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Fangoria.TV Brings Horror to the Web

25 Jan, 2007 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Fangoria Entertainment, a New York-based horror brand for 28 years, has launched a broadband channel devoted to the genre.

Fangoria.tv, one of the first broadband horror channels on the Internet, features a weekly slate of original programming, including its “Screamography” series (a mock Biography series) and “The Craft,” with interviews of make-up artists, producers and writers.

“Ghost Stories EVT” showcases a team of actual ghost hunters who visit alleged haunted houses and locations to investigate.

A subscription plan allows members to stream uncut, uncensored original content and third-party movies. A video-on-demand option that includes major studio horror movies is in the works as well, according to president Tom DeFaeo.

“It's all about bringing that Fangoria brand and flavor to the Internet,” DeFaeo said. Fangoria also publishes a magazine (considered a bible among fright aficionados), has a program on satellite radio and will launch a DVD label this summer.

DeFaeo said he has partnered with the talent agency CAA to produce a slate of three-to-five horror films and recently opened a production office in Los Angeles.

He said Fangoria.tv came about when he grew weary of endless discussions with cable and satellite companies while attempting to bring Fangoria to the small screen.

“We think this is a quicker way to get our brand out there than hoping and taking all these meetings with the cable operators and satellites,” DeFaeo said. “I knew with the technology out there, it was quicker to get our product out there through the Internet.”

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