Since its resurrection in 2018, FANGORIA Magazine has gone back into print as a 100-page quarterly collectible, and the company has published a number of horror novels to accompany the famous genre rag.
Today FANGORIA is announcing the first installment in their LIFECAST series, which investigates the depths and inside secrets of the industry’s most prolific makers and minds. The series will give FANGORIA’s ravenous horror fans a source for the most coveted details about the monsters and the movie magic. “It’s a celebration of the people who bring our nightmares to life,” says FANGORIA’s Vanguard of The Vault Natasha Pascetta. Stuart Gordon will be the first to be featured by LIFECAST. “I’m honored to kick off this series. The book is filled with never-before-told stories and anecdotes,” Gordon promises.
In 1985, Stuart Gordon surprised audiences with his first feature film RE-ANIMATOR, the story of two medical students who create a serum that can revive the dead. The film won a Critics’ Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and became an instant cult classic. He went on to direct countless more cult favorites, including FROM BEYOND (1986) and CASTLE FREAK (1996), which FANGORIA just reimagined for the 2020 horror audience.
From his controversial play in 1968 (a psychedelic spin on PETER PAN) to the creation of the Organic Theater Company and all the way through each of his two dozen-plus films, the memoir, titled Naked Theater and Uncensored Horror, will give readers a view of Gordon’s remarkable career, and will further illuminate his unique ways of thinking, writing, and shooting.
The sophomore book in the LIFECAST series will be a deep dive on the FX Masters from Special FX Industry Historian Heather Wixson. Wixson’s book will be rich with interviews, stories, and never-before-told anecdotes from nearly 100 of the industry’s most revered artists. In addition to the LIFECAST books, Vanguard Natasha Pascetta will host a companion podcast series that will present stories from special effects legends, crew members, the actors who play the movie monsters, & more!
The 2020 publishing date of Gordon’s memoir will be announced by FANGORIA in the coming months. Fans should look to the FANGORIA social media channels in anticipation of this very special and intimate look into the life of the King of Lovecraftian Horror.
FANGORIA is the iconic horror film fan magazine with a die-hard fan base, in publication since 1979. FANGORIA was acquired by CINESTATE, the Texas-based movie studio run by producer Dallas Sonnier, who re-launched the magazine as a print-only quarterly collectible while extending the franchise into movies, podcasts, books, live events, and website aggregation. FANGORIA’s latest movie VFW is currently in international festival fun, and the studio recently wrapped production on a reimagining the 1995 Stuart Gordon cult hit CASTLE FREAK, which was shot this summer in Albania.