Spotlight Podcast 5:26 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

A new dawn is rising on the Planet of the Apes franchise. Humanity is decimated but not quite extinct. Caeser the intelligent...

Spotlight Podcast 5:26 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

CFQ Spotlight 5:25 – Deliver Us From Evil

Demons are trying to break on through into our world – and they enjoy The Doors! Listen in as Cinefantastique podcasters Lawrence...

CFQ Spotlight 5:25 - Deliver Us From Evil

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Hour of the Wolf Movie Review

This is a trivial question, but it’s been bugging me, so let me get it out, okay? Why is the sequel to...

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Hour of the Wolf Movie Review

Rigor Mortis Director Juno Mak – The CFQ Interview

Even in the anything-to-get-your-adrenaline-pumping world of Hong Kong cinema, RIGOR MORTIS stands out. The story of a famous...

Rigor Mortis Director Juno Mak - The CFQ Interview

Snowpiercer, The Signal, Dracula – Dossier Fantasitque 5:24.2

At long last, Dossier Fantastique re-opens, offering need-to-known data regarding the latest in horror, fantasy,...

Snowpiercer, The Signal, Dracula - Dossier Fantasitque 5:24.2
The Lego Movie - review

The Lego Movie – review

Hollywood’s most action-packed summer blockbuster is now playing – on home video!
Everything is awesome! Well, not quite everything – but more than enough to make THE LEGO MOVIE the biggest and best surprise this year. What could have been an annoying piece of feature-length product placement foisted on unsuspecting children, is actually a joyful experience [...]

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Podcast 5-5-2: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maximillian Schell, Gordon Hessler

Podcast 5-5-2: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maximillian Schell, Gordon Hessler

A sad installment of the Cinefantastique Black Hole Ultra-Lounge Podcast, as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski note the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman (THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE), Maximillian Schell (THE BLACK HOLE), and Gordon Hessler (SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN). Also, Dan Persons weighs in on his first exposure to THE CURSE OF [...]

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Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Films of 1964: A-D

Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Films of 1964: A-D

Cinefantastique celebrates the good, the bad, and the ugly from five decades ago.
1964 is a transitional year for horror, fantasy, and science fiction films. In the wake of the new wave of Technicolor horror that started in the 1950s, old-fashioned black-and-white atmosphere is seeing its last gasp, with titles such as CASTLE OF BLOOD and [...]

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Spotlight Podcast 5:26 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Spotlight Podcast 5:26 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

A new dawn is rising on the Planet of the Apes franchise. Humanity is decimated but not quite extinct. Caeser the intelligent ape presides over his tribe near San Francisco. Can ape and man live in peaceful co-existence? Find out in the Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast, Volume 5, Number 26, as Lawrence French and Steve Biodrowski [...]

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Spotlight Podcast 5:26 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Spotlight Podcast 5:26 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

A new dawn is rising on the Planet of the Apes franchise. Humanity is decimated but not quite extinct. Caeser the intelligent ape presides over his tribe near San Francisco. Can ape and man live in peaceful co-existence? Find out in the Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast, Volume 5, Number 26, as Lawrence French and Steve Biodrowski [...]

CFQ Spotlight 5:25 - Deliver Us From Evil

CFQ Spotlight 5:25 – Deliver Us From Evil

Demons are trying to break on through into our world – and they enjoy The Doors! Listen in as Cinefantastique podcasters Lawrence French and Steve Biodrowski explore the horrors of DELIVER US FROM EVIL, an interesting amalgam of THE EXORCIST and SEVEN, from the team behind THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE. Eric Bana stars as [...]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Hour of the Wolf Movie Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Hour of the Wolf Movie Review

This is a trivial question, but it’s been bugging me, so let me get it out, okay? Why is the sequel to RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES called DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES? I mean, “dawn” suggests a beginning, right? And you can’t actually rise until you begin, right? So shouldn’t [...]

Rigor Mortis Director Juno Mak - The CFQ Interview

Rigor Mortis Director Juno Mak – The CFQ Interview

Even in the anything-to-get-your-adrenaline-pumping world of Hong Kong cinema, RIGOR MORTIS stands out. The story of a famous actor, Chin Siu-Ho (played by actual famous actor Chin Siu-Ho — your heard us), who has to contend with a seedy apartment building whose walls reverberate with echoes of his most famous film, the hopping vampire horror-comedy [...]

Everything wrong with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

“Everything Wrong with TRANSFORMERS” was so much fun that we just had to let you see the follow-up, “Everything Wrong with TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN.”
The Cinema Sins folks do a wonderful job of nitpicking their way through the sequel, which was even worse than the original – so much worse, that this video [...]

Snowpiercer, The Signal, Dracula - Dossier Fantasitque 5:24.2

Snowpiercer, The Signal, Dracula – Dossier Fantasitque 5:24.2

At long last, Dossier Fantastique re-opens, offering need-to-known data regarding the latest in horror, fantasy, and science fiction cinema and television. Dan Persons makes his long-awaited return, riding the rails with SNOWPIERCER, the metaphoric science fiction film from Bong-Joon Ho (THE HOST). Lawrence French receives THE SIGNAL, an indie sci-fi flick. And Steve Biodrowski unearths [...]

Cinema Sins: Everything Wrong with Transformers

If you have yet to encounter Cinema Sins’ series of “Everything Wrong With…” videos on YouTube, you really should check them out. As the title suggests, Cinema Sins picks apart filmic flaws – usually targeting big-budget blockbusters. The approach is simple but effective: a montage of clips from the target film, with a bland narrator [...]

Transformers: Age of Extinction - Spotlight Podcast 5:24

Transformers: Age of Extinction – Spotlight Podcast 5:24

165 minutes! That’s two and three-quarter hours! That makes TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION the ultimate epic of explosions, brought to you by director Michael Bay, the man for whom too much is never enough. Is this outrageously elongated toy commercial an audacious triumph of style or substance, or is it indulgent garbage? Listen to Steve [...]

The Lego Movie - review

The Lego Movie – review

Hollywood’s most action-packed summer blockbuster is now playing – on home video!
Everything is awesome! Well, not quite everything – but more than enough to make THE LEGO MOVIE the biggest and best surprise this year. What could have been an annoying piece of feature-length product placement foisted on unsuspecting children, is actually a joyful experience [...]

The Living Skeleton: complete movie free

Watch THE LIVING SKELETON (1968) for free on YouTube.
The 81-minute black-and-white Japanese ghost story was directed by Hiroshi Matsuno, from a script by Kyuzo Kobayashi, Kikuma Shimoizaka. Kikko Matsuoka stars in dual role as an innocent woman and her vengeful dead sister, along with Yasunori Irikawa, masumi Okada, Asao Uchida, Asao Koike.
This was one of [...]

The Living Skeleton (1968) review

The Living Skeleton (1968) review

This early example of a Japanese kaidan (ghost story) with a contemporary setting begins strong but gradually devolves into stupidity, as the scenario figuratively rips itself to shreds with a series of increasingly ridiculous plot twists. In a way, THE LIVING SKELETON (Kyuketsu Dokuro-Sen) prefigures the worst aspects of Italian thrillers from subsequent decades, in [...]

Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Films of 1964: A-D

Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Films of 1964: A-D

Cinefantastique celebrates the good, the bad, and the ugly from five decades ago.
1964 is a transitional year for horror, fantasy, and science fiction films. In the wake of the new wave of Technicolor horror that started in the 1950s, old-fashioned black-and-white atmosphere is seeing its last gasp, with titles such as CASTLE OF BLOOD and [...]

Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer montage

Six minutes of trailers for TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION!
I thought the first two films were terrible; the third was so over-the-top that I enjoyed it. Hopefully the fourth will be fun; though I do not hold out high hopes that lightening will strike twice, there is enough outrageous action on view in the coming [...]