A leading figure in horror journalism, Michael Gingold is someone whose work you will no doubt have read, whether you realise it or not. Fangoria’s former Editor in Chief spent 28 years working at the long-running horror mag, but was recently (and bafflingly) dismissed from the team, along with longtime art director Bill Mohalley.
Well, their loss is our gain, and we couldn’t be more pleased to announce that he has now become a member of TEAM SCREAM!
“We’re thrilled to welcome Mike Gingold to SCREAM Towers,” editor Rich Cooper said. “I have always enjoyed reading Mike’s work, he has such a passion and talent when it comes to writing about horror. Mike is very well respected (and rightly so) within the worldwide horror community and we are very much looking forward to working with him on both the print and digital aspect of the magazine, and making sure his writing continues to be enjoyed by thousands of genre fans worldwide.”
Michael is equally enthused to be aboard the world’s no. 1 horror mag; “I’m very excited to join the SCREAM team,” he says. “The magazine’s equal enthusiasm for both old and new horror matches my own, and I’m looking forward to contributing coverage of both to future issues. I’d like to thank Rich for bringing me on board, and invite those who have enjoyed my past work to check out my SCREAM writing…”
Filmmakers and fellow journos alike expressed puzzlement and outrage following Michael’s Fango departure. A number of noted contributors have walked away from the publication in recent years, including longtime editor Chris Alexander, and a print edition has not been put out in several months. “With [Fangoria’s] president discarding seasoned writers with so many years of history, knowledge and trust among fans, it’s hard to imagine a bright future,” Fantasia International Film Festival co-director Mitch Davis told Indiewire. “Michael has dedicated his entire adult life to shaping how genre cinema is experienced and discussed… I can’t imagine Fangoria being anything near the same without him.”
Allow me to join my editor in welcoming Michael to the SCREAM Team. I am far from alone in saying that I cannot wait to see what he has in store for us, both in the mag and here online. It will be an honour to have my words in the same pages as your own, good sir.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)