7 items from 2015
Think of a teeming metropolis like New York City. Now double that in size. If every single person who lived there, every hot-dog vendor, third-grader and euphoric Mets fan, was in fact a flesh-eating zombie, that would roughly equal the 17.3 million people that tuned into last October's fifth-season premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead, the most-watched episode of anything in cable history. Those are blockbuster numbers and they occurred week after week. The demand for the show has become so huge that a prequel spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, debuts this Sunday. »
Hopefully, there won't be a need for paramedics at the Mile High Horror Film Festival which will host, alongside Fangoria, a screening of The Return of the Living Dead. Also: a behind-the-scenes video for From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2, Blood Moon release details, and Kickstarter details for Claymation project, Dagon.
The Return of the Living Dead Screening: Press Release: "August 4th, 2015 -- Denver, Co -- For over 35 years, Fangoria has been a trusted institution in the horror community, offering unique insights into every aspect of horror culture. And in spreading its brand, Fangoria has sought to bring fright fans the latest and greatest in the world of horror, which is why the Mile High Horror Film Festival is proud to announce our media partnership with Fangoria. For our first announcement with this partnership, Fangoria will present the 30th Anniversary Screening of The Return Of The Living Dead with star and »
- Tamika Jones
Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.
But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.
So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck, »
An alien craft shaped like an artichoke? A vessel with breasts? Here's our pick of 15 of sci-fi cinema's most eccentric spaceships...
For decades, heroes have crossed the universe in rocket ships and modified light freighters. Aliens have conquered galaxies in disc-shaped craft of varying sizes.
Yes, as long as there's been science fiction on the silver screen, spaceships have captured our imagination, from the matinee serials of the 30s to the sci-fi blockbusters of the present.
We all have our own idea of what a great spaceship should look like. For some, it's Han Solo's fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. For others, it's the more graceful USS Enterprise, or maybe the utilitarian craft of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But what about cinema's more unusual, outlandish spaceships? The ramshackle ones, the anachronistic ones, the ones that look a bit rude, or just plain scary? Those are »
Never mind The Terminator and Ed-209, what about Eve, Hector or Warbeast? Here's a pick of 15 less famous killer robots from the movies...
"They say Zapp Brannigan single-handedly saved the Octillion system from a horde of rampaging killbots!" enthused Leela in classic the Futurama episode, Love's Labour's Lost In Space.
It was, reflected the alcoholic, cigar-smoking robot Bender, "A grim day for Robotkind", before adding as an afterthought, "Eh, but we can always build more killbots."
Killer robots are a longstanding staple of science fiction cinema, and if we were to compile the list of the best and most celebrated, it would probably read pretty much like everyone else's - The Terminator, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Sentinels from X-Men: Days Of Future Past would all get a mention.
But what about the less famous killer robots from film history - the ones that have been largely eclipsed by »
Much of cinema, especially anything to do with science fiction and body horror, owes much to the work of Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg. Last month Josh Trank, the director the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot, said Cronenberg's early works had a big influence on the new film and its "hard sci-fi take" on the Marvel comics.
Cronenberg himself spoke with Collider recently about people copying his work and takes it as a compliment, though he's especially glad when others acknowledge his efforts:
"It's fine. Once you've contributed your voice to the cinematic conversation, it's out there and it's up for grabs, absolutely. So I don't complain. In fact, I take it as a compliment... When you come up with something original and it really strikes a chord in people, it's going to be imitated, it's going to be appropriated, and it's actually kind of nice when someone just flat out admits it. »
- Garth Franklin
Fantastic Four reboot director Josh Trank revealed in an interview last month that his "hard sci-fi take" on the Marvel comic books was similar to the early films of David Cronenberg. While we'll have to wait until August 7 to see if that comparison is valid, David Cronenberg himself revealed in an interview with Collider that he thinks it's a compliment that his work helped influence Josh Trank's theme and tone on Fantastic Four. Here's what he had to say below.
"It's fine. Once you've contributed your voice to the cinematic conversation, it's out there and it's up for grabs, absolutely. So I don't complain. In fact, I take it as a compliment."
He also added that this is nothing new for him, stating the 1979 classic Alien "ripped off" certain aspects of his 1976 film Shivers, which also featured an alien parasite that bursts out of the host's chest.
"As far back as Alien, »
7 items from 2015
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