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CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN


- First issue: 1962
- 25+1 issues to 1974.
- Editor: Calvin T. Beck. Consulting editor: Larry Ivie.
- Published by Gothic Castle Publishing Co.
- It was resurrected in 1999 by Scary Monsters publisher, Dennis Druktenis.

Classic Monsters, Horror, Sci-Fi
Magazine
from
United States

Ceased publication
Last updated:
26 June 2014

Special thanks for this page goes to:
Scott Matheson
Debi Ziemkowski
Garry Malvern
CONTENTS: 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1999 2000 2001 2002 GALLERIES: 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1999 2000 2001 2002 All DATABASE INFO
36 listed issue(s)

Issue 34
2002



Issue 33
2002



Issue 32
2002



Issue 31
2002



Issue 30
Summer 2001



Issue 29
Spring 2001



Issue 28
April 2000

Werewolf Issue for 2000!
The Wolfman 1941
Phantom Empire
Barbara Steele: Queen of Horror
Seven Footprints to Satan
Behind the Howls of the Werewolf .


Issue 27
February 2000

Features cover by Larry Ivie that was to be used in issue #2 in 1962
Horror of Dracula
Son of Dracula
Nosferatu
Jack Pierce.


Fearbook 2000



Issue 26
Summer 1999

Frankenstein Video Guide
Flashbacks
Zacherley is Eternal
Kindom of Karloff
Metropolis
Chamber of Horrors.


Issue 25
Vol 7 # 1
June 1975

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Where life's crunch grinds down to the very marrow.
Andy Warhol's Dracula & Frankenstein: Underground filmaking genius ventures way above ground with two controversial adaptations based on genre classics.
Monster star: Insight inside an ''Unknown'' horror star, Ed Parker, who doubled in spades for greats like Karloff and Chaney Jr.
Phantom Of The Paradise: Rock N' Roll goes all out in a masterful take off on The Phantom Of The Opera.
Mel Brooks Frankenstein: The creative power behind The Producers and Blazing Saddles works over Frankie who'll never be quite the same again.
The genius of George Pal: Behind the scenes with one of the greatest of all SFantasy filmakers.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker: About the TV horror hit - plus: Interviews with Darren McGavin and the original Night Stalker himself, Barry Atwater.
Star gazing: A special request all-star album of SFantasy celebrity favorites.
Frankenstein at large: Reviews: Thetrical & 8mm films, books and mags.


Issue 24
Vol 6 # 4
1975

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Special memorial tribute to Boris Karloff: Karloff's final major Interview by CoF
Exorcist II and Linda Blair
Evil of Frankenstein
Freaks 1932
Hammer's Roy Ashton.


Issue 23
Vol 6 # 3
1974

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Planet Of The Apes special:All about the five theatrical releases and the TV series
Roddy McDowall Interview
History of Doc Savage
Roger Corman Interview
Alphaville
Not of this Earth.


Issue 22
Vol 6 # 2
1974

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Mutations
Madhouse
Peter Cushing Interview
The Exorcist
Legend of Hell House
Miklos Rosa
Frankenstein at Large.


Issue 21
Vol 6 # 1
1974

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Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Frankenstein- the True Story
Vampira
Invasion of the Body Snatchers.


Issue 20
Vol 5 # 4
1973

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Issue 19
Vol 5 # 3
1973

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The World of Ray Harryhausen
7 Different Hammer Films
A Clockwork Orange Pied Piper.


Issue 18
Vol 5 # 2
1972

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Exclusive Carradine Interview
Boris Karloff's last film- Cauldron of Blood
Night of the Living Dead
H.P. Lovecraft
The Haunted Palace
El Topo
Tales from the Crypt.


Issue 17
Vol 5 # 1
1971

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Rondo Hatton
Film Music in Fantasy Film
The Monster Maker
THX-1138
Cry of the Banshee
Crimon Cult
Senta Berger.


Issue 16
Vol 4 # 4
1971

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Robert Bloch Interview
When Dinosaurs Ruled
Dorian Gray
The Vampire Lovers
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1932
Mystery of the Wax Museum 1932.


Issue 15
Vol 4 # 3
1970

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History of horror films: Part 2.
Marooned: reviewed.
Karloff & and his legacy.
The Oblong Box: With Vincent Price, reviewed.
Review of Taste The Blood Of Dracula with Chris Lee.
Mind blowing comix.
Men behind the comics: Frank Brunner.
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes: Two different critiques.
The Witch's Brew: Fact article on forgotten cures and medicine.
Book reviews.


Issue 14
Vol 4 # 2
1969

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Latest film news.
Karloff special: Tribute to Karloff.
My life as a monster: by Karloff.
Horror filn history: Part 1.
Ray Bradbury: Interview, pt 2.
Carnak: by Brunner, pt 2 (conclusion).
Star Trek: Debate.
The Illustrated Man.
Books: Reviewed by Lin Carter.
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed.
Photos from: Wizard Of Oz, Gwangi, etc.


Issue 13
Vol 4 # 1
1969

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Fantasy film news: Coverage & data on Rosemary's Baby, Barbarella, etc.
2001: A Space Odyssey: Analysis/review.
Interview with Ray Bradbury.
Planet Of The Apes returns: Exclusive secret facts, etc. revealed for the first time.
Basil Rathbone interviewed for last time.
Jonathan Frid profile.
Carnak: Comix grafix in the inimitable CoF manner.
TV or Not TV?
Raquel Welch.


Issue 12
Vol 3 # 4
1968

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Farewell to Basil Rathbone
Nimoy tells it like it is in Spock Speaks
The Avengers- TV
Planet of the Apes Preview.


Yearbook
1967

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Contents
The Best of previous issues along with all new photos and features
Ken Beale's lengthy biography of Karloff
Blood of the Vampires
Nosferatu
Terror in the Crypt
Marat/Sade.


Issue 11
Vol 3 # 3
1967

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Frankenstein mini reviews. Hundreds of facts in The Star Trek Story.
Nimoy on Spock.
Star Trek Forever: An Endorsement by Cal Beck.
Saucers do exist say William Shatner, Roy Thinnes and Stuart Whitman.
CoF interviews: Christopher Lee (part 2).
CoF returns to Hammer Studios.
Donald Phelps enters The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus... and lives to tell about it.
1966 Necrology: Listing deaths of fantasy film personalities.
The Men Behind the Comics: Focuses on Marvel's mighty Jim Steranko, author-illustrator of Nick Fury.
Cal Beck reviews The Brides Of Fu Manchu.
Frankenstein movieguide lists films beginning with ''I'' and ''J''.
A look at Comicbook Fandom.
Lin Carter sums up 1966: The year in Horror-Fantasy Books.
Full details on Wally Wood's Witzend.


Issue 10
Vol 3 # 2
December 1966

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True Facts About Lugosi's Drug Addiction
Interview with Christopher Lee
Real King Kong
Interview with Lon Chaney, Jr.
Curse of the Fly
Rat Phink And Boo Boo
Biography of CoF
The Spirit.


Issue 9
Vol 3 # 1
November 1966

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Exclusive interview with Boris Karloff
Picture review of TV's Batman
Victor Buono
Judex and Fantomas both 1917 and 1964
Jack the Ripper
Bride of Frankenstein centerfold
Fantastic European Screen Scene.


Issue 8
Vol 2 # 4
Easter 1966

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Behind the Scenes with Fu Manchu
David McCallum- Man from M.O.N.S.T.E.R.
William K. Everson on Bela Lugosi
1965: Year of Horror-Fantasy Books
Batman- 1943 to 1966
Son of Frankenstein centerfold.


Issue 7
Vol 2 # 3
1965

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Issue 6
Vol 2 # 2
1964

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Issue 5
Vol 2 # 1
1964

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Noted film historian William K. ''Silents Please'' Everson recalls his personal encounters with Lorre in The Peter Lorre Story - with checklist of all Lorre films.
Picture-story review of Evil Of Frankenstein.
Leading Burroughs expert Dick Lupoff describes Monsters Of Edgar Rice Burroughs - with illustrations by Frank Frazetta, Reed Crandall, Larry Ivie and Al Williamson.
Outer Limits.
Interview with Arthur Lubin, director of 1943 Phantom Of The Opera.
First CoF Oldies But Goodies.
Fantastic films of Jean Cocteau.
Out Of This World with Boris Karloff.
Addams Family.


Issue 4
Vol 1 # 4
May 1963

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Nosferatu
Kiss of the Vampire
Black Sunday
Blood of the Vampire
Historical, Literary and Filmic Vampires
Contenental Creatures
Lon Chaney, Jr Story Pt 2 Legend of the Mummy
Freaks
The Haunting.


Issue 3
Vol 1 # 3
1963

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Issue 2
Vol 1 # 2
1962

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The many faces of Christopher Lee: The first thorough article ever devoted to Lee, plus never-before-printed scenes.
Pictures-stories on remakes: Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1957), Phantom Of The Opera (1962), and The Cabinet Of Caligari (1962).
American International hits.
Vampire: A 6-page horror comic story written and illustrated by Larry Ivie.
Early years of Frankenstein: A screen history plus analysis.
Larry Ivie on superheroes: The Day Men Flew.
Charles Collins on Lilith.


Issue 1
Vol 1 # 1
January 1962

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The Boris Karloff story: Master of horror.
The Mummy through the ages: From Karloff to Christopher Lee.
The Time Machine: George Pal adapts H.G. Wells novel.
Horror film cavalcade: Return Of The Fly, The Pit And The Pendulum, The Tingler, The 7th Seal, The Alligator People, The Giant Behemoth, The Woman Eater, Darby O' Gill And The Little People, The Hound Of The Baskervilles.
''Greetings, honorable monster: At last, Japan successfully invades America - with her own Rising Sun Monsters.
Jack The Ripper.
Frankenstein 1970: Six years earlier and he'd have made the Frankenstein Pavi;;ion at the World's Fair.

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