Look at that cover. That’s a damn fine cover. As regular readers know, what’s just as exciting as Paracinema‘s slick visual design and full-color interior is the marvelous assemblage of writers that inhabit its pages, and this issue is no different.
For this, their 12th issue, in addition to that “marvelous assemblage” of writers they also have me for some reason. So order your copy right now for $7 (that includes shipping if you’re in the US, a value that’s better than any other genre magazine on the market) and you’ll get my article “What? No?: How The Happening Teaches Us to Reassign Genre to Re-evaluate Crap”. My last article for the mag was a straightforward piece of faux-academia so I wanted to mix it up a bit this time with something humorous. As people who have seen it can attest: there is nothing funnier than M. Night Shyamalan’s 2008 film The Happening.
All kidding aside, I’m very proud of this piece and hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. In an age where most horror and film magazines aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on by the time they go to press, it’s refreshing to see a magazine strive to be more of a film journal, with thoughtful essays that have no expiration date.
Buy a copy of issue 12 now and support a fantastic, professional labor of love. You should also probably pick up some of their few remaining in-stock backissues if you haven’t done so already, may I suggest Issue 10?