R.I.P. Chas. Balun
With 2009 on its way out, we at Dread Central were hoping that we'd be clear of bad news as we prepare to ring in the New Year. Sadly, we just learned about the passing of one of our own. Chas. Balun. He was 61 years old.
Fangoria got word today that the artist/journalist lost his battle with cancer on December 18th.
Chas. had a voice as razor sharp as any, and his insightful and often hilarious dissection of the genre that we all love made him an unparalleled force. If you haven't had the pleasure, remember Chas. for the horror freak he was and seek out copies of his books Horror Holocaust and Beyond Horror Holocaust. They certainly helped shape the way I approach criticism and his passion and enthusiasm for horror is evident in every word.
Rest in peace, brother. We'll all miss your irreplaceable voice.
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