Fangoria Films is a film production and distribution company based out of New York City, New York. It is a subsidiary of Fangoria Entertainment, which encompasses various branches of Starlog's Fangoria brand.

Fangoria Films
Company typeFilm production, film distribution
Founded1990; 34 years ago (1990)
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, United States
Websitefangoria.com

As production company

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Fangoria Films was founded in 1990 with the goal of financing one feature film a year. The first film was 1990's Mindwarp, starring Bruce Campbell. They then created Children of the Night in 1991 and Severed Ties in 1992 before ceasing production.[1]

As distributor

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In 1996, Fangoria Films re-emerged as a distribution company, occasionally using their "Gore Zone" label, to release twenty low-budget horror features over the next ten years. From 1999 to 2003, they partnered with Bedford Entertainment to attain wider releases of certain Fangoria titles.[2] Movies released during this time included I, Zombie: A Chronicle of Pain, The Last Horror Movie, Slashers, and Dead Meat.[3] Many of these films featured the Fangoria logo along the top of their video/DVD covers, while Fangoria's involvement in other releases was substantially more subdued.

In 2004/2005, Fangoria Films produced and distributed Fangoria's Blood Drive, two DVD compilations of award-winning short horror films. The first volume was hosted by musician-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie, and the second by MuchMusic's (now called FUSE) Mistress Juliya.

In 2010, Fangoria launched the Frightfest DVD line. The new label, done in conjunction with Lightning Media, sought to release new horror movies via DVD, video-on-demand and Digital Download.[4] The label ended up releasing eight titles.

In 2013, Fangoria re-launched the Fangoria Presents label. This new label offered new horror titles available on DVD and video-on-demand, along with re-releases of classic horror films on video-on-demand via their website.[5]

Releases

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Fangoria Films

Fangoria Presents

Fangoria's Gorezone

Fangoria Frightfest

Fangoria Presents (relaunch)

  • Axed (2012)
  • Inhuman Resources (2012)
  • Entity (2012)
  • Sin Reaper (2012)
  • Germ Z (2012)
  • Omnivores (2013)
  • Corpsing (2013)

Fangoria Films (relaunch)

References

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  1. ^ Motion Pictures produced by Fangoria Films, Internet Movie Database, Accessed: 15 May 2008
  2. ^ Fangoria Takes Bite out of Film Market[permanent dead link], Hollywood Reporter (Subscription required for full article), Accessed: 16 May 2008
  3. ^ Motion Pictures distributed by Fangoria Films, Internet Movie Database, Accessed: 15 May 2008
  4. ^ "Fangoria FrightFest!". Paper. July 1, 2010. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  5. ^ Woods, Kevin (April 4, 2013). "Fangoria Presents Has a Line-up to Die For". JoBlo. Retrieved January 31, 2020.