The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies With Incredibly Tiny Casts

This coming weekend, Gravity tells an epic story with just Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. And it joins a long tradition of movies that rock, with just a few actors. And maybe a monkey. Here are the absolute best films featuring tiny casts, that bring enough talent for a small army. » 10/02/13 1:19pm 10/02/13 1:19pm

Architect looking for investors and/or victims for his giant…

This is the Cubed Maze³ by designer Phil Pauley. Ensconced within its clear laminated polymer walls are nine floors of dead ends, staircases, and psychological torment for those willing to broach its premises. » 3/01/12 2:00pm 3/01/12 2:00pm

10 Science Fiction Prequels that Aren't as Bad as Phantom Menace

With Star Wars Episode I hitting theaters all over again, there's been a whole new wave of interest in George Lucas' biggest letdown. And we've been remembering some of the other prequels that have tried to fill in backstory over the years. » 2/27/12 10:36am 2/27/12 10:36am

Storyboards make the abandoned Neuromancer movie look like a…

People have been trying to make a movie of William Gibson's Neuromancer since the mid-1980s, and now Splice/Cube director Vincenzo Natali is trying to make it happen. But for a few years, Joseph Kahn, the director of tons of music videos plus Torque and Detention, was hard at work on a Neuromancer film. » 11/18/11 6:40am 11/18/11 6:40am

The Many Dimensions of the Tesseract

It goes by many names: the hypercube, the 8-cell, or the octochoron. It is represented by many shapes; a small cube inside a larger cube, two cubes connected by a bridge, a cube with slightly skewed angles. All the tesseract's names and shapes are attempts to visualize what we can never understand. What does the… » 7/21/11 3:22pm 7/21/11 3:22pm

13 killer films that take place in just one room

Looking for some thrillers that take place entirely in a single enclosed space? Agent Orange from Quiet Earth has counted down 13 of the most nail-biting flicks confined to four walls. » 12/18/10 2:30pm 12/18/10 2:30pm

10 awesome science fiction stories for gamers

Ever since ET for the Atari 2600 wowed gamers worldwide, science fiction and video games have been natural bedfellows. Here are 10 great scifi tales that embrace the aesthetics, technology, and popular tropes of the gaming world. » 8/28/10 9:05pm 8/28/10 9:05pm

Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning novel popularized so many ubiquitous scifi…

If someone chains you up and asks you whether you believe in God — say…

Cube Zero, the prequel to Vincenzo Natali's Cube, is surprisingly great. And the best bit is this scene where one of the inmates reaches the "Exit." And faces the ultimate question: Do you believe in God? » 6/10/10 6:00pm 6/10/10 6:00pm

Genetically Engineered Monster Mating Is The New Squicky Goodness

Forget watching blue people have hair-sex. Splice, the genetic-modification thriller featuring a human-animal hybrid, offers something much weirder and nastier. Watch two genetically engineered monsters experience "love at first sight," in a new clip from the Cube director's new film. » 1/11/10 2:30pm 1/11/10 2:30pm

Meet The Half-Animal Mutant Baby Of Adrian Brody And Sarah Polley

Here's a fun game you can play at home: How many lab-safety regulations do Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley violate in this first clip from the gene-splicing movie Splice? And meet their baby human/animal hybrid, under un-controlled conditions. Spoilers below. » 10/05/09 5:37pm 10/05/09 5:37pm

Do We Need Graphic Torture in Our Dystopias?

Welcome back to Horrorhead, a column all about the connections between horror and scifi. On Battlestar Galactica, there's an ongoing theme of torture: humans gang-rape an imprisoned Cylon; the Cylons beat a man so badly he loses his eye (not to mention all the humans they kill outright); and there's even a little… » 4/30/08 10:43am 4/30/08 10:43am

A Giant, Glowing Cube in the Middle of Berlin

German railroad company Deutsche Bahn has its headquarters right in the heart of Berlin's Washingtonplaz. For a redesign, the company chose this cubic construction by Danish architecture firm 3xn. Very, very cube-y on the outside, but the inside is surprisingly airy. Go inside after the jump. » 1/11/08 5:30pm 1/11/08 5:30pm

The Seven Best Torture Porn Scenes in SciFi

Nothing warms the hearts and soothes the soul at holiday time like a hot laser slicing through your pain receptors. That's why we put together this list of the top seven torture scenes from science fiction, including one that spawned one of the lamest action figures in the world. (We didn't include the Star Wars… » 12/12/07 12:00pm 12/12/07 12:00pm

Pi Meets Cube In Fermat's Room


A new Spanish film features four rival scientists struggling to solve logic puzzles before the walls of the room they're trapped in squish them into jelly. Fermat's Room combines elements of Pi (brilliant new untried math theorems) with Cube (deadly rooms that'll kill you unless you figure out the puzzle) in this… » 11/30/07 6:30am 11/30/07 6:30am