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Laserblast: The Paramount Vault - Science Fiction & Horror on YouTube

Laserblast: The Paramount Vault – Science Fiction & Horror on YouTube

Parmount Pictures recently created a new YouTube channel, The Paramount Vault, which streams free films from the studio’s library. Along with clips from classic titles, there are approximately 150 full length movies. Of course, these are not premium titles but lower end stuff for which services such as Netflix might not be inclined to pay [...]

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 [...]

Here Comes the Devil (2012) review

Here Comes the Devil (2012) review

Fuses the grindhouse with the arthouse into an interesting but unsatisfying hybrid.
Landscapes are scary. Their enormity makes us feel small. Their longevity mocks the brevity of our existence, reminding us that they were around before our birth and will continue after our death. They represent natural forces beyond our control, that shape our lives in [...]

Alien Uprising: trailer & photos

Alien Uprising: trailer & photos

Phase 4 Films releases this British alien-invasion thriller in limited theatrical engagements and through Video on Demand outlets. Known as UFO when it made its debut in English theatres  back in December 2012, the film follows a group of friends who awaken one morning to find all electricity and power shut off, and an immense [...]

La La Noche de Walpurgis (1971) - complete movie, free

La La Noche de Walpurgis (1971) – complete movie, free

LA NOCHE DE WALPURGIS (”The Night of Walpurgis,” 1971)  is the third film in which Spanish actor Paul Naschy portrayed Waldemar Daninsky, a nobleman cursed with lycanthropy. As in the previous year’s LOS MONSTROUS DEL TERROR (”The Monsters of Terror,” a.k.a. ASSIGNMENT TERROR), Daninsky is revived when the silver bullets that “killed” him in the [...]

Sense of Wonder: Instant Internet access offers a Golden Age of Gods and Monsters

Sense of Wonder: Instant Internet access offers a Golden Age of Gods and Monsters

While visiting a Los Angles courthouse last month to testify at the murder trial of Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, I had a strangely irrelevant epiphany: Those of us with a Sense of Wonder are living in the Golden Age of Gods and Monsters. This revelation had nothing to do with our legal system and everything to [...]

Come Out and Play, Horror of Dracula, The Fury - Laserblast Home Video Podcast 4:12.2

Come Out and Play, Horror of Dracula, The Fury – Laserblast Home Video Podcast 4:12.2

Cinefantastique’s Laserblast Podcast returns with a very special episode, featuring guest Tim Lucas of Video Watchdog, along with regulars Lawrence French, Dan Persons, and Steve Biodrowski. The podcast of horror, fantasy, and science fiction on home video unearths a crypt-full of recent releases: the new horror thriller COME OUT AND PLAY, in limited theatrical engagements [...]

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL's Dee Wallace: The CFQ Interview

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL’s Dee Wallace: The CFQ Interview

It’s our first Spielberg veteran here at CFQi, and a good one, too. Dee Wallace probably reached her greatest audience as the progressive but put-upon suburban mom of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, but she had previously developed her genre chops in two landmark horror titles: Wes Craven’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES and Joe Dante’s THE HOWLING, [...]

Sense of Wonder: The Ghosts of Georgia may be haunting Connecticut but not Los Angeles

Sense of Wonder: The Ghosts of Georgia may be haunting Connecticut but not Los Angeles

Wow, they really rolled out the red carpet on THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT 2: GHOSTS OF GEORGIA, which supposedly opens in theatres today: the closest location to me is in Ontario. Well – Ontario, California rather than Ontario, Canada, but still. It turns out that the film is simultaneously available for streaming on Amazon. Didn’t [...]

Laserblast 4.4.2: Frankenweenie, John Carter, Iron Sky, Homicidal

Laserblast 4.4.2: Frankenweenie, John Carter, Iron Sky, Homicidal

Welcome back to another edition of the Cinefantastique Laserblast Podcast, exploring the highways and byways of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Films on Home Video – Blu-ray, DVD, Video on Demand, and Instant Streaming. In Volume 4, Episode 4.2, Steve Biodrowski reviews the Blu-ray discs of FRANKENWEENIE and JOHN CARTER; Dan Persons waxes over the [...]