Midnight Marquee began in the ’60s as a xeroxed fanzine called Gore Creatures put out by a teenager named Gary J Svehla. After 26 issues he changed the name to Midnight Marquee, and it eventually became a thick, well respected magazine, lasting all the way to 2001. The magazine featured very long, in-depth (much longer than most magazines) and well thought out articles about certain films, actors, or points of view with lots of original art to go with it.
This issue had articles on classic American ghost stories, a Paul Naschy retrospective, a look at the Academy Awards from a genre point of view, a very long (12 pages) article on the evolution of the alien doppelganger subgenre, an examination of film noir horror movies, an examination of the movie Murders In the Zoo, a look at different classic versions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, book and movie reviews, a letters page, and a regular column called “Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films”, this issue featuring Maude Eburne. Almost a hundred pages chock full of horror and fantastic film content. Here’s a taste for you to peruse: