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We did it AND other thoughts on 2017

This final wrap up post for 2017 isn’t about one individual or even two, this is about our collective achievement. Machine Mean may have started with one nerdy guy talking about horror, history, politics, and whatever else crossed his mind, but it has GROWN way beyond that. From guest posts and interviews to a full on partnership between myself and Chad Clark, we have watched this little horror movie and book review site flourish. In 2017, we had over 17,000 readers, leaving over 200 comments, drawn in from all over the world–predominately in the United States, the UK, Canada, and France. Our most popular post was Chad’s article The Dark Tower And Toxicity in Modern Nerd Culture, ringing in nearly 2,000 reads. In 2017, we posted 137 articles totally nearly 190,000 words. But we couldn’t have done this alone. We’ve had a lot of help from some 31 really awesome contributors. 

Some have been around since the early days. Some have enough participated in our continuing In Review series, including of course the original Universal Monsters in Review and this years Creature Features in Review. And i count myself lucky to have them return next year, along with some new faces, for Slashers and Serial Killers in Review. As I mentioned before, there was no way i could handle this growing review site all on my lonesome. I am very fortunate to have Chad Clark as a partner, keeping the lights on so to speak. Without him, there’s no way Machine Mean could have continued. Don’t forget to tune back in…Slashers and Serial Killers in Review begins January 23, 2018!!!

Hey everyone, Chad here. I just wanted to echo with my gratitude for all of you being there on the other end to read the content on our blog. We do all of this for you so it is a big deal for us that our work is of interest to you. Horror is what we love and it’s amazing to be able to share that with all of you. Thanks to all of the great writers who have contributed their time and words to this site. It has been an honor for me to be here and we are looking forward to bringing you more in 2018!

In no particular order, here are our writers!

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