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Argento & Romero Enter Rue Morgue

It’s a veritable Monster Mash. Toronto’s Rue Morgue Festival of Fear just announced its lineup, and you’re going to want to go during August 24-26. “Suspiria” director Dario Argento will be the guest of honor. George Romero will be…

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TV Guide’s Top 30 Cult Shows Largely Comprised Of SF

TV Guide has come out with a list of their top 30 cult shows of all time and genre fare makes up a respectable chunk of it. The sci-fi shows that made up their choices (along with their rank…

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Why Horror is Good for You

Matt’s recent post on Frankenstein Conquers the World has got me thinking about a topic that pops into my head with some regularity these days: Why being a horror movie fan is good for you. Needless to say I’m…

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Planet of the Apes From Around The World

Before Tim Burton ruined it for everyone by casting Marky Mark in the Charlton Heston role and, if I understand the ending correctly, making Abraham Lincoln an evil gorilla, the Planet of the Apes franchise enjoyed such international reknown that…

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A Bug in Your Ear

This Sunday at the Museum of the Moving Image, there’s a screening of Bug, a movie which got plenty of blime from us in the pretty recent past. It got kind of overtaken/overwhelmed at the box and kind of scattered…

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Danny Boyle’s Sunshine Inspired by 2001, Alien, Solaris

One of the science-fiction films I’m looking forward most to seeing is Danny Boyle’s upcoming Sunshine. We’ll leave aside it’s ridiculous plot: the sun dies out and man’s last hope is to throw a nuke into the embers. Danny Boyle’s…

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Steampunk: Science-Fiction Applied Retroactively

Over at my other gig, Wired, an interview I conducted with Jake von Slatt, a steampunk mechanical artist and hacker, has gone online. Jake Von Slatt is pretty much the king of the steampunk hackers out there today, building wonderful…

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An Extended Stay in Room 1408

We don’t shy away from the fearless predictions, no sir.  After the rave reviews 1408 received last week, and the poor ones it’s more family-oriented competition got – the critics just said No(ah) – we say 1408 should do more…

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Reinventing the Batsuit for the Modern Era

When costume designer Bob Ringwood set out to design the Batsuit, he started from scratch. “I had never even read a Batman comic,” Ringwood said. “So I went out and bought about 200 of them from all the different…

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The Mother of All Spoilers

Warning, if you value the unknown.  If "surprise" has any meaning to you, then whatever you do, do not click the link that leads to the doorway behind this entry.  Do not click below!…

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