Scientists unlock the secrets behind growing giant bugs

In an effort to understand the makeup of Earth's prehistoric atmosphere, a group of researchers has been trying to grow insects as large as their giant ancestors. It's all fun and games until they start overrunning the countryside. » 11/01/10 11:46am 11/01/10 11:46am

Amock: The French Student Film that Out-Cloverfields Cloverfield

Okay, maybe that's a little hyperbolic, but this little genre gem — which follows two teens, a camera, an evil book, and chompy, chompy beasties — carries a potent charge. » 5/18/10 6:20am 5/18/10 6:20am

Could A Starship Troopers Arachnid Attack Happen to You?

If yesterday's release of Starship Troopers: Marauder » 8/06/08 3:00pm 8/06/08 3:00pm has you constantly scratching your back or hearing imaginary grasshopper sounds, you might not want to read any further. Then again, perhaps the best way to allay your fears is to confront them — and learn everything you can about the gargantuan cockroaches,…

What's Happened to Giant Bug Movies?

Genre movies are like folk tales: hundreds of people tell the same basic story again and again, with little variations and tweaks. Thus part of the pleasure of watching horror or scifi movies, at least for me, is figuring out which things have been tweaked — and which stories are getting retold. I like to make little… » 6/17/08 10:26am 6/17/08 10:26am