Welcome to Ravenous Monster!

Nov 21, 2010 No Comments by

Welcome to Ravenous Monster – the newest horrorzine to inhabit the darkest stretch of the information super highway!  This decrepit little corner of the web will cover the scary stuff from every angle, offering commentary, criticism, analysis, and information about our beloved and blasphemous genre.

My media sensibilities were polluted at a young age.  Whether it was the Great White shark turning the waters crimson around Amity Island, the Wicked Witch of the West unleashing a furious flock of flying monkeys over Oz, or Michael Myers butchering teens with that ugly metal shard of a blade, I’ve immersed myself in the darkest stories I could find for as long as I can remember.  This fact has been a defining characteristic of my life.  As a result, I have great reverence for horror.  I respect it, I root for it, and most of all, I expect it to continue to awe and inspire me.  And from that expectation manifests my pursuit of the very best the genre has to offer.  Ravenous Monster is essentially the chronicle of that quest, and one that I share with a talented group of writers and fans, each with their own unique takes on terror.

At the time of this writing, Ravenous Monster is very much a work in progress and I humbly ask for your patience as I navigate a wicked learning curve.  I’m certain to make some blunders along the way, probably quite a few at first, but once the site is fully functional and I find my groove as your editor-in-chief I expect to deliver the goods as painlessly as possible.  While I seek out additional contributors, we’ll continue to add content as well as tweak the layout and the look of Ravenous Monster until it’s functioning as the well-oiled death machine we’ve been seeing in our nightmares.

Let’s be honest, there’s not exactly a void that needs filling.  Both the newsstands and the web are filled with genre coverage.  However, Ravenous Monster will offer a unique and honest perspective of horror and in doing so, maybe we can help hold the genre’s feet to the fire as we expose what’s brilliant and eviscerate what’s not.

So, without further ado, please take a look around…. 

-Jason Thorson

Editor-in-Chief of Ravenous Monster

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About the author

Jason is not only the editor-in-chief of Ravenous Monster, but he's also a writer, a filmmaker, a musician, and a master of cats. Jason's background is in both screenwriting and fiction writing and he's been an A&E journalist for various alt rags in Madison, WI as well as a contributor to several blogs and websites. Jason's also afflicted with absurd levels of horror fanaticism which compels him to pursue the best the genre has to offer. When Jason's not watching horror flicks, writing about them, or directing them, you can find him performing on stage in the bands Fogcrawler and Mister Pink.
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