On October 17, 2000, Clarke committed [[suicide]] at the age of 51. Editorship was briefly assumed by long-time contributor [[Dan Persons]], until rights to the continuing publication of ''Cinefantastique'' were acquired by [[Mark A. Altman]]'s [[Mindfire Entertainment]], who formally re-named the magazine '''''CFQ'''''.
In November 2006, ''CFQ'' editor Jeff Bond announced that the magazine would be "going on hiatus into 2007", promising that in the near future it would return "on an irregular basis for in-depth spotlights & special issues". The magazine was succeeded by [[Geek Monthly]], with Bond at the helm.
Cinefantastique relaunched as a webzine in August 2007, called ''Cinefantastique Online''.