Read Empire Magazine’s fantastic History of FANGORIA piece right here!


In the April 2013 issue of UK’s Empire, the world’s biggest movie mag, writer Owen Williams delved into the history and legacy of FANGORIA. A great piece, “Fango Unchained” profiles the longest running horror and cult magazine going and speaks with influential Editor Emeritus Tony Timpone, inaugural editors Ed Naha and Bob Martin, longtime managing editor Michael Gingold, our current editor-in-chief Chris Alexander, president Tom DeFeo and more! It’s a “warts and all,” thorough look at all that’s gone on and still is, and Empire has graciously allowed us to reprint in full below.

You can find “Fango Unchained,” in its original form, featuring a great layout and art from Justin Metz by clicking right here.

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Samuel Zimmerman
Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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