Updated: September 17, 2021
FAMOUS MONSTERS MAGAZINES #04 (SPECIAL ISSUES)
After Famous Monsters of Filmland ceased publication in 1983, Ackerman was coaxed into briefly
resuming his title as editor of a horror-oriented magazine with Forrest J Ackerman's MONSTER LAND
(with the official publication title inside as one all-caps word- "MONSTERLAND", and then "Monsterland"
from 1986 onward) by Hal Schuster of New Media Publishing, which began publication in December 1984.
After two fill in editorials by Ackerman as "Editor & Chief" (beginning with issue #10 /1986), the cover
title Forrest J Ackerman's MONSTER LAND was shortened to MONSTER LAND, and Ackerman's title changed to
"Editor Emeritus" (with James Van Hise assigned as "Editor"). Inside that issue, host character "Evila"
states that "Forry [had] moved on." After the end of New Media Publishing in 1985, beginning with issue #10
the magazine was published by a new Schuster publishing entity, Movieland Publishing, Inc., until the
final issue, #17 (summer 1987).