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After troubles with the publisher, Fangoria went into a limited digital copy run, before finally stopping all production and keeping tight lipped about the future.
Good news comes this month, with an announcement that Fangoria will be returning as a quarterly magazine. Long term fans rejoice!
The magazine was the premier stop for articles and scoops from the horror movie scene in the '80s and '90s.
Fangoria is rising from the dead.
The horror magazine, which in the 1980s and 1990s was the premier stop for articles and scoops from the horror movie scene, is being resurrected by Cinestate, the multimedia company behind Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99. Sister publications, the sci-fi mag Starlog and another horror title Gorezone, are also part of the deal.
Cinestate, the Texas-based entertainment company run by CEO Dallas Sonnier, has acquired all the assets and trademarks of the Fangoria brand, including the magazine, from The Brooklyn Co.
Phil Nobile Jr., previously the editor-at-large at movie website Birth.Movies.Death.com, has been hired as editor-in-chief for the new Fangoria, which will be a collectible quarterly. The first issue will drop this fall in time for Halloween.
Fangoria was launched in 1979 and became the go-to publication for horror fans. At the height of its popularity, it had its own awards show, expanded into horror conventions, and was involved in producing movies and comics. As with other print publications, Fangoria suffered in the digital age as ad support dwindled.
“Fangoria is not something that competes with online blogs. Fangoria is not an algorithm,” said Nobile in a statement. “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.”
Popular Fangoria writers Tony Timpone and Michael Gingold will return to the magazine with their own columns, and to consult for the company.
Additionally, the publication already has scored contributor commitments from, among others,Cell Block 99 filmmaker S. Craig Zahler, Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters), Samuel Zimmerman (Shudder), Grady Hendrix (Paperbacks From Hell), Meredith Borders (former editorial director of Birth.Movies.Death), horror historian Rebekah McKendry and Preston Fassel (whose project Our Lady of the Inferno is in development at Cinestate).
Nobile will act as the creator-director of the Fangoria brand and lead the charge of bringing in voices for the new iteration.
Cinestate is not just keeping Fangoria print-focused. The plan calls for producing movies and podcasts, as well as publishing horror novels. Cinestate vp Amanda Presmyk will head up production on a slate of Fangoria-presented movies that Sonnier will bring to the table for Cinestate’s new label.
Cinestate is in post on a re-imagining of the Puppet Master franchise, as well as Zahler’s next movie, Dragged Across Concrete, for Lionsgate starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn.
Cinestate published its first novel in January – Zahler’s Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child. The book is being being developed into a feature by Zahler, Cinestate and The Jim Henson Co.
Scream Factory had an exciting announcement for Clive Barker fans during their Comic-Con panel tonight. We previously told you that there has been a push to get Clive Barker’s extended cut of Nightbreed on Blu-ray and it’s now official.
While this was just an early announcement, we expect The Cabal Cut blu-ray to receive the Scream Factory collector’s edition treatment, which would include a new HD transfer and an extensive set of bonus features. Here are details on the work that went into originally putting The Cabal Cut together:
“Ever since it was first released, Clive Barker’s Nightbreed has been the subject of much debate. For nearly twenty years now, there have been stories of more Nightbreed, missing scenes, and special edition releases. These stories have always been conjecture and hearsay. Until now…
In 2009 Seraphim’s Mark Miller contacted Morgan Creek and found out that there may well be more to the Myth than anyone had thought. Two European encoded VHS tapes were discovered and sent to Phil and Sarah Stokes, who run Clive Barker’s website, Revelations. They viewed the tapes and saw what nobody had seen in almost 2 decades; additional Nightbreed footage. Phil and Sarah transferred the footage to DVD and, with Clive’s approval, announced to the world that missing footage for Clive’s film had been found. Thanks to their hard work and far reaching publicity, the original workprint was screened at Horror Hound convention in March 2010.
Inspired to see Clive’s original vision come to light, filmmaker Russell Cherrington, longtime friend of Clive Barker and Seraphim, took the DVD back to England and, working with editor Jimmi Johnson and Clive Barker’s original Script, created the new cut of Nightbreed composited from two the VHS sources and the original Warner Brothers DVD. The original cinema release of Nightbreed was fused with the workprint to create The Cabal Cut.
The Cabal Cut was screened at The Mad Monster Party in Charlotte NC where a Q&A with took place that featured Anne Bobby (Lori), Craig Sheffer (Boone), Mark Miller (Producer for Seraphim), and Russell Cherrington (Restoration Director). During this panel discussion, Anne called out for the fans to make their voices heard. She told them to Occupy Midian and the fans of Nightbreed have done exactly that.
And now, due to popular demand, Clive Barker and Seraphim are proud to announce the launch of www.occupymidian.com. This is the definitive site for people to visit pertaining to all things Nightbreed. The official Teaser Trailer for this epic Cut of Nightbreed is available for viewing exclusively on the site.
Come to www.occupymidian.com. Show your support, receive updates on the status of the project, and find out when The Cabal Cut will be screening next.”
Looks like Videodrome is setup to be another title on the sacrificial alter to the remake gods
And yet, today Deadline reports that Adam Berg, who has directed popular commercials, is on board to helm a remake of David Cronenberg‘s classic film. Ehren Kruger, who’s been attached to the project since 2009 and is the screenwriter behind such masterpieces as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Reindeer Games, scripted the remake.
After a few tweaks, namely banning registrations from China, India, Pakistan and Bahrain (this one might be temporary), and also cross referencing with anti-spam sites, I have disabled administrator activation of forum registrations.
Which will allow you to see a status of the site should we incur any attack or outage. The last appears to be some poor tuning on my part. We'll also post any maintainance or other bits of info if needed.
Not sure what happened to the server, but SSH was dead and after forcing a reboot there's lots of out of memory, etc. errors.
There were some things done to allow for higher load whilst batching emails and these may not have been correctly disabled. As it stands looking at the logs no new processes could be forked and a server load of 2.1 was achieved at peak.
I'll investigate further and see if this can be fixed.
** THE EVIL DEAD remake: A Variety scribe is reporting actress Lily Collins has bowed out of the forthcoming remake. She was supposed to play a character tantamount to Ash (Bruce Campbell's role in the original trilogy). In the film, five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist's tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. (thanks to ShockTillYouDrop.com)
Just a small note, seems Tucows has done some shady dealings and the domain was never released for re-purchase. Instead its been handed over to some advertising/squatting firm affiliated with Tucows. This usually happens with desirable top level domains and represents why these big companies should not be in charge of internal 'real estate'.
“Michele has told me that he has started to write the script for a special horror project he plans to shoot between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012: a sequel to his Gothic masterpiece DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE, a.k.a. CEMETERY MAN,” Cozzi tells us. “He’s going to produce it himself and wants it to really be a great, strong, shocking Italian horror movie.”
Absent from the director’s chair for several years after 1994’s DELLAMORTE, Soavi did several TV movies between 1999 and 2007, and returned to the big-screen scene with the 2006 crime thriller ARRIVEDERCI AMORE, CIAO (a.k.a. THE GOODBYE KISS). His last feature was 2008’s historical drama IL SANGUE DEI VINTI (BLOOD OF THE LOSERS). There’s no word yet on whether Rupert Everett will return as zombie-killing graveyard keeper Francesco Dellamorte [pictured above] in the follow-up film, but we will of course keep you posted on further developments.
And there’s more on Soavi’s slate: “Michele also told me,” Cozzi reports, “that he’s probably gonna shoot, in 2011, a movie in the style of THE GOONIES, starring Nicolas Cage, about some boys’ adventures in Pompeii, the dead Roman city near the Vesuvius volcano, while searching for a hidden treasure.” We’re looking forward to finding out more about this one too! See Cozzi’s Argento article in our 302nd edition, on sale in March.
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