How Did Edgar Allan Poe Manage To Describe The Big Bang In 1848?

They mocked when Edgar Allan Poe published his prose poem "Eureka" in his last year of life, describing how the universe had begun with a single "primordial particle" that exploded outwards in "one instantaneous flash." But 80 years later, cosmologists started realizing that Poe had been on to something. » 1/28/15 7:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm

A Clip That Shows Why The Originals Is Amazing PhD Dissertation Fodder

Seriously, some media studies grad student somewhere has to be writing a thesis about race, gender and politics in vampire media — and she or he must be just drooling over The Originals right now. Just watch this clip, in which Marcel turns a segregated World War I unit into vampires, and see for yourself. » 1/27/15 4:40pm Tuesday 4:40pm

Weirdest Shared Movie Universe Yet Includes Brain-Eaters, She-Creature

Legendary B-movie production house American International Pictures is back from the dead — sort of — thanks to Cinedigm, which is "launching a reinvention of [AIP] exploitation titles in a 10-picture project within a single movie universe." Expect viking women, brain-eaters, and teenage cavemen. » 1/21/15 1:40pm 1/21/15 1:40pm

John Landis, Joe Dante And More Horror Legends Join Tales Of Halloween

Horror anthologies are so hot right now, and it looks like Tales Of Halloween might be the latest collection stuffed to the gills with talent, cameos and a lot of insanely talented filmmakers. And today, horror legend John Landis and Joe Dante just joined its long list of bananas talent. » 1/09/15 10:45am 1/09/15 10:45am

A Moving Horror Film About Two Boys Who Fall In Love In A Mental Clinic

Here's a short horror film that gets under the skin in more ways than one. At a teen mental health clinic, Jonah proudly refuses to socialize with the other patients — until he gets a new roommate, one whom he gradually feels a connection to. But why doesn't Jonah's new roommate ever sleep? » 1/07/15 12:20pm 1/07/15 12:20pm

A Noir Webcomic About A Bioweapon Unleashed During China's Civil War

The webcomic Moth City is set in a small Chinese island town that is manufacturing a deadly biological weapon for the Nationalist China army in the 1930s. But when the weapon gets loose, the town's yankee governor and a Nationalist major fight for the island's future while its people scramble to stay alive. » 12/31/14 8:00am 12/31/14 8:00am