Ash Wednesday: Fangoria gets a welcome back from Bruce Campbell


Everyone in the horror community is elated at the news that the legendary Fangoria is back. Especially Bruce Campbell, who had a special message for the publication.

“There’s something about shadows because you make your own mind up about what’s lurking in them.” – Richard O’Brien

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On Feb. 26, Fangoria issued an interesting tweet. “No matter how enshrouded in shadows he might be, we’d recognize that voice anywhere. The Man. The Myth. The Chin. @GroovyBruce. #FangoriaLives.”

Even Bruce Campbell was keen on welcoming back the publication. Not only was the actor featured in their magazine many times, he was also the star of it’s first movie production. That’s right!

For those of you who are trivia buffs, Mindwarp starring Bruce was released by Fangoria Films in 1992. Known as Brain Slasher outside the US, this film was a dystopian blood fest set in the year 2037. Angus Scrimm (the Tall Man from Phantasm) played opposite Campbell.

Unfortunately, this venture into cinema was brief for the publication. They only produced three films. Another one was the Children of the Night featuring the late, great Karen Black and comedian Dom DeLuise’s son, Peter. Their last work was a TV movie made in 2010 entitled Zombies March.

Check out Campbell’s befittingly creepy tweet:

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When I was growing up in the ’80s, I would go to the mall and hang out  in the bookstore. Yeah, I know very exciting. There was a reason for that — so I could get my copy of Fangoria magazine.

A lifelong lover of all things horror, this publication was the end all be all for those of us who wanted to learn more about the stars and the special effects behind our favorite macabre movies. Fangoria was part of the reason why I wanted to become a writer when I was in my formative years.

Clark Collis of Entertainment Weekly reported that Fango would return as a print quarterly with the first issue hitting just in time for Halloween. Horror fans all over rejoiced including some well-known ones.

Catch Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams in Ash vs Evil Dead airing Sundays on STARZ at 9 p.m.

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