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Dan Curtis' Dracula on Blu-ray - review

Dan Curtis’ Dracula on Blu-ray – review

Bram Stoker’s immortal vampire rises again, this time on Blu-ray, a format that – appropriately enough -preserves the youthful veneer of this 1973 production, making it look as good as (if not better than) it did four decades ago. Like Dracula himself, MPI’s new disc will no doubt endure, intact and ageless, for centuries to [...]

Tribute to Richard Matheson - Plus BYZANTIUM & 100 BLOODY ACRES: : CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:26

Tribute to Richard Matheson – Plus BYZANTIUM & 100 BLOODY ACRES: : CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:26

Genre film lost one of its most influential forces last week when author and screenwriter Richard Matheson passed away. Whether writing originally for the screen, as with the STAR TREK episode, “The Enemy Within,” adapting his own work, which he did for such classic TWILIGHT ZONE episodes as “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” and the archetypal [...]

Here’s What’s Going On 06/25/2013: Tribute to Richard Matheson

A science fiction legend has passed… RealD has plans to go big… Stephen Moyer starts looking for EVIDENCE…
From the luxurious Cinefantastique Online studios in New York, Dan Persons brings you up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of fantastic media.

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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 [...]

Burn, Witch, Burn; ATM; Comic-Con Episode IV: The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast – 3:14

Burn, Witch, Burn; ATM; Comic-Con Episode IV: The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast – 3:14

Tricky situation this week: Two genre releases, but one, while good, is getting a very limited release to start; the other, while making it to more venues, doesn’t quite merit the attention. So we’re dipping into our 50th Anniversary archives to bring out a goody from 1962: BURN, WITCH, BURN (a.k.a. NIGHT OF THE EAGLE). [...]

Tales of Terror (1962): a 50th Anniversary Pictorial Retrospective

Tales of Terror (1962): a 50th Anniversary Pictorial Retrospective

As part of Cinefantastique’s 50th anniversary tribute to TALES OF TERROR (1962), we recently posted a podcast discussing producer-director Roger Corman’s three-part omnibus of horror inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. As scintillating as the podcast conversation might be, it cannot capture the aesthetic achievements of the film, which features impressive production design [...]

Tales of Terror: A CFQ 50th Anniversary Spotlight Podcast - 3:10

Tales of Terror: A CFQ 50th Anniversary Spotlight Podcast – 3:10

With no new horror, fantasy, or science fiction films opening this weekend, Cinefantastique stalwarts Lawrence French and Steve Biodrowski keep their Sense of Wonder alive by turning the clock back five decades for a retrospective celebration of TALES OF TERROR (1962), producer-director Roger Corman’s fourth film inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe. With [...]

Twilight Zone Favorites: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 2:43.1

Twilight Zone Favorites: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 2:43.1

Despite a trailer that features Santa Claus being shot out of the sky, a stop-motion animated sequence, a baby so stoned that it can crawl on the ceiling, and Neil Patrick Harris insisting he’s straight, we weren’t secure enough in A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS’ genre bona-fides to dedicate an entire episode to [...]

Real Steel: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:39

Real Steel: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:39

The official Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots movie is still in the planning stages, but until then, we have REAL STEEL, the Disney/DreamWorks family-friendly take on a world in which the squared circle has been commandeered by mechanical pugilists while the humans stay safely in their seats. Wrapped in the redemptive tale of an absentee [...]

'Real Steel' — Trailer

‘Real Steel’ — Trailer

TWILIGHT ZONE plot goes high tech with Hugh Jackman in its corner.