The Lazarus Effect Could Make Mad Science Scary Again

Mad scientists have existed since the beginning of cinema, and The Lazarus Effect has zero problem borrowing from earlier films. It also snatches crumbs from The Exorcist and Paranormal Activity, among others. But! It's got an unusually good cast, fast pacing, and some decent frights. » 2/27/15 9:00am 2/27/15 9:00am

X-Rated Films That Are Actually Legit Science Fiction And Fantasy [NSFW]

Since the dawn of porn, X-rated movies have tackled science fiction and fantasy themes. We've listed hundreds of science-fictional porn movies in the past. But most of the time, when porn goes scifi, it ventures into "spoof" territory. But not always. Here are some X-rated films that have actual merit as science… » 2/19/15 1:57pm 2/19/15 1:57pm

All The Weirdest Secrets You Never Knew About The Making Of Slither

Tomorrow, James Gunn ventures into wild space-opera territory with Guardians of the Galaxy. But just like Peter Jackson, Gunn started out directing gonzo horror — and we're going to take a look at the strange and miraculous journey behind the making of Slither. » 7/31/14 12:16pm 7/31/14 12:16pm

30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See

A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential… » 3/07/14 11:48am 3/07/14 11:48am

Allison Scagliotti battles a virgin-killing abstinence educator!

Having Warehouse 13 withdrawal symptoms? The new movie Chastity Bites, coming to DVD on Feb. 11, could seriously help. Allison Scagliotti, aka Claudia, stars as a girl who discovers her local abstinence educator is actually the immortal Elizabeth Bathory, who bathes in virgin blood. » 2/06/14 7:45am 2/06/14 7:45am

How Re-Animator: The Musical makes intestines attack people, live on…

The stage version of Re-Animator was supposed to end its run the other day, but it's been extended until the end of May. Unlike Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Re-Animator: The Musical is a low-budget DIY affair. » 3/30/11 7:00am 3/30/11 7:00am

Why Jeffrey Combs is our ultimate avatar of sexy weirdness

You're already a fan of Jeffrey Combs. Maybe you've seen him play a slew of all-too-human aliens on Star Trek, maybe you've watched him go too far in Re-Animator. But we bet you haven't seen all his great genre roles. » 10/05/10 5:30pm 10/05/10 5:30pm

20 mad scientists who turned against their creations

The greatest mad scientists dabble in forces that... wait for it... man (or woman) was not meant to meddle with. And many of them live to regret it. Here are 20 mad scientists whose journeys ended in remorse and despair. » 9/24/10 3:42pm 9/24/10 3:42pm

The Scary/Funny History Of Horror Comedy

The same things that terrify us can also make us die laughing, and as long as there's been horror, there's been silly horror-comedy. Check out our history of the silliest horror movies of all time. » 10/29/09 3:57pm 10/29/09 3:57pm

Worst Japanese Reanimator Homage Ever [NSFW]

A little bow-tie-wearing mad scientist attempts to reanimate a naked woman's corpse, but her mouth gushes pink fizz and her hand falls off. What to do? Force-feed her her own tongue, then mutilate her, to a jazzy piano score. (NSFW!) » 9/10/09 6:00pm 9/10/09 6:00pm

Video Game Re-Animates Lovecraft’s Herbert West

In H.P. Lovecraft’s proto-zombie story “Herbert West - Reanimator” the titular doctor uses a serum to whip reanimated corpses into frightening violence. In a new free game online, you get a chance to become West. Your mission: Bring the dead back to a semblance of life while making sure no one gets eaten. » 12/02/08 2:00pm 12/02/08 2:00pm

Three Horror Movies That Even a Scientist Could Love

As a scientist I have mixed feelings about SF-oriented horror, which tends to show my lab coat-wearing brethren as myopic, obsessive, morally challenged individuals or as humorless skeptics. When Fringe » 11/06/08 9:00am 11/06/08 9:00am needed a scientist for its team of white hats, the best they could come up with was a former, vaguely repentant mad…

New Re-Animator Fights Zombies, Lawyers

Indie comic Hack/Slash » 10/06/08 12:01pm 10/06/08 12:01pm is about to become a lot more independent, after a legal battle over the ownership of cult zombie movie spilled over from the courtroom into the comic book world and forced them to choose between pulling the series or getting dumped by their distributor. But can the tentacles of attorneys stop…

Headless Zombie, Meet Helpless Scientist. Naked. (NSFW)

This is something I've been wanting to share with you for a long time: The very best visual pun to hit the B-movie screen EVAR. Plus, this could be the most perverted thing I've ever seen. Well, let's just say it's among the most perverted, how's that? From classic 1980s horror flick Re-Animator, directed by… » 7/08/08 5:15pm 7/08/08 5:15pm

Great Zombies Of Science Fiction

When you think zombies, you think weird magic. But really, a lot of the greatest zombies in movies, TV and books have resulted from pure science. Okay, maybe not "hard" science, but at least some kind of scientific process involving lab coats. We list the greatest zombies of science, below the fold. » 1/07/08 11:00am 1/07/08 11:00am

Re-Animator Flick On Hold Because Zombies Are Way Too Political

My heart is breaking because Jeffrey Combs just told SciFi Wire that we may be waiting a lot longer for the much-anticipated House of Re-Animator, the fourth in the Re-Animator series, and the second to be directed by its anarchist-comedian mastermind, Stuart Gordon. Apparently its political message, about a zombie… » 10/08/07 11:59pm 10/08/07 11:59pm

Must See: Re-Animator

Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Re-Animator
Date: 1985

Vitals: True goodness equals mad science plus slapsticky grossouts plus Jeffrey Combs in an early,… » 9/30/07 9:58pm 9/30/07 9:58pm