Wednesday, February 28, 2018
CINEFANTASTIQUE AND THE RETURN OF DARK SHADOWS (PART 1)
Vol. 21 No. 3
Publisher and Editor: Frederick S. Clarke
Managing Editor: Avis L. Weathersbee
Cover: David Voigt
By the time this issue rolled around, CINEFANTASTIQUE was a well-established, well-respected journal of (mostly) contemporary Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy films. Long, in-depth articles, lavish retrospectives, and copious reviews were the hallmarks of this once-reigning print magazine.
The lead story in this issue is the much-anticipated return of the beloved sinister soap opera, DARK SHADOWS. This incarnation was to be a prime time TV series produced by NBC instead of the show's original network, ABC.
There were high hopes for another smash hit, and reports after the first episode laid claim to the cast of Collinwood being watched by 25% if American households. Unfortunately, the Gulf War hit the airwaves, and after being preempted numerous times, ratings took a tumble and the show was cancelled.
Also notable in this issue is a preview of a certain Stephen King story, made into a TV mini-series, starring a certain murderous clown...