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Special Effects Magazine
Sci-Fi, Classic Monsters Irregular Magazine from United States
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1977-2000
- Covers science-fiction, fantasy, Horror, thrillers and animation.
- Publisher/Editor: Ted A. Bohus.

- Website: www.deadlyspawn.net/spfxmagazine.html

Last updated:
6 January 2022
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CONTENTS: 1977 1978 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 GALLERIES: 1977 1978 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 All

Issue 10
JACK ARNOLD Interview: Director of The Incredible Shrinking Man, Creature From the Black Lagoon & others. By Mark McGee & Susan Frank
RETROSPECT: Curse of the Demon: (Many behind-the-scenes photos) An Analysis of Jacques Tourner's Supernatural Masterpiece. By Ronald V. Borst & Scott MacQueen
CHARLES BENNET Interview: Curse of the Demon Screenwriter. By Tom Weaver
Curse of the Demon Soundtrack Analysis: A look at Clifton Parker's fascinating music score for the classic thriller, Curse of the Demon. By Bill Littman
DAVE ADAMS Interview: Starship Troopers Anime Series: Roughnecks. By Ted A Bohus
JANET LEIGH Interview: Candid interview with the star of Psycho. By Ted A. Bohus
PAT HITCHCOCK Interview: Daughter of 'Master of Suspense,' Alfred Hitchcock and star of Psycho and Stranges On A Train. By Ted A Bohus
KASEY ROGERS Interview: Kasey Rogers (Laura Elliott) discusses Strangers On A Train, Peyton Place and Bewitched. By Ted A Bohus
BEN BOVA Interview: Author of over 100 futuristic novels! By Ted A. Bohus
MARCEL DELGADO Interview: King Kong & Beyond! By George Turner & Doug Turner (Many behind-the-scenes King Kong photos)
PLUS.... Making The Crawling Eye Creating a B Movie Classic (Retrospect) By Kevin Shinnick
And Color artwork from Disney artist Frank Dietz...

Issue 9
KEN TOBEY: He had his own TV series, The Whirlybirds, and starred in the science-fiction classic, The Thing! By Ted A. Bohus
ROBERT CORNTHWAITE: The Thing's scientist, Dr. Carrington. By Ted A. Bohus
RAY HARRYHAUSEN & TERRY MOORE: Discussing Mighty Joe Young, now & then. By Ted A. Bohus
HUGH HEFNER: A candid conversation with the publisher, writer, cartoonist, actor, and avid film collector. By Ted A. Bohus
Also.... Retrospect: The Thing: Behind the scenes look at the Howard Hawks classic that started the alien invasion craze of the '50's. By Ted Newsom
Behind the Scenes: Little Things You Should Know: Information about sequences left on the cutting room floor and other tidbits. By Larry Brooks & Ted A. Bohus
Tribute: David Allen: A loving tribute to the man who inspired so many others with his incredible work and unselfish attitude.
Restoring the 1925 Classic The Lost World
Interview with Edward Stratmann. By Ted A. Bohus
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein: Making the 1949 comedy classic. By Dan Cziraky
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein: Production facts and quotes. By Greg Mank
I Was A Teenage Werewolf: Gene Fowler Jr. & Herman Cohen speak! By Tom Weaver
Jekyll & Hyde on Broadway!

Issue 8
Phil Tippett: From Star Wars '76 to The Haunting: The innovator of current effects technology.
The Colossus Of New York: Far from typical 50s sci-fi, Colossus is a serious, sober and near-depressing look at the effects of mechanization taken to the absurd lengths that only B-movies can.
Mala Powers: Mala on Colossus and Howard Hughes.
Fred Steiner: Music composer for Colossus, Star Trek and Twilight Zone sets the record straight.
Dee Wallace Stone: Hooker, dog lover and E.T.'s Mom.
Frank Frazetta's motion picture and television art: Frank produced some of his greatest art for film and television advertising.
The Abominable Snowman Of The Himalayas: A look back at the eerie, atmospheric thriller that rellied on story instead of effects.
Dave Allen: Primevals and stop-motion reality check.
Interviews with Abominable star Forrest Tucker and with Colossus of NY producer William Alland.

Issue 7
Fall 1998
Dennis Muren: From Star Wars '76 to SWI: The innovator of current effects technology.
Lorne Peterson: The Head of the ILM prop department discusses a few of his favorite projects.
Dan Taylor: From low-budget to The Lost World.
Ken Hughes: The director of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang very candidly discusses his children's classic.
Richard Corben: The creator of Den/Neverwhere speaks.
David Hedison: David talks about his work on The Fly, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, The Lost World and Ffolkes.
Patricia Owens: The Fly's leading lady speaks candidly about her career and raconteur, Vincent Price.
Gorilla my dreams: King Kong images in Ray Harryhausen films. An in-depth photo essay.
Creature from the Black Lagoon with rare photos.

Issue 6
MAKING WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Interviews with producer, director, dialog coach, costume designer, stars, and more! By Gene Crowell
CHRIS WALAS Chris talks about his work on Scanners, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gremlins, Enemy Mine, winning the oscar for The Fly and directing Fly II. By Ted A. Bohus
JOAN WELDON The star of Them! talks about acting, working with giant ants, and opera! By Ted A. Bohus
SEAN McCLORY Them! co-star shoots from the hip. By Tom Weaver
KEVIN McCARTHY From Death of a Salesman to the sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. By Ted A. Bohus
TRIBUTE: Fay Wray We celebrate Fay's 90th Birthday with pictures.
Mad Monster Party A look at the creation of the children's stop-motion classis.--Ronald Dale Garmon

Issue 5
ANN FRANCIS A brief chat with the star of Forbidden Planet and the cult TV series Honey West. By Ted A. Bohus
LYLE CONWAY The effects genius behind Dark Crystal, Return to Oz, The Blob and Little Shop of Horrors. By Ted A. Bohus
DAVID ALLEN Primevals & IMAX King Kong. By Jeff Taylor
JIM DANFORTH: Film Concepts, Screenplays & Stories A Martian Princess, DNA Dinosaur, Giant Apes, Alien Visitors, and Sherlock Holmes.--Jim Danforth
STOP MOTION ANIMATION STUDIO A candid conversation with Brett Piper, who has created some pretty amazing stop-motion effects from his kitchen studio!--Kevin G. Shinnick
MIGHTY JOE YOUNG MODEL KIT A look at the creation of the Mighty Joe Young model kit and Joe Laudati's studio.--MacKenzie Brooks

Issue 4
GENE FOWLER, JR. A talk with the man who directed I Married a Monster From Outer Space and I Was A Teenage Werewolf. By Ted A. Bohus
GLORIA TALBOTT The lady who married a monster. By Ted A. Bohus
JOHN PHILLIP LAW Our favorite Angel and Sinbad. By Ted A. Bohus
ANN ROBINSON War of the Worls Star From An American in Paris to War of the Worlds to Bullfighting. --Ted A. Bohus
BEN CHAPMAN Creature From the Black Lagoon Will the real Creature please stand up! An interview with man inside the Gill Man. --Ted A. Bohus
I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE: RETROSPECT A look back at Gene Fowler, Jr.'s low-budget 8 day wonder.--Kevin G. Shinnick
THE GIANT BEHEMOTH A rare behind-the-scenes look at the making of Eugene Lourie and Pete Peterson's stop motion curiosity. --Paul Mandell
THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN Behind-the-scenes on location.--Jay Duncan
JIM DANFORTH'S KING KONG A first look at storyboard art and sketches from Universal's aborted King Kong.--Doug Murray
GODZILLA, King of the Monsters: 3-D! What happened to the 1983 Steve Minor-William Stout-Dave Allen-Rick Baker Godzilla?--Brant Elliot

Issue 3
RAY HARRYHAUSEN The Master Ray Harryhausen's animated films have enthralled movie goers for over 5 decades. By Ted A. Bohus
JIM DANFORTH Animator/Director Can a computer match the animation in When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth? By Ted A. Bohus
SCI-FI Movie Props, Where Are They Now? Where is Robby The Robot? Gort? The Time Machine? The Blob?--Ted A. Bohus
THE TIME MACHINE: RETROSPECT A look back at the science-fiction classic The Time Machine.--Kevin G. Shinnick
A Stop Motion Animation Classic: Mighty Joe Young After 46 years Disney has ssecured the rights to remake a masterpiece.--Paul Mandell
A Look At B-Movie Favorites--The Astounding She-Monsters A candid look at some of our favorite low-budget female movie creatures.--Fred Olen Ray

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