Cybersurfing

We cruise the eldritch, primoridal reaches of cyberspace, searching for ephemera distilled from the infinite vastness of the Internet ether, so that you don’t have to. Follow us as we explore these inky depths of space and time, discovering pearls of news in the realms of horror, fantasy, and science-fiction.

Daily Grindhouse picks Top 10 CFQ covers

Daily Grindhouse picks Top 10 CFQ covers

What are the ten best cover images ever published by Cinefantastique magazine? Daily Grindhouse weighs in on that question here, offering a Top Ten plus a few runners-up. Take a look at the whole list; it’s a fun trip down memory lane. I especially like the artwork for LOGAN’S RUN and THE BLACK HOLE (regardless [...]

Review of Deep Purple Music Video:

Review of Deep Purple Music Video: “Vincent Price”

The final track on Deep Purple’s latest album, Now What?!, features a title that immediately endeared it to Cinefantastique: “Vincent Price.” That’s right: the late, great “Merchant of Menace” – the actor who portrayed Dr. Phibes, Prince Prospero, Roderick Usher, the Invisible Man, and many other memorable villains – is the subject of a hard [...]

Cybersurfing: Was Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion more real than CGI?

Cybersurfing: Was Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion more real than CGI?

In an article at Boingboing.net. author Ethan Gilsdorf muses on the recent passing of special effects artist Ray Harryhausen, an event which inevitably symbolizes the demise of old-fashioned analog special effects: miniatures, models, and most especially the Harryhausen style of stop-motion puppetry that brought imaginative creatures to life for decades. While acknowledging that digital [...]

Scary Movie 5 is Rotten Tomatoes’ third most divisive film

Interesting tidbit: Among films that have divided audiences and critics on the Rotten Tomatoes tomato-meter, SCARY MOVIE 5 ranks third. The film earned a 4% approval rating from critics and a 79.1% approval rating from viewers. The difference of 75.1% places the film just below MOGDALINI (2004) and just above OUT COLD (2001).

Cybersurfing: THR's Iconic Horror Movie Gallery includes non-movie image

Cybersurfing: THR’s Iconic Horror Movie Gallery includes non-movie image

While perusing a brief news bit at The Hollywood Reporter (the announcement of a sequel to the profitable THE PURGE), I happened upon their Iconic Horror Movie Gallery, a post from 2010, featuring images from 16 films. The selection is dubious despite a handful of genuinely iconic titles: there is no ALIEN, for example; but [...]

Cybersurfing: WGA List of Top 101 Shows declares Star Trek better than Next Generation

Cybersurfing: WGA List of Top 101 Shows declares Star Trek better than Next Generation

Kevin Drum of Mother Jones points us to an interesting tidbit in the Writers Guild of America’s list of the 101 best-written television shows of all time:

33: Star Trek
79: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Drum takes this to be the nail in the coffin of any argument to the effect that STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION [...]

'Captain America' Tidbits and Rumors

‘Captain America’ Tidbits and Rumors

There’s littlte bits of information and a few rumors floating around the internet regarding CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER.
First off, ComicBookMovie, in a brief Q&A with director Joe Johnstion, learned there will in fact be some “Easter Eggs” continuty bits for comic book fans to find in the films.
“There are links between all the Marvel [...]

Superman, Other Costumed Characters Fight City Hall

Via YouTube:
“Superman, Darth Vader and Power Ranger unite to fight Los Angeles Police and Hollywood City Hall at this secret, “town hall style” meeting. Costumed characters were recently arrested and banned by police from working Hollywood Blvd.
This story began with Superman posting on craigslist for “Town Hall of In-Justice.” (FULL EPISODE coming in [...]

At The Mountains of Madness -Script Leak

At The Mountains of Madness -Script Leak

WARNING : HEAVY SPOILERS

The Avengers “Premake”: What If?

What if… the Avengers movie was created years before the actual comic book?
That the question whoiseyevan’s (Ivan Guerrero) asks in his neat “Premake” mash-up on youTube.
Take a look, and see if you can spot all the sources and inspriations for the this imaginative fake trailer.
Too many to follow? Not familiar with old movie serials, silent [...]