Fangoria Horror Magazine is Being Brought Back From the Dead!
I used to read Fangoria Magazine all the time as a teenager. I was always on the hunt for new and different horror films and Fangoria was always my best source. I also enjoyed all of the articles, scoops, and gory photos from the horror movie scene.
The magazine was launched in 1979 and it sold its last print run in 2015. Well, thanks to Cinestate, the multimedia company behind Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99 and the upcoming remake of Puppet Master, the magazine will rise from the grave and move forward under new leadership with a quarterly print publication. The sci-fi magazine Starlog and another horror magazine Gorezone, are also part of the deal. Here's a little promo video teasing the return:
Phil Nobile Jr., who was the editor-at-large at geek movie website Birth.Movies.Death, has been hired as the editor-in-chief for the new Fangoria. The first new issue will drop this fall, just in time for Halloween. Nobile had this to say in a statement:
“There needs to be a Fangoria. The magazine was a constant presence in the genre since 1979 — and then one day it was gone. That felt, to us, tragically incorrect. Fango was, for multiple generations, a privileged window into the world of horror. It gave us access to filmmakers’ processes and secrets, opened our eyes to movies we might have otherwise missed, and nurtured a wave of talent that’s out there driving the genre today. I’m proud and excited to be part of the team that’s bringing this institution back.”
"Fangoria is not something that competes with online blogs. Fangoria is not an algorithm. Fangoria is something you hold in your hands, something you spend a bit of time with in the real world. That’s what it was for decades, and that’s what we’re going to make it again."
That's what I loved about the magazine, and it's so cool that it's actually coming back. Popular Fangoria writers Tony Timpone and Michael Gingold are also set to return to the magazine with their own columns. They will consult for the company.
Other people that will be involved includes Cell Block 99 filmmaker S. Craig Zahler, Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters), Samuel Zimmerman (Shudder), Grady Hendrix (Paperpabcks from Hell), Meredith Borders (former editorial director of Birth.Movies.Death.), horror historian Rebekah McKendry, and Preston Fassel (Our Lady of the Inferno).
On top of the magazine, the plan is to also see Fangoria produce original movies, podcasts, and horror novels. Fangoria is coming back with a vengeance!