The Vampire Janine

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Title: The Vampire Janine
Publisher: Bandersnatch Press
Author(s): Jeff Morris
Cover Artist(s): Melody Rondeau
Date(s): 1991
Medium: print
Genre: gen
Fandom: Real Ghostbusters/Anne Rice
Language: English
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The Vampire Janine is a gen 65-page novel written by Jeff Morris and illustrated by Melody Rondeau.

This zine was a 1992 Fan Q winner.


From a 1992 ad in Zine Scene:

A Real Ghostbusters crossover with the works of Anne Rice... The Ghostbusters must find a way to save their receptionist from her new life before her soul is forever corrupted.

From a 1991 flyer:

When Janine Melnitz is discovered missing, the Ghostbusters are naturally concerned for their redhead receptionist. When her purse is found in a nearby subway station, with signs of a bloody struggle close by, they fear the worst has occurred. But none of them could possibly suspect what has actually happened to her.

For Janine is now a vampire, rising each night to drink the blood of mortals and avenge herself upon the muggers who had attacked her. But she is also drawn irresistibly to Ghostbusters Central and her former employers - one in particular.

Night by night, Peter, Winston, Ray and Egon watch in horror as Janine adjusts to her new life, growing more and more inhuman!

Can the Ghostbusters find a way to save Janine before her soul is forever corrupted? Does she even WANT to be saved? Who is watching every move that Venkman, Stantz, Zeddemore and Spongier make...and why?

An eerie crossover with the works of Anne Rice..."

Reactions and Reviews

This is the Fan-Q winner, and it's a stand-alone novella.

Verdict: affordable and entertaining. Good for a new buyer, but also more adult in tone, like most of Jeff's works. [1]