Cinestate CEO Dallas Sonnier has taken on the role of Publisher. He hired Phil Nobile Jr. as Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria Magazine and Creative Director for the entire brand. Nobile had previously been Editor-At Large for Birth.Movies.Death. Cinestate has plans to develop Fangoria into a brand for producing movies, podcasts, and horror novels.
As part of the deal, Cinestate also obtained the rights to the material from the more than 300 issues of Fangoria that were published over the last 39 years. The deal also includes assets from out-of-print genre magazines Starlog and Gorezone.
Popular Fangoria contributors Tony Timpone and Michael Gingold will be returning to the fold with their own columns and as consultants. S. Craig Zahler (Brawl in Cell Block 99), Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters), Samuel Zimmerman (Curator, Shudder), Grady Hendrix (Paperbacks From Hell), Meredith Borders (former Editorial Director of Birth.Movies.Death.), Rebekah McKendry (academic and horror historian), and Preston Fassel (Our Lady of the Inferno) have also made commitments to the reborn publication.
Fangoria released its last print issue in October 2015, and the company spent the next couple of years shambling toward the grave (see “'Fango' Shambling Towards the Grave”).