It’s fun for the occasional tech demo, but now we know the real reason that Google Glass, and other augmented reality solutions, have failed to catch on. The future they’ve promised us will eventually turn into the same nightmare that surfing the web has become—a sea of intrusive ads and countless another annoyances…
Ben, the protagonist of this film, doesn’t know if the end of the world is real or if it’s all just a nightmare. But! It’s a nightmare that’s so cool that I actually wouldn’t mind living there. I would sit comfortably on a rooftop, grab a beer, and just watch that beautiful world go to hell.
Sequence—a great short film by Spanish director Carles Torrens—starts with a guy waking up one day. The girl he loves hates him because she had a terrible nightmare where he was doing something utterly horrible. They argue, he leaves to work, and finds out the whole world had that exact same dream and hates him too.
Come spend your vacation in the beautiful fields of Madagascar, they said. It will soothe your soul, they said. That's what I imagine Michele Martinelli—the author of this photo featured by National Geographic's Your Shot—thought when millions of locust took to the skies with a deafening bone-chilling buzz.
The film adaptation of Randy Queen's nightmarish comic Darkchylde already has Weta's special effects shop behind it. And this Halloween, the film's bringing on the Halloween director himself, John Carpenter.
In the near future, New York City will be invaded by superintelligent dogs, decked out in top hats, white tie and tails. These refined "monster dogs" are getting their own film, which will live on in your children's nightmares forever.
Remember those awful toys your obnoxious coworkers would litter all over their desks? Dreamworks is keen on turning the hideous troll doll toy line into an animated feature, with a complex mythos. Sounds timely. [THR]
Sweet Baby Jesus and all the orphans, we wonder what possessed the creators of this nightmarish webcam as they slaved away at the drawing board. Something nasty with horns, a wicked headache and really bad taste in art, I reckon. Let's see—take one webcam (pretty standard USB 2.0, 1.3 Mpix little number, with lights…