How The Walking Dead uses special effects to fake gory zombie kills

The Walking Dead is probably one of the goriest and grossest shows on television because all they do is kill zombies. And though zombies are not real (yet, at least), the blood and gore look real because of all the amazing special effects on the show. Here’s a reel from Stargate Studios showing their best work of VFX… »7/21/15 8:20pm7/21/15 8:20pm

Rick Grimes Is Scarier Than Any Zombie in the New Walking Dead Trailer

It’s a lesson many people (and zombies) have learned the hard way—do not mess with Rick Grimes. But if you thought Rick taking charge of the Alexandria Safe Zone was somehow going to put an end to the group’s troubles, this lengthy, brutal Comic-Con trailer for season 6 will make you think again.
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A Soft Stuffed Chainsaw Takes Pillow Fights To a Whole New Level

Everyone had that favorite, heavy, feather-stuffed pillow that was their not-so-secret weapon during a sleepover battle. But a pillow doesn't come anywhere near being as awesome as Factory Entertainment's new line of Zombie-battling stuffed toys that includes what could be the world's first plush chainsaw. »2/12/15 9:38am2/12/15 9:38am

It's hard to believe this horror short was not filmed with real cameras

I was zombied-out after Dawn of the Dead and Night of the Living Dead, the seminal horror movies by filmmaker George A. Romero, but apparently you kids keep loving those dumb walking corpses. You will like this fantastically crafted 3D animation short, which feels like the beginning of a full feature. »1/14/15 8:23am1/14/15 8:23am

Why Is It That Zombies Eat Brains?

Zombies have been a pop culture staple for decades, and in that time the concept of the dead coming back to life somehow to feast on the living has proliferated virtually every form of media that exists. One trait that is seemingly synonymous with zombies is their apparent need to feed on the brains of the living. But… »12/10/14 6:30am12/10/14 6:30am

Great Gift Ideas For The 10 Major Species Of Science Fiction Fan


Finding the perfect gift for the beloved fan in your life can be a major challenge — but the first step to success is to know what kind of fan you're dealing with. What does this person truly love, above all else? Once you know that, you're set. Here's our complete guide to gifts for 10 different species of fans. »12/02/14 12:11am12/02/14 12:11am

Zombie Cutting Boards Are Possibly The Most College Thing Ever

We're now past the first week of October, which is traditionally right about the time that college students realize that they might need more in their kitchen than an endless supply of Solo cups. If you're on the hunt for a chopping board to do some actual cooking on (or just to lower the tone a little further), these… »10/11/14 9:00pm10/11/14 9:00pm

Using goTenna's Pocket Antenna to Send Texts Without Cell Service

Inspired by the downed cell towers and utility outages of Hurricane Sandy, the folks at goTenna wanted a way to keep smartphones connected even when the grid fails. What they came up with is a pocket-sized handheld antenna that lets users send texts and location info without cell service. And we got to see a prototype… »7/24/14 1:50pm7/24/14 1:50pm