Fangoria has recently lost horror icons Joe Bob Briggs, Barbara Crampton and the contributions of podcasts and supporters in the recent sexual misconduct scandal on CineStat. Additionally, Fungoria is now looking for a new buyer to continue its successful reboot which debuted 2 years ago.
Everything was revealed earlier this week when a bustle from The Daily Beast about Cinestar producer Adam Donaghy spread like wildfire to the film community. Donaghe was arrested in 2017 for the rape of a 16-year-old girl and her sexual abuse stories have been left behind for years now. “The first time I came on the set was when I was warned about Adam Donaghey,” says a female filmmaker. “I was told that he was Harvey Weinstein of Dallas.”
However, things remain the original focus on Adam Donaghey. CineStat founder Dallas Sonnier and production partner Amanda Presmick reportedly turned their back on Donaghe’s accusations from several women, even over audio evidence (which you can hear in The Daily Beast). Both reportedly denied knowing or being informed of the existence of the audio recording or that they had ever been offered it. More than a dozen people reportedly came to Sonnier and Preskim with the allegations, but nothing ever happened. Horror icon Joe Bob Briggs decided that the best thing to do was to separate himself from the matter. This is what he said on social media.
“Based on Cinestat’s revelations and his failure to come clean about everything and make it right, I think I’ll have to resign from both Fangoria and Rebler. Grieving on many levels, including Fango’s miraculous comeback and a TX. Includes the decline of. -Bed Film Company. “
Also, tons of podcasts that recently moved to the Fangoria Podcast Network jumped ship as of yesterday. Postmortem with Mick Garris, Nightmare on Film Street, The Movie Crypt, Casualty Friday, Nightmare University and Blumhouse’s Shock Waves are no longer under the banner of Fangoria in a show in support of the victims.
Fangoria is a horror institution and was revived by CineState in 2018, much to the excitement of horror fans worldwide. When the news first went public earlier this week, Fangoria decided that he would still work with Cineaste because he felt he was committed to making changes behind the scenes. However, a lot has changed as he made his initial statement and is now seeking new ownership to continue. For now, it is unclear where Fangoria will end up next.
If allegations of sexual misconduct were not enough, Cinestat is also accused of unsafe work conditions. Brittany Ingram worked as a production designer for Cinestate puppet Master In 2017 and she says “excited to revive childhood favorites.” However, things turned into a nightmare. “My experience working with CineState was far from ideal, in fact it was dangerous,” she explains, adding that the days on set averaged around 15-16 hours and the production was “under-crewed”. Ingram says that he was also instructed to build a set that could injure people.
CineStat was founded by Dallas Sonnier in 2016 with the aim of releasing “populist entertainment” for Donald Trump supporters. Bone tomahawk, Controversy in cell block 99, Deadlock at sparrow creek, And Across condensed concrete Thus far, four of his films have been released, all of which have been critically acclaimed. Sonier says, “If we can make a film that doesn’t treat them as losers, or ask how dare they vote a certain way, or pander to them, naturally They are going to respond in a positive way, “Goal is talking about CineStat. Other sources for this story include Dread Central and Indiewire.
Topics: Fangoria, sexual misconduct