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Fear Friday: Child’s Play

Check out AMC tonight’s Fear Friday screening of Child’s Play at 11:30 pm, followed by House at 1:15 am.  See the original Chucky in all his murderous glory, and then in the second movie it’s personal demons vs. physical ones….

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The Horror Department: Romero Character Designer

In Episode 4 of AMC’s Horror Department, our host Todd interviews artist/character designer Tommy Castillo about George Romero, the 28 Weeks Later mythology, and Vincent Price’s The Last Man on Earth. Want to watch more Horror Department shows or…

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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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