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For a Limited Time, Watch the 1967 Student Short That Launched George Lucas Into Scifi History

A long-ish time ago (1967) in a galaxy not so far away (the University of Southern California), a student named George Lucas was hard at work on a short film with a long title: Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB. This landmark early work is online for the first time, thanks to scifi channel Dust. Read More >>

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This Gremlins Fan Film is Guaranteed to Get You Into the Christmas Spirit

That is, if your version of “Christmas spirit” includes watching all the Christmas films with horror themes. (It does in our house!) Read More >>

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Let’s Have Fun Watching The Last Jedi’s Actors Learn to Kick Ass

As The Last Jedi release date draws near, every bit of new information only whips us into a greater frenzy of excitement—and this behind-the-scenes glimpse of Daisy Ridley, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Kelly Marie Tran training to kick ass in the film’s fight scenes definitely qualifies. Read More >>

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Twin Peaks’ Blu-ray is Packed With Tonnes of Special Features

For David Lynch fans, the absolute highlight of 2017 was Showtime’s revival of his cult series Twin Peaks. It was gorgeous, terrifying, baffling, thought-provoking, and groundbreaking—and you can re-live it all, with the added benefit of tonnes of special features, when it hits Blu-ray next week. Read More >>

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The Post-Apocalypse is a Little Less Bleak When You Have a Beloved Game of Thrones Star on Your Side

The year is 2054, and humanity’s prospects are very bleak in the wake of a devastating virus. London’s become an unstable wasteland of junk peddlers and wild-eyed zealots, but one tough, determined woman keeps it together for her much younger brother—until he’s spirited away by an unknown foe. Read More >>

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This New Rick and Morty Short Will Actually Make You Cry

Rick and Morty tearjerker? That’s unexpected. But we’re not kidding. New short “The Poop in My Pants,” starring fan-favourite Mr Poopybutthole (longtime Smith family friend, gun-violence survivor, new father), would make even the emotionally impenetrable Rick Sanchez well up. Ooo-wee! Read More >>

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A New Take-Home Exhibit From the Museum of Science Fiction Celebrates the Women of Sci-Fi

After a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, the finished product is here: Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction. It’s a collection of new and reprinted works, framed as a take-home exhibit from the Museum of Science Fiction. Read More >>

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Disney Will Bring an All-New Marvel Show to Its Streaming Service in 2019

Our minds are still blown by today’s news that a brand-new Star Wars trilogy is in the works—as well as a live-action Star Wars TV show. But the latter won’t be the only lure when Disney rolls out its subscription streaming service in 2019. There’ll also be an exclusive new Marvel show. Read More >>

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In This Advert, Rick and Morty Sells Out in the Most Rick and Morty Way Possible

Rick and Morty withdrawal is real. But while we wait (at least) a few years for season four, Adult Swim is parceling out tiny moments to keep us hooked. Like, for instance, this Old Spice ad, shared this week on the network’s Facebook page. It is perfect. Can you spot the plumbus? Read More >>

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10 Obscure Cult Horror Movies Everyone Should Watch (and Re-Watch)

You’ve seen the horror heavy-hitters, like Halloween, The Shining, and The Exorcist. You’ve also seen the most-beloved cult horror flicks, like Evil Dead 2 and Re-Animator. Now, peel away one more layer and unearth some obscure horror gems that are primed to infect your nightmares with fresh terrors. Read More >>

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Icelandic Horror Trailer I Remember You Hints at Dark Secrets and Malevolent Spirits

Nordic horror is a particularly chilling subset of the genre—for obvious reasons (duh, it’s cold there), but also because filmmakers from that region tend to construct films blending slow-burn dread with sudden moments of otherworldly terror. I Remember You looks very much in that vein. Read More >>

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A Mars-Bound Astronaut Risks Everything for the Future in Others Will Follow

Andrew Finch’s Others Will Follow is about a mission to Mars gone awry, but this isn’t The Martian. There are no alien potatoes, and no jokes about space pirates—just a lonely astronaut reflecting on his fate, and deciding to risk it all to send one last inspirational message back to Earth. Read More >>

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Channing Tatum’s Gambit Film Is Finally, Really, Actually Happening

Good news if you had Channing Tatum’s long-gestating Gambit movie in your “Hollywood project in limbo most likely to actually happen” office pool: the thing’s got a release date at last, and Tatum’s card-flinging X-Men dreams are about to come true. Read More >>

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Get a First Look at Long-Lost Doctor Who Story ‘Shada’ in Its New Animated Form

We’re all waiting for the new Last Jedi trailer to drop tonight, but here’s something fun and unexpected to admire as well. It’s the first teaser for the animated version of “Shada,” the legendary Douglas Adams-penned Doctor Who serial that never made it to the screen, thanks to a BBC strike in the late 1970s. Read More >>

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Bride of Frankenstein Has Been Postponed Because Nobody Wants Another Mummy

On the heels of director Bill Condon’s remarks that his upcoming Bride of Frankenstein movie would have “nothing to do with” Universal’s Dark Universe comes word that the film will not begin shooting early next year as planned. Instead, the production is taking a time out to rework its script. Read More >>