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BGH Classic Pack - Sci-Fi Scares

At the Bloody Good Horror podcast we enjoy voyaging where no man has gone before, which is why we always tackle the best -- and worst -- of sci-fi horror. In our latest episode of the podcast we cover the 1998 sci-fi cult classic "Dark City." In honor of John Murdoch and The Strangers, we're offering up the chance to catch up with some of our favorite bloody sci-fi discussions.

9 Space Themed Horror Movies

Let's all freak out, "Prometheus" opens today. The excitement is palpable (even with mixed reviews coming in) and I personally can't wait to get thrown out of an airlock once more by Ridley Scott. There's a lot to be excited for with the film: a new entry in the Alien franchise, the release of a big budget sci-fi horror film, and more Michael Fassbender in our lives. Though its the sci-fi horror angle that will always get me, particularly with a setting in space and outer worlds. So this week I'm running down 9 Scary Space Movies in preparation of the big debut.

Case 39 (REVIEW)

Renee Goes a Little Crazy in "Case 29"

We believe in systems. Each of the promises society implicitly makes to us each day, they are enforced, codified and guaranteed by a system. We might doubt its efficacy, yes, or question the competence of the necessary bureaucracy, but the system persists despite itself, replacing fetishes and the knucklebones of saints in a secular world.

When systems break down, when they fail, that's when we feel fear. When we comprehend that they have betrayed us, dread. Horror is an examination of what happens when the universe breaks its promises.

The DVD Bargain Bin

A whole bunch of questionable to mid-range theatrical releases in this weeks' lineup... yay?


Most of us on the Bloody Good Horror Podcast were generally pleased with Ben Foster and Pandorum. Dennis Quaid gets to be a little much towards the end of the film, but other than that this is worth at least a rental.

Box Office Special - Zombieland Needs No Bailout

After a little unscheduled break, the Box Office Special is back. And after a messy streak of flops, horror looks to be back too, with "Zombieland" flying out of the gates with a number one finish in its opening weekend. Let's catch up with a handy little chart:

Episode 91 - "Pandorum"

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For the first time in a while we're all back in action and talking about a new release, the scifi film "Pandorum".

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Pandorum (REVIEW)

It's been quite an interesting summer for science fiction films. "District 9" and "Star Trek" were both critical and financial success for distinct reasons, and left sci-fi fans satisfied. That satisfaction has allowed "Pandorum", a film made specifically with that segment of the audience in mind, to slip under the radar, especially in a season packed with genre related films. For some, that is a shame.

Horror Headlines: Thursday September 3rd, 2009

Ti West says "Cabin Fever 2" isn't really worth seeing. And he's the director, so that's probably not a good thing.

"Paranormal Activity", a film shot entirely from the POV of security cameras in a couple's haunted home, has been given an R rating by the MPAA. No word on release date yet, but this one has been gaining buzz on the festival circuit for a while now, so hopefully we'll hear more soon.

Check out the creature from "Pandorum" in this clip from the film, which gets released September 25th. I haven't heard a lot on this in terms of quality, but it looks highly solid to me.

In Real People News: 

This story is kind of like how Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci call themselves "The Wet Bandits" in "Home Alone". Only I guess this guy would call himself "The Poop Bandit". Doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

Of all the things that would leave a scar on a 9 year old mind, I'm thinking seeing a man climb out of the hole beneath a toilet is probably pretty high up there.

On this day in history: 

1941: At Auschwitz, the Germans conduct a live trial on 600 Russian POWs and 298 sick prisoners to test the lethality of an insecticide known as Zyklon-B. It turns out to be extremely effective at killing people.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday August 18th, 2009

Anne Rice loves to write about Lestat as if he's a real life person... oh, and she would also love it if Robert Downey Jr. signed onto the role. Both of those are things I learned from a recent posting to her website regarding the casting rumors that came out late last week.

Overture films is pushing their sci-fi film "Pandorum" ahead a week to make way for "Jennifer's Body". This puts the film at a September 25th release date, up against (for now) the remake of "The Crazies".

Myspace has the first official clip from "The Final Destination". Ya, this is going to be terrible, and probably a little awesome too, but mostly terrible.

Legendary horror writer Shirley Jackson's "We Have Always Lived in this Castle" has been picked up for an adaptation by Michael Douglas' production company.

In Real People News: 

When you up and remove your genitals seemingly out of nowhere, one thing you don't expect to hear from the doctor is "good job".

People are BBQ'ing dogs in New Zealand. Strike 1 for New Zealand. They're lucky they gave us Peter Jackson or they'd be dead to me right now.

Nobel laureate Sir William Golding, the guy who wrote "Lord of the Flies" admits to setting school age boys against each other for research while writing the book. Oh, and he maybe kind of tried to rape a girl when he was 15. Ya, it wasn't a great day for him.

On this day in history: 

1590: Sent to England to get supplies three years prior, John White finally returns to Roanoke Island and discovers his colony "strongly enclosed with a high palisade of great trees, with [curtain walls] and [bastions] -- very fort-like." There is no sign of the settlers or where they may have gone.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday August 4th, 2009

"Phobos" is a Russian horror film about a group of partygoers who attend a dangerous shindig inside an abandoned old bomb shelter. You can pretty much figure out what happens next.

The final poster for "Pandorum" is freakin' sweet, and pretty trippy. The film goes wide September 18th.

Carla Gugino joins the cast of Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch". The film follows a young girl in a mental institution in the 1950's who has five days before she's given a lobotomy, so her and her friends enter an alternate reality where they begin planning an escape.

In Real People News: 

Man fends off would-be robber wearing gorilla suit. Seems oddly appropriate the week we review "Shriek of the Mutilated" on the podcast, no?

This news just made my week... Jesse Ventura is getting his own conspiracy theory show on TruTV. Break out the tin foil hats, yall!

Scientists have created virtual reality for flies. And I still don't have my "Lawnmower Man" program... what gives?

On this day in history: 

1892: Someone takes an axe and kills Lizzie Borden's millionaire parents. Andrew receives 10 whacks, and Abby 14. Lizzie is later tried for the murders, but acquitted.

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