My connection to Schlock actually pre-dates my time with Factsheet 5. The Journal of Low-Brow Cinema and Culture, as it was subtitled, was the first publication to print my film reviews (Thanks, John!). Schlock experimented with many sizes and formats, with the tabloid newspaper style being the one used most often. Video reviews weren't so much concerned with recent releases as they were with mining B Movie gold from the least traveled video store shelves. Articles included pop culture ephemera like “Will the Real Darrin Stevens Please Stand Up?!,” which compared and contrasted the merits of the two actors to play Samantha Stevens's better half. Music reviews focused on lounge music and the like, with a healthy dose of kitsch. Beth Accomando's Asian Files was an ongoing feature covering Asian cinema.
Schlock was the brainchild of John Chilson who currently runs the Stumptown Confidential website, which is “Documenting Portland, Oregon, [and occasionally the entire Northwest] architecture, history, and culture through photos, postcards, and words.”
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Monday, May 29, 2006