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Insidious 2's biggest crime isn't failing to be scary

The only thing people really want to know about the sequel to James Wan's Insidious is whether it's as scary as the first movie. Insidious brought the scary, brought the horror and didn't give a shit about being cheesy, wacky and just a little bit insane. While Insidious 2 is made in the spirit of the first, it… » 9/13/13 8:30am 9/13/13 8:30am

Fall Movie Guide: Our Forecast on 20 Science Fiction and Fantasy Films

This fall is just packed with movie goodness. A lot of the year's most ambitious films are coming out in the next four months. Including huge space epics, massive franchise pictures... and Marvel's first post-Avengers movie without Iron Man in it. Here's our prognosis for 20 upcoming science fiction and fantasy movies. » 8/14/13 12:04pm 8/14/13 12:04pm

The Conjuring proves horror movies don't have to be heartless dreck

The Conjuring, out today, isn't just a strong contender for scariest movie of the year — it's also a surprisingly sweet, even dorky story about a husband-and-wife team of paranormal investigators, and how their love saves them. It's a great antidote to your standard dehumanizing horror movie. » 7/19/13 9:00am 7/19/13 9:00am

James Wan says The Conjuring is "the opposite" of found footage horror

James Wan is a legend of horror film-making, with movies like Saw, Insidious and Dead Silence under his belt. And The Conjuring, which comes out Friday, might be his scariest film yet. We talked to Wan about how to make a really scary movie, and why his movies are the opposite of "found footage" horror. » 7/16/13 11:39am 7/16/13 11:39am

Low Budget Films That Are More Thrilling Than Most Big Summer Movies

Today sees the release of White House Down, which is the most Emmerichian film ever produced. But meanwhile, you could also enjoy Europa Report on VOD or Byzantium in select theaters. Tons of low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies are more exciting than your average big summer blockbuster. Here are 25 of them. » 6/28/13 2:00pm 6/28/13 2:00pm

The Greatest Scenes Where Epic Heroes Ask a Random Priest for Advice

Of all the random bits in Man of Steel, one of the randomest was the scene where Supes asks a man of the cloth what a man of the cape should do. In fact, the "Ask a Priest" scene is a staple of science fiction and fantasy. Here are our favorite moments where someone consults a priest, and gets some mostly nonsensical… » 6/21/13 1:00pm 6/21/13 1:00pm

Low Budget Movie Trends That Need a Nice Long Rest

Low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies rule. While mega-blockbusters crank out the same familiar stories, including a parade of sequels and remakes, a low-budget film can take crazy risks and tell an original story. But sometimes, low-budget movies can get just as obsessed with chasing fads and copying each… » 3/06/12 3:08pm 3/06/12 3:08pm