The Magazine With A Sense Of Wonder
Sci-Fi, Classic Monsters, Horror Monthly Magazine from Chicago ,United States
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1970-2002
- Devoted to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films.
- Started by Fred Clarke as an amateur mimeograph version in 1967.
- Editor: Dan Persons
- 64 color pages in A4 format.

- Fred Clarke died in October 2000 and the mag was sold. The new CFQ will never be the same.
- Published by Frederick S. Clarke
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There are 174 issues listed in the database

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CONTENTS: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 All GALLERIES: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 All

Issue 6
Vol 2 #2 1972
Dialogues on Apes, Apes and more Apes: Dale Winogura goes behind the scenes to delve into the making of a film series by interviewing nearly everyone creativeky involved in the production of the Planet Of The Apes films. What evolves is a unique production history with some startling insights into science fiction filmmaking.
Silent Running: Or where have all the forests gone?: Kay Anderson and Shirley Meech sought out star Bruce Dern and director Douglas Trumbull to discuss their exciting new science fiction film concerning the impending ecological disaster facing mankind. Wake up and listen.
A chat with Peter Cushing about dracula today: The veddy veddy British actor who has made a career of playing Dr. Van Helsing, Frankenstein and Sherlock Holmes discusses Hammer Films' new approach to their Dracula series.
On the filming of Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes: Dale Winogura tagged along with director J. Lee Thompson & Co to discover that what looks very exciting on the big movie turns out to be a lot of hard work.
On the set of Phibes II: Chris Knight and Peter Nicholson visit the filming of Dr. Phibes Rises Again to chat with Director Robert Fuest and actors Robert Quarry, Vincent Price and Valli Kemp concerning AIP's new tongue-in-cheek aproach to the horror film.
Film reviews: A Clockwork Orange, El Topo, Macbeth, Silent Running, The Year Of The Cannibals, Z.P.G.

Issue 5
Vol 2 #1 1972
Stop frame: The History and Technique of Fantasy Film Animation Part II: Professional animator Mark Wolf delves into the methods and techniques of composite matte photography for those who want to know precidely how it's done, going into detail about such esoteric things as travelling mattes, the workings of an optical printer, the sodium vapor and color difference systems for matte photography, et al.
Wendkos: The importance of concept: Dale Winogura sits down with the director of The Mephisto Waltz, The Brothrhood Of The Bell, Fear No Evil, and several episodes of The Invaders to discuss his approach to fantasy filmmaking.
News & Notes: Moon Child: Director Alan Gadney talks about his forthcoming horror film starring John Carradine and Victor Buono; Flesh Gordon: A preview that indicates something worthwhile may be rising from the mire of the sexploitation market; Trieste '71: Happenings at the 9th Annual Trieste Science Fiction Film Festival.
Film reviews: The Brotherhood Of Satan, The Clowns, The Devils, The Gladiators, Horror Of The Blood Monsters, Lust For A Vampire, Next, The Night Digger, Night Of The Dark Shadows, The Omega Man, Peter Rabbit And The Tales Of Beatrix Potter, The Reincarnate, The Return Of Count Yorga, Willard, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, Unman Wittering And Zigo & Deep End.

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