Jean-Claude Van Damme Looked Goofy In The Original Predator Costume

The final version of the Predator costume required a tall actor, but before Kevin Peter Hall stepped into the final suit, Jean-Claude Van Damme shot scenes as the Predator. And he looked especially insane in the "cloaked" Predator outfit, which was bright red. » 4/08/14 10:40am 4/08/14 10:40am

Spend The Evening Learning About The Making Of Your Favorite Movies

Here's a three-hour documentary about the making of Aliens in 1986, called Superior Firepower. Made in 2003, it features insane amounts of behind-the-scenes footage that reveal quite how ambitious a project this film was, and how much bigger it was than Alien. But that's not the only "making of" featurette on Youtube. » 3/25/14 6:00pm 3/25/14 6:00pm

Cover Reveal: The dark splendor of the new Alien universe comics

Excited for Dark Horse's relaunch of their Alien, Predator and Alien Vs. Predator comics? What about the debut of Prometheus, and the universe all four titles will share? We're thrilled to bring you this first, exclusive look at the jaw-dropping covers for all four first issues. Plus, we talked to Dark Horse… » 1/13/14 1:08pm 1/13/14 1:08pm

How the new Alien, Predator and Prometheus comics will share a universe

Dark Horse is remaking the universe. Aliens, Predators, and Engineers will come together in 2014 when the Aliens, Predators, and Alien Vs. Predator comics get completely rebooted, along with the first Prometheus comic series, and joined together in a single continuity next year. We spoke with all four writers — Chris… » 10/10/13 12:00pm 10/10/13 12:00pm

11 Fearsome Warrior Races (That Would Be Ridiculously Easy to Defeat)

An entire species of warriors is one of the most thrilling tropes from science fiction and fantasy. Bred only for combat, with a culture based entirely on war and destruction. But sometimes that single-minded focus on slaughter can actually have its drawbacks. Here are 11 fictional warrior races that would be easy to… » 10/03/13 10:00am 10/03/13 10:00am

What's it like to soar through the Chamonix Valley on an eagle's back?

We're so glad you asked. This video – shot by an eagle with a camera mounted on its back – gives us a spellbinding look at what it's like to wheel gracefully over the Mer de Glace in Chamonix, France. Good grief, talk about a stunning view. » 9/18/13 12:20pm 9/18/13 12:20pm

These videos of fly larvae cannibalism may squick you

Scientists have always known that fruit fly larvae feast on rotting fruits and vegetable matter. But young maggots apparently also have a taste for their elder group members, according to a new study. Worst yet, when an older larva gets injured, group cannibalism ensues. It is as horrifying as it is fascinating. » 4/30/13 10:40am 4/30/13 10:40am

Mighty mouse attacks venomous snake to free its fellow mouse

Just because you're prey, that doesn't mean that you have to take being eaten lying down. At Hangzhou Zoo in Zhejiang province, eastern China, zookeepers witnessed an unusual sight after two live mice were placed in a snake's enclosure for supper. As the snake started to eat one of the mice, the other began biting the… » 3/09/13 5:00pm 3/09/13 5:00pm

Storage 24 is like Doctor Who without all the things that make Doctor…

Probably the main reason why anybody's aware of Storage 24, the new British monster movie, is the Doctor Who connection. Star and co-writer Noel Clarke played Mickey Smith in the first two seasons of nuWho, and the movie's setup feels very Who as well: people trapped in a claustrophobic space, being hunted by an alien… » 1/11/13 9:30am 1/11/13 9:30am

Behold the biomechanical horror of a skinless animatronic Predator head

If there's one thing scarier than encountering a Predator in a dark jungle, it's encountering a skinless cyborg Predator. Amalgamated Dynamics, the special effects firm that provided the creature effects for the Alien vs. Predator movies, stripped the skin off their Wolf Predator and demonstrated what this guy looks… » 10/21/12 5:00pm 10/21/12 5:00pm

This Alien versus Predator wedding cake is disturbingly adorable

It seems like the Predator is making up with everybody nowadays — this pastry only confirms it. A baker named Tracey at The Little Cherry Cake Company in Rossendale, England has sculpted this monstrous gâteau. Behold — in frosting — two of cinema's foremost extraterrestrial monsters making romantic amends. It's too cute … » 6/12/12 9:55am 6/12/12 9:55am

The 10 Most Epic Last Stands in Science Fiction and Fantasy

If you're a fictional character, death can arrive rather swiftly and creatively. It's your job to go out like an absolute champ so that non-fictional readers and audiences remember your passing and holler your praises on the internet. Here are ten times science fiction and fantasy heroes lost their lives with panache. » 6/06/12 12:15pm 6/06/12 12:15pm