10 Weirdest Origins Of Classic Science Fiction Sound Effects

Nowadays, when people want to add a sound effect to a movie, they mostly just pull up a digital archive, choose a sound, and drag and drop. But in the pre-digital age, people created sounds using whatever objects were close to hand. Here are the 10 most unusual sources for your favorite sound effects. » 6/13/14 10:16am 6/13/14 10:16am

What's the most stylish dystopia of all time?

Everybody knows that dystopias have the best fashions and the coolest designs. Whether it's the stark paleness of THX-1138, the totalitarian chic of Nineteen Eighty Four, the orgy cool of Brave New World or the priests-on-prozac aesthetic of Equilibrium... dystopias are always fashionable. So what's the most stylish… » 5/10/13 4:10pm 5/10/13 4:10pm

You'll take this poster for George Lucas' THX-1138 if you know what's…

Right now, everywhere you go in downtown San Francisco, you'll see this poster. Full of pills, with an ominous message about the future, the poster invites you to learn about something called THX-1138. But what kind of medicine is this? I can only imagine the kind of conversations this is sparking around town. » 2/05/13 5:00pm 2/05/13 5:00pm

The Scariest Settings Ever Created in Scifi Movies

Welcome to another installment of Horrorhead, a column where we talk about the intersection of horror and scifi. Anyone who saw Alien as a kid knows that the smashed-up alien ship where Ripley's crew first finds the alien is one of the scariest places ever. It's basically a haunted house set in space, with its… » 1/23/08 10:06am 1/23/08 10:06am

Four Dystopian Movies Starring Adult Babies

Why do dystopian-future movies always turn their protagonists into sexless infants? Often, our hero is reduced to the mental status of a confused toddler, and may actually end up hairless and naked, like Neo in The Matrix, or everyone in THX 1138. We all secretly want to be children again, and dystopian movies indulge… » 12/14/07 9:00am 12/14/07 9:00am

Psychedelic Dante 01 Trailer — Gorgeous But Familiar


Marc Caro, probably best known from his collaborative directing with Jean Pierre Jeunet on such films like The City Of Lost Children and Delicatessen, has a new scifi film coming out called Dante 01. It combines the visual look of THX 1138, Aliens (especially the third entry in that series), and even Danny Boyle's… » 11/09/07 4:10pm 11/09/07 4:10pm