How the new publication measures up to its legendary predecessor
Billed as “the first in fright since 1979”, Fangoria Magazine was a beloved publication that appealed to generations of genre lovers and gore hounds alike. It ran a darker tone than Starlog Magazine and seemed boundary pushing to the teenage (or child or pre-teen more likely) buyer since it felt like “Adult” magazine material. Eventually running to 10 months/issues per year, the slasher boom of the 80’s put Fangoria on the major map to all-time Horror greats. The directors of today often credit the magazine with inspiring them through its new coverage or retrospectives on horror media content. In 2015, the last of the Fangoria magazines, featuring the goddess herself, Elvira, hit shelves. Then, nothing….subscribers sat frustrated with promises of new or exclusive issues….and the rest sat without. The names commonly associated with the piece began dropping off and moving onto competitor brands.