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The Machine Stops, The 1909 Precursor To Techno-Dystopian Sci-Fi

E.M. Forster’s classic short story The Machine Stops was one of the first techno-dystopian science fiction stories. In the futuristic world of the Machine Stops, the majority of humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of…

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Exclusive: Creepy Scientist Fred Willard, Horror Maven

He’s an agile, affable actor, and that’s why he’s been around for so long. Not only can Fred Willard do perfect comedy as he did in “Best In Show,” he can play it straight and scary for a horror…

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Torture Party

Since this image is from the New York Times, we should make you aware of this crazy article in that self same Paper of Record: Captivity Party! The summary for the slowclickers is this: Captivity producer Courtney Solomon (pictured. thanks,…

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Camp Classics: How to Make a Monster

About the Movie You may have noticed this movie — 1958’s How to Make a Monster — already in our new Monsterfest video player and we are now horrified (or proud) to introduce it on the blog officially, as part…

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Dear Diary (of the Dead)

So, the release date is still floating around in the ether, but they’ve been shooting Diary of the Dead in Toronto for a while now, and it should be a corker. Here’s the pitch: Students shooting a film encounter the…

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60 Years Of Flying Saucers

Today is not the 60th anniversary of UFOs, which have been around for as long as man has been capable of getting drunk and staring googly-eyed into the sky. Nor the 60th anniversary of aliens visiting Earth, either real…

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Galactus Done In The Style Of Religious Pamphlet

There’s a lot of parallels between God and Galactus, the Consumer of Worlds. Both are, after all, gigantic old men who live in the sky. Both are immortal. Both are omnipotent. God was written about by prophets (Moses, Elijah,…

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Inside The World of Blade Runner 25 Years Later

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, special-effects maestro Adam Savage — who worked on Star Wars Episodes I and II, as well as the Matrix films, AI and Terminator 3 — has dashed off a…

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Battlestar Pegasus Coming To TV And DVD

I’ve long hoped that Ron Moore would decide to create a spin-off series focusing on the Battlestar Pegasus, the briefly-seen sister ship to the Battlestar Galactica. For an already dark show, a prequel spin-off seemed like a no-brainer: while…

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