Fantastic Films

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Fantastic Films
Fantastic Films issue 1
Editor Irving Karchmar
Art director Mike Stein
Categories Science Fiction, Fantasy
Frequency Varied per year
Year founded 1978
Final issue 1985
Company Blake Publishing Corp.
Country United States
Language English
ISSN 0273-7043

Fantastic Films was a US film magazine specializing in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. The magazine was published by Blake Publishing Corp. and existed between 1978 and 1985.[1]


Fantastic Films was intended as an alternative to competitors such as Cinefantastique and Starlog. The magazine set itself apart by featuring extensive interviews with actors and behind-the-scenes personnel. The magazine never featured editorials or reviews but did have a rather lengthy Reaction section that allowed readers to send in their letters. In addition, the magazine featured a Fantastic Films Archive Series, a retrospective section that highlighted classic sci-fi films of the past ranging from popular titles like The Day the Earth Stood Still to more obscure fare like Just Imagine.


  1. ^ Anthony Slide (26 February 2010). Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 234. ISBN 978-1-60473-414-0. Retrieved 3 December 2015.