Fangoria magazine has been sinking its teeth into horror films for 11 years--with reviews, interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage. So "it seems only natural," says publisher Norman Jacobs, for the magazine to try some moviemaking of its own:
* "Mindwarp," the first title in Fangoria Films' three-pic deal with RCA/Columbia ictures Home Video, is in post-production, due at Halloween. Starring Bruce Campbell and Angus Scrimm, the post-apocalyptic pic was filmed for under $1 million by longtime Roger Corman associate Steve Barnett.
* "Children of the Night," about vampires, starring Ami Dolenz, Karen Black and Peter DeLuise, directed by Tony Randel ("Hellbound: Hellraiser II"), begins shooting June 11.
* "Army," about a genetic formula that replicates body parts, resulting in an "army" of menacing arms, is set to film in August with Damon Santostefano making his directorial debut. Casting's not set.
Co-executive producer Steve Jacobs--son of the publisher--says there are also plans for a fourth film to begin shooting in October. Actor Jackie Earle Haley ("Breaking Away") will write/direct "The Restless Dead."
All Fangoria films will feature plenty of special effects, traditionally covered with relish by the magazine.
Meanwhile, Fangoria is preparing to shoot a pilot for a horror/sci-fi/fantasy trivia game show set in a dungeon. Title: "Gore Zone."