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PayPal Donation Button Added

Yesterday a friend of mine mentioned that a writer and blogger he enjoys has a PayPal donation button on his site, and he suggested that I do the same. Why not? TheoFantastique has been fortunate to find its niche and to reach a unique audience. If you enjoy the posts, writing, commentary, interviews, and the […]

Super Bowl XLVI Commercials of the Fantastic

The intersection of the fantastic and popular culture was evident at the Super Bowl with the following commercials:

Facebook Network Page Launched: Fantastic Culture Preservation Society

After a few months of thinking about a few things related to the fantastic, and bouncing an idea off a few friends and colleagues, I’ve created a Facebook page in order to create a network for the individuals in the subcultures who appreciate horror, science fiction, and fantasy, which we hope will eventually make up […]

Paul Meehan on Tech-Noir: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir

Paul Meehan is a friend and frequent source for interesting explorations of the fantastic at this blog. In the past he has visited here to discuss his books Saucer Movies: A UFOlogical History of the Cinema (The Scarecrow Press, 1998), and Cinema of the Psychic Realm (McFarland, 2009). He has also been a guest contributor […]

TheoFantastique Welcomes Spring

Although Fall is my favorite time of year with the change of seasons and Halloween, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the first day of Spring. TheoFantastique welcomes the new season with an image called “Zombie Garden,” discovered at Zombie Info, but created by Shirt Woot where this design is available on a […]

Avatar Surpasses Star Wars in Domestic Box Office

It had to happen eventually given the increasing and continued popularity of the fantastic in popular culture, and advances in special effects and digital wizardry on screen. MSN Entertainment is reporting that Avatar has now surpassed Star Wars for all-time domestic box office receipts at $491.8 million, moving into the number three spot. This means […]

January’s Cinema of the Fantastic

2010 is here, and it begins with a month that includes three films that hold promise for fans of the fantastic. The first is the vampire film Daybreakers. It tells the story of a a plague that spreads across the earth in 2019. This transforms “the majority of the world’s population into vampires. Humans are […]

Comic Review: Majestic-XII

Like any specialized blog or website TheoFantastique receives a number of review copies of items, including comics. Comic books and graphic novels are an expression of the fantastic in popular culture, and they have been discussed here in the past. But with this post we turn over comic reviews to a new guest columnist, Richard […]

Coming Attractions

I continue to enjoy putting together the posts and content that becomes the exploration of the fantastic in pop culture that is TheoFantastique. With this post I let readers know about “coming attractions,” beyond my own commentary the topics and individuals I will be talking with and about on this fantastic journey. In no particular […]

ZOMBIELAND: Great Comedy-Horror, and a Little Bit More

Last weekend Zombieland hit theaters in its debut and went on to defy a recession diminished box office, and in the process earned critical praise. This comedy (which also includes elements of road-horror, teenage angst, and coming of age films) takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a mutation of the swine flu virus has turned […]

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