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Devil Doll - 50th anniversary review

Devil Doll – 50th anniversary review

A movie about a sinister ventriloquist and his even more sinister dummy – think there might be something strange, even supernatural, at work? You guessed right! But this time there’s a twist: the ventriloquist is also a mystical mesmerist, and the dummy is not some projection of his fragmented personality; it is actually…well, we’ll get [...]

Bond 23 & Harry Potter 7, Part 2: CFQ Roundtable Podcast 2:43.2

Bond 23 & Harry Potter 7, Part 2: CFQ Roundtable Podcast 2:43.2

This week’s Round Table focuses on  ”James Bond 23″ (a.k.a., the 23rd 007 film, titled SKYFALL, which began production this week) and on HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 2, which makes it home video debut on Tuesday, November 8. As always, Cinefantastique Podcasters Lawrence French, Dan Persons, and Steve Biodrowski offer their [...]

Richard Gordon, R.I.P.

Richard Gordon, R.I.P.

Well-liked Producer of 1950’s-`80’s Science Fiction and Horror films passes away.

The Playgirls and the Vampire: A Celebration of 1960 Retrospective

The Playgirls and the Vampire: A Celebration of 1960 Retrospective

Made in Italy as L’Ultima Preda Del Vampire (”The Last Prey of the Vampire”), THE PLAYGIRLS AND THE VAMPIRE was picked up for American distribution and dubbed by Richard Gordon (THE HAUNTED STRANGLER, ATOMIC SUBMARINE), then released in the U.S. in 1963. The American version, 7 minutes shorter than the Italian original, was released [...]