Alright, it’s about time for another Mail-Out session of the Branded in the 80s Post Card Project! This time around I have a special treat just in time for the Halloween season as I’ve scored a copy of the 1985 Fangoria Magazine postcard issue!
It took me awhile to find an affordable copy of this beauty (when I was scoping it out copies were selling for upwards of $50 each, though now it seems they’re popping up at more reasonable prices.) Anyway, I was really excited to get my grubby little hands on these vintage postcards, though to be 100% honest, I was a little confused by what I found between the covers. This issue boasts at offering “24 Incredibly Gross Full Color Postcards!” I can vouch for their full color-ness, but the gross to not-so-much-so ratio is a bit off. Anyway, that isn’t to say that these aren’t a batch of fun cards, because they are in fact really fun.
I have decided in the interest of those with weak constitutions and those with inflated expectations of gore, that I should temper this mail-out with some catagories to pick from. Basically I’ve deemed that there are 13 fun horror themed cards, 7 truly gory cards, and 4 cards that are barely scraping by to be considered horror or Halloween-y related at all (these four were filed under the Scream Queen category in the magazine, but even so the picture choices were very weird.) So, on a fist come, first serve basis I’ll be sending these out, but it’s important that when requesting a postcard you state whether you want a regular one, a gory one, or one of the not-so-horror scream queen cards. I’ll keep this post updated with what’s available below…
So if you’d like to received a bona fide 26 year-old vintage horror postcard in the mail directly from Branded in the 80s, send me an email with “Fangoria Postcards” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name and snail mail address, as well as which type of postcard you’d like to receive. As with the first and second wave’s participants, if you’d like to take some photos with the postcard, you can send ‘em in and I’ll post them here and on the Branded Facebook page with a shout out to your blog or website.
Normal Horror = 3
Really Gory = All Gone
Scream Queens = All Gone
Oh, and in case you were wondering why Fangoria decided to release a postcard issue, the explanation is below in the magazine introduction. Apparently it had something to do with the convergence of 80s rock, the WWF, horror movies, and aliens?!? At least they gave us a flow chart to try and understand the reasoning…