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Title: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: demented_uk on 12 Aug 2012 - 11:22
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I am currently writing about British Euro-Cult fanzines/ small press publications. I picked up these copies of Blood and Black Lace, a fanzine that I had never heard of until I stumbled across a few copies at a recent convention. I was wondering if any of the knowledgable members here know if this was the first British fanzine entirely devoted to Euro-Cult or were there any others before 1989? I know Giallo Pages came after this in 1993 but I haven't located any others that were from the UK. European Trash Cinema appears to be the first but it was an American publication.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Kevin Coed on 12 Aug 2012 - 11:31
Stephen Thrower's Eyeball first appeared in 1989 too.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 12 Aug 2012 - 12:27
And I think Nigel Bartlett's Raw Virus might have been euro only - I think it came out in about 1987. If I get a chance to go up the attic this week I'll pull some of my old fanzine collection out.
Title: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: demented_uk on 12 Aug 2012 - 12:34
Thanks for that Rich, had no idea that Eyeball was that early. I have been trying to get in touch with Stephen Thrower for a while now but can't find an email address for him. I've interviewed a lot of fanzine producers over the past few years.

I have digital copies of issues 1 and 2 of Raw Virus. I'll check them out in a bit.

What about Cold Sweat?
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Kevin Coed on 12 Aug 2012 - 12:43
Thanks for that Rich, had no idea that Eyeball was that early. I have been trying to get in touch with Stephen Thrower for a while now but can't find an email address for him. I've interviewed a lot of fanzine producers over the past few years.

It's your lucky day! I'll pm you it in a minute.


I have digital copies of issues 1 and 2 of Raw Virus. I'll check them out in a bit.

What about Cold Sweat?

From memory, I think Cold Sweat covered US films too.

Title: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: demented_uk on 12 Aug 2012 - 12:44
Nice one! Thanks mate.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Kevin Coed on 12 Aug 2012 - 13:25
No probs. So which fanzine writers have you interviewed? Is this thing you're writing going to appear anywhere or is it uni-related?


Title: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: demented_uk on 12 Aug 2012 - 14:16
Quite a few. A lot asked to remain anonymous but I have spoken to Steve Green, a lovely bloke who used to do fanzine reviews in The Dark Side, Tris Thompson, Harvey Fenton, Craig Leadbetter among many others. I'm still hoping to speak to Stephen Thrower and would love to track down John Martin but I have not located contact information for either.

This will be part of the first chapter of my PhD but will be published sometime in the next two years, I hope. I have a few chapters coming out next year, one will be on Fantom Kiler.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Baruch Jorgell on 16 Aug 2012 - 23:56
Sorry to go off-topic... but what movie is this still on the cover of B.A.B.L. issue 2 coming from? I just can't figure it out...
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Aug 2012 - 00:49
Sorry to go off-topic... but what movie is this still on the cover of B.A.B.L. issue 2 coming from? I just can't figure it out...
I'm pretty sure it's The Sect. Haven't seen it for many years.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Baruch Jorgell on 17 Aug 2012 - 01:34
Ah, this is it, thanks a ton! I haven't seen The Sect in years either but I remember a face-ripping ritual for sure. This would warrant a rewatch. Cheers!
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: daunia on 17 Aug 2012 - 10:51
Have you tried reaching Stephen Thrower through his blog?
http://7doorshotel.blogspot.com/ (http://7doorshotel.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: MarcMorris on 17 Aug 2012 - 12:30
Not strictly Euro only, but how about Stefan Jaworzyn of Shock Xpress fame? That appeared in around 1984. I still have every issue, and it was where Mark Moore's S-Express got their name.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Kevin Coed on 17 Aug 2012 - 12:31
Shock Xpress is the best fanzine ever.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: MarcMorris on 17 Aug 2012 - 12:32
Trevor Barley's Media Publications and his Good Giallo Guide were 80s too.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Kevin Coed on 17 Aug 2012 - 15:02
Have you tried reaching Stephen Thrower through his blog?
[url]http://7doorshotel.blogspot.com/[/url] ([url]http://7doorshotel.blogspot.com/[/url])


Or he could send him a pm seeing as he's registered here this morning....  :D
Title: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: demented_uk on 20 Aug 2012 - 21:23
Well spotted Rich. I tried to leave a message on his blog but have heard nothing back. Will drop a PM.

Thanks Marc, have written about Media Publications. Does anyone have a copy of the Media Publications Giallo Guide that they could scan and send to me.

Shock Xpress was indeed great. I have about 9 digital copies. I'm going to pick up a hard copy of an issue tomorrow and some other old fanzines. I'll put some pictures up of what Euro-Cult fanzines I have been able to find so far at some point.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Kevin Coed on 21 Aug 2012 - 05:13
I've got some spare issues of Shock Xpress if you're interested in buying or a trade or something.
Title: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Paul on 21 Aug 2012 - 07:09
Stephen Thrower is on Facebook, Oli.

Title: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: demented_uk on 21 Aug 2012 - 11:08
Thanks Paul but I don't do the whole social networking thing. This site is about as close as I get.
Title: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: demented_uk on 21 Aug 2012 - 11:08
I've got some spare issues of Shock Xpress if you're interested in buying or a trade or something.

I'll have a chat with you about it on Saturday Rich.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: MarcMorris on 21 Aug 2012 - 11:15
Have you seen any copies of the ABSURD fanzine?
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: demented_uk on 21 Aug 2012 - 11:23
This one?

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It's the only copy I have seen.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: MarcMorris on 21 Aug 2012 - 11:28
I have a few which were devoted to Jess Franco.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Kevin Coed on 21 Aug 2012 - 11:42
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Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Kevin Coed on 21 Aug 2012 - 11:43
I've got the rest of them here somewhere.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: MarcMorris on 21 Aug 2012 - 11:44
It was a good read that was.

How about David Flint's Sheer Filth?
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Kevin Coed on 21 Aug 2012 - 11:46
It was a good read that was.

How about David Flint's Sheer Filth?

I've got the complete set except for #2.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Kevin Coed on 21 Aug 2012 - 11:47
I've got some spare issues of Shock Xpress if you're interested in buying or a trade or something.

I'll have a chat with you about it on Saturday Rich.

Do you want me to bring them with me?
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Kevin Coed on 21 Aug 2012 - 12:52
Was putting stuff up the attic, and rather fortuitously, came across the remaining three issues of Absurd.

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Title: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: demented_uk on 21 Aug 2012 - 15:42
I've got some spare issues of Shock Xpress if you're interested in buying or a trade or something.

I'll have a chat with you about it on Saturday Rich.

Do you want me to bring them with me?

Which ones Rich? I have a few of them already.
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: Kevin Coed on 21 Aug 2012 - 16:02
I've got spares of issues 2, 4, 5, 6, Vol 2 No 2, Vol 2 No 5
Title: Re: Blood and Black Lace Fanzine
Post by: demented_uk on 21 Aug 2012 - 19:20
Might be interested in issues 2 and vol 2 No 5. Will PM you.