The 2002 Batman/Superman movie wouldn't have been the worst thing ever

Last week, we showed you the full script of Batman/Superman: Asylum, Warner Bros.' 2002 attempt to bring both DC superheroes to the same movie screen. Because the script is 1) really long and 2) oft illegible, here's a reasonably quick summary of the movie's plot, its strengths, its plotholes, and its weirdness. » 9/02/13 8:30am 9/02/13 8:30am

Sharknado is so much more amazing than you could have possibly guessed

We already knew Syfy's Sharknado movie was going to be fun, but did we know it was going to be an artistic triumph? Well, thanks to this brand-new trailer, we do now. I mean, did Citizen Kane feature a scene where Beverly Hills 90210's Ian Ziering cuts a flying shark in half with a chainsaw? I THINK NOT. » 7/10/13 1:40pm 7/10/13 1:40pm

Surprisingly beautiful photographs of decaying cans of human remains

In a warehouse at the Oregon State Hospital (originally called the Oregon State Insane Asylum) contains an unusual library, one comprised not of books, but of copper canisters of unclaimed human remains. Photographer David Maisel has photographed what is left of the deteriorating portions of the asylum, as well as the… » 6/08/13 11:00am 6/08/13 11:00am

Concept Art Writing Prompt: A Beauty Salon in an Abandoned Asylum

We're adding a little Modern Ruins to this week's Concept Art Writing Prompt, with a real photographic image of a decaying mental institution in upstate New York. We often marvel that these urban exploration photos would make great inspirations for movie sets—and they might also inspire a spooky tale or two. » 12/08/12 1:00pm 12/08/12 1:00pm

This abandoned sanatorium could be the real-life version of the one in…

San Haven is a former tuberculosis sanatorium in the Turtle Mountains, right on the border between North Dakota and Manitoba. Built in the early twentieth century, the lush grounds and gorgeous buildings attracted patients and medical staff from all over the country into the region for decades — until the TB epidemic… » 10/22/12 2:38pm 10/22/12 2:38pm