“Forget the glamour of Godfather or Sopranos though, this is a gritty, dirty world of shitty jobs, desperate people, beaten down and sleazy, there are no stylish ‘hits’. Instead it’s the fat, bitter woman who wants her neighbour’s dog killed, the mother who wants her autistic kid put down, revenge jobs and paybacks, nothing romantic or glamourous at all about these people”.
Kami telling it how it is in his review of Andy Warhol’s Bad
Next up in my ongoing look at classic and notable Australian genre zines is a look at one of the latest issues of Kami McInnes’ wonderful throwback to the more innocent days of basic old-school pre-WWW fanzines, Sprak! Sprak ! is just that - a digest-size mini-mag of essential toilet reading (‘Toilet reading’ being Kami’s description). With a neat, clear, no-frills layout, Sprak! is dedicated to all manner of cinematic flotsam and will enlighten you on all amount of horror, sexploitation, and B, C, D and Z movie titles. And it doesn’t just tentatively peer into the distance at the sewers, it dives in headfirst and plunges all the way to the deepest depths. Written in Kami’s inimitable, no-nonsense and at times hilarious style, Sprak! Volume 2, No #9 rips into the tantalisingly-monikered curios Evil Dead Inbred Rednecks, Sexsquatch – The Legend of Bloodstool Creek, Bath Salt Zombies, Night of the Tentacles and The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol, as well as some more ‘well-known’ shockers such as Mark of the Devil, Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks, Ilsa, The Wicked Warden and Andy Warhol’s Bad. And that’s not all!!! Always jam-packed with plenty of reviews, Sprak! is highly recommended to both the most seasoned trash aficionados and those who’ve only just skimmed to service and want to learn more. Well, Kami’s your perfect teacher...throw him a coupla bucks or a trashworthy trade for a copy of this issue at the official Sprak! Facebook page:
HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!!! Issue #10 is out and gone full, dripping-red colour...grab it now!