A heartbreaking story set in post-apocalyptic, underwater Brooklyn

We've been eagerly awaiting Joe Russ' post-apocalyptic short film Fathoms, about two people and a cat struggling to survive in the flooded ruins of New York. Now the film has arrived, and it's not just about coping with various hazards, but also about finding the will to survive in the face of overwhelming grief. » 3/05/14 4:02pm 3/05/14 4:02pm

After a global pandemic, monsters stalk post-apocalyptic Scandinavia

Minna Sundberg, creator of the marvelous and magical webcomic A Redtail's Dream is back with a new webcomic, and this time she's destroying the world. What begins as mysterious rash ends up radically altering Northern Europe as we know it—but what is lurking in the woods outside the human settlements? » 2/26/14 12:20pm 2/26/14 12:20pm

Darren Aronofsky wins battle with studio over cuts to Noah

For the past few months, we've been unsure which version of Darren Aronofsky's Noah would be hitting theaters — there were tons of reports that Christian audiences reacted badly in screenings. Paramount had reportedly cut as many as six different versions of the film. But now, it appears Aronofsky has won. » 2/20/14 2:11pm 2/20/14 2:11pm

In Shovel Ready, the real terror isn't Hell on Earth, but Cyber-Heaven

In Adam Sternbergh's novel Shovel Ready, the world has gone to shit after a dirty bomb hit New York — but the really horrifying part isn't the squalor on the streets or the random violence. It's the virtual world that the rich have escaped to, and the virtual afterlife that one televangelist is trying to build. » 1/21/14 1:53pm 1/21/14 1:53pm

This Mad Max wedding, officiated by Lord Humongous, will break you

Could this be the first ever Mad Max-themed wedding? Probably not, but it's still pretty amazing. The annual Wasteland Weekend had a post-apocalyptic nuptials, officiated by Lord Humongous himself — check out the video right here. » 1/02/14 10:40am 1/02/14 10:40am

Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a captivating tale of privilege and PTSD

The second Hunger Games movie builds on the emotional intensity of the first, telling a harrowing story of what happens when you win a deadly game by playing dirty. Catching Fire is the rare film that's better than the original book. Even if you've memorized Suzanne Collins' text, you'll get something new out of it. » 11/22/13 9:00am 11/22/13 9:00am

It Will All Hurt is like a stream-of-consciousness Adventure Time

Farel Dalrymple's It Will All Hurt is not a webcomic for those looking for an easily distilled plotline or characters whose motivations are instantly clear. Instead, it's a beautifully watercolored, dream-like post-apocalyptic adventure, one that invites you to sit back and drift through its fantasy world—and manages… » 11/16/13 8:30am 11/16/13 8:30am

What ever happened to the "advanced civilization gone barbaric" story?

It used to be a mainstay of science fiction: the story where we visit a barbarian society that turns out to have been highly technologically advanced in the past. You saw this story all the time on Doctor Who and Star Trek, and in the pulps. And now, it's more or less vanished. What happened? » 10/09/13 4:10pm 10/09/13 4:10pm

How L.A.'s "Last Bookstore" evolved from post-apocalyptic to magical

When Josh Spencer decided to open a bookstore called the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, he pictured it as a post-apocalyptic thing — the Last Bookstore on Earth. But now that he's moved to a much larger space, an old bank headquarters in an Art Nouveau building, quirky weirdness has taken over. » 10/01/13 12:39pm 10/01/13 12:39pm