More Terrifying Than Space is Space Madness

Welcome back to Horrorhead, a biweekly column where we explore the intersection of scifi and horror. If there's one thing more terrible than having a zombie eat the tongue out of your head by breaking your jaw, it's imagining that zombies are eating you when they aren't. That's why one of the best veins to mine in… » 5/14/08 11:08am 5/14/08 11:08am

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

Five Reasons to Watch Movies that Hurt You, Haunt You, and Make You…

Welcome back to Horrorhead, a column where we explore the intersection of horror and scifi. I wasn't born a horror movie fan, I made myself one through years of careful practice and studious watching. Everybody has an origin story, and mine begins with the pulsing, gooey strands of sludge that enveloped and destroyed… » 4/16/08 11:19am 4/16/08 11:19am

How Pollution Created the Creepiest Movie Mutants

Welcome back to Horrorhead, a column where we explore the intersection of horror and scifi. Back in the 1950s, it seemed like every monster was created by radiation: giant ants, a giant tarantula, and even a giant dinosauroid thing called Gojira. But ever since the 1970s, an even scarier byproduct of human invention… » 2/06/08 11:00am 2/06/08 11:00am

Your Cell Phone and Television Are Haunted by Scary Girls

Yes kids, it's time for Horrorhead, a fortnightly column where grossout chaser Annalee Newitz talks about the dark intersection of scifi and horror. Tonight I'm going to a "special advance press screening" of cell phone horror flick One Missed Call because I'm so starved for new scifi-horror that I'll take anything —… » 1/03/08 9:15am 1/03/08 9:15am

Aliens Kick Predator's Ass and That's Final

Welcome back to Horrorhead, a fortnightly column about all things scifi and horror. This week, a crucial topic: Aliens vs. Predators. Not the movie, the smackdown. Colin Strause, one of the two Brothers Strause who directed the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator sequel, is known across the webonets as a serious Predator fan » 12/19/07 9:00am 12/19/07 9:00am