Of course that wasn't the only mag that I purchased that day, oh no. Sitting right next to Fango was a brand new copy of Gorezone #19! That'd be the one with the She Wolf cover. I was instantly addicted. I couldn't wait for each new issue to arrive. Imagine my heartbreak when Gorezone ceased only seven issues later. Thankfully Fango never went away and has been my constant monthly companion ever since.
Wait.....that sounded really weird. Fuck it, you know what I mean.
Here we are, TWENTY TWO years later. I have never missed an issue of Fango since that warm summer day at the mall. Today is one of the proudest days of my life thus far. Today I can officially call myself a contributor to the sacred bloody pages of Fangoria. Two hundred and nineteen issues later, comes my very first article, a retrospective look at Starlog's Fright Show (aka Cinemagic) Why yes, I DID rave about it here on Midnight Cinephile before! I will continue to rave about it until every last one of you has tracked down a VHS tape and watched it!
I got to know Chris a bit after interviewing him for his film Blood for Irina. I am proud to call him a friend and I am forever grateful to him for giving me a chance to be part of something that is so vitally important to me. If this is the one and only time that my name would appear in print under the Fangoria banner, I would still be able to die a happy man, but I am happy to report that I do have more stuff coming!
I am truly humbled and honored to be a part of this amazing publication. It has inspired me to push myself further and see what the future may hold for me. I can tell you that I've got some pretty amazing projects in mind that I think everyone is going to dig. For now though, I am just going to bask in the glow of being a part of something incredible.
Oh yeah, and I'm psyched out of my mind that my first article appears in an issue that features Scarlett Johanssen on the cover! What can I say? Life is good!