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INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:36

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:36

Oh yeah, kid, you’ve got a bad case of sequelitis right there. Technically polished with occasional striking moments, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 picks up the story of the Lambert family — Patrick Wilson as daddy Josh, Rose Byrne as mother Renai, plus kids including Ty Simpkins as the psychically tuned-in Dalton — immediately after their disastrous [...]

Insidious: Chapter 2 - review

Insidious: Chapter 2 – review

A guided tour through a haunted house you have visited once too often

I’m a boy, I’m a boy,
But my mother won’t admit it.
I’m a boy, I’m a boy,
But if I say I am, I get it.
- from the song that should have been on the  soundtrack, “I’m a Boy” by the Who
Those Paranormal Poltergeists are [...]

THE CONJURING, R.I.P.D, & TURBO: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:29

THE CONJURING, R.I.P.D, & TURBO: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:29

This weekend continued 2013’s trend of diversity in fantastic film debuts: You had your choice of an atmospheric, based-on-a-true-story ghost tale with THE CONJURING, or ride along with Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as afterlife cops in the effect-enhanced action-fantasy-comedy R.I.P.D, or indulge your sense of whimsy as Ryan Reynolds — again — voices a [...]

Here’s What’s Going On 07/19/2013: James Wan Talks THE CONJURING

Here’s What’s Going On 07/19/2013: James Wan Talks THE CONJURING

Wan’s ideal: The scary travels out of the theater with you… Mischa Barton finds life in APARTMENT 1303 just a little disturbing… Rene Clair twists the Faust legend in LA BEAUTE DU DIABLE…

From the luxurious Cinefantastique Online studios in NYC, Dan Persons brings you up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of fantastic film & TV.

Insidious: Chapter 2 - photo gallery

Insidious: Chapter 2 – photo gallery

The first INSIDIOUS was a supremely spook movie, and the sequel promises to offer up more of the same, judging by these photographs. I thought the story of the original took a wrong turn in its desperate effort to provide a shocking finale, and apparently screenwriter Leigh Whannel and director James Wan agree, since INSIDIOUS: [...]

The Conjuring trailers

The Conjuring trailers

New Line Cinema releases this year’s second horror film from director James Wan (INSIDIOUS 2). The script by Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes is based on an allegedly true story that predates THE AMITYVILLE HORROR. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as married paranormal investigators, who confront a demonic entity in a farm house. The [...]

Insidious: Chapter 2 in theatres September 13

Insidious: Chapter 2 in theatres September 13

Film District releases the latest creep-show from Blumhouse Productions, a sequel to INSIDIOUS (2010). The SAW-team of director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell are back, along with cast members Rose Byrne, Patrick WIlson, Barbara Hershey, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, and yes, Whannel himself.
The previous film left no doubt the evil had triumphed, taking possession [...]

Insidious: April 1

Insidious: April 1

FilmDistrict  releases this supernatural shocker the vein of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, about a family battling demonic forces intent on whisking their comatose child into another dimension (dubbed “The Dark Realm”). That Oren Pelli (writer-director of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY) is on board as a producer should be no surprise, considering the spooky tone of the trailer; what is [...]

Byrne and Wilson Cast in The Astral

Byrne and Wilson Cast in The Astral

Bloody Disgusting have the scoop that director James Wan’s (SAW, DEAD SILENCE) next horror film is coming together as Patrick Wilson (WATCHMEN, HARD CANDY), Rose Byrne (28 WEEKS LATER, SUNSHINE) and Barbara Hershey (THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, FALLING DOWN) have now all been cast in THE ASTRAL.
THE ASTRAL (previously known as INSIDIOUS) sees Wan [...]