Fangoria was huge for horror fans who came of age in the 1980s and was the benchmark against which all other horror magazines were measured for decades. But the 21st Century has been tough for print media; the advent of the Internet and changes in the ways fans access content has turned many magazines into dinosaurs.
A couple years ago, Fangoria abruptly canceled print editions, moving to an exclusively online format. This left many subscribers on the hook for future issues they’d never receive. It sent Fangoria into a tailspin that resulted in an indefinite hiatus and rumors of the brand’s permanent demise.
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But like a ray of hope, news of Fangoria’s resurrection thrilled horror fans last week. Now, we know exactly when Fangoria will return to print.
Now, after a far too long hiatus, Fangoria is returning! And not just as a website, but also in print. Thanks to a new investment, a new Editor-in-Chief, and a new publisher, the world’s highest-profile horror movie magazine is reemerging as a collectible quarterly with the first issue set to drop this fall in time for Halloween. Cinestate completed the deal to acquire all the assets and trademarks of the Fangoria brand, including the magazine, from The Brooklyn Company. Cinestate CEO Dallas Sonnier courted the previous publisher Thomas DeFeo for several months, with the two signing an agreement turning over the rights to Sonnier and Cinestate.
It looks like we have a lot to look forward to this Halloween! The return of Fangoria will coincide with the release of Blumhouse’s Halloween and the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter’s original. I have a pretty good idea who we might see on the cover!
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