Bava & Black Sunday: Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast 1:26.1

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Following up on the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast 1.26, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski delve deeper into the mysteries of director Mario Bava and BLACK SUNDAY, not to mention the distinction between giallo and Gothic horror. BLACK SUNDAY was Bava’s directorial debut, and its reputation is so grand among fans that many think he never topped it; however, the CFQ Podcast crew suggest a few subsequent titles worthy of standing side-by-side with Bava’s black-and-white masterpiece: WHAT?, BLOOD AND BLACK LACE, DANGER: DIABOLIK, BAY OF BLOOD, and LISA AND THE DEVIL.


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Charlie St. Cloud & Inception: Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast 1:25.1

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Following up on this week’s Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast, which covered CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE, the Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast examines the weekend’s other major fantasy film release, CHARLIE ST. CLOUD, starring Zac Efron as a young man who sees dead people – in particular, his younger brother. Also on the menu: listener mail takes Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski to task for being too critical of INCEPTION in Podcast 1:23.


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Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast 1:24.1

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Following up on this week’s in-depth discussion of EYES WITHOUT A FACE, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski launch into an informal chat about horror, fantasy, and science fiction films of 1960, including BLACK SUNDAY (which will become the subject of a future podcast in August). Also on the menu: another look at DESPICABLE ME and reaction to the news that writer-director Guillermo Del Toro will be helming a film based on Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion theme park attraction, reviving a franchise that has lain dormant since the disappointing 2003 version of THE HAUNTED MANSION, starring Eddie Murphy.


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Sorcerer's Apprentice: CFQ Post-Mortem Podcast 1:23.1

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In the latest weekly installment of CFQ’s Post-Mortem Podcast, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski offer a free-form follow-up to this Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast, including further in-depth insights on the dreamscape of Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION and a look at the big-budget disappointment, THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel, and loosely inspired by the Mickey Mouse episode of Walt Disney Pictures’ FANTASIA (1940).


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Despicable Me: CFQ Post-Mortem Podcast 1:22.1

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In CFQ’s Post-Mortem Podcast (or should that be Podcast Post-Mortem?), Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski offer a free-form follow-up to the regular Cinefantastique Podcast, including further in-depth insights on the minutia of PREDATORS and a look at the week’s other big genre release, DESPICABLE ME, the hilarious 3-D animated film from Universal Pictures. Also included at no extra cost: films that inspired Stendhal Syndrome-like reactions (i.e., mind-blowing) and films that inspired “morning after” regret (i.e., “Why did I ever think that was any good?”).


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The Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast 1:21.1

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In the second Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Pocast, your trio of talented talkers (i.e., Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski) leave the recorder running after their episode dedicated to PREDATORS, THE LAST AIRBENDER, and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE episode – offerING free-form observations, rants, suppositions, and confessions. Included is a discussion of the non-horror – but still frightening – hard-boiled film noir, THE KILLER INSIDE ME, based on the Jim Thompson novel. Explored is the subject of whether 3-D is better suited to theme park rides – like Universal Studios Hollywood’s new King Kong 360 3-D – than it is to narrative feature film. And answered is the question: Is watching DARK SHADOWS an adequate antidote for sitting through THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE?


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The Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast 1:20.1

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This week features a bold new experiment in podcasting, the likes of which have seldom if ever been seen in our lifetimes! At the end of this week’s Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast 1:20, we let the recorder run on just to see what happened. The result is the Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast, a free-form chat among Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski, who hash over uber-geek details and issues too esoteric to be included in the regular podcast.
For this week’s debut, they follow up on the Cinefantastique Podcast 1:20, which delivered 50th anniversary tributes to a trio of classic horror films from 1960. The Post-Mortem Podcast delves into some of the myths and legends surrounding Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO. Also on the menu: a discussion of whether the legacy of STAR WARS and JAWS can be held responsible for today’s summer blockbusters, an issue addressed in this previous Sense of Wonder editorial.


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