Cinefantastique 28:1

August 1996The August 1996 issue (Volume 28, Number 10) features a cover story on the making gof THE CROW: CITY OF ANGELS, including interviews with the actors, director, screenwriter, and special effects team, plus a look back at the J. O’Barr graphic novel that inspired the film franchise. Other feature articles include THE FRIGHTENERS (from Peter Jackson), ESCAPE FROM L.A. (from John Carpenter), and the anime film GHOST IN THE SHELL.

The contents for this issue are as follows:

3 Cinemagination by Steve Biodrowski

4 Release Schedule: The Month’s Genre Films

5 Hollywood Gothic: News and Note

  • Gamera Invades Steve Ryfle
  • Mars Attacks- An Update by Todd Baesen
  • Godzilla Greenlightedby Steve Ryfle and Steve Biodrowski
  • Obituaries: Saul Bass, Donald Cammell, William K. Everson, Herk Harvey

7 Kazaam- preview by Sean Strebin

8 The Frighteners – Peter Jackson interviewed by Alan Jones

10 Joe’s Apartment- preview by Sean Strebin

12 Phenomenon – article by Scott Tracy Griffin

14 Alien Designs for “Independence Day”- Patrick Tatopoulos interviewed by Charles Wagner

16 The Crow: City of Angels- cover story by Frederick C. Szebin and Steve Biodrowski

  • 18 Production Design- Alex McDowell interviewed by Steve Biodrowski
  • 21 James O’Barr- interview by Russell Lissau
  • 22 FX Resurrection – article by Mike Lyons
  • 27 Visual Effects – article by Mike Lyons

28 Adventures of Pinocchio – article by Lawrence French

  • 29Pinocchio’s Puppetmaster- Udo Kier interviewed by Steve Biodrowski

32 Escape from L.A.- article by Michael Beeler

34 Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave- Stop-motion animator Nick Park interviewed by Steve Biodrowski

  • A Close Shave – review by Mike Lyons

38 Theodore Rex, Dinosaurs by William Stout – interview by Todd French

  • 41 Theodore Rex – review by Dan Persons

42 Visionary Madmen- analysis by Patricia Moir

46 Ghost in the Shell – article by Dan Persons

  • Patlabor II: Mobile Police Force – review by Dan Persons
  • Ghost in the Shell – review by Dan Persons
  • Manga Entertainment – article by Dan Persons

52 Reviews

  • 52 James and the Giant Peach – reviews by Mike Lyons and Dan Persons
  • 53 Cinema: Monsters in the Closet- analysis by Steve Biodrowski
  • 54 Capsules: Barb Wire, The Craft, Dark Side of the Heart, Dead Man, The Haunted World of Ed Wood, Institute Benjamenta, Lawnmower Man II, All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • 55 Twister- review by Steve Biodrowski
  • 56 Laserblast: Tremors & Tremors 2 - laserdisc review by Dennis Fischer
  • 57 The Beast- review by Steve Biodrowski, Peter Benchley interview by Michael Beeler
  • 58 Imagi-Movies haunts Benchley-based tele-film
  • 59 Bibliofile: The Great White Steal- Peter Benchley’s books reviewed by Allen Callaci
  • 60 Nostalgia: Invasion of the Body Snatchers- article by Diana J. Zemnick

You can find aritcles from this issue in the Archive for August 1996.  Purchase a copy of this issue here.

About the Author

Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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