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Overdrift: Dinosaurs Meet Drift Racing

Forget everything you think you know about the Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction Event. The dinosaurs never went extinct. Instead, they were an advanced saurian genus of drift racers and escaped this planet before the comet hit by drifting into another dimension….

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The True Believers

Reading Eric Rawlins’ thoughtful responses to our Ultimate Night of the Living Dead fan quiz interview got me thinking about the strange – but to me totally familiar — way that horror fans have of thinking what you could call…

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Silence! – The Musical

A few months ago there was an off-Broadway musical for Edward Scissorhands which was, by all accounts, a pleasant enough concept but ultimately harmless.  Silence! The Musical, based on Silence of the Lambs, however, seems…dangerous. Why, no further proof is…

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Remaking ‘Max Cady,’ De Niro-Style

Long before any of the other participants were sure it was a good idea, Robert De Niro took a strong interest in remaking the classic 1962 thriller Cape Fear. "I liked the original Cape Fear,” De Niro said. “It was…

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Who’s Cooler? Natalie Wood or Angelina Jolie?

Since AMC has this very hip, cool movie week going on during hot-as-hell midsummer, I didn’t want to leave out actresses who are cool.  First, I’ve had an ongoing fondness for Natalie Wood forever, which was brought to the fore…

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Down on the Dead in Brooklyn

George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead was screened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last night (in a very nice print) as part of a special film series selected by actor Paul Giamatti.  Theatrical screenings of this classic are…

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Flash Gordon on DVD

Max von Sydow’s immortal words as the Fu Manchu-ish Ming the Merciless: “Pathetic earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void, without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here. If you had known anything about the true…

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The Coolest Replica Light Saber

While researching the last Fact vs. Fiction entry, I came across something this incredible simulacrum of the Star Wars light saber. The hilt uses the power of a high powered laser pointer. This may very well be the finest…

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Horror Surfer: See Saw Video

Confirmation#1:  Nicole Kidman will indeed be starring in a remake of the Colombian horror film Al Final del Espectro, and her production company, Blossom Films, will have a hand in production as well. Confirmation #2: Joan Allen, recently of The…

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Fact vs. Fiction in Sci-Fi: Lightsabers

Fiction: The Jedi-ubiquitous light saber, what Obi-Wan Kenobi described as "an elegant weapon for a more civilized age." It can melt through titanium doors like butter, chop off limbs while cauterizing the wound without a drop of blood spilt….

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