Only around 80-90% of silent films have survived over the years. It makes discussion about them a bit more complicated as there is no way to truly define overall what silent films were like in their time without making big assumptions. That said, there sure were a whole lot of creepy old horror films back then. Many of the tropes we see today had their beginnings in silent films, and these movies still have the ability to induce a chill. The now-antiquated equipment on which they were made and the fact that silent film stars are long since deceased adds an eerie vibe.
Let's talk about Society, both the movie and the real-world horrors of every day.
Hey, friends! Didja miss me? In case you were wondering where Objects in Space disappeared to last week, I took a break while I was on vacation getting the pants scared off me at Halloween Horror Nights. But now that I have been thoroughly spooped, theme park-wise, I am back and ready to resume my link rounding-up duties!
What makes Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander such a great hero in the Fantastic Beasts films? In some ways he's very much like young Harry Potter, and in other ways he isn't.
A Charles Dickens classic receives a twist, a Star Trek character gets his own comic, and a new comic startup receives funding.
Luke Cage and Iron Fist are gone, but the best could be yet to come for Netflix's Marvel shows.
Welcome back to Look of the Week, celebrating the best in TV and film sartorial excellence, past and present across sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and other genre classics!
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These titles NEED to be on your reading list. No exceptions!
Whatever you do... don't fall asleep.
A young and devoted fan of the Milwaukee Brewers with autism, Nigel Ayala, got an early look at next year's Godzilla: King of Monsters after he gifted Godzilla figures to each of the team's players over the summer, thus endowing them with "Godzilla Power."
Somewhere, Brody from Point Break is getting very jealous.
Filmmaker Danny Leiner, director of 2000s classic Dude, Where's My Car? and the original Tick series, has passed away at the age of 57. Leiner's passing was confirmed by his producing partner Ross Putman in a Facebook post that said the director had finally succumbed to "a long illness."
Mulgrew spoke to fans at Destination Star Trek Birmingham Saturday.
The visit was a “birthday surprise” for Favreau, who also shared a photo of the two with director Dave Filoni.
Make yourself some popcorn, order in, and get ready to binge your heart out. Maybe literally.
Don't drink the kool-aid. Or the flavor-aid.
As part of our continuing series on women in esports, we got a chance to chat with Emma Hall, the Technical Developer for RuneScape. Emma first joined Jagex in 2015, her first role straight from Nottingham Trent University, where she received a 1st Class BSc in Computer Science and Games Technology. A technical developer for RuneScape, Emma is responsible for supporting improvements over legacy code, as well as content design and development. Away from the studio, Emma is a keen LARPer and writer.
Halloween might be spooky, but that doesn't mean it can't be romantic! Leaves are on the ground, love is in the air, and it's time to celebrate our favorite fall honeys, the horror baes we would love to call our boo(geyman)! Sure, they have their flaws (don't we all!), but these scary movie hotties are our Sweetest Day favorites. So let's celebrate this totally legitimate and real holiday with some totally legitimate crushes. And remember — use protection! lol seriously though they might try to kill you.
Hong Kong has its share of vampires, too.
Netflix has continued to cut back on its roster of Marvel-based shows, as it has just announced that Marvel's Luke Cage will not be back for a third season.
Evil can hide in the most unlikeliest of people and places, often where free will and the wilderness meet, somewhere on the murky horizon between Heaven and Hell.
It's fun to romance Michelle Pfeiffer while looking 30 years younger.
Horror cartoons actually used to be scary.
IDW Publishing is saluting the scary season all month long with its entertaining YA crossover series, Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle.
For anyone who’s following all the many continuity threads left dangling outside the events of Avengers: Infinity War, common sense probably would suggest that everything we’ve seen so far in Netflix’s Daredevil happens in the few short years between the Battle of New York and the fateful moment when Thanos snaps his finger.
You have not known brilliance until you’ve seen a massive ball of alien Crites snapping and snarling their way down the asphalt.
Ever since the Nintendo Switch was announced, gamers have clamored for one particular game to grace its screen: Animal Crossing. Fortunately, it's now been confirmed that the colorful casual animal community-building game is coming to the system in 2019!
What comes after Venom? Carnage — and more! Here's the character's bloody backstory.
Sure, we've seen monsters run amuck before, but never quite like they do in the upcoming horror spoof Snake Outta Compton. Okay, so this movie isn't going to win any prestigious awards, but that's no reason that it should be robbed of its rightful place in the pantheon of Sharknado-era monster movies.
When Eleanor Shellstrop finds herself in the Good Place after she dies, she’s relieved. That is until she starts to notice how not-good certain aspects of her life in her neighborhood in the Good Place are. One of the most annoying parts for her is interacting with and after-living next door to British socialite and philanthropist Tahani Al-Jamil.
Most of you know Evangeline Lilly as the top-lining actress in global zeitgeist projects like Lost, The Hobbit films and, most recently, Wasp/Hope van Dyne in Ant-Man and the Wasp, but her deepest passion is writing.
And from that seed, there was a tree, and from that tree, there was a podcast.
Are you a scaredy cat? Is scrolling through social media in October impossible for you because of all the clowns? Do you shudder when it’s time for Halloween posts? We understand. Some of us here avoid Target in October because of the holiday decorations that jump out at you. We totally understand what it’s like to watch an entire movie through your fingers. We get that even fake blood makes you queasy and jump scares make you pee a little. We won’t tell anyone.
We've got another round of development news for ya and this time we're bringing in the big guns: disappearing airliners, mysterious Marvel movies, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
A haunted tour of Henson Studios is the perfect backdrop for The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell.
It's national treasure Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum's birthday on October 22, and thus we at SYFY FANGRRLS have dedicated the entire month to the celebration of our favorite moments, movies, outfits and noises from this absolute zaddy of a man. (And if you don't know what "zaddy" means, Google it, because Jeff Goldblum already knows.)
The biography of four sci-fi greats has plenty of new details, even if some cause reevaluation.
As The Simpsons’ upcoming Halloween episode — the latest in its long-running Treehouse of Horror series — approaches, fans are getting amped up to see the spooky cameos and guest spots by the industry’s scariest talents. But there’ll also be plenty of references for horror fans and pop culture aficionados alike. And we’ve got some clips from the upcoming episode to whet your Where’s Waldo-esque appetite.
Richard E. Grant talks Episode IX, too. Is it December 2019 yet?
Escape rooms are all the rage these days (the concept was recently parodied on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), so it makes sense for Hollywood to capitalize on the fad and turn a fun team building event into a horror-filled thriller.
Forty years after John Carpenter’s original Halloween terrified audiences, Jamie Lee Curtis has once again returned to the role of Laurie Strode. Unlike her prior reprisals, this is a Halloween that ignores all previous sequels and spin-offs, and pits Strode against Michael Meyers (Nick Castle, also reprising his role) for one final, deadly showdown.
New Daredevil and Halloween are cool. Chuck Wendig getting fired? Less cool.
We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of Justice League's theatrical release and the revelations about what could have been are still continuing to ooze out of the super-powered woodwork.
Halloween is finally upon us, and it's about to take a big slice out of the box office. David Gorden Green's much-anticipated sequel to the 1978 classic has been riding a wave of buzz ever since its first footage debuted earlier this year, and that only intensified after a positive reception at the Toronto International Fil
Believe it or not, it’s been 50 years since Charlton Heston damned us all to hell on that beach from the original Planet of the Apes movie. And to celebrate the semicentennial release of that franchise-spawning film, Hachette Books, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, is publishing Planet of the Apes: Caesar's Story, an illustrated life story of the apes’ fearless leader, as told by his best friend, Maurice.
Mark Wooden is a prolific fanfiction author, but he's branched out into original works as well. Here's the secret to his success as a creator.
Long before Jurassic Park, Sesame Street realized Goldblum’s charisma and appeal would dovetail perfectly with a Spielbergian sense of action.
Our new favorite "it's complicated" relationship.
[Rolls multi-sided die] Come on, daddy needs a new pair of Greataxes!
They're all good. But some are excellent.
If there’s one true thing that can be said about Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon, it’s that the male leads of The Walking Dead have stuck it out through nine seasons because of mutual beneficence. There’s an inherent disagreement at these companions’ roots — one that infests both ends and means.
Via Hubble, take a tour of NGC 6744, a nearby spiral galaxy that looks a lot like the Milky Way.
The Matrix movies were a phenomenon when they came out in the late 1990s and early 2000s. They were probably the biggest American martial arts film of all time. Jet Li was one of the biggest action stars of the era, first in his home country of China, then in the States. It seems like having Li star in The Matrix would be a no-brainer.
Daredevil season three has promised a return to the harsh, gritty world that defined the show in its earliest days. Judging by the critic's reactions, it seems to be delivering on that promise.
Are you an overflowing wellspring of excitement waiting for Season 4 of The Magicians to magically appear? After the insane twists at the end of last season, we don't blame you. Every season of the show lays waste to the status quo and offers up an entirely new direction for the show to go in— what we got at the end of Season 3 was possibly the craziest one yet.
"This pain is part of being human... the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength." - Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
A vampire, monsters, and blood. Tricks and treats!
Without a radio telescope of your own that can read gamma rays from zillions of light years across the galaxy, don’t expect to look up into the night sky anytime soon and spy Godzilla with your naked eye. But thanks to new imaging from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, ‘Zilla’s just one of several new sci-fi themed deep-space constellations to join the NASA honor roll.
Dream Casting is celebrating a Jack Kirby Halloween with a hypothetical cast for The Demon.
The world of horror is vast. With so many films across the spectrum of budget, studio involvement, quality, availability, and, above all else, pure scare-the-living-shit-out-of-you-ness, it helps to have trained professionals parse through some of the older and/or lesser-known offerings. That's where Team Fangrrls comes in with Deep Cuts, our series dedicated to bringing the hidden gems of horror out of the vault and into your nightmares.
An interview with the hand behind Bennyfits, a blue, furry puppet Twitch streamer.
Just in time for Halloween, get a sneak peek at Archie Comics' latest horror re-imaging of the Archie books, Vampironica #4.
There's always more to know about Michael Myers.
The Teen Titans franchise was a success in the mid-‘60s, only to see its popularity wane by the end of the decade and the series canceled by the mid-‘70s. Hoping to turn that around, Marv Wolfman and George Perez had their chance to modernize the Titans in 1980 by rebooting the series and introducing new characters like Raven, Cyborg, and Starfire. The new series was indeed a success, and, for many years, ran neck and neck with the X-Men as the top-sellers from Marvel and DC, respectively.
Force ghost. Flashbacks. Or other?
For the creator of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, following up Riverdale with Archie's witchy neighbor was more than a shift in focus — it was a shift in tone.
The final countdown to Halloween has begun! Everyone is putting the final touches on their costumes or complaining about the worst ones for sale online. (Maybe don’t look that up. There are some bad ones this year.) Your co-workers are crunching on spiced pumpkin seeds while showing you pictures of their baby in a bumblebee costume. You’re going to have to brave that candy aisle soon so the neighborhood kids don’t destroy your yard and toilet paper your trees. Perhaps you need a break from the screaming outdoor decorations down the street? We’ve got you covered!
From concept art turned into figures to thoughtful creations from fans, this week's Important Toy News shines a light on imagination.
We’re more than halfway through October and things are getting spooky. Well, at least they are on Xbox One! You might have avoided clown pics as you scroll through your Facebook feed by half closing your eyes. You’ve stayed out of Target to keep from “accidentally” trying on that taco costume. You’ve had coffee at home to keep from accidentally ordering a pumpkin spice latte. It’s too late. You can’t resist the urge to celebrate Halloween anymore. Dig out that costume, eat those weird orange Oreos and give in to the holiday!
From Black Panther to Captain America: The First Avenger, here are the top 10 superhero origin story movies.
Supergirl is getting another supervillain, and he's a big one. The CW announced Thursday that the show's currently airing fourth season will soon introduce the most iconic nemesis in the entire Superman family: Lex Luthor, the megalomaniacal genius, businessman, and occasional world leader who's been battling the Man of Steel and his allies for decades.