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A Tribute to Christopher Lee - The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast

A Tribute to Christopher Lee – The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast

No life is forever, not even that of the man who played immortal vampires, mouldering corpses, and psychotic satanists. Christopher Lee had so permanently placed his mark on the world of fantastic film that his death this past week sent a shock wave through film fandom, so assured were we that he’d always be around [...]

INVASION OF THE STAR CREATURES - Temple of Bad

INVASION OF THE STAR CREATURES – Temple of Bad

The good often travels along with the bad. The good in this case: Yours truly has made the move to the lovely city of Philadelphia, a process that led to the extended delay of this episode. The bad: the film we’re discussing, of course. The SF-comedy INVASION OF THE STAR CREATURES tries [...]

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!

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Cinefantastique wishes all its readers a Happy New Year! May 2015 be filled with a Sense of Wonder!

RIP: Godzilla FX director Koichi Kawakita

RIP: Godzilla FX director Koichi Kawakita

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Koichi Kawakita, the special effects director who updated Godzilla for the ’90s, helping to spur interest in an American remake, has passed away. Kawakita died on his 72 birthday anniversary, December 5, 2014; the cause of death was liver failure. You can read an obituary by August Ragone here.
Kawakita took over the special effects for [...]

Constantine: TV Review

Constantine: TV Review

If you’re not getting enough televised horror from your cable and streaming outlets (THE WALKING DEAD, PENNY DREADFUL, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, SALEM, etc), broadcast network NBC has something for you: following GRIMM on Friday nights, CONSTANTINE is an adaptation of DC’s Hellblazer comic series, starring Matt Ryan as John Constantine – [...]

Horn's Alexandre Aja - The CFQ Interview Podcast

Horn’s Alexandre Aja – The CFQ Interview Podcast

A break from the standard Halloween fare of mad slashers and paranormal infestations, the new film HORNS brings a decidedly hometown slant to an examination of the good and evil that lives in all of us. Daniel Radcliffe plays Ig, a man (yes, man — we’re a long way from Hogwart’s) whose status within his [...]

Horror movies come to life at Universal Studios's Halloween Horror Nights

Horror movies come to life at Universal Studios’s Halloween Horror Nights

If you want to see your favorite horror movies come to life, and you reside anywhere near Los Angeles, California or Orlando, Florida, you nightmare has come true! Just hurry over to either city’s Universal Studios tour, where you will find Halloween Horror Nights in full swing.
Our sister site, Hollywood Gothique, offers this impression of [...]

Classic Halloween Horror Films in L.A.

Classic Halloween Horror Films in L.A.

If you are a fan of classic horror films and you are lucky enough to live in the Los Angeles area, then you have ample opportunity to sample your favorite titles on the big screen, surrounded by an appreciative audience. Sure, you probably own most of the films on Blu-ray disc, but there’s nothing like [...]

The Houses October Built Maps the Nation's Scariest Haunts

The Houses October Built Maps the Nation’s Scariest Haunts

The new found-footage horror film, THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT, follows a group a filmmakers as their quest for the scariest haunt in the U.S. goes very, very wrong. But why should they be the only ones having the fun? Just in time for your own Halloween sorties, the producers have kindly provided a map that [...]

A Talking Cat!?! - Temple of Bad

A Talking Cat!?! – Temple of Bad

We have to be clear about this: There are bad movies; there are reprehensible movies; there are movies that make you consider taking out a contract on the entire DGA, just to be sure that never in the future of humankind will there be a chance that such an affront to common decency could again [...]