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MIDNIGHT MARQUEE
The Magazine Of Classic Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense, And Noir Cinema

- First and last issue: 1977-2013
- First issue was called Gore Creatures. Beginning with issue 26, it was officially renamed Midnight Marquee.
- A serious look at the fantasy cinema of the past.
- Editor: Gary J. Svehla
- Published tri-annually, 68 b+w pages in A4 format.
- Website: www.midmar.com

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

Ceased publication
Last updated:
19 August 2013

Special thanks for this page goes to:
Garry Malvern
Scott Matheson
Debi Ziemkowski
CONTENTS: 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2013 GALLERIES: 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2013 All DATABASE INFO
49 listed issue(s)
Completed listing

Issue 79
2013



Issue 78
October/November/December 2011



Issue 77
July/August/September 2010



Issue 76
May/June/July 2009

Psycho
Halloween
Plan 9 From Outer Space


Issue 75
2007

Gary Don Rhodes takes a look at Lugosi Vs. Karloff-Eternally; Gary J. Svehla offers Groundbreakers: Horror's 13 Most Influential Films; Gregory Mank writes on Carl Laemmle Jr.; Forum/Against Em: The Wolfman; The Three Faces of Dracula; Beauty and Beasts: The Eroticism of King Kong plus over 40 pages of DVD Reviews.


Issue 73/74
March 2006



Issue 71/72
Vol 2 # 4
2005

Mad Doctor Mania; 2001's Cinematic Relativity; Homicidal; D.W.Griffith's Avenging Conscience; So Good They're Bad; 105 Years of Women in Horror; DVD Reviews


Issue 69/70
Vol 2 # 3
2004

Sounds of Silents by Steven Thornton
Terror from 1963 and Beyond: Past 40 Years ?
Top 50 Films
The Spider: Weaving a Web of Suspense; Things That Came: Significant Horror Movie Trends (1963-2003) Forum/Against ?Em: The Wicker Man; Return of the Ape Man ?Revisiting the Wartime Savage from a Post- Modern Perspective; DVD Reviews


Issue 67/68
Vol 2 # 2
2003

The Lost Treasures of Universal
The Rise and Fall of the Downbeat Ending
Overrated/Underrated: Performances
Lost Horrors
Televisions 12 Scariest Moments
DVD Reviews


Issue 65/66
Vol 2 # 1
2002

A Diary of Dracula by Gary Don Rhodes and Gregory William Mank;
Battle Scarred Horrors by Arhtur Lundquist - takes a chilling look at the influence of WWI on horror films of the 1930s;
If I Only Had a Brain by Steven Thornton - Mad Doctors and Brain Transplants;
Overrated or Underrated Horror/Sci-Fi Films from Silents to Present Day are rated by Anthony Ambrogio, James Janis, Jomathan Lampley, Cindy Collins Smith and Jeff Thompson;
Forum/Against 'Em: Bride of Frankenstein by Anthony Ambrogio and Gary J. Svehla - The pros and cons of this classic horror film are discussed;
Into Africa Again: White Pongo by James JJ Janis;
Hitchcock and Herrmann: The Torn Curtain by Steve Vertlieb;
Plus tributes to John Agar and Lucille Lund and the latest scoop on DVDs.


Issue 64
2000

Frankenstein Revisited: Universal and the Selling of Boris Karloff by Gregory Mank and Gary Don Rhodes.
Into Africa: Nabonga by James J.J. Janis.
Universal's Horror Whodunits: The Strange Case of Dr. RX and The House of Fear by Jeff Miller.
Floyd Gibbons Airs Out The Attic of Terror by Michael H. Price.
Plus: Movie, DVD and Book Reviews.


Issue 63
Summer 2000

Mythos and the Horror Film; Creature from the Haunted Sea; Boy, Were the Critics Wrong; Gift of Gab; Marilyn Harris; How I Beat Dope Addiction by Bela Lugosi; , DVD Reviews


Issue 62
2000

Midnight Marquee Monsters Special Pictorial Edition

This special 98 page pictorial, which is printed on photo quality paper, is dedicated to 1950s monsters, from teenagers to oozing blobs, from aliens to natures mutants.



Issue 61
1999

The Fourth Most Important Horror Film Ever Made by J.J. Janis
Dark Cities: Urban Hell by Steven Thornton
The Beast Within Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast by Wolf Forrest
Monster Rally Remembered
Seven Vs. Dr. Phibes by David Kalat
Reviews by Gary J. Svehla: Eyes Wide Shut, The Haunting, John Carpenter's Vampires, The Sixth Sense, The Iron Giant, Sleepy Hollow
DVDs: Dracula Prince of Darkness, Quatermass and the Pit and Five Million Years to Earth, Indestructible Man and The Amazing Transparent Man, The Bat and House on Haunted Hill, The Asphyx, The Brute Man, and Spider Baby.The Art of the Low-Budget Horror Film, The Blair Witch Project


Issue 60
1999

David Manners
The Invisible Man
Malibou Lake Michael A. Hoey on Navy vs. the Night Monsters
The Art of the Low-Budget Horror Film
The Blair Witch Project


Issue 59
1999

Special pictorial edition packed with rare, vintage photos from the classic monster films of the past. High-quality reproduction.


Issue 58
1998

Dr. Mabuse
Forgotten Faces: Lucille LaVerne
Halloween Horrors
The Nightmare Before Christmas


Issue 57
1998

Chandu
Dangerous Dames
The 1940s Mummy films
60 Years of Werewolf Films


Issue 56
1998

Dr. Pretorius
Patricia Morison
John Barrymore's Horror Films
Reviews
Grave Diggings


Issue 55
1997

Sugar Hill and Her Zombie Hitmen! by Bryan Senn
Attack of the Teenage Monsters! by Don G. Smith
Our Favorite Psychos
My Meeting with British Royalty: Horror Legend Christopher Lee by Tom Johnson
Children of the Night: Dracula's Progeny by Anthony Ambrogio
Music for Frankenstein by Vincent A. DiLeonardi
Grave Diggings


Issue 54
1997

A Salute to Hammer Films Room to Let: Hammer's First Take on the Ripper Myth by Cindy Ruth Collins
Looking at Hammer's The Phantom of the Opera with Two Eyes by Kirk Henderson
Barbara Shelley: Hammer's Woman of Substance by Steven Thornton
Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee: The Gruesome Twosome Who Created Scream History by Mark A. Miller
The Reptile: The Birth of a Mini Hammer Classic by Wayne Kinsey
The Plague of the Zombies: A (Rare) Hammer Original by Bryan Senn
Hammer's Forgotten Frankensteins by David H. Smith


Issue 53
1997

The Brain That Wouldn't Die by Bryan Senn
If You Need Me Just Whistle! Red Skelton's Whistling in the Dark by Susan Svehla
Stranger on the Third Floor by Gary J. Svehla
Lionel Atwill and Vincent Price Wax Poetic by Raymond Valinoti, Jr.
Movies We Hate!
What if The Uninvited Had Haunted Universal or RKO? by Anthony Ambrogio


Issue 52
1997

Excavating The Mummy by Paul M. Jensen
Movies We Couldn't Live Without
Midnight Marquee's MidMarvelous Awards: The Best of the 1950s by J. J. Johnson
Creeping... Crawling... Slithering... Sliming... The Crawling Eye by Randy Palmer
The Reinvention of Miklos Rozsa by Steve Vertlieb


Issue 51
Summer 1996

A Do-it-yourself guide to 50s' flying saucers by Steven Thornton
The 50s meet the monsters by David H. Smith
From Housemaid to Space babe: Women in space by Bernice Bansak
50s' Sci-Fi film faves: Invasion of the body snatchers to The Day the Earth stood Still
Target Earth: Noir with a Dash of the Fantastic by John Soister
From Helpmate to monster: The evaluation of women in Sci-Fi/Horror movies by Don G. Smith


Issue 50
1996

Son of Kong by Michael Brunas
In Awe and Wonder of Ed Wood by Cindy Ruth Collins
My Life as a Hideous Sun Demon by Robert Clarke and Tom Weaver
First Horror Film Experiences
Heavy Breathing on the Line-Blake Edwards' Experiment in Terror by Robert Alan Crick
Night of the Living Dead-Birth of the Contemporary Horror Film by Gary W. Harner
Below the Surface of The Mole People: Cynthia Patrick Interview by Tom Weaver


Issue 49
1995

The Enigma of Vampyr by Bryan Senn
Vampires in the MTV Age by Steven Thornton
House of Carradine: Why Isn't Lugosi in The House? by John Parnum and Gregory Mank
Invasion of the 1960s' Non-Traditional Vampire Movie by John R. Duvoli
Hammer's Hunt for a New Vein of Vampire Film: Three Semi-Classic from the Seventies by Dennis Fischer
Brides of Dracula: Hammer Horror's Second Vampire Classic by Tom Johnson
High Midnight: The Vampire Goes West by John Parnum


Issue 48
1995

A Salute to Hammer Films
Classic American Ghost Movies: The Uninvited and The Haunting by Gary J. Svehla
Paul Naschy and The Saga of Waldemar Daninsky [Including Sam Sherman Remembers Paul Naschy] by David H. Smith
And The Winner Isn't... Midnight Marquee Takes a Biased Look at the Academy Awards by Susan Svehla
Tomorrow You'll Be One of Us! The Evolution of the Alien-Doppelganger Film by Ed Bansak
They Collide by Night: Film Noir Meets the Horror Genre by Don Leifert
Much More!


Issue 47
1994

A Tribute to Hammer Films
Evolving Worlds of Hammer's Baron Frankenstein by Gary J. Svehla
The Hammer Factory: Hammer Films, Corman Style by Fred Olen Ray
Harlots, Hedonists, and Heroines: The Women of Hammer Films by Susan Svehla
Hammer Studios' Karnstein Trilogy: The Lesbian Vampire and The Desiring Female by Gary W. Harner
Surviving The Lost Worlds of Hammer by John Parnum
Val Guest and Nigel Kneale: Hammer's Dynamic Duo by Dennis Fischer
Hammer Declares War by Tom Johnson
Much More!


Issue 46
1994

The Mystery of Jean Brooks: Angel in a Cleopatra Wig by Gregory William Mank
The Lair of the White Worm: Sex and Christianity, Ken Russell Style by Gary W. Harner
Vincent Price, Always in Our Memory
I'm Not Finished! The Evolving Male in the Modern Fantasy Film by Stephen R. Johnson
Remembering Baltimore's Shock Theater: The Lucifers Strike Back by Gregory William Mank
Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Cinema: Edgar Norton by Jim Coughlin
The Horror of Suspense: Robert Mitchum's Cinema of Evil [Cape Fear and The Night of the Hunter] by Gary J. Svehla
Del Tenney: The Shockmeister of Stamford by Dean Chambers


Issue 45
Summer 1993

30th Anniversary Issue
Unhallowed Grounds: Vampire Films of the Seventies by Lorne Marshall
The Golden Age of Horror: Island of Lost Souls and Mad Love by Bryan Senn
Christopher Lee Interview: Horror After Hammer by Dennis Fischer
The Lair of Bel-Air: The Black Sleep, Voodoo Island, and The Pharaoh's Curse by Dean Chambers
Metropolis: The Eternal City Revisited by Terry Roark
Allen J. Koszowski's World of Cinematic Art
Beast from 20,000 Fathoms: The Essential Harryhausen by Ralph Vincelli


Issue 44
Summer 1992

Mark of the Vampire: When MGM Challenged Universal...and Lost! by Gregory William Mank
Barbara Steele: More Than a Horror Film Cult Actress, Thank You!!! by Mark A. Miller
Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (Part IV): The Body Snatcher by Ed Bansak Scoring Val Lewton: The Quiet Horror Music of Roy Webb (The Robert Wise Films) by Randall D. Larson


Issue 43
Winter 1992

The Fantastic Asian Video Invasion: Hopping Vampires, Annoying Aliens, and Atomic Cats by Donald C. Willis
Day the World Ended: The Real Beginning of American-International by Dean Chambers
Day the World Ended: The Real Beginning of American-International by Dean Chambers
The Richard Gordon/Antony Balch Connection: Filming Tower of Evil, Bizarre, and Horror Hospital by John R. Duvoli
Gravesites of Horror Personalities: Scott Wilson Interviewed by Gregory William Mank
Fanex 5 by Gary J. Svehla


Issue 42
Summer 1991

Evelyn Ankers: Queen of the Horrors by Gregory William Mank
Tobe Hooper's Oedipal Horrors: Confronting the Female by Steven R. Johnson
Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films: Halliwell Hobbes by Jim Coughlin
Afterlife in the Cinema: Heaven, Hell, and Judgment in the Fantasy Film by Terry R. Roark
Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (The Robert Wise Films, Part One) by Ed Bansak


Issue 41
1990

Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (The Mark Robson Films) by Ed Bansak
The Quiet Horror Music of Roy Webb: Scoring Val Lewton (The Mark Robson films) by Randall R. Larson
Protelco Productions: Remembering Island of Terror, The Projected Man, and Naked Evil by John R. Duvoli
Excavating Beneath the Planet of the Apes: Beware the Beast-Man! by Arthur Lundquist
Dream-Reality: Horror from a Child's Point of View by Gary J. Svehla


Issue 40
Spring 1990

Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (The Jacques Tourneur Films) by Ed Bansak
The Quiet Horror Music of Roy Webb: Scoring Val Lewton (The Jacques Tourneur Films) by Randall R. Larson
Casting Voodoo Spells: Analyzing Devil Doll and Curse of the Voodoo by John R. Duvoli
Slice 'n' Dice: Censorship and the Horror Cinema by Gary J. Svehla
Enticed by the Dark... Clutching the Hand of Night by Richard Ekstedt
Afterlife in the Cinema: Heaven, Hell, and Judgment in the Fantasy Film (Part One) by Terry Roark
Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films: Forrester Harvey by Jim Coughlin


Issue 39
Fall 1989

Karloff Through the Looking Glass: Horror on Thriller by Jay Allen Sanford
Count Carradine: The Long John Draculas by Dean Chambers
High-Octane Entertainment: Aliens, The Terminator, The Abyss... Gale Anne Hurd Interviewed by Susan Svehla
Attack of the Killer Popcorn: Don't Look Under the Seat by John Parnum
Calvin Thomas Beck in Memorial by Gary J. Svehla
Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films: Olga Baclanova by Jim Coughlin


Issue 38
Spring 1989

Planet Filmplays Inc.: The Science Fiction Cinema of W. Lee Wilder by Arthur Lundquist
Revisiting The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus by Gary J. Svehla
Grave of the Vampire Analyzed: The Family That Slays Together by Dean Chambers
Susanna Foster Interviewed: Unmasking Her Fantasy Film Career by Delbert Winans
The Gorgon: Music by James Bernard by Randall D. Larson
Horror Gleanings by Don G. Smith
Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films: William Harrigan by Jim Coughlin


Issue 37
Fall 1988

25th Anniversary Issue--280 Pages
25 Years and Counting by Gary J. Svehla
25 Years of Gore Creatures/Midnight Marquee: A Biased History by Gary J. Svehla
Beast Faces of the '50s by Robert Knox
They Conquered the Newsstands by Raymond F. Young
Greetings to the (Extended) Bat Pack from Forry Ackerman
Return to the Gothic Castle: An Interview With Calvin Beck by Gary J. Svehla
Fanzines of a Lifetime: A Listing by Raymond Young, Gary J. Svehla, and Steve Fiorilla
25 Years of Midnight Marquee: Some Very Special Readers Reminisce
Faces of Fright by David L. Daniels


Issue 36
Fall 1987

Curio or Classic: Remembering First Man Into Space and Fiend Without a Face by John R. Duvoli
A Double-Dose of The Evil Dead by Ralph Coon
Bill Rebane's Shooting Ranch Studio: Hollywood of the Mid-West by Joe Vannicola
Clutching Hands and Floating Head: William Castle's 13 Ghosts by Dean Chambers
Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films: Cesare Gravina, Fern Emmett by Jim Coughlin
Midnight Marquee's Best and Worst in Horror and Science Fiction Cinema by Gary J. Svehla
Linnea Quigley: Confessions of a Scream Queen by Bill George


Issue 35
Fall 1986

Decades of the Dead: Dissecting George Romero's Zombie Trilogy by Gary J. Svehla
Universal's Golden Age: Some Facts and Figures by Greg Mank
Universal's Poverty Row: The Saga of the Ape Woman by Arthur Joseph Lundquist
Remembering The Thing That Couldn't Die by Paul Anthony Parla
What Spawned Alien by John R. Duvoli
Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films: E. E. Clive and Arthur Edmund Carewe by Jim Coughlin
Borgo Pass Meets the Hollywood Freeway: The Shock Schlock of Al Adamson by Dean Chambers

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