Lights up on BB-8, wandering through a crowded space station, deep in the heart of an unknown galaxy. Surrounded by mysterious and unfamiliar life forms, she remains steadfast. She has one tool in her arsenal: a thumbs-up of self-confidence.Read More
Boy, suddenly I wish I was at TIFF: according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Reitman hosted a live-read of The Princess Bride that starred Rob Reiner as The Grandpa, Rachel McAdams as Buttercup, Donald Glover as Vizzini, and Patrick Stewart as Humperdinck. Cary Elwes also reprised his role as Westley, because he does what we wish. […]Read More
I'll take ten.
Was District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp working on an Alien movie? Some new concept art reveals he just might have been. Now whether or not he was getting paid for it is another story...Read More
So uh... how's that power loader invention coming?
On Earth, everyone can hear you scream, and they'll hear you do just that when you experience the horror of realizing that monsters are very real things that live all around us, thanks to Dorkly.Read More
A person in the streets, but a pizza in the sheets.
This bedding will run you $65-80 over on Incredible Things, but that seems a fair price to lie every night with one's true love.Read More
Final report of geek journalist, Jill Pantozzi.
Don't breathe. Don't move. Don't even think. Survive. If you can.Read More
Ridley Scott Says There Will Be No Xenomorphs In Prometheus 2, Destroys All My Interest In Prometheus 2
Xenomore! Ridley doth murder xeep!
Time to clean out your chests, er, desks, guys.Read More
But...but I'm already at the chopper!
Shane Black has clarified reports that he will be rebooting the 1987 Predator, saying his addition to the franchise will instead be an entirely new story mining the creatures' "rich mythology." So...female Predators? That's what you're telling us, right, Black?Read More
May hosts of xenomorphs sing you to your sleep, old friend.
Whether you know H.R. Giger's name or not, you've definitely been scared by him: the Swiss surrealist who passed away yesterday was best known for his Oscar-winning work on Alien, for which he designed the sets and titular creature.Read More
It Came From Outer Space
what is this I don't even
While the xenomorph (that is, the Alien) has become an enshrined part of horror cinema, the kind of cultural artifact that you can absorb easily whether or not you've actually ever seen the original source, like Godzilla, Frankenstein, or Ghostface from Scream. I can't speak from personal experience, but in 1979, when the R-rated Alien actually hit screens, I doubt that it was that easy. Instead, little kids had to learn to fear the alien from, apparently, really clashingly upbeat commercials where they futilely fight off a horrifying embodiment of our existential dread of unfathomableness of space and our own bodies. Fun for the whole family! On the other hand, we would totally go nuts for the Ripley action figure with Turbo Torch action that showed up later.Read More
It Came From Outer Space
You may not remember the "Bambi Burster" from Alien 3, but that's probably attributable to a few good reasons: the film is 20 years old, threequels are always kind of iffy, and, oh yeah, that thing is so terrifying you might have blocked it from your memory anyway. Watch as the film's crew makes sculptor Steve Norrington's quadrupedal xenomorph animate, and try not to let it creep you out too much. Think of it as refreshing: isn't it nice to see 3D models in an age of CGI? (via i09.)Read More
Easy Sequels to Horror Flicks (Spinoff)
5 Bad-Ass Pokémon (GameRant)
Weird Lawsuit of the Day (Bleeding Cool)
Star Wars + Warhammer = Win (Toycutter)
This Is A Laser-Sighted Pea Shooter (The Sun)
Lutetia: Beautiful Asteroid (BBC News)
(image via Reddit.)Read More