Rob Galluzzo has parted ways with Fangoria. The horror icon tweeted his resignation on Tuesday, June 9.
As the horror community tries to stabilize itself over an insidious scandal involving Cinestate (Fangoria’s mother company) and the arrest of Cinestate movie producer Adam Donaghey on child rape charges, the once-respected genre publication’s blood loss is untappable.
Cinestate has yet to make a public statement about the controversy thus prompting Joe Bob Briggs to resign from Fangoria as well.
Galluzzo was the Director of Acquisitions and Distribution at Fangoria which meant he hand-picked titles that would be associated with that brand.
Jordan Crucchiola, Associate Editor in LA for Vulture went on Twitter to respond to Galluzzo’s resignation:
“When the Cinestate story broke, rob tweeted about how he needed to process everything. He was broken up. Now he is positioning himself as acting on conscience to leave the company behind. But Rob Galluzzo has been harassing women for years, and while I was not going to say anything because the stories are not my own, his performance of empathy – which is DEEPLY INSULTING to the friends of mine he has harassed – was too much of an open taunt to keep not saying that Rob Galluzzo harassed women.”
You can read Crucchiola’s full Tweet HERE.
Galluzzo was also co-host of Shock Waves, a weekly podcast that was also a part of the Fangoria Podcast Network. They have since ditched Fangoria and decided to work independently.
Shock Waves made a social media announcement on Tuesday:
“Rob Galluzzo is no longer working as a co-host on the SHOCK WAVES podcast. For now the podcast is on hiatus but we will keep you posted on when we will be back with new episodes.”
Galluzzo made his resignation public via Twitter, but since then his social media accounts have been deleted, save LinkedIn which still shows him under his former title.
We at iHorror hope that Fangoria can survive this blow to their otherwise good reputation and flourish under different circumstances.
This story has been edited to include Jordan Crucchiola’s tweet.
Vomit Bags Handed Out in Theaters as ‘Saw X’ is Called Worse Than ‘Terrifier 2’
Remember all the puking folks were doing when Terrifier 2 was released in theaters? It was an incredible amount of social media showing folks tossing their cookies in theaters at the time. For good reason too. If you have seen the film and know what Art the Clown does to a girl in a yellow room, you know that Terrifier 2 wasn’t messing around. But it appears that Saw X is being seen a challenger.
One of the scenes that is apparently bothering folks this time is the one in which a guy has to perform brain surgery on himself in order to hack out a chunk of grey matter that weighs enough for the challenge. The scene is pretty brutal.
The synopsis for Saw X goes like this:
Hoping for a miraculous cure, John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure, only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer uses deranged and ingenious traps to turn the tables on the con artists.
For me personally, I still think that Terrifier 2 owns this crown though. It is gnarly throughout and Art is brutal and doesn’t have a code or anything. He just loves killin’. While Jigsaw deals in revenge or in ethics. Also, we see the vomit bags, but I haven’t seen anyone using em just yet. So, I’ll remain skeptical.
All in all, I gotta say I like both films since both are sticking with practical effects instead of going the cheapy computer graphics way.
Have you seen Saw X yet? Do you think that it rivals Terrifier 2? Let us know in the comments section.
Billy Gives a Tour of His Home in ‘SAW X’ MTV Parody
While SAW X dominates in theaters, we here at iHorror are enjoying the promos. One of the best SAW promos that we have seen is hands down the one that features Billy giving us a tour of his home in a MTV parody approach.
The latest SAW film brings back Jigsaw by taking us back into the past and an all-out revenge plan on his Cancer doctors. A group that counts on making money off of sick people messes with the wrong guy and undergoes a whole lot of torture.
“Hoping for a miraculous cure, John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure, only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer uses deranged and ingenious traps to turn the tables on the con artists.“
SAW X is now playing in theaters. Have you already seen it? Let us know what you thought.
‘The Last Drive-In’ Changes to Single Movie Approach Over Double Features
Well, while I always enjoy more Joe Bob Briggs in my life I am not sure about AMC’s latest decision for Joe Bob Briggs and The Last Drive-In. The news going around is that the team would be getting a “super-sized” season. While it does go on a little longer than we are used to, it comes with a huge bummer as well.
The “super-sized” season will also include the upcoming John Carpenter Halloween special and the Daryl Dixon Walking Dead series’ first episodes. It also includes a Christmas Episode and a Valentine’s Day episode. When the true season begins next year it will give us one episode every other week in place of the much-loved double-feature.
This will stretch out the season further but not by giving fans extra films. Instead, it will skip a week and skip out on the late-night fun of the double feature.
This is a decision made by AMC Sudder and not by the team at The Last Drive-In.
I’m hoping that a well-placed petition may assist in getting the double features back. But only time will tell.
What do you think about the new line-up for The Last Drive-In? Will you miss the double features and the string of consistent episodes? Let us know in the comments section.