Mad scientists have existed since the beginning of cinema, and The Lazarus Effect has zero problem borrowing from earlier films. It also snatches crumbs from The Exorcist and Paranormal Activity, among others. But! It's got an unusually good cast, fast pacing, and some decent frights.
Since the dawn of porn, X-rated movies have tackled science fiction and fantasy themes. We've listed hundreds of science-fictional porn movies in the past. But most of the time, when porn goes scifi, it ventures into "spoof" territory. But not always. Here are some X-rated films that have actual merit as science…
Tomorrow, James Gunn ventures into wild space-opera territory with Guardians of the Galaxy. But just like Peter Jackson, Gunn started out directing gonzo horror — and we're going to take a look at the strange and miraculous journey behind the making of Slither.
Having Warehouse 13 withdrawal symptoms? The new movie Chastity Bites, coming to DVD on Feb. 11, could seriously help. Allison Scagliotti, aka Claudia, stars as a girl who discovers her local abstinence educator is actually the immortal Elizabeth Bathory, who bathes in virgin blood.
The stage version of Re-Animator was supposed to end its run the other day, but it's been extended until the end of May. Unlike Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Re-Animator: The Musical is a low-budget DIY affair.
You're already a fan of Jeffrey Combs. Maybe you've seen him play a slew of all-too-human aliens on Star Trek, maybe you've watched him go too far in Re-Animator. But we bet you haven't seen all his great genre roles.
The greatest mad scientists dabble in forces that... wait for it... man (or woman) was not meant to meddle with. And many of them live to regret it. Here are 20 mad scientists whose journeys ended in remorse and despair.
The same things that terrify us can also make us die laughing, and as long as there's been horror, there's been silly horror-comedy. Check out our history of the silliest horror movies of all time.
A little bow-tie-wearing mad scientist attempts to reanimate a naked woman's corpse, but her mouth gushes pink fizz and her hand falls off. What to do? Force-feed her her own tongue, then mutilate her, to a jazzy piano score. (NSFW!)
In H.P. Lovecraft’s proto-zombie story “Herbert West - Reanimator” the titular doctor uses a serum to whip reanimated corpses into frightening violence. In a new free game online, you get a chance to become West. Your mission: Bring the dead back to a semblance of life while making sure no one gets eaten.
As a scientist I have mixed feelings about SF-oriented horror, which tends to show my lab coat-wearing brethren as myopic, obsessive, morally challenged individuals or as humorless skeptics. When Fringe needed a scientist for its team of white hats, the best they could come up with was a former, vaguely repentant mad…
Indie comic Hack/Slash is about to become a lot more independent, after a legal battle over the ownership of cult zombie movie Re-Animator spilled over from the courtroom into the comic book world and forced them to choose between pulling the series or getting dumped by their distributor. But can the tentacles of…
This is something I've been wanting to share with you for a long time: The very best visual pun to hit the B-movie screen EVAR. Plus, this could be the most perverted thing I've ever seen. Well, let's just say it's among the most perverted, how's that? From classic 1980s horror flick Re-Animator, directed by…
When you think zombies, you think weird magic. But really, a lot of the greatest zombies in movies, TV and books have resulted from pure science. Okay, maybe not "hard" science, but at least some kind of scientific process involving lab coats. We list the greatest zombies of science, below the fold.
My heart is breaking because Jeffrey Combs just told SciFi Wire that we may be waiting a lot longer for the much-anticipated House of Re-Animator, the fourth in the Re-Animator series, and the second to be directed by its anarchist-comedian mastermind, Stuart Gordon. Apparently its political message, about a zombie…
Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Vitals: True goodness equals mad science plus slapsticky grossouts plus Jeffrey Combs in an early,…