Also: INVASION OF THE STAR CREATURES and RAY HARRYHAUSEN’S FANTASY SCRAPBOOK.
Once again, the Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast takes a look at what’s new in the world of horror, fantasy, and science fiction films. This week, with regular host Dan Persons on hiatus, Lawrence French and Steve Biodrowski target THE WATCH, the new comedy starring Ben Stiller as a man who starts a neighborhood watch that uncovers an alien invasion. Co-stars Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade mug mercilessly amid the frat-boy antics, but if that’s the sort of thing you love, then you will love this.
Also on the menu: Steve offers a 50th-anniversary look back at INVASION OF THE STAR CREATURES (1962), an inept alien invasion comedy misfire that makes THE WATCH look positively Kubrickian in comparision; and Lawrence thumbs through Ray Harryhausen’s Fantasy Scrapbook.