Sad to read over at Fangoria that Chas. Balun lost his battle with cancer the week before Christmas. To a horror zine publisher in the 80s like me, Balun was the closest thing we had to a rock star. I still remember, in those pre-internet days, haunting my local comic and book stores to find a copy of DEEP RED HORROR HANDBOOK. Balun's enthusiasm for gore – especially Italian zombie and splatter flicks – was instrumental in my development as a Eurotrash fan.