Today's Pop Culture Moments Get A They Live Makeover

Hal Hefner has taken a page from John Carpenter's book to create a series called "Consume," which marries modern pop culture images and the iconic look from The Live. See the ones he's completed so far in his tweet below. » 2/06/15 4:30am 2/06/15 4:30am

The Oscar selfie Hollywood doesn't want you to see

Remember the massive group selfie Ellen took while hosting the Academy Awards? Well, we have the REAL version of that image, and it is fantastic. » 3/11/14 8:50am 3/11/14 8:50am

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

The Queen from Aliens poses for her Mondo portrait

You've seen the queen from Aliens many times before. But check out our exclusive first look at Mondo's new poster art, which aims to show you the ultimate version of the queen. Artist Jason Edmiston tells us his goal is to make it look as though the queen came and posed for him. » 8/19/13 10:50am 8/19/13 10:50am

What's the greatest knock-down, drag-out fight scene of all time?

The greatest science fiction and fantasy movies inspire us to believe that we are destined for greatness, in our starships and our castles. But sometimes, you run into a problem that can only be solved with a smackdown. What's your favorite fight scene from science fiction or fantasy? » 7/16/13 2:14pm 7/16/13 2:14pm

Everything you've heard about Branded was false advertising

You may have seen the trailers and posters for Branded — the new movie in which weird creatures grow out of people's backs and the tops of buildings. It looked like a weird surrealistic version of They Live, mixed with some monster-movie imagery. But that ad campaign was somewhat misleading — and that's rather… » 9/07/12 3:06pm 9/07/12 3:06pm

When Your Lover Has A Mind-Controlling Spine Blob

It's bad enough to see random people on the street having their mental energy and creativity siphoned out by horrific advertising blobs — but when it's your own lover sporting a brain-controlling glob of goop, that's the worst. This exclusive clip from the new movie Branded shows why it's not just They Live without… » 8/29/12 7:00am 8/29/12 7:00am

New Branded trailer shows the monster-induced agony of Jeffrey Tambor

Don't hurt Jeffrey Tambor! A brand new trailer for Branded, the movie about evil monsters controlling your brain via advertising, shows a lot more of the mayhem that ensues when one David Tennant lookalike decides to take down the secret conspiracy that controls your brain through QR codes. » 8/22/12 3:30pm 8/22/12 3:30pm

They Live IRL: Australian politician calls opponent a "jerk off" in…

Subliminal campaign advertisements are a staple of dystopian science fiction, but trust reality to send the electorate a hidden message so nefarious it'd make Orwell spin in his grave. » 8/21/12 6:25am 8/21/12 6:25am

Branded trailer proves that advertisements are eating your brain

Check out the new trailer for Branded the trippy They Live-channeling horror flick in which one man wakes up and realizes creepy monsters are controlling the world through advertisements. It's pretty wild and kind of beautiful — we only wish these advertising monsters would sit still for a second so we can get a… » 5/31/12 1:30pm 5/31/12 1:30pm

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, They Live, and other science fiction Nintendo…

There were plenty of old school video games based on science fiction movies, but plenty of them were absolutely godawful. We're looking at you, Total Recall for Nintendo and E.T. for Atari. » 5/23/12 6:50pm 5/23/12 6:50pm

The best They Live costumes we've seen (that don't involve sunglasses…

Rowdy Roddy Piper from They Live is one of the great last-minute Halloween costumes, but what if you wanted to be the cheese-dip faces? Kiersten Essenpreis built these fantastic They Live alien faces using basic craft store masks. I would buy one of these bad boys in a heartbeat (but for my morning commute, not… » 10/30/11 3:40pm 10/30/11 3:40pm

Flying Japanese ball is perfect for keeping tabs on the dystopian future

This floating ball was built by the Japanese Ministry of Self-Defense, weighs a scant 350 grams, can hit speeds of 40 MPH, and costs slightly less than $1000 in parts. Stare into the singular, soulless eye of your spherical overlords. » 6/11/11 7:30am 6/11/11 7:30am

First look at Shepard Fairey's They Live Poster!

Tonight, the Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a special screening of John Carpenter's They Live. Which means one thing: a new limited edition poster from Mondo! So here it is, the limited edition They Live poster created by the Shepard Fairey. » 6/09/11 6:30pm 6/09/11 6:30pm

Newfangled science fiction drinking games (that we hope you don't play)

Some of you may choose to tipple this holiday weekend. Rather than playing your patented "drink whenever Hudson speaks in Aliens" game for the umpteenth time, why not give one of the following science fiction themed drinking games a whirl? » 5/30/11 4:00pm 5/30/11 4:00pm

Jonathan Lethem psychoanalyzes They Live's Ghouls

Just who are these weird people that you see when you put on the mysterious sunglasses in They Live? What do they want? More importantly, what do they mean? Novelist Jonathan Lethem investigates, in three excerpts from his new book analyzing They Live. » 2/21/11 2:14pm 2/21/11 2:14pm

St. Valentine, Patron Saint of Disasters

It's fun to be a hater and dump on the lovers' holiday, but it's even more fun to take that chance and declare your love for that person you so admire. And what better way to do it than with these scifi themed Valentines by yours truly? » 2/13/11 8:00am 2/13/11 8:00am

12 Fictional Glasses That Would Give Lady Gaga a Run for Her Money

Lady Gaga is bringing futuristic video screen glasses to the world, but movies and television have already expanded our eyewear horizons. Here are a dozen specs, lenses and goggles with powers that go far beyond video play » 1/07/11 3:49pm 1/07/11 3:49pm

20 last minute science fiction Halloween costumes

We love Halloween, but we also realize that some readers lack the free time or emotional investment to build a lifesize Power Loader from Aliens. Here are 20 costumes that you can whip up by Halloween weekend. » 10/27/10 2:07pm 10/27/10 2:07pm

"They Live" remake might ditch the infamous alien sunglasses

Can you remake John Carpenter's They Live without the infamous alien-revealing sunglasses? The producer seems to think so. Hear what he has to say on possible They Live changes, and who he hired to update the screenplay. » 10/09/10 2:48pm 10/09/10 2:48pm