Low Budget Films That Are More Thrilling Than Most Big Summer Movies

Today sees the release of White House Down, which is the most Emmerichian film ever produced. But meanwhile, you could also enjoy Europa Report on VOD or Byzantium in select theaters. Tons of low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies are more exciting than your average big summer blockbuster. Here are 25 of them. » 6/28/13 2:00pm 6/28/13 2:00pm

Xtro: Quite Possibly the Weirdest Thing to Come Out of Alien's Success

The release and subsequent success of Alien (1979) seemingly opened the door to mind-altering tales of horrific space invaders. These films rejected the notions of friendly aliens that directors such as Spielberg had put in place with films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) — and it seemed apparent… » 2/22/12 5:00pm 2/22/12 5:00pm

XTRO Explores the Joys of an Alien Pregnancy

Early 1980s Alien ripoff flick XTRO is about as incoherent as you can get and still be classified as scifi rather than whatever genre the Cremaster movies are in. Still it offers us a few joys, such as this utterly demented scene of an alien impregnating a human female. I love when the, uh, organ comes out of his… » 2/27/08 5:03pm 2/27/08 5:03pm