Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, which came out 25 years ago this week, is more than just an updating of Frankenstein. It’s the story of a gentle robot who tries to live among regular people—and when I saw it as a little kid, this movie meant everything to me.
Over its 50 years, Doctor Who has had plenty of mortifying incidents here and there. But things could have been way, way worse. Here are 10 occasions where Doctor Who narrowly avoided a shattering disaster.
Yesterday, we learned that the great Richard Matheson, who helped bring an amazing maturity and cleverness to fabulist storytelling, had passed away. His longtime editor, Greg Cox, shared with us some remembrances of his collaborations with the grandmaster.
This is possibly the worst thing I've ever seen. Long before Vincent Price rapped on Michael Jackson's "Thriller," before his stint on Alice Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare," he took part in this atrocity, the Bee Gees' Cucumber Castle.
The first film version of Richard Matheson's zombie apocalypse short story "I Am Legend" came out in 1964 and was called The Last Man on Earth. Luckily it's in the public domain, so you can watch it right here.
Bloody Disgusting has a fun short history of horror legends hawking pedestrian goods. Hey Pepsi, did you really need to tie-in your soda with Alien 3? It's as if you're implying aliens are filled with face-melting fizzy sugar water.
Space might be the final frontier, but science fiction has always harbored a fascination with worlds under the waves. Here are 11 great examples of scifi's submerged cities.
You probably have some vague notion that the new Will Smith viral apocalypse flick I Am Legend is based on another movie from 1971 called Omega Man. But actually both of those movies were based on a dark, angry book called I Am Legend, published in 1954 by Richard Matheson. And before Charlton Heston gunned down…