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'''''Cinefantastique''''' was a [[Horror fiction|horror]], [[fantasy]], and [[science fiction]] [[List of film journals and magazines|film magazine]] originally started as a [[Mimeograph machine|mimeograph]]ed [[fanzine]] in 1967, then relaunched as a glossy, [[offset printing|offset printed]] quarterly in 1970 by [[publisher]]/[[editing|editor]] [[Frederick S. Clarke]]. Intended as a serious critical/review journal of the [[genre]]s, the magazine immediately set itself apart from such competitors as ''[[Famous Monsters of Filmland]]'' and ''[[The Monster Times]]'' due to its slick paper stock and use of full color interior film stills. ''Cinefantastique'''s articles and reviews emphasized an intelligent, near-scholarly approach, a then-unusual slant for such a genre-specific magazine. Advertisements were few, with most of them being only ads for other titles and materials by the publisher. This lack of "page padding" assured the reader a high proportion of original editorial content.
 
The magazine quickly came to be known for its lengthy, information-filled "retrospective" articles devoted to the full production details of such classic films as 1951's ''[[The Day The Earth Stood Still]]'', [[George Pal]]'s ''[[The War of the Worlds (1953 film)|War of the Worlds]]'', ''[[The Incredible Shrinking Man]]'', and ''[[Planet of the Apes (1968 film)|Planet of the Apes]]''. Based on the popularity of these articles, ''Cinefantastique'' began producing huge double-issues centering on comprehensive "Making-Of" looks at such movies as Disney's ''[[20,000 Leagues Under The Sea]]'', ''[[Forbidden Planet]]'', ''[[Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope|Star Wars]]'', ''[[Close Encounters of the Third Kind]]'', ''[[Blade Runner]]'', and ''[[The Thing (1982 film)|The Thing]]''. Many of the articles have since become accepted as the definitive source of production information regarding these and other genre titles.