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Films Scary Fun 

Five of Cinema’s Weirdest (and Cheapest) Alien Monsters

Since time immemorial, Earth has been invaded by all sorts of star-spanning creatures – at least in the annals of speculative fiction. H.G. Wells kicked the alien invasion genre off with his classic 1898 novel WAR OF THE WORLDS. Wells’ Martian vanguard were not anthropomorphic in nature – one head, two arms, two legs — […]

Films Scary Fun 

The 10 Scariest Alien Invasion Movies!

I’m not sure how, exactly, alien invasion stories fell out of the “horror” genre. Sci-fi films like INDEPENDENCE DAY can tell stories about invading monsters that murder human beings by the millions, and yet somehow they’ll considered “adventure” movies by the public at large. Something is altogether off about that, isn’t it? But it’s probably […]

Scary Fun TV 

11 Potentially Awesome Horror & Sci-Fi TV Shows that Never Aired

TV is a fickle, bitchy landscape. Shows come and go at the whim of executives, audiences, and voodoo curses. And what gets the green light one day may be canceled the next. Each year, the networks order test pilots to try out shows, casts, writers, or concepts with audiences.  And sometimes, even if the ideas […]

Real Life Scares 

The Strange And Myserious Sounds In The Sky

Imagine yourself in a deep sleep. You’re warm and cozy in your bed, the night is peaceful and quiet. Suddenly, you’re abruptly awakened by a piercing, screeching sound. In your stupor, you pull yourself out of your pillow-paradise, thinking the worst is happening. Then, you realize that the earsplitting shrieks aren’t coming from inside of […]

Films 

H.R. Giger’s ALIEN VS SPECIES! Who Would Win?

What is it about the xenomorphs from the ALIEN franchise that make fans so excited to see them pitted against other monsters, creatures and superheroes? Cinematically, after much reluctance from 20th Century Fox, we finally got two ALIEN VS PREDATOR movies, both hugely successful and both not nearly as good as any of their comic […]

Films 

Bizarre Births, Aliens, and Clowns: Looking back at the XTRO Franchise

The XTRO series is a classic threesome of weird alien films. Starting out in England as a very promising horror/ sci-fi flick about a single unfriendly homicidal alien, the series eventually blossomed into a full alien invasion. The original film, XTRO, was considered so extreme and graphic that it repeatedly got banned and censored, and […]