Monday, January 11, 2010


I'm a little late on posting this one, but better late than never! He will be sadly missed by millions of people that never even met him, that's quite an accomplishment! Weirdly enough I was reading the last issue of DEEP RED, and GORE SCORE during the last week of December.

"Fangoria reports Chas. Balun passed away on December 18 at the age of 61. He was battling cancer.

Chas. (Charlie) was a multi-hyphenate in the horror biz. An artist, a journalist and a fiction writer, he contributed to the likes of "Fangoria" and "Gorezone" magazines as well as the t-shirt company Rotten Cotton. His books on genre films enlightened readers, steering us clear from the detritus that polluted the horror landscape and pointing us to the meaty, more satisfying entries that, more often than not, shed the red, so to speak.

"Horror Holocaust," "Beyond Horror Holocaust," "The Gore Score," and "More Gore Score" featured his acerbic wit and scathing criticism. The man told it like it is and we loved him for it."
Among other things Mr Balun was a master at stippling, an illustration technique that if done properly, can create a reeking aura of necro death! RIP CHAS.

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