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News, reviews & interviews about non-fiction books that cover horror, fantasy, and science fiction movies; also, horror, fantasy, and science fiction novels and fiction that have been adapted into films.

CFQ alumni celebrate classic Batman series in new book

Robert Garcia and Joe Desris, who wrote the cover story for Cinefantastique’s double issue on the 1966 BATMAN television show and 1990s animated Batman series, recently had their book BATMAN: A CELEBRATION OF THE CLASSIC TV SERIES published Titan Books. It’s available from Amazon.com here.

BATMAN in the Media, Pt.2

BATMAN in the Media, Pt.2

BATMAN comes to TV — but will the audience accept the mysterious Masked Manhunter into their living rooms? Maybe if he’s a duly deputized member of the law. Tune in to find out.

BATMAN In the Media, Part 1

BATMAN In the Media, Part 1

Batman started in the comics, but soon spread to radio, movies and television.

Coherence - Radio Film Review

Coherence – Radio Film Review

There’s nothing particularly wrong with employing the time-space continuum for the pure fun of the concept. EDGE OF TOMORROW makes good sport of it, coming up with a pretty keen action film and allowing Tom Cruise to play comedy beats better than he did in KNIGHT AND DAY. But, given the mind-bending possibilities inherent in [...]

Richard Matheson: He Was Legend

Richard Matheson: He Was Legend

Influential author and screenwriter passes away. Works included I AM LEGEND and WHAT DREAMS MAY COME.
Multiple sources (including io9 and the Guardian Express) are reporting that author Richard Matheson – the man Stephen King cited as the greatest influence on his work – has passed away at the age of 87. The news originated with [...]

'Dark Tower' Not Dead Yet?

‘Dark Tower’ Not Dead Yet?

Ron Howard’s version of Steven King’s THE DARK TOWER may yet see the light of day.

'Black Canary' Cast in 'The Arrow'

‘Black Canary’ Cast in ‘The Arrow’

Actually, Oliver Queen’s squeeze might NOT be the fishnet-clad superhero.

'Smallville' Returns - In Comic Book

‘Smallville’ Returns – In Comic Book

TV series revived for “11th Season” in comic book form.

Variations on A Christmas Carol: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:48.2

Variations on A Christmas Carol: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:48.2

The Christmas season is upon us, and as we have had occasion to mention, that means ghosts and spirits. And what greater Christmas ghost story is there than Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL? That is the subject of this week’s Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Dan Persons, guest John W. Morehead (of Theofantastique.com), and Steve Biodrowski [...]

Jim Henson & Tale of Sand: New York Comic Con 2011 Podcast

Jim Henson & Tale of Sand: New York Comic Con 2011 Podcast

Lest we forget that Jim Henson was about more than Kermit and Big Bird (ahem, DARK CRYSTAL, THE STORYTELLER, and on, and on…), this year’s New York Comic Con staged a panel in which Henson archivist Karen Falk and Archaia Editor-in-Chief Stephen Christy exhibited footage from the Muppet-master’s experimental short films, commercials, and TV plays, [...]