Despumation Press has released the cover artwork for THE HEALING MONSTERS, a benefit anthology horror volume collecting stories from cutting-edge authors and heavy metal underground luminaries. You can see the art and the full writer lineup after the jump.Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Features/Interviews,News Michael Gingold
Books/Art/Culture,Features/Interviews,News Ken W. Hanley
When I was a young lad and a fervent (read: obsessive) fan of professional wrestling, I was constantly frightened by one of the Attitude Era’s scariest characters, Gangrel, and his roaming “brood” of wrestling vampires. Their “bloodbath” gimmick led to them being one of the more popular heels at the time, even if their storylines were tiresome at best. Yet they were still effectively scary, especially to an 8-year-old kid; when they pulled the bloodbath at the first dark show that I attended, I was almost convinced that the organization was a gypsy vampire caravan, and that this was it. But luckily, I was able to reassure myself that wrestling, for all of its choreography and flamboyance, was still not real, even if it wasn’t necessarily fake at times.Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Features/Interviews,News Camilla Jackson
Fangoria readers love horror movies for many reasons, and perhaps there is comfort in knowing that these heinous stories are for the most part, works of fiction. But what about the real horror stories that are happening every day across the globe? Many horror auteurs and writers find these a source of inspiration for their work, some being so bizarre that most minds could not conjure from their own imaginations and instead are beholden to the term “Based on a True Story.”Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,News Fangoria Staff
The first group of horror celebrities has come onboard the New York City Forbidden Planet (832 Broadway near Union Square;  473-1576) signing of FANGO’s coffee table book COVER TO COVER on Thursday, April 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Joining FANGO staffers Thomas DeFeo, Tony Timpone, Michael Gingold, W.R. Mohalley and Ken Hanley to autograph (for free!) FANGORIA: COVER TO COVER will be:
- Basil Gogos: legendary FAMOUS MONSTERS cover artist.
- Larry Fessenden: director of THE LAST WINTER, HABIT, WENDIGO and the new THE BODY.
- Debbie Rochon: actress, Fango columnist and former host of Sirius’ much-missed FANGORIA RADIO, who just directed her first film, MODEL HUNGER.
- Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa: quadruple threat writer of the CARRIE and THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN remakes; the Broadway shows SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK and upcoming AMERICAN PSYCHO; cable and TV hits BIG LOVE, GLEE and LOOKING and comic books like AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE.
More special guests will be added, so keep checking back. Please come on out and help FANGORIA celebrate its amazing 35-year-old history on April 2 in NYC at Forbidden Planet, located in the bloody heart of Union Square. For more info on FANGORIA: COVER TO COVER, published by Cemetery Dance, go here, here and here.Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Home,News Fangoria Staff
Hey, Big Apple! After a scar-studded event at Burbank’s Creature Features shop last weekend, FANGORIA is teaming up with New York City’s Forbidden Planet (the fantastic horror sci-fi collectibles store at 832 Broadway near Union Square;  473-1576) to host a signing of our new FANGORIA: COVER TO COVER coffee table book from Cemetery Dance Publishing! The signing will take place on Thursday, April 2nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and feature FANGORIA’s top creative and editorial crew, plus a slew of genre notables to be announced shortly!Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Game and Toy Reviews,News Ken W. Hanley
Welcome to TOYS OF TERROR, Fango’s weekly feature exhibiting the coolest horror accessories across the web. Whether you’re a collector, connoisseur or simply making your love of horror a family affair, these petrifying playthings are likely to impress even the most heartless horror fan. So if you’re searching for a ghoulish gift, look no further…Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Movies/TV,News Christopher La Vigna
Fans of character actor Sean Bean, whose myriad of credits include everything from roles in beloved fantasy fare such as THE LORD OF THE RINGS and GAME OF THRONES to property-based horror like THE HITCHER and SILENT HILL, have joked for years about his character’s zeal for dying quickly, if not memorably, in the many film and television series he has been a part of over the years. This time however, Mr. Bean will get the satisfaction so few of his characters before have received: to come back and get his revenge in the upcoming animated series THE UNTAMED.Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Features/Interviews,Movies/TV,News Camilla Jackson
Last week marked the world premiere of Zach Lipovsky’s DEAD RISING adaptation, WATCHTOWER which debuts exclusively on Crackle in its feature form on March 27th. The first video game feature film adaptation to ever debut on a streaming format, the cast and crew in attendance were brimming with enthusiasm to showcase the results of their grueling shoot. And of course, FANGORIA was on hand to make our presence known on the (blood) red carpet…Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
As horror fans from around the globe know, there’s no horror-centric festival that has risen to prominence as quickly and loudly as the Stanley Film Festival. Taking place at the notoriously haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, the festival became one of the most buzzed about experiences for horror fans in recent times, adding a level of interactivity and immersion on top of a diverse and terrifying film slate. And since FANGORIA will be taking Stanley by storm this upcoming April, we recently chatted with Director of Programming Landon Zakheim in a massive, three-part dialogue about the one-of-a-kind haunted hotel and the only film festival that takes the horror beyond the big screen…Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Columns,John Skipp's Nightmare Royale (On Making Horror Better),News John Skipp
Nightmare Royale #17: Jan Kozlowski Kills a “BASTARD,” and Laura Lee Bahr Puts a “HAUNT” on L.A. (On the Women Who Bring the Change, Pt. I)
Dear Women In Horror,
Well, I hate to admit it, but I missed “the month.” I’M SORRY! But I swear to God it’s okay. This year, for “Women In Horror Century,” I thought I’d try a little something different anyway!Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
Going to Louisiana last weekend was not necessarily something I planned. In fact, last weekend in my New Jersey locale, I’d been planning on staying inside and avoiding the ridiculously cold weather and abhorrent snowstorms plaguing the area last week. Yet, when opportunity knocks in the form of a last minute set visit in anywhere but Jersey, I was more than willing to jump on the next plane out of town.Read more »