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ABOUT FANGORIA
For almost 30 years, and spanning four decades - FANGORIA has been bringing readers the best in horror entertainment...

FANGORIA® was launched in 1979 as a sister publication to the successful STARLOG® magazine. Whereas STARLOG's main focus was in Science-Fiction, FANGORIA was intended to focus largely on the realm of fantasy and horror. The first batch of issues reflected this, with Issue #1 featuring Toho's famed GODZILLA on it's cover, and subsequent issues featuring STAR TREK, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and other sci-fi fantasy subjects on their covers. By Issue #7, the FANGORIA we know and love began to truely take shape, with it's heart fully staked by the world of Horror Entertainment. With a cover featuring a now-iconic image of Jack Nicholson in THE SHINING, horror enthusiasts had their interests piqued.
Leading the charge into the 1980's and the rise of the slasher film and franchise horror, FANGORIA continued to 
grow - issuing several compilations of the "BLOODY BEST OF FANGORIA", along with poster magazines, trading cards, and movie-tie-in specials. The FANGORIA name had become synonymous with HORROR. With the rise of genre popularity, competition began creeping in, and FANGORIA was quick to react with spin-offs such as TOXIC HORROR and the fabled GOREZONE. While the spin-off titles and the competing mags didn't last very long, FANGORIA slayed the pack and continued to carry the torch for horror fans everywhere.
The 1990's brought an expansion to FANGORIA's WEEKEND OF HORRORS CONVENTIONS, and saw the debut of Fango's GOREZONE Video Label. By the decade's end, FANGORIA was online with a robust online community to usher in the new millenium.
In summer 2008, FANGORIA and all of it's related brands were purchased by THE BROOKLYN COMPANY, INC., led by longtime Fango Family member Thomas DeFeo.  As the new publisher of the magazine, DeFeo ushered in an era of renewed focus on the content that made FANGORIA great.
With the 30th Anniversary of the first issue just around the corner, the future is bright for FANGORIA. Launching an all-new online community  and magazine re-design on Halloween, 2008 - FANGORIA will usher in 2009 with all-new installments of the WEEKEND OF HORRORS in three cities - NEW YORK, CHICAGO, and LOS ANGELES - along with all new content for FANGORIA RADIO, FANGORIA TV, FANGORIA MUSICK, and the re-launched FANGORIA GRAPHIX.
While times may change, FANGORIA is here to stay.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

WEEKEND OF HORRORS 

Official 30th Anniversary FANGORIA Tour

MARCH 6-8, 2009
Chicago, IL

Wyndham Chicago O'Hare
6810 North Mannheim Road
Rosemont, IL


GEORGE A. ROMERO
Director: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD, DAY OF THE DEAD, LAND OF THE DEAD, CREEPSHOW, MARTIN, KNIGHTRIDERS and THE DARK HALF will have the first news and footage from his latest zombie flick, a DIARY OF THE DEAD sequel

DOUG BRADLEY

HELLRAISER’s Pinhead, NIGHTBREED, PUMPKINHEAD: ASHES TO ASHES, PROPHECY: THE UPRISING, THE COTTAGE and new Clive Barker film BOOK OF BLOOD

TOBE HOOPER
Director: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, POLTERGEIST, EATEN ALIVE ’SALEM’S LOT, LIFEFORCE, TOOLBOX MURDERS, INVADERS FROM MARS and MASTERS OF HORROR.

HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS

Godfather of Gore and director of BLOOD FEAST, TWO THOUSAND MANIACS!, WIZARD OF GORE and many others; Gordon will be conducting a special low-budget filmmaking & marketing seminar (separate admission required)

MASTERS OF ITALIAN HORROR PANEL
With Ruggero Deodato (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, CUT AND RUN, HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK), Lamberto Bava (DEMONS 1-2, GHOST SON, MACABRO) and FX artist/director Sergio Stivaletti (WAX MASK, DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE, MOTHER OF TEARS)

TOM SAVINI
Makeup FX legend and fan favorite from DAWN OF THE DEAD, MARTIN, CREEPSHOW, FRIDAY THE 13TH, MANIAC, DAY OF THE DEAD, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER and many more. He is also a director (1990’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) and actor (KNIGHTRIDERS, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, GRINDHOUSE). Savini will sign autographs on a complimentary basis for our Gold Patrons. For others he will have a booth all weekend where you can meet him and purchase his autograph for a nominal fee.

MARILYN BURNS
Actress: EATEN ALIVE, FUTURE-KILL and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION

CAROLINE WILLIAMS
Actress: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE II, LEPRECHAUN 3 and THE STEPFATHER

RAINE BROWN
Cult actress from BARRICADE, AUNT ROSE, ANGEL’S BLADE: ASCENSION, 100 TEARS, DARKNESS SURROUNDS ROBERTA and BEAST (signing in dealers’ room)

JOE ZASO
Tough guy actor from BARRICADE, ANGEL’S BLADE, 5 DEAD ON THE CRIMSON CANVAS, RED MIDNIGHT, DARKNESS SURROUNDS ROBERTA and BEAST (signing in dealers’ room)

Plus advance previews and/or guests from such films as THE WOLF MAN, CASE 39, DRAG ME TO HELL, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, 25/8, PIRANHA 3-D, THE DESCENT 2, CIRQUE DU FREAK, SCAR and many more!

APRIL 17-19, 2009
Los Angeles, CA
LA Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA

CLIVE BARKER
Creator: HELLRAISER, CANDYMAN, NIGHTBREED, MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN and LORD OF ILLUSIONS; novels: WEAVEWORLD, THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW, IMAJICA, ABARAT and MISTER B. GONE; latest movies: DREAD and BOOK OF BLOOD

TOBE HOOPER
Director: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, POLTERGEIST, EATEN ALIVE ’SALEM’S LOT, LIFEFORCE, TOOLBOX MURDERS, INVADERS FROM MARS and MASTERS OF HORROR

TOBIN BELL
In his first-ever Fango con appearance, Bell will discuss his enduring legacy as the SAW movies’ maniacal John Kramer, as well as his roles in such films and TV shows as BOOGEYMAN 2, BURIED ALIVE, THE X FILES, REVELATIONS,  24 and the upcoming FANGORIA Film, BUMP.

MASTERS OF ITALIAN HORROR PANEL
With Ruggero Deodato (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, CUT AND RUN, HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK), Lamberto Bava (DEMONS 1-2, GHOST SON, MACABRO) and FX artist/director Sergio Stivaletti (WAX MASK, DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE, MOTHER OF TEARS)

HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS
Godfather of Gore and director of BLOOD FEAST, TWO THOUSAND MANIACS!, WIZARD OF GORE and many others; Gordon will be conducting a speciallow-budget filmmaking & marketing seminar (separate admission required)

TOM SAVINI
Makeup FX legend and fan favorite from DAWN OF THE DEAD, MARTIN, CREEPSHOW, FRIDAY THE 13TH, MANIAC, DAY OF THE DEAD, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER and many more. He is also a director (1990’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) and actor (KNIGHTRIDERS, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, GRINDHOUSE). Savini will sign autographs on a complimentary basis for our Gold Patrons. For others he will have a booth all weekend where you can meet him and purchase his autograph for a nominal fee.

MARILYN BURNS
Actress: EATEN ALIVE, FUTURE-KILL and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION

CAROLINE WILLIAMS
Actress: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE II, LEPRECHAUN 3 and THE STEPFATHER 2

ADAM GREEN
Director: HATCHET; co-director SPIRAL; producer: new GRACE

PAUL SOLET
Director: new GRACE, FANGORIA BLOOD DRIVE

CRAIG SPECTOR
Screenwriter/Splatterpunk author of ANIMALS (now a movie!), THE LIGHT AT THE END and THE BRIDGE will be conducting a Screenwriting Seminar (Saturday morning; separate admission)

ROBERT HALL
FX creator of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, QUARANTINE, KILLER PAD and ANGEL, plus director of new LAID TO REST and LIGHTNING BUG

TIM SULLIVAN
Writer/director DRIFTWOOD and 2001 MANIACS will be conducting a filmmaking seminar (separate admission required)

THE DEVIL’S DUNGEON
Panel With director Jake (BLOOD DRIVE) Kennedy and cast members Marieh (JEEPERS CREEPERS II) Delfino, Tracy (ZOMBIE HONEYMOON) Coogan, Graham (JEKYLL) McTavish, Alice (AMERICAN ZOMBIE) Amter, Valorie (RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION) Hubbard, Eve (WICKED LAKE) Mauro, Sita (BAD BLOOD) Young and Katherine (JARHEAD) Randolph

Advance previews and/or special guests from such upcoming films as FINAL DESTINATION 4, BAD BIOLOGY, ROB ZOMBIE’S TYRANNOSAURUS REX, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, 25/8, PIRANHA 3-D, THE DESCENT 2, CIRQUE DU FREAK, GRACE, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS and many more!

JUNE 5-7, 2009
New York, NY
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY

TOBE HOOPER
Director: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, POLTERGEIST, EATEN ALIVE ’SALEM’S LOT, LIFEFORCE, TOOLBOX MURDERS, INVADERS FROM MARS and MASTERS OF HORROR

HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS
Godfather of Gore and director of BLOOD FEAST, TWO THOUSAND MANIACS!, WIZARD OF GORE and many others; Gordon will be conducting a speciallow-budget filmmaking & marketing seminar (separate admission required)

“GHOST HUNTERS” LIVE
From the hit Sci Fi Channel series, meet paranormal investigators/hosts Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes

TOM SAVINI
Makeup FX legend and fan favorite from DAWN OF THE DEAD, MARTIN, CREEPSHOW, FRIDAY THE 13TH, MANIAC, DAY OF THE DEAD, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER and many more. He is also a director (1990’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) and actor (KNIGHTRIDERS, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, GRINDHOUSE). Savini will sign autographs on a complimentary basis for our Gold Patrons. For others he will have a booth all weekend where you can meet him and purchase his autograph for a nominal fee.

MARILYN BURNS
Actress: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, EATEN ALIVE, FUTURE-KILL and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION

CAROLINE WILLIAMS
Actress: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE II, LEPRECHAUN 3 and THE STEPFATHER

DEBBIE ROCHON
FANGORIA RADIO co-host and actress: THE BOG CREATURES, TROMEO & JULIET, TERROR FIRMER, NOWHERE MAN and the new SATAN HATES YOU, WALKING DISTANCE, COLOUR FROM THE DARK, DOG and PSYCHOSOMATIKA

LLOYD KAUFMAN
Troma chief and director of TOXIC AVENGER films and POULTRYGEIST will be conducting his DIRECT YOUR OWN DAMN MOVIE! seminar (separate admission required)

WILLIAM LUSTIG
Director: MANIAC, MANIAC COP trilogy, VIGILANTE and UNCLE SAM

LARRY FESSENDEN
Director of THE LAST WINTER, WENDIGO, FEAR ITSELF and HABIT; producerof new STAKE LAND, HYPOTHERMIA, SATAN HATES YOU, I SELL THE DEAD and THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL

DENNIS PAOLI
Screenwriter of RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND, BODY SNATCHERS, MASTERS OF HORROR, DAGON, THE DENTIST, CASTLE FREAK, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM and many more. Paoli will be conducting a screenwriting seminar (separate admission required)

OFFSPRING
Panel With author/screenwriter Jack Ketchum (OFF SEASON, RED, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, THE LOST) and producer/director Andrew van den Houten (HEADSPACE, HOME MOVIE, GIRL NEXT DOOR)

ROBIN SHERWOOD
Actress: TOURIST TRAP, THE LOVE BUTCHER, DEATH WISH II, BLOW OUT

BRIAN SPEARS
FX artist: I SELL THE DEAD, RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP, SHADOW: DEAD RIOT, PLAGUE TOWN, MIDNIGHT MASS, FLESH FOR THE BEAST

RAINE BROWN
Cult actress from BARRICADE, AUNT ROSE, ANGEL’S BLADE: ASCENSION, 100 TEARS, DARKNESS SURROUNDS ROBERTA and BEAST (signing in dealers’ room)

JOE ZASO
Tough guy actor from BARRICADE, ANGEL’S BLADE, 5 DEAD ON THE CRIMSON CANVAS, RED MIDNIGHT, DARKNESS SURROUNDS ROBERTA and BEAST (signing in dealers’ room)

Plus advance previews and/or guests from such films as FINAL DESTINATION 4, THE BOX, BAD BIOLOGY, ROB ZOMBIE’S TYRANNOSAURUS REX, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, 25/8, PIRANHA 3-D, THE DESCENT 2, CIRQUE DU FREAK and many more!

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