Deep Red Magazine

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Deep Red
Editor Chas. Balun
Categories Horror
Frequency Quarterly
First issue 1986
Company FantaCo Enterprises Inc.
Blackest Heart Media
Country United States
Language English

Deep Red was a US film magazine specializing in the genres of horror, slasher, splatter and exploitation films.


Deep Red started life in 1986 as a 20-page fanzine co-founded by Chris Amouroux and Chas. Balun. This premiere issue (often referred to as Deep Red issue 0) had a one-time print run of 600 copies. The cover features the Stuart Gordon film Re-Animator.

Deep Red as it is known today began regular publication in 1987 under the banner of FantaCo Enterprises Inc. Issue no. 1 featured a December 1987 publishing date and the cover is adorned with a still from Lucio Fulci's The Beyond.

The magazine saw two re-launches via Blackest Heart Media. Volume 2 debuted in 1997, with Lucio Fulci's The Beyond again displayed on the cover. A 15th Anniversary issue appeared in the fall of 2002 featuring the graphic impalement from Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust on the cover.