Horror fans who were born after the year 2000 may find it hard to believe that the only way to discover what film was opening at your local theater on any given weekend was by perusing the entertainment section of your local newspaper. If you were lucky, you would have found a new horror film that was coming to your favorite cinema, and if you were really lucky, the listing would have been accompanied by an advertisement featuring lurid, sensational artwork promising (but not always delivering) an hour and a half worth of thrills and chills.
Every horror fan that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s lived by Fangoria magazine. That’s where we got our industry news, information about upcoming films, in-depth interviews with our favorite directors and we all probably ordered something from the ads that were scattered throughout those glossy pages of gore; I know I ordered a mask or two and more than a handful of t-shirts!
Then the internet happened.
With the birth of instant news at everyone’s fingertips and chatrooms brimming with horror fans spouting off industry rumors, print began to take a hit. Why wait for the magazine to slide into your mailbox when you could get your news right away? Fangoria stuck to their guns and kept putting out issue after issue even while the amount of subscribers and advertisers dwindled. By the time 2015 rolled around, issue delivery became sporadic and then died out altogether about a year later. read more
Deadline is reporting that Fangoria is getting into the reality TV business with a new series entitled Ghoul Gang Slumber Party.
The series (created by Suki-Rose Simakis and April Wolfe) will be produced by the recently revived Fangoria magazine and is described as involving “…four women brave enough to spend the night in a famous haunted house while getting tipsy on wine, communing with the spirits, and learning about witchy traditions.” With a description like that, the series sounds perfect for Bravo or TLC, the home of such compelling programs as 90 Day Fiance, The Real Housewives of __________ ( insert affluent city here), and Doctor Pimple Popper. read more
The folks over at Fangoria are doing their best to round up as many people as they can to take place in a “digital viewing party” of the newest installment of the Puppet Master series, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. The film will be available to rent from most major on-demand outlets and the “party” will take place promptly at 7:30pm PST/ 9:30pm CST/ 10:30PM EST on Friday August 17th.
During the viewing, cast and crew members will be broadcasting live on Facebook followed by a live Q&A with producers and cast where they will take questions over twitter. read more
Deadline is reporting that Chelsea Stardust will direct novelist Grady Hendrix’s horror comedy Satanic Panic for the newly minted Fangoria film division.
Stardust began here career at Blumhouse and then transitioned to Crypt TV where she worked on several short films, before making her directorial debut with Stardust All That We Destroy.
Producer Dallas Sonnier said “Our movie screams for a female director’s vision, and we had a blast getting to know several truly talented candidates. With Chelsea at the helm, I feel strongly that we have a future horror comedy classic on our hands that will be celebrated by Fangoria audiences who crave wickedly entertaining, boundary-pushing movies.” read more
Fans of the Puppet Master film franchise have reason to be happy. RLJE Films has just announced that it has acquired all North American rights to the latest installment in the cult series, titled Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. The film blends in a delicate balance of horror and humor, and boasts an impressive stable of actors, producers and recognizable genre contributors. Perhaps the greatest connection for old-school horror fans is the movie’s tie-in with the resurrection of Fangoria Magazine. It is being produced for Cinestate, the southern entertainment company who recently acquired Fangoria Magazine. This represents the first project to be released under the newly-revived Fangoria label. read more
Once the reigning king of horror rags, Fangoria hasn’t delivered a print magazine since October 2015’s issue #344. Every kid who was into horror from the 80’s on, grew up with clippings and torn-out pages of Fango on their walls; you couldn’t even see the paint on my walls in between all of those colorful pages of gore (and Slayer posters, of course).
Well, long-time Fangoria managing editor Mike Gingold posted a rather interesting video of a copy of Fango being delivered through a mailslot with the simple tagline, “exciting news will be coming soon…” read more