Cinefantastique was a horror, fantasy, and science fiction film magazine published and edited by Frederick S. Clarke that
began as a mimeographed fanzine in 1967 and developed into a glossy, offset printed quarterly in the 1970s.
The Cinefantastique magazine records were preserved in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records
Cinefantastique was a magazine dedicated to horror, fantasy, and science fiction film and television. Founded by Frederick
S. Clarke while a student at University of Illinois, Chicago, the magazine began as a mimeographed fanzine and was later relaunched
in 1970 as a critical review magazine. In its early years, Cinefantastique gained acclaim for its retrospectives on older
films and filmmakers along with coverage of both high and low budget genre films. As the years progressed, the magazine shifted
its focus to current films, publishing in-depth set reports by correspondents all over the world along with interviews with
both cast and crew, often giving special focus to effects technicians. The technical nature and thoroughness of Cinefantastique's
articles separated it from fan magazines such as Famous Monsters of Filmland and Starlog. However, Clarke's dedication to
revealing details of the production process sometimes got the magazine in trouble with studios and filmmakers.
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