While watching the trailer for The Purge before a recent screening of Evil Dead, I had a flashback to my college days. I was sitting in my History of Science Fiction Literature class (which was a thing and yes, it was great) and we had just finished The Winterberry, a short story written by Nicholas A. DiChario, and the class was engaged in a heated… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: What Makes a Science Fiction Movie Sci-fi?
Dark Skies came out last week and no one saw it. You can blame its lack of success on the studio releasing it (who didn’t screen it and barely promoted it), because the movie itself isn’t that bad. As it stands, it’s a more than solid horror movie in the Blumhouse style, aligning itself with films like Insidious and Sinister.
But we’re talking… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: 'Dark Skies' and Defining the Sci-fi Horror Movie