Phonecam

journal photo

Subscribe to Journal

Blog Archive

« Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next »     (2,239 entries found)

Invaders DVD review - Friday, June 6th 2008 10:19 PM
THE INVADERS is a nifty alien-invasion show from the late 1960s. I barely remember watching it as a youngster - just that it terrified me with the thought that aliens were among...
Universal Studios fire destroys prints of classic horror movies; revival screenings canceled - Friday, June 6th 2008 10:16 PM
Negatives Intact; But Art Houses Impacted Longtime Cinefantastique writer Dennis Fischer sent me this information in an e-mail, regarding the Universal Studios fire, which...
Universal Studios Theme Park reopens today - Monday, June 2nd 2008 10:23 AM
By now you have all read about or seen the news of the big fire that closed Universal Studios yesterday. Initially, the park had hoped to have the fire stopped in time to open...
Escape Artist: A Tribute to Director John Carpenter - Friday, May 23rd 2008 12:49 PM
The American Cinematheque will be presenting a tribute to filmmaker John Carpenter in June, showcasing some of his best horror and science fiction films: THE THING, ESCAPE FROM...
Shatner at Comic Con - Thursday, May 22nd 2008 8:53 AM
Actor William Shatner - best known as captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise in the original STAR STREK - will appear at next month's Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction...
Caturday Blogging: The First Power (1990) - Saturday, May 17th 2008 10:47 AM
If ever there were a kitty co-star wasted in a stereotypical role, it is Jack, the scaredy cat character in this inexcusably atrocious time-waster about a supernatural serial...
Slaughter House of Horror - Sunday, May 11th 2008 1:14 PM
Going through the old video files from last Halloween, I finally editied together this footage from an amateur "garage haunt" put on by my nephews. Check it out...
Grindhouse Double Bill: 2000 MANIACS and TENDER FLESH - Saturday, May 10th 2008 9:53 PM
The New Beverly has another big Grindhouse Film Festival event coming up: TWO THOUSAND MANIACS! (1964) at 7:30pm and TENDER FLESH {aka WELCOME TO ARROW BEACH, 1974) at 10pm. The...
Caturday Blogging: The Man and the Monster (1958) - Saturday, May 10th 2008 12:05 AM
This Mexican horror film, from prolific producer-actor Abel Salazar, features a leaping kitty co-star, whose role is somewhat confusing: on the one hand, the black cat seems to...
October Shadows - Reprise - Friday, May 9th 2008 1:41 AM
We posted this video last Halloween, but we're reprising it now because Amazon recently launched a Beta version of something they call Video Widgets. We're tying it out to see...
Starring Jack Pierce - Wednesday, May 7th 2008 9:31 AM
Jack Pierce created the makeup for Universal Studios' rogue's gallery of classic movies monsters in the 1930s and 1940s: Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy, the Wolf Man, etc....
Rosemary's Baby - 40th Anniversary Screening - Monday, May 5th 2008 9:29 PM
As part of their tribute to producer Rober Evans, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will presents a 40th anniversary screening of ROSEMARY'S BABY. The film was...
If it's Halloween, it must be Saw - like it or not - Monday, May 5th 2008 11:27 AM
Looks like the SAW franchise is expanding upon its inappropriate association with the Halloween season: this year, there will be a SAW "haunted attraction" at Knott's Scary...
Andromeda Strain review at CFQ - Monday, May 5th 2008 11:24 AM
A&E will broadcast a new two-part version of THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN this Memorial Day weekend. Cinefantastique Online has a review of it here. Sounds like it doesn't live up...
2001 in 2008: A Cinematic Odyssey - Monday, May 5th 2008 10:35 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents this 40th anniversary tribute which will take you behind-the-scenes of Stanley Kubrick's monumental science-fiction...
- Monday, May 5th 2008 12:00 AM
The Blob (1988) Retrospective - Sunday, May 4th 2008 5:29 PM
Kay Linaker, the actress-turned-screenwriter who co-wrote the 1958 version of THE BLOB, died recently. Unfortunately, I never met or interviewed Linkaker, even though I wrote an...
Caturday Blogging: Catwoman (2004) - Sunday, May 4th 2008 5:02 PM
This sequel of sorts to Batman Returns spins Catwoman off into her own film - the would-be beginning of a franchise that failed to materialize, thanks to poor box office...
Dracula in a Comedy about Recovering from Lost Love? - Saturday, May 3rd 2008 8:25 PM
FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL is a comedy, not a horror, sci-fi, or fantasy film, but it does contain at least one sequence of interest to fans of cinefantastique: near the end, the...
Iron Man review - Friday, May 2nd 2008 5:22 PM
Everyone seems to think the new IRON MAN movie is great - and I tend to agree. The final confrontation between Iron Man and another, even bigger mechanical exo-skeleton is a bit...
Horror Critics - Blinded by Blood? - Thursday, May 1st 2008 11:17 AM
I've written a rant or two about this subject, but it keeps coming back to haunt me. Basically, we are living in a time when the old guard of film critics find themselves under...
Dario Argento talks about the Mother of Tears - Wednesday, April 30th 2008 5:12 PM
For Cinefantastique I recently interviewed Dario Argento, director of MOTHER OF TEARS, which is due for a platform release this June. Argento's last big international hit was...
Festival of Books Sci-Fi Panel - Tuesday, April 29th 2008 12:51 PM
The Los Angeles Times' Blogs section has a post about the sc-fi and horror panel that took place on Sunday at the annual Festival of Books on the UCLA campus in West Los...
Fangoria Weekend of Horrors - Sunday, April 27th 2008 12:17 PM
I didn't make it down to the Fangoria convention, but some other bloggers have, and you can read all about it here: Fango Con - Day 1 (Horror Movie a Day) Fango Con - Day 2...
Caturday Blogging: Cat Girl (1957) - Saturday, April 26th 2008 12:35 PM
The low-budget opus belatedly attempts to cash in on Cat People, but it has little of the subtlety or style of the 1942 Val Lewton production. In a strange way, Cat Girl seems...