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- First and last issue: 1979-2016
- Horror movies.
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- Covers mostly commercial studio releases, without neglecting independent, low budget, films.
- Editor: Anthony Timpone
- Published 10 times a year by Starlog Group, Inc, 84 colour pages in A4 format.
- Resumed publishing in 2018.
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Issue 289
December 2009
  • THEIR NAME IS "LEGION" Angels shed their wings and take up arms for a heavenly and hellish war on Earth.
  • "PIG" OUT And hungry too, which means those who embark on a "Pig Hunt" are in for an unpleasant surprise.
  • "DREAD" HEADS In the latest Clive Barker feature, those who experiment with fear are inevitably unhappy about the results.
  • "GRAVES" SITUATIONS Two beautiful sisters, one maniacal reverend and a spooky ghost town sound like a perfect recipe to us.
  • NIGHT CREATURES AND "DAYBREAKERS" In a world where vampires have taken over, it's only (super)natural that they'd fight among themselves.
  • WHAT SCARES STEPHEN KING? The modern horror master tells us in the first of an exclusive two-part essay.
  • DO "LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS" REALLY BITE? No doubt there are a lot of guys out there who'd love to find out.
  • FOR WHOM THE BELL TROLLS When Italian exploitation veterans met fledgling U.S. actors, the result was the memorably bizarre "Troll 2."
  • NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND: "GOD OF VAMPIRES" Writer/director Rob Fitz staged multicultural mayhem for minimal money.
    • ELEGY Ghoulish grab bag
    • MONSTER INVASION First visit among "The Crazies"; "Hansel and Gretel" a grim scary tale; "Demonic Toys" come out to play again
    • HORRORCADE Hop on the "Demon's Soul's" train; now, you can hold your own "Grudge"
    • DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS Go "Not Quite Hollywood"; big bugs and big entertainment in "Infestation"; Asian invasions of zombies and "Blood" suckers
    • NIGHTMARE LIBRARY "Lilja's Library" collection fit for a King; Gischler's "Vampire a Go-Go" away

    Issue 288
    October/November 2009
    WHEN "HALLOWEEN II" FIRST FELL Twenty-eight years ago, Michael Myers made his initial stab at franchise-hood.
    "BOX" YOUR FEARS Would you make the deadly bargain this film offers? And how would you deal with the aftermath?
    THE "SAW VI" FACTORY If it's Halloween, it must be time for Jigsaw's legacy of evil to claim a bunch of fresh victims.
    "NEW MOON," NEW MONSTERS Love triangles can be scary, but hopefully the second "Twilight" film will offer more to frighten us.
    "CIRQUE DU FREAK" SHOW At a carnival where a boy becomes "The Vampire's Assistant," the main acts truly suck.
    "ANTICHRIST" ALMIGHTY Actually, Satan sits out Lars von Trier's newest provocation, which examines the darkness of very human souls.
    THE REPEATING "ECHO" Filipino director Yam Laranas took full advantage of the opportunity to redo his original hit in English.
    VERY SCARY "MARY" On the "Blood Night" before Halloween, high-schoolers learn not to mess with "The Legend of Mary Hatchet."
    GOOD KNIGHT'S WORK Before traveling to "2001," actor Gary Lockwood had a monstrous medieval adventure wielding "The Magic Sword."
    TORTURE "TRAIN" All aboard for a ride that's gonna be a one-way trip for its young passengers.
    ELEGY Horror: not just a boys' town
    MONSTER INVASION Zombies take over the "Dead Air"; Biblical terror's name is "Legion"; Tim Thomerson takes on Live Evil"
    HORRORCADE "Wolfenstein" howls just as loud on new platforms; take the plunge into "Shadow Complex"
    DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS Press Play with "The Children"; "I Can See You," you should see this; "Sauna" is hot stuff
    NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Dare to open Langan's "Audrey's Door"; thanks to Wong, you won't mind knowing "John Dies at the End"

    Issue 287
    September 2009
    DYING TO PLEDGE "SORORITY ROW" Hazing has nothing on what six "sisters" face in the latest '80s-slasher remake.
    "STEP" RIGHT UP... And see if the new version of "The Stepfather" can match the depth and tension of its predecessor.
    A TICKET TO "ZOMBIELAND" Join Woody Harrelson and friends on a scary/funny ride though an America overrun by the living dead.
    BLOOD FOR "JENNIFER" Sexy screen siren Megan Fox unleashes her dark side as the boy-hungry antiheroine of "Jennifer's Body."
    PASS THE "WHITEOUT" "Underworld" vamp Kate Beckinsale battled biting cold and other perils on this Antarctic thriller.
    A NIGHT AT THE "HOUSE OF THE DEVIL" Can you survive it when your "hosts" are Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov?
    "THE HILLS RUN RED," YOU RUN SCREAMING Some horror flicks make you sweat; here's the story of one that makes you bleed.
    SUFFER "THE CHILDREN"? Nope-it's the adults who are tormented in this chilling saga of malevolent moppets.
    "DARK COUNTRY" TUNES Genre stalwart Thomas Jane directs and stars in a road trip that really goes to hell.
    "BOOK" YOUR FRIGHT Travel once more into the mind of Clive Barker via his latest screen adaptation, "Book of Blood."
    ELEGY Halloween hurrahs
    MONSTER INVASION "Dexter" and "Vampire Diaries" terrorize the tube; bad guys take the latest "Wrong Turn"; a new trip into "Dead Space"
    HORRORCADE "Prototype" sets a high standard; have fun slamming spirits with the "Ghostbusters"
    DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS Go "Wild Man" with the monster mockumentary; a healthy amount of transgression in "Sick Girl"; "Ripper" carves in again
    NIGHTMARE LIBRARY A hell of a time with Kadrey's "Sandman"; more zombies "Recorded" by Brooks

    Issue 286
    August 2009
    THE NEW FACES OF "HALLOWEEN" Part two of our sequel set visit brings us closer to Michael Myers and the men who made his mask-and victims.
    SCARE CRAFT "CARRIERS" Imagine being one of the few left alive after a deadly pandemic-and there are still people trying to kill you.
    "DISTRICT 9": ALIEN ZONE "Non-humans" learn just how hostile Earth can be in this ambitious sci-fi thriller.
    "PANDORUM" PANIC Even scarier than being stranded alone in outer space is discovering you're not alone.
    "JENNIFER'S BODY" SHOTS Lots of guys are just dying to get with Megan Fox-and here, that's just what happens.
    BY THE "GRACE" OF BLOOD A true miracle of birth becomes a nightmare for everyone around this movie's heroine.
    "DEADGIRL" POWER It's not your typical chiller: The "zombie" is the victim and one of the "heroes" is the monster.
    "I SELL THE DEAD," YOU BUY THE FARM When you're dealing with the deceased, it helps if they actually stay that way.
    "EVILUTION" OF THE SPECIES This time, it's an alien organism turning humans into rampageous, slavering ghouls.
    PLUNDERING "NATURE'S GRAVE" From Australia comes a cautionary tale about how tampering with the environment can put you six feet down under.
    ELEGY A salute to STARLOG
    MONSTER INVASION Take a "Perfect Getaway" from safety and learn "How to Be a Serial Killer"; stalking "The Wild Man of the Navidad"
    HORRORCADE It's a good good good "MadWorld"; feel the "Burn, Zombie, Burn!"
    DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS "Combat Shock" comes home stronger than ever; "Wyvern"? 'Cause it's a better-than-average Sci Fi flick!
    NIGHTMARE LIBRARY You'll have a "Cabal" with Howard's "Necromancer"; your "Worst Nightmares" may include Briant's schlocker.

    Issue 285
    July 2009
    "ORPHAN" OF THE GORE The results of this child's play are decidedly unsuitable for young viewers.
    FRESH VEIN OF "TRUE BLOOD" As the second season commences, some vampires get along better with humans than others.
    THE DIMENSIONAL "DESTINATION" What's worse than learning you can't cheat death? Finding it's coming for you in 3-D.
    MICHAEL MYERS NEVER TIRES Part one of an exclusive set visit unmasks the new terrors of Rob Zombie's "H2."
    "SNOW" KIDDING The wintry zombies of Norway's "Dead Snow" will make you laugh till you puke up your guts.
    A SCARY KIND OF "HUSH" If you're planning a road trip this summer, you might think twice after seeing this flick.
    EYE ON "SURVEILLANCE" Under Jennifer Lynch's direction, Bill Pullman and others take multiple points of view of murder.
    "CHAOS" THEORIES The villain of "The Chaos Experiment" wants to prove his global-warming beliefs in the worst way.
    THIS OLD "HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES" For every body, there's more than one great story about the making of this '70s chiller.
    ELEGY Alternative choices
    MONSTER INVASION First visit to "Zombieland"; flesh and "Blood: The Last Vampire"; good taste takes a "Header"; the 2009 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards winners!
    HORRORCADE Latest "Resident Evil" skimps on the scares; "Onechanbara" and "Rising" zombies return
    DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS Our newly combined DVD/Blu-ray review section starts off by recommending a trip to the "End of the Line."
    COMICS SCREAMS Something "Creepy" is coming back on the page to give you new nightmares.
    NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Fahy's "Fragment" is a hunk o' superb monster madness; Wellington's "23 Hours" well worth your time.

    Issue 284
    June 2009
    ELEGY Death is the new 30.
    THE FANGORIA HALL OF FAME Comments by and/or about every one of the frightful 50, as voted by our readers.
    WALKING THE UNDEAD If it wasn't for George A. Romero, the world of horror would be a very, very different place.
    CRAVEN IMAGES Even as Wes Craven has overseen some of the best recent remakes, he's still forging ahead with original projects.
    A "HELL" OF A COMEBACK After a long vacation from the genre, Sam Raimi sez returning to terror territory was no DRAG.
    TURN ON, TUNE IN, FREAK OUT Many different voices of fear have spoken, screamed and sung during the first three years of FANGORIA RADIO.
    HIS MANY ARTS OF DARKNESS Clive Barker has contributed so much to the realm of the macabre-and is still finding new worlds to conquer.
    DECADES OF WEEKENDS If they had something significant to do with our favorite genre, they probably showed up for at least one of our conventions.
    FANGORIA'S COVER GHOULS Not just another bunch of pretty faces.
    THE LOST TERROR TELETYPE These projects aren't coming soon to a theater or DVD store near you.
    CAVALCADE OF CREATURES A nine-page minimural in which Pete Von Sholly presents an illustrated history of monsters!
    RAVING & DROOLING David J. Schow is back-and as out for blood as he ever was.
    FANGORIA ON SCREEN We've appeared in a bunch of movies and TV shows-so where's our IMDb listing?
    LEAVING THEIR BIGFOOTPRINTS Zombie chronicler Max Brooks reveals the Sasquatch scare flicks that left the deepest impressions on his psyche.
    FANGORIA OFFSPRING Our printed legacy extends far beyond the 300 issues of the original mag.
    FANGORIA MOVIES We've had our name on a variety of scare fare. FANGORIA FAMILY: MICHAEL GINGOLD.

    Issue 283
    May 2009
    NOTHING TO KEEP "MUM" ABOUT There's plenty of screaming going on at the house where "Mum & Dad" live.
    "SCAR" ISSUES Angela Bettis is no stranger to confronting madness and murder, but this time she's doing it in 3-D.
    DRAWING THE "LINE" Maurice Devereaux was determined to get his subway shocker "End of the Line" produced and released his way.
    WHAT A "DRAG"? Not for stars Alison Lohman and Justin Long as they throw themselves into Sam Raimi's "Hell."
    "SALVATION" AT HAND We traveled into the violent future of the latest "Terminator" and survived to tell you about it.
    MASTER OF "MUTANT" For writer/director Simon Hunter, the quest to film "Chronicles" was as grueling as that of his characters.
    ABOVE PARe Soon to be seen (sort of) in "100 Feet," actor Michael Pare explores highlights of his genre career.
    THE GORY GIFT OF GAB "Pontypool" offers a unique vision of the undead as creatures who do as much talking as stalking.
    ECHO OF THE BUNNYMAN Strange new sights haunt "S. Darko" in the sequel to one of this decade's biggest cult sensations.
    "LAKE" SUPERIOR? We'll find out when the indie stalker flick "Sam's Lake" makes its splash on DVD.
    ELEGY Winter roundup
    MONSTER INVASION An "Objective" look at battlefield terrors; genre favorites open "The Devil's Tomb"; "The Poker Club" deals in death; Erica Leerhsen comforts "Lonely Joe"
    DR. CYCLOPS Religious fears emanate "From Within"; newest "Butterfly Effect" flies higher
    HORRORCADE Let this classroom chiller "Lit" the way on the Wii; a second dose of "F.E.A.R."
    DVD DUNGEON Sacrifice yourself to "Martyrs"; "Perkins" and "Autopsy" are choice cuts among the 8 Films
    NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Sick of overly serious zombie stories? Maberry's "Patient Zero" has the cure; Thurman indulges his "Deathwish"

    Issue 282
    April 2009
    THE "REST" OF THE GORY How do you build a better slasher flick? You start with a better slasher like ChromeSkull.
    THE FUTURE'S "SALVATION" There's just no stopping those pesky Terminators as they try to squash mankind.
    THIS NEW "HOUSE" The remakers of "LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT" aimed to establish a solid foundation of tension and terror.
    KEEPERS OF THE "MUTANT CHRONICLES" Tenacity and ambition pay off as the long-mooted sci-fi shocker finally blasts onto screens.
    "BURROWERS" GIVE BACK DEATH The Wild West becomes a lot wilder when subterranean flesheating creatures surface.
    PEELING THE "VINYAN" You'll find many layers when you take this trip into the depths of the jungle-and the psyche.
    THE "100" CLUB It's led by filmmaker Eric Red and stars Famke Janssen and Michael Pare with their new "Feet"-ure.
    FORGIVE IT ITS "TRESPASS" Or the alien Ghota will make ooze out of you in a homage to the B-features of the '50s.
    FORGOTTEN HORRORS: "ALIEN ZONE" You won't find anything spacey in this Oklahoma-lensed entry in the anthology stakes.
    NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND: JASON PAUL COLLUM It wasn't always happy and gay creating his alternative-lifestyle fear fare.
    ELEGY Fango fans made good
    MONSTER INVASION Small-screen slayings on "Harper's Island"; still holding a "Grudge"; wrap your mind around "Timecrimes"; the 2009 Chainsaw Awards ballot!
    DR. CYCLOPS "Cremator" is hot stuff; not enough tricks in the "Walled"
    DVD DUNGEON "Let the Right One" into your permanent collection; good and bad luck with "Friday the 13th" extras
    HORRORCADE "Resistance" to the second in the series is futile; the pleasures of "Lux-Pain"
    NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Evenson's "Last Days" is first-rate; Moody becomes a player with "Hater"

    Issue 281
    March 2009
    "KNOWING" SCARES The director of "The Crow" and "Dark City" now unveils a paranormal threat to our more recognizable world.
    "BAD BIOLOGY," TWISTED ANATOMY Frank Henenlotter, maestro of grassroots gore, composes a concerto for oversized organ.
    PRAY FOR THE "MARTYRS" Two young women embark on a journey of madness and mutilation that dares you to watch.
    "HOME" SCHOOLED IN FEAR A verite "Movie" uncovers the very dark undercurrents beneath a family's facade.
    THINGS ARE BLACK IN "PLAGUE TOWN" Beware the children after night falls in an isolated Irish village.
    COUNT ON DRAC To projects big ("Watchmen") and small, this FX house brings years of experience and expertise.
    "RED SANDS" STORMS IN A real war on terror heats up when soldiers unleash a supernatural evil in the Middle East.
    THE LAST WEEKEND In New Jersey, at least, as Fango's annual East Coast convention prepares for its move to Manhattan.
    NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND: JOE ZASO & RAINE BROWN The "Barricade" and "Beast" stars have learned how screaming sounds in different languages.
    THE FENADY CONSPIRACIES This veteran producer plotted to cast his '70s flicks with big names and bigger frights.
    ELEGY Going to extremes
    MONSTER INVASION First visit to the "Last House"; the filmmaking alchemy of "Crowley"; "Resident Evil" expands anew
    HORRORCADE There'll be plenty of players "Left 4 Dead"; "Castlevania" still sturdy
    DR. CYCLOPS Surrender to "Dorothy Mills"; Steven Seagal battles "Against the Dark" and the dreck
    DVD DUNGEON Stay up late with "Midnight Movie"; eye-opening extras aboard "The Midnight Meat Train"
    NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Matheson is "Legend," and an inspiration; a fateful trip with Keene's "Castaways"

    Issue 280
    January/February 2009

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