Deadly Grounds Becomes The Official Coffee of FANGORIA!


As the first word in horror for over 35 years, it’s safe to say that FANGORIA knows and loves the horror genre. But through our hard work over these years, and our various explorations into different areas of the media, FANGORIA has tried to give the complete horror experience to fans. Yet today, on Halloween 2014, FANGORIA marks a new chapter in our growing brand, as we announce that we are partnering with Deadly Grounds, the premiere coffee for horror fans, as the official coffee of FANGORIA!

“It’s truly a pleasure for Deadly Grounds Coffee to partnering with Fangoria, the first name in fright and in such a dark and caffeinated way,” says Tom Lialios, founder of Deadly Grounds. “We don’t even look at their website without the lights on. We feel it’s definitely a marriage made on the dark side as nothing goes together as well with true horror than a killer cup of Deadly Grounds…”

At first glance, one might wonder where horror and coffee might mix. But when you think about it, the answer is quite obvious: the night life, the festivity and the countless events of the horror community often require a caffeinated boost of some sort. And with Deadly Grounds, FANGORIA puts our personal stamp of approval on an incredible coffee with a sinister spin.

“I’ve always been a fan of horror and Halloween, and likewise, I’ve always been addicted to coffee,” Lialios adds. “Having toured the convention circuit, I’ve seen that there are quite many like-minded horror fans out there who love coffee. So horror and coffee go well together, and Deadly Grounds is what happens when you have a twisted idea and nobody stops you in time.”

In this partnership with Deadly Grounds, FANGORIA is not only branding with Deadly Grounds, but offering tons of exclusives to horror fans exclusively through the FANGORIA site. This will include variety packs, original FANGORIA flavors and more, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee to any and all lovers of horror and coffee. And today, FANGORIA and Deadly Grounds mark their petrifying partnership with an exclusive four flavor pack to introduce horror fans to this brutal (and affordable) brew!

As of today, U.S. Horror Fans can pre-order The Bloody Best of Deadly Grounds: Four 8 oz. bags featuring The Frightfully Flavorful House Blend, The Scary Smooth Dark & Deadly Roast, The Eerily Intense French Roast and The Horrifying Hybrid of Chocolate and Cinnamon: Sinful Delight! Each of these bags are pre-ground, and will be shipping in November, so you’ll have your cups just in time to make your holidays that much more horrifying! For the low price of $25 (less than $6.50 a bag), The Bloody Best of Deadly Grounds is available for pre-order exclusively at the FANGORIA store here.

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But that’s not all! FANGORIA and Deadly Grounds are proud to announce the first of four official FANGORIA Coffee Flavors to debut over the next year, developed by Lialios as well as FANGO’s own Ken Hanley and Tom DeFeo! Our inaugural coffee flavor will be DEVIL’S NIGHT, a chilling collision of Pumpkin Spice and Death by Chocolate that will haunt your taste buds for all eternity. This flavor, which will also feature a collectible cover, will go on pre-order later in November.

And if you would like to get a taste of Deadly Grounds in person, never fear! Bags will be for sale at FANGORIA booths at upcoming convention appearances (while supplies last), and any eastbound horror fans can stop by the FANGORIA office (20 Railroad Avenue, East Northport, NY 11731) for a cup of Deadly Grounds on the house! And you can also find Deadly Grounds in person, as they often travel the convention scene, and they’re not hard to miss.

“I’ve taken my love for coffee and horror a little far; we have a coffee hearse that we travel with and a coffee casket which we use to store our bags when we’re at shows,” states Lialios. “I never knew this would be a good business, but I was hoping Deadly Grounds would be odd enough to get noticed. But luckily, the coffee is really, really superb, and the truth is, when you do events such as conventions, you find out that you’re really popular when you’re the coffee guy. We’ve caffeinated everyone from Hellraiser, and at Terror-Con, Dee Snider became a fan as well.”

As of now, all FANGORIA exclusives will be available as ground coffee, with select flavors becoming available as single serve cups compatible with all single-serve coffee machines in the near future. Additionally, we are only shipping Deadly Grounds to U.S. customers at the moment, although we will have an international option as well very soon. However, more surprises, exclusives and options are on the horizon, so keep a sharp eye from FANGORIA in the future!

For more on Deadly Grounds, the only official coffee of FANGORIA, keep your eyes on FANGORIA.com. You can also buy individual bags (including Whole Bean and Decaf) at Deadly Grounds website, and you can also follow Deadly Grounds on Facebook & Twitter. But don’t take our word for it; check out the Bloody Best below and try it out for yourself!


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Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel "THE I IN EVIL", and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
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