There's more than horror lurking through the darkened hallways of The League of Tana Tea Drinkers. Science fiction terror prowls and snarls its way along the floorboards, too. So here's a sampling of those terrors that came from sci fi to give you unpleasant dreams.
TheoFantastique warns us to Keep Watching the Skies!: Through its various printings Warren’s book has become something of a classic among science fiction film fans and scholars, and in a big way.
Classic-Horror faces The Incredible Shrinking Man!: The Incredible Shrinking Man is considered one of science fiction's best films. Its strengths, however, lurk more in the horrific implications it presents than its science fiction.
Uranium Cafe treats us to a double feature of Cat Women of the Moon and Missile to the Moon!: The theme is a familiar one for the 50s and 60s. A group of men, with maybe one female in the gang, are stranded somewhere, an island, lost civilization on the far side of a secret mountain or a planet like Venus or even the earth’s moon, and there they encounter an all female race of something similar to Amazons.
Igloo of the Uncanny wonders how I Married a Monster From Outer Space!: One of the many great things about watching American Sci-Fi from the 50s is that it gives you a rare glimpse of a bygone era, where things were very much different. IMAMFOS (short for 'I Married A Monster From Outer Space'. Very handy. Saves me writing out 'I Married A Monster From Outer Space' for no good reason) has a wonderful example of this.
Strange Kids Club runs amok with Xtro, Eat and Run, and My Teacher Is An Alien!: If you've ever wondered what really happened to Al Capone, chances are he was eaten alive by a 400 lb. alien named Murray.
Mad Mad Mad Mad Movies finds a Galaxy of Terror with Inseminoid!: Of course creative people are always drawn toward the medium in which they can express themselves most freely, and thus once the freedom offered by the science fiction of the 70s became clear--from gravity, from Earth, from the need for basic storytelling logic--it might have been predicted that the vacuum of space would suck a few intrepid horror filmmakers through the hull of their genre and out into the horrible, terrifying void.
Kindertrauma admires the voluptuous horror of Alien!: I once facetiously said that horror heroine Ellen Ripley officially belonged to the world of sci-fi because she broke bread with robots and drove a spaceship to work. The truth is, no amount of blinking computer lights or sparkling stars can keep ALIEN from being one of the purest examples of a horror film in existence.
Necrotic Cinema takes a refreshing breadth of space madness in Pandorum!: I certainly felt the look of the film was influenced by Event Horizon, Outland and Alien and that school of thought in regards a space ship. That a rusted and dark and a smoky, ill-lit space ship looks cooler than a brand spanking new craft where everything is spit polished and working.
And here's Dr. Gangrene's recommended movie of the week #25: Tarantula!:
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