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Sci-Fi Magazine from Los Angeles ,United States
Ceased publication

- First issue: 2003
- Frederick S. Clarke's Cinefantastique after ''the next generation has assumed the editorial reigns.''
- ''Well-researched stories, exclusive photography and intelligent critique - an antidote to the crass gossip and innuendo of the internet fan sites.''
- Publishers: Mark Gottwald, Mark Altman (of Sci-Fi Universe.)
- Bimonthly, 90 color pages in A4 format.
- See also: CFQ Spotlite
- Published by CFQ Media
- Website: cinefantastiqueonline.com/

Last updated:
12 August 2022
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CONTENTS: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2012 GALLERIES: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2012 All

Issue 25
October/November 2012
Cinefantastique Presents Ultimate Guide To Zombies.
"After years off the shelves, the venerable brand returns with a dense publication dedicated to the popular genre of Zombies! This specially priced one-shot features tons of exclusive interviews, a breakdown of different zombie 'subgenres,' a comprehensive guide to zombie movies, series and books, a look at 'real' zombie survivalists, and several large 3-D rendered photos of undead creatures, from White Zombie to The Walking Dead."

Issue 24
Vol 38 #4 2006
Preview for San Diego Comic Con International 2006
-A complete catalog of 36 years of CFQ and Femme Fatales
- Power of the Dark Crystal
- Battlestar Galactica / Batman / DOA: Dead or Alive / Spider-Man / The Darkness / Lost / Star Wars / Emily the Strange / 300 / A Scanner Darkly / Heroes / Phonogram / Stargate / The Covenant / Living in Infamy

Issue 23
Vol 38 #3 2006
Featuring Superman Returns, X-Men: The Last Stand and much more.

Issue 22
Vol 38 #2 2006
We go behind-the-scenes on Battlestar Galactica for an in-depth look at the show's second season, including a Season 2.0 episode guide. Plus... James Gunn VS Nathan Fillion on Slither. Wes Craven discusses 30+ years of horror movies, including Pulse and The Hills Have Eyes. V for Vendetta... Lady Vengeance... Zombie Honeymoon... Final Destination 3... Ellen Datlow... Shirley Walker... Doctor Who... And much more!

Issue 21
Vol 38 #1 2006
Everything you wanted to know about Peter Jackson's King Kong. Plus... Underworld: Evolution... Battlestar Galactica... Aquaman... Chronicles of Narnia... Ghosts of Albion... Marebito... When a Stranger Calls... Aeon Flux... All Souls Day.... The Thirst... BloodRayne... Hostel... Wolf

Issue 20
Vol 37 #8 2005

Issue 19
Vol 37 #6/7 2005
Featuring Lost, Smallville, Surface, Threshold, Invasion, Ghost Whisperer, Firefly/Serenity, Battlestar Galactica and much more!

Issue 18
Vol 37 #5 August 2005
The August issue of CFQ feature Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Rob Zombie's he Devil's Rejects, an early look at ABC's new Nightstalker series, a peek at Michael Bay's The Island, as well as the latest on Aeon Flux, Fantastic Four, The 4400 and CFQ Films' The Darkroom, plus a special San Diego Comic-Con bonus section featuring 50 highlights from the show.

Issue 16
Vol 37 #4 2005
Behind-the-scenes on Batman Begins, War of the Worlds, Land of the Dead, and Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, plus Night Watch, Stephen Chow, Star Trek: New Voyages, the Batman Begins video game, Christian Bale, Cillian Murphy, Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper and the latest and greatest genre reviews.

Issue 15
Vol 37 #3 2005
An inside look at George Lucas' two Star Wars trilogies and CFQ's coverage of the films over the years, plus features on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Doom, High Tension, Ultraman and Smallville

Issue 14
Vol 37 #2 2005

Issue 13
Vol 37 #1 Feb/Mar 2005
The February/March 2005 CFQ features Constantine, Elektra, Lemony Snicket, The Matrix Online, Part 2 of the CFQ Buck Rogers Retrospective, an interview with Todd McFarlane, CFQ Films' All Souls Day, Boogeyman, Alone in the Dark, Dead Aim and more.

Issue 12
Vol 36 #6 Dec/Jan 2005
The December/January CFQ features in-depth coverage of The Incredibles, Blade: Trinity, White Noise, House of Flying Daggers, Species III, Godzilla Final Wars, The Legend of Earthsea and more, as well as the CFQ Interview with Christopher Lee, the 2004 CFQ Holiday Gift Guide, and the first part of our Buck Rogers retropect.

Issue 11
Vol 36 #5 2005
Clone Wars, the original Star Wars trilogy, Stargate Atlantis, Seed of Chucky, Shaun of the Dead, The Devil's Rejects, Primer, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, The Avengers, Peter Hyams, and much more.

Issue 10
Vol 36 #4 2004
Alien Vs. Predator: We talk to the filmmakers about this summer's biggest crossover.
Resident Evil 2: Behind the scenes on the set of the sequel.
Thunderbirds: A look at the new movie and the original series we all loved. Plus, an interview with Gerry Anderson.
Donnie Darko: Director Richard Kelly discusses the film's cult status.
Open Water: Filmmaker Chris Kentis talks about why he had to make his film without the aid of a studio.
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex: We travel to Production I.G. in Japan to get the inside scoop on the new anime series.
Plus... Spider-Man 2, Code 46, Gordon Liu, E3 Highlights, Renny Harlin On Exorcist : The Beginning, and reviews Including Chronicles Of Riddick, Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, Open Water, Van Helsing, Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut, Kill Vill Vol. 2, The Stepford Wives, Hero, The Day After Tomorrow, Ju-On: The Grudge, Ginger Snaps Unleashed, Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra, Millennium: The Complete First Season, Robocop Trilogy, Quantum Leap: The Complete First Season, Jonny Quest, Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water, Wolf's Rain, Tokyo Godfathers, Samurai Jack, Buffy Season Six, Dead Like Me Season One, The Dead Zone Season Two, Angel Heart, and more!

Issue 9
Vol 36 #3 2004
Spider-Man, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Shrek 2, Godzilla, I Robot, Star Trek, King Arthur, Salem's Lot, Firefly, The Chronicles of Riddick, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Kaena, Smallville, The X-Files, Total Recall.

Issue 8
Vol 36 #2 2004
Van Helsing
The Punisher
a retrospect on Superman: The Movie
Starship Troopers 2
Tokyo Godfathers
the animated Doctor Who
Ray Harryhausen
The Lost Boys

Issue 7
Vol 36 #1 2004
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Dawn of the Dead
Starship Troopers 2
Van Helsing
Kill Bill 2
The Butterfly Effect.

Issue 6
Vol 35 #6 2003

Issue 5
Vol 35 #5 2003
Agent Provocateur: The second season of Alias shook up the drama, opening new options for series creator J.J. Abrams. PLUS: The score on Alias composer Michael Giacchino, and costume designer Laura Goldsmith.
Fangs & Fur: Classic monsters - vampires and werewolves - are given a new mythos in Underworld.
Hong Kong Calling: Quentin Tarantino pays homage to Asian action cinema with his ultraviolent revenge fantasy Kill Bill. PLUS: Tarantino works with Sonny Chiba to resurrect Hattori Hanzo.
Sinister Urges: Rob Zombie (House of 1,000 Corpses) , Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), Don Mancini (Seed of Chucky) and Scott Spiegel (Evil Dead 2) gathers to discuss the state of the genre.
Angel Evolutions: David Boreanaz discusses the new season of Joss Whedon's lone surviving series reveals departures, additions, and major storytelling changes.
In Review: Returner, Demonlover, Bubba Ho-Tep, Cabin Fever, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen- Lara Croft-Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Freddy VS. Jason, House of the Dead, JeepersCreepers 2, T3: Rise of the Machines, The Howling, Solaris, 28 Days Later, Alias: The Complete First Season, Countdown to Wednesday, The Simpsons: Season Three, Of Unknown Origin, Wait Until Dark.
Sharpening the 'Saw: A classic tale of unrelenting horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is retold for our times. PLUS: A look back at the film that started it all.
Plus: House of the Dead, Cat in the Hat, Star Trek's Matt Jefferies, Dr. Who Restoration Team, John Carpenter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alien: Director's Cut, Red Star, Frankenstein, CFQ Calendar.

Issue 4
Vol 35 #4 2003
CFQ Update: - Starship Troopers: Hero of the Federation - Shaolin Soccer - V: The Second Generation
Gaming: Join CG special agents Scully and Mulder for The X-Files: Resist or Serve. Also: David Duchovny & Gillain Anderson Interview
Pages: Exploring the Matrix offers food for thought on the Wachowski brothers' classic head trip.
Local Hero: Smallville continues to go up and away with its second season of superhuman-scaled adventures.
The Seven Year Slay: Buffy prime mover Joss Whedon looks back on how he kept his undead drama alive and kicking over its impressive run.
Gate Keepers: Gate Crasher Corin Nemec is out and Michael Shanks returns as Stargate SG-1 enters its seventh - and possibly last - season.
In Search of...: Twenty-five years later, Battlestar Galactica endures as a classic of smallscreen sci-fi, flaws and all...
ProCon: Does The Matrix: Reloaded suffer from sophomore slump? Or is Neo still The One?
In Review: The Hulk, Cabin Fever, May, Wrong Turn, The Eye, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Right Stuff, The Thing From Another World, Soylent Green, The Omega Man, Futurama, The Invisibles.

Issue 3
Vol 35 #3 2003
The CFQ Interview: Alan Moore: The artist on 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' and why he'll never write for film.
Trucking Through The Deathlands: Sci Fi Channel tackles one of the biggest genre phenomena you've never heard of.
Anger Management: Director Ang Lee and his production team became one with their star to bring The Hulk to life.
In The Hot Zone: Danny Boyle injects the zombie mythos with biohazardous themes in 28 Days Later.
What Is The Matrix (Now)?: The diverse talents behind Reloaded reveal as much as they are contractually allowed.
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Lawrence Brooks wrote this issue's retrospective, and maintains a site with over 500 photos pertaining to Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Anatomy Lesson: Finally experience Aliens vs. Predator, if only for 90 seconds.
Gaming: Deus Ex 2
ProCon: Enterprise.
CFQ Update: Freddy and Jason emerge from hell, Peter Jackson goes ape, and a farewell to Buffy.
Toybox: Bandai launches its first starship.
In Review: 28 Days Later, X2: X-Men Unite.
CFQ Calendar: June/July.
Latent Image: In The Town of Stepford.

Issue 2
Vol 35 #2 2003
The CFQ Interview: Lawrence Kasdan: The genre master plunges into the realm of horror with Dreamcatcher.
Bullet Time: The Wachowski Brothers bring out the big guns for The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions.
X-Pocalypse Now: Brian Singer and his band of mutants return to wage war in X2.
Rat Race: The re-making of Willard has proven to be a maze-like challenge.
In The Zone: The first season of The Dead Zone indicated a new tone for a darker character.
Big dig: John Amiel and company journey to the center of the earth in The Core.
Digital's debut: Tron bridged the analog and cyber worlds, changing filmmaking forever.
Gaming: RTX Red Rock
ProCon: DareDevil
CFQ Update: A supressed genre classic, myopic Hollywood and razo-toothed monsters. Toybox: Sideshow introduces Bond, James Bond.
Anatomy Lesson: Deconstructing ''Red Star.''
In Review: Darkness Falls, House of 1,000 Corpses, Final Desination 2.
CFQ Calendar: April/May
Latent Image: Another World, Another Time

Issue 1
Vol 35 #1 2003

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