Books

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.

Cashiers du Cinemart & 3-Descent: CFQ’s Black Hole Ultra-Lounge 2:31.2

Cashiers du Cinemart’s Mike White hangs out after the Cinefantastique Spotlight to talk to Dan Persons about his magazine, his anthology, Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection, the clouded future of 3D, and, of course, the indelible allure of BLACK SHAMPOO.

Horror Film Ratings & Conversations with Michael Cricthon: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:24.3

Horror Film Ratings & Conversations with Michael Cricthon: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:24.3

This time out, the Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast – the podcast of horror, fantasy, and science fiction films – devotes itself to two in-depth conversations. The first focuses on the subject of the MPAA ratings system and how it impacts horror movies, with their depictions of graphic violence. The second, inspired by the new book, [...]

At the Mountains of Madness: H. P. Lovecraft and Hollywood

At the Mountains of Madness: H. P. Lovecraft and Hollywood

While Universal’s planned version of AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS was being put on hold, I began looking as some of the dates when Lovecraft came up with his classic terror stories.  I was rather startled to see that Lovecraft’s work was mostly done in close harmony with the classic era of Hollywood horror in the twenties [...]

'The Hobbit' Casting News

‘The Hobbit’ Casting News

Andy Serkis to reprise the role of Gollum, others in negotiations.

Author Signing in LA: The Ultimate Guide to the Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s

Author Signing in LA: The Ultimate Guide to the Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s

When we think of Fant-Asia films, it’s that genre of Hong Kong martial arts film made during the 1980s up to the mid-‘90s, which uniquely combined elements of sex, fantasy, sci-fi and horror with high-flying wire work and over the top martial arts choreography.  But of course most folks who have been watching these sort [...]

'Dirk Gently' Teaser

‘Dirk Gently’ Teaser

Douglas Adams’ comedic fantasy detective DIRK GENTLY becomes a BBC TV series.

Stephen Rebello on PSYCHO: A Celebration of 1960 Retrospective

Stephen Rebello on PSYCHO: A Celebration of 1960 Retrospective

One of the proudest moments in the history of Cinefantastique was the October 1986 publication of a double issue (Volume 16, Number 5) devoted to the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO. The exhaustive and richly illustrated article was written by Stephen Rebello, who went on to publish an expanded version in book form, under the [...]

41  'Doctor Who' Teasers

41 ‘Doctor Who’ Teasers

41 clues and quotes hint at DOCTOR WHO Season Six

Oh What a ‘Night’: Looking Back at the ‘Living Dead’

Oh What a ‘Night’: Looking Back at the ‘Living Dead’

Just in time for the pre-Halloween gift-giving crush comes this breezily entertaining yet critically informative tome on the evolution, production, and aftermath of 1968’s seminal horror film, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.

Joe Kane, a.k.a. The Phantom of the Movies, has been covering the exploitation and B-movie scene for thirty-plus years. As editor of the tabloid [...]

Celebrating Ray Bradbury's 90th Birthday: CFQ Post-Mortem Podcast 1:28.1

Celebrating Ray Bradbury’s 90th Birthday: CFQ Post-Mortem Podcast 1:28.1

August 22, 2010 represented fantasy author Ray Bradbury’s 90th birthday. In celebration of that event, this week’s Post-Mortem podcast examines his career, including the many film and television adaptations of his work: FARENHEIT 451, THE BEAST FROM 20000 FATHOMS, THE ILLUSTRATED MAN, THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, etc. Plus, correspondent Lawrence French [...]