Announcement: Michael Gingold is new editor-in-chief of FANGORIA


The 25-year veteran of Fango’s editorial staff is taking over the top position at the magazine.

Michael Gingold wrote his first article for FANGORIA in 1988 and joined the mag full-time two years later, quickly ascending to managing editor. Over the years since, in addition to helping oversee all aspects of the mag’s production, he has written hundreds of articles and reviews for Fango in print and on-line, served as an editor for the website and produced five Chainsaw Awards ceremonies for the FANGORIA Weekend of Horrors conventions. With the departure of Chris Alexander last week, Gingold is thrilled to now head up the magazine he has loved since childhood.

“I can still remember getting excited as a kid seeing the announcement of a forthcoming monster mag called FANTASTICA, with Godzilla on the cover,” he says. “When it eventually emerged as FANGORIA, I devoured every issue, even though I was too young to see some of the movies covered in its pages. Back then, I dreamed of one day being part of the magazine, and that dream has been coming true for the past three decades.

“Over those years, I’ve seen horror rise and fall in popularity and prestige, trends come and go and promising young talents become major forces in the industry. Working alongside Tony Timpone and Chris Alexander to cover the genre through all its permutations has been incredibly exciting and fulfilling; I am eternally grateful for the opportunities they have provided, and can’t wait to see what the future brings.

“As editor-in-chief,” he continues, “I will continue to cover horror big and small, old and new, with the kind of in-depth articles and analysis readers can only find in the magazine’s pages. Fango’s writers are second to none in their knowledge of and passion for all things frightening, and I look forward to curating their contributions as we move ahead. I also want to thank all of our fans over these many years for their support, and pledge to keep the great Fango tradition alive for them.”

With Gingold attaining the EIC position, Fangoria.com’s Ken Hanley will assume the managing editor spot, and Gingold says, “Ken has truly revitalized our website, and FANGORIA as a social-media presence. He’s as crazy about this stuff as I am, and that enthusiasm will be an invaluable asset to our pages. Together with our publisher Thomas DeFeo, we’re excited to take FANGORIA into a bigger, bloodier future!”

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