The 13th Floor

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Georgia Police Intercept a Speeding Driver with an Extraterrestrial Passenger

It seems an unidentified commuter in Alpharetta, GA failed to reach escape velocity before they were stopped by a local police officer — who was left momentarily speechless after walking past the passenger-side window to find a rather large alien securely buckled up in the shotgun seat. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the driver was clocked […]

Real Life Scares 

Aliens Speaking Through Radio Waves: The History of the Wow! Signal

In one of my previous articles, I discussed underwater sounds which may possible have come from enormous underwater creatures yet to be discovered aka The Bloop.  This time we put our ear to space for what might just be a communication from other worldly creatures in a galaxy far, far away. “The Wow! Signal” was […]

Films 

The Haunted World of Mario Bava’s PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES

From the forbidden reaches of interstellar space a distress call is answered and the would-be rescuers become the victims of an alien terror meeting death in the most horrible ways imaginable. Sound familiar? Well then, you might be a fan of director Mario Bava’s stylish, low budget, promethean nightmare, PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES. Bava, perhaps […]

Films 

The Psychosexual Menace of I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE

Despite its sci-fi trappings and absurdist title, I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE is one of the most paranoid psychosexual horror films of the 1950s.  Alongside another Cold War exercise in terror, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, the 1958 film (originally intended to be the A-picture on a double feature), has more to do […]