Thursday, 23 August 2012

'The Scareald' Exclusive Interview with the team behind the magazine

In the short space of time 'The Evil Eye' has been online we have come across many interesting people and projects.  One that really caught our eye (the evil one!) was a group of people on twitter going by the name @TheScareald so of course we had to follow when we read on their profile 'magazine for the underworld!' 

With the first issue out now we caught up with the team to ask them a few questions about themselves and of course 'The Scareald' magazine, check out the interview below:-

Firstly we would like to say The Scareald is a great read for anyone who loves the paranormal and horror, well done all involved!
We are all very glad you like it and hope everyone has as much fun reading it as we do making it.

Whose brainchild was ‘The Scareald’,and how did the concept come together?
The Scareald was Krysti’s brainchild. She has always had a fascination with the paranormal and being a huge fan of the Harry Potter book series wanted to have something similar to The Quibbler that would be both a fun read and even provide some education on the things out there we cannot explain.

How did such a diverse group of people come together?
The Scareald was born over a pair of pear martinis at a hotel bar. Ashley and Krysti work together and one day after a conference they both attended they decided to get a couple drinks and chat. At the time Krysti was already brimming with the idea of starting a magazine and asked Ashley to join. Everything just fell into place from there. Ashley’s fiancĂ© is an artist so he was immediately commissioned to do the covers, and Krysti’s husband is a fantastic people person and was asked to handle marketing and social media. Josh joined as the webmaster because Ashley and Derek are part of the paranormal group, TIPA Research, that Josh founded and they already knew he was able to make websites.

What kind of background do the founders come from?
Ashley and Krysti are both bankers by day. Krysti is currently pursuing her degree in creative writing and Ashley has a paranormal background; having been part of a couple investigation teams with a deep fascination since she was a child.

What kind of things can we expect from ‘The Scareald’?
Something new for every issue. From a different, fun, comic-book style cover on every issue down to fantastic works of fiction and non-fiction from people all over the world. There are thrills, chills, laughs, art to appreciate, and even interactive things like contests in every issue. We are also slowly venturing into the world of merchandising with a really fun t-shirt design to get us started.
The Scareald - Issue 1 Cover
How can our followers get involved? (ie with articles etc)
Followers can follow us on Twitter @TheScareald. They can also check out our submission requirements on our website to submit their own art, poetry, short stories, fiction and non fiction stories. We are always looking for a new paranormal group to feature since every issue has one featured group. We also have a fun new Para-gossip column called “Ask Ghoulia” beginning in our October issue that our followers are free to send questions for. Our email address is

Ok no fighting now! but If you had to choose your all time favourite horror movie as a team what would it be?
I guess the safest answer there is to plead the fifth or we would be here all day arguing it out! For example Ashley is a huge Nightmare on Elm street fan while Derek is all about Jason.

Can you give us an exclusive of the exciting things we can expect from the next issue?
The next issue will be released on October 1st. There will be an article about Derek and I’s upcoming Halloween nuptials and more of the great high quality stories our readers have come to expect. My personal favourite is called A Kiss Before Sleeping and a Trick Before Dying. This particular fiction story is more along the lines of the mystery genre but it’s a really fun read.“Ghoulia” will make her first appearance with advice and gossip from the underworld and our contest winner from the last issue will have their photo featured. And last but not least, our cover might leave our readers feeling a little… drained.

Thanks again for your time and we look forward to the next issue of many!
Thank you for sharing your time with us!


Krysti Meyer - Editor in Chief

Ashley Vandersteen - Editor in Chief

Kyle Meyer - Media Director

Derek Widdekind - Art Director
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 Josh Elmer - Web Developer

You can purchase your copy of 'The Scareald' from their website:-

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