|First issue||December 1996|
Started in 1996, Neon included latest film news, previews, actor profiles, interviews and contemporary movie profiles all written with a characteristic sense of humor. Each issue featured A Monthly Selection of Ten Favourite Things with a celebrity listing a particular category for their ten favorite films, for example, James Ellroy in the July 1998 issue picked his ten favorite crime movies.
100 Scenes From... was an irreverent Top 100 list that parodied the notion of such lists.
Blow Up was a 12-page insert included in the middle of every issue that featured stills, promotional pictures of posters of movies and movie stars.
Another regular staple was called, Flashback, a detailed, oral history of a classic movie with comments culled from cuttings and original interviews with cast and crew members. This format was later copied by another UK film periodical, Hotdog Magazine.
Finally, Graham Linehan's Filmgoer's Companion took a satirical look at the entertainment industry.
Unfortunately, the magazine did not make a profit and after the original editor left, it took a more commercial direction. The circulation numbers diminished and Neon was eventually cancelled in February 1999.
- "Publishers toughen up titles". BBC Worldwide. February 18, 1999.