OK let's take a look –
I don't totally disagree with you, let me restate what I said in my last post "I still feel the other mags have them beat on content" I made this post as I mis spoke in my last post, so I didn't think that was right. Is there a lot of fluff in the magazine sure, but it appears as though this issue is moving in a better direction. Here are the articles, some pretty short, in this issue:
Guest Ghost Writer, John Hawkins – Oak Island
13th Hour Magazine – Just in time for an exciting new future
Creature Feature – The Grudge Animatronic
Crypt Keeper – haunt guru Leonard Pickel (we already know you're feeling on the relevance of this article)
Scare Safe – IAHA CHAOS
Tour of Terror – Netherworld
Haunted City Spotlight – Columbus, Ohio
Phobia – Spiders
You’re never too old to play dress up
Sculpting with Light
Gadgets – The right light to scare
Totally Twisted – Dee Snider
Behind the Scenes – Van Helsing’s Curse
It’s in their eyes
Time Flies when you’re having fun – Que Lines
Dark Secrets – The Bottomless Pit How To
Hollywood’s Influence on the Industry – The Mummy
Scary Recipes – Erupting Volcano
New Ventures – Grossparts
Fear Feature – Haunted Legends Art & Film Museum
So, my opinion, excluding the Scary Recipe article, everything else was relevant to the haunt industry. Do I think the articles were chock full of substance, no, hopefully this will get better.
I signed up for a "subscription" at Transworld and haven't received this new issue yet in the mail, will I, I don't know. So you're absolutely right, it's a tough sell to advertisers at this point where you pick up a magazine with ads for products you're they're seeing in person.
I assume you're addressing everyone when you say "if you like just reading about nothing" or "unless you want a recipe for cup cakes" I personally would like more in depth articles and substance, but all in all, it's entertaining so take it for what it is. I personally think Hauntworld is a better magazine at this point.
If 13th Hour fails, well, at least everyone got a couple attractive coffee table books.
Last edited by stafford; 06-18-2008 at 05:35 PM.