insight as to how some odd videos came to fruition. These aren’t just jokey reviews; the writers are scholars of the video market. There’s also an interview with Coven director Mark Borchardt and a recipe sent in by the editor of Lunchmeat, another great video zine. Great stuff. I’m going in for back issues. –Billups Allen (Strange Tapes, strangetapeszine.bigcartel.com)