Fangoria is back! The horror magazine that stopped publishing three years ago is making its return as a print quarterly.
Birth.Movies.Death's former editor-at-large, Phil Nobile Jr., will take on the role of editor-in-chief while former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone and longtime staff member Michael Gingold will contribute columns to the magazine. Other writers slated to contribute to the first issue include Bone Tomahawk writer/director S. Craig Zahler, Shudder curator Sam Zimmerman, novelist and screenwriter Grady Hendrix, and Shock Waves podcast host Rebekah McKendry.
Cinestate's CEO Dallas Sonnier, whose company bought the rights to the magazine, is known for his work as a film producer for films like the Vince Vaughn–led action-thriller Brawl. Now with Fangoria, Sonnier plans to expand on it by producing movies, podcasts, and horror novels as well.
"We are fully committed to restoring faith in Fangoria with the horror fan community, so many of whom bought subscriptions but never received their magazines," said Sonnier in a statement. "We have also been reaching out to previous Fangoria contributors to introduce ourselves and invite them back into the tent for future collaborations. This is a process, but we are confident in our ability to earn back trust and be good partners in a brand that personally means so much to so many awesome people."
As Nobile noted in a statement, since Fangoria's first issue arrived in 1979, it gave readers "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."
It couldn't have come at a more opportune time, as the horror genre is getting major love these days. American Horror Story continues to get rave reviews while 20th Century Fox is planning a horror film based on the X-Men dubbed New Mutants. Jordan Peele's Get Out is also up for four Oscars including Best Picture—a feat that hasn't been won by a horror film since 1991's Silence of the Lambs. Get Out and It also made crazy money in 2017.
Fans will still have to wait a bit to get their hands on the magazine. Fangoria's first issue is slated to be released in the fall for all your Halloween scary story needs.