Letter from the Editor

Unwinnable Monthly – October 2021

A mummy bursting through a wall with the text Unwinnable Monthly above.This is a reprint of the letter from the editor in Unwinnable Monthly Issue 144. You can buy Issue 144 now, or purchase a monthly subscription to make sure you never miss an issue!


Welcome to the Spoopy Season!

Dear reader, as you of course now, the Spoopy Season is Unwinnable’s favorite time of year. And we’ve got a lot to talk about this one.

First of all. Let me welcome you to our Subscription Drive! Of course, if you’re reading this, you probably subscribe. Well, that’s what we have Patreon for! Existing subscribers who join our Patreon, or the Double Trouble tier, will receive The Unseen: The Unwinnable Guide to Lesser-Known Horror Films and TV, 2008-2018 for free! Free shipping in the US; international friends, we will have to charge you for shipping. If you’re not a subscriber, there’s never been a better chance to join and help unlock some amazing little perks along the way. As always, you’ll get our back issue archive as well as Exploits, our other magazine of recommendations. Of course, all regular subscribers also get access to the Unwinnable Discord.

And now, the features. Our cover (art by Rick Harrison) feature this month is by our very own little skellyman, Orrin Grey, talking mummies. Also joining us for features is our newest web columnist Ruth Cassidy on how Pendragon use Arthurian myth as anti-fascism and Morgan Galen King on the history of rotoscoped animation (King’s first rotoscope animation feature film, Spine of the Night, comes out October 29).

Column time!

First of all, Noah Springer not reviewing Kanye. Harry Rabinowitz is back with some indie stuff. Deirdre Coyle assembles a post-apocalyptic super team. Ben Sailer argues for more rereleases of deep cuts. Matt Marrone waxes nostalgic about Stephen King. Yussef Cole goes back to his high school days and the intersection of Quake and truest friendship. Sara Clemens has words this month, from New York Comic Con! Justin Reeve goes to a company town. Rob Rich rejects modernity and embraces tedium. And here’s Adam Boffa vibing on the musical stylings of Midgar.

Be good and spoopy to each other!

See you all in a few weeks at Exploits!

David Shimomura
Chicago, Illinois
October 15, 2021


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