06/27/2010 10:06 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast - v1n3: The Crazies

Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski, and Lawrence French are back with an in-depth discussion of The Crazies, the new horror-thriller about a small town caught between a rock and a hard place when a bioweapon contaminates the drinking supply, turning the locals into homicidal maniacs and prompting a take-no-prisoners quarantine by the military. It's based on the 1973 film by George Romero, which is sort of the missing link between Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1979).

Also in the podcast: a look at current news in the world of horror, fantasy, and science fiction; a discussion of the upcoming Oscars (2 science fiction films are nominated for Best Picture this year, Avatar and District 9); and a preview of the week's home video releases (Where the Wild Things Are, Ponyo, 2012), and more.

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Check out previous episodes of the CFQ Podcast

v1n2 - Shutter Island
v1n1 - The Wolfman

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