Horror magazine Fangoria may be dead as a print publication, future murky


In its heyday, Fangoria was the premiere horror genre publication. Started in 1979, Fangoria covered mainstream releases, cult gems, and held weekend-long fan conventions that celebrated all things horror. A lot of my love for horror literature and films came from reading Fangoria as a teenager, often cover-to-cover.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. That’s doubly true when it comes to print publications.

Former Editor-in-Chief Ken Hanley revealed on Twitter that he had been on hiatus with Fangoria since mid-December, and that there may never be another print issue of the magazine.

The last print issue of Fangoria, if I’m not mistaken, was released in 2015.

Just yesterday, Bleeding Cool ran a story about payment issues for Fangoria writers and contributors. The interview with contributor James Wright is no longer available on the site, but you can read a cached version of it here. In short: Wright has not been paid by Fangoria in more than a year, and there have been significant and continual delays in delivering an actual print version of the magazine.

On Fangoria’s official Facebook page, the magazine said they would have an official statement about the current state of the magazine some time today. In that thread, a number of writers, artists, contributors, and subscribers have aired their grievances over delayed payments, late issues, lack of issues, and lack of quality feature content.

As more news comes in, we will report it. Whatever happens, though, it’s sad to see such an influential and fondly remembered magazine fall on hard times like this. And it’s even worse that the people who contributed to the publication are not being compensated for their hard work.

[via Bloody Disgusting]
Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.