The 13th Floor

Films 

Watch Sigourney Weaver Battle a New Alien Foe in Neill Blomkamp’s Apocalyptic Short RAKKA!

Even if you’ve given up hope on seeing Ellen Ripley’s return to the xenomorph universe in the perpetually-postponed (and very likely doomed) ALIEN 5, with DISTRICT 9 director Neill Blomkamp behind the camera, this is still very big news indeed… and hints at something perhaps even bigger. Blomkamp chose to kick off his new experimental […]

Films 

The New Trailer for BLADE RUNNER 2049 Will Blow Your Mind

After teasing fans mercilessly with some gorgeous visual glimpses and a recent teaser, Columbia Pictures just unveiled the first full trailer for the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking 1982 classic BLADE RUNNER… and so far it’s looking and sounding pretty damn amazing. Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve (ARRIVAL) is assuming the director’s duties from Scott […]

Author Terry M. West Channels Political Fears in Apocalyptic Fable ALL OF THE FLESH SERVED

For many of us, each day’s news headlines bring another wave of anxiety as we look to an uncertain future, and as genre fans, we often divert our attention to tales of the fantastic — on the page or the screen — as temporary escape from the harsh realities of the world around us. But […]

Scary Fun TV 

Saluting the All-Time Creepiest “Monsters of the Week” From THE X-FILES

It’s winter… and if you’re like me and you live in the Midwestern US, chances are things have been pretty gray. See, starting in November, Ohioans retreat to our homes, where we grow very pale and irritable. We long to go outside, but shudder at the idea of even crawling out of bed if it’s […]

Films 

What a Trip: Revisiting the Mind-Blowing Epic BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW

Sci-fi is better when it’s freaky. I’m all in favor of a good, rollicking spaceship adventure (who isn’t?), but science fiction, as a genre, tends to function more naturally when it’s dealing with freaky abstracts and barely-graspable Big Ideas. The promise of the sciences, after all, is to help humanity come to a much deeper […]

Films Music 

What THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is Really About

The slow, steady mainstreaming of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is nearly complete. On October 20, Kenny Ortega’s new TV version of the infamous cult musical took to the airwaves on regular network television [read Alyse Wax’s comparison of the two productions here], proving that the out-of-the-way subversive grindhouse playground which the movie used to inhabit […]

Films 

Sexual Hysteria in Japan — Exploring TETSUO: THE IRON MAN

Transformation. Experimental animation. The man becomes a machine. Sexual extremity. Video game aesthetics. Nightmares. Battles. Japanese culture turned inside out. There is a lot to penetrate with TETSUO: THE IRON MAN. I’m not terribly intimate with the minutiae of Japanese history, but I do know that the nation was formed sometime in the 600s BCE, making […]

Films 

Techno Terrors: A Look Back (and Ahead) at 1983’s BRAINSTORM

“But the thing is, I like it. I want more.” — Dr. Michael Brace Can we know death without dying? Or, can we experience simulated death that is so real that we too will die? As fantastical as these questions may seem, developers of modern virtual reality are aware of the problem that death poses. And […]

Films 

Exploring VIDEODROME: The Perfect Horror Film for the Modern Media Age

At this very moment, probably from right where you are sitting, you currently have direct and immediate access to more televised/filmed entertainment than you could perhaps watch over the course of a hundred lifetimes. Thanks to the internet, popular online streaming services, and an explosion of constantly-running cable TV networks, there is more entertainment being […]

Films Scary Fun 

10 Terrifying Science Fiction Films You May Have Missed

Horror is usually my genre of choice, but I also love a good science fiction film, and often these genres intersect beautifully. Check out our list of 10 frightening science fiction films you may have missed.       MOEBIUS (1996) I wish this film was more readily available in the United States. I saw […]

Scary Fun TV 

Was the Monster from STRANGER THINGS Based on THIS Creepypasta Creature?

STRANGER THINGS has been the addiction of every sci-fi/horror fan for the past couple of weeks, myself included. The NETFLIX show oozes an unabashedly nostalgic feel of our favorite 80s horror and science fiction classics — from E.T. to POLTERGEIST to THE GOONIES — but also has some fantastic elements that give it a very unique […]

Films 

A Defense of 1992 Virtual-Reality Thriller THE LAWNMOWER MAN

We were all foolish when we were young. We liked dumb stuff, said dumb things, and espoused dumb philosophies. We took our life lessons from weird places, and often only grew by exchanging one form of immaturity for another. For many of us, it takes a while to follow the advice of 1: Corinthians and […]

video games 

Survival Horror Meets Alien Abduction in This Game Preview for THE HUM: ABDUCTIONS!

Totwise Studios has released some new footage of survival-horror game THE HUM: ABDUCTIONS, and the vids’ creepy atmosphere and the game’s novel concept have a lot of gamers curious. First, the footage… here: Abductions – Scenes May 2016 from Totwise Studios on Vimeo. …and here: TheHum Abductions – Alien Entering Room played with HTC Vive […]