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10 Apocalypse Movies to Watch With Happy (or at Least Not Totally Depressing) Endings

Current events notwithstanding, Hollywood rather adores imagining the apocalypse on the big screen. Many doomsday movies end with total destruction; that rogue planet is just gonna go ahead and vaporize Earth, or those zombies are just gonna take over forever. But sometimes, filmmakers do find little rays of sunshine…Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Science, Zombies, Earth, Apocalypse, Mad Max Fury Road, Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, Doomsday, I Am Legend, 28 Days Later, This Is The End, Bird Box, The Day After Tomorrow, Zombieland Double Tap

The Morning Watch: ‘The Irishman’ Anatomy of a Scene, An Astrobiologist Breaks Down Apocalyptic Scenes & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, director Martin Scorsese provides insight into a scene from The Irishman involving a meaningful exchange between Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. Plus, an a strobiologist breaks down apocalyptic scenes from m...
Tags: Interstellar, Movies, Matt Damon, Earth, New York Times, Robert-De-Niro, Snl, Mars, Gq, 12 Monkeys, The Martian, Seth Myers, Martin-Scorsese, The 5th Wave, Kenan-Thompson, De Niro

A Makeup Test from Ridley Scott’s Long-Abandoned I Am Legend Surfaces

A makeup test from Ridley Scott’s long-abandoned I Am Legend surfaces I Am Legend has seen a number of big-screen adaptations over the years. There was The Last Man on Earth in 1964, The Omega Man in 1971, and the Will Smith vehicle I Am Legend in 2007. The latter, which was eventually directed by Francis Lawrence, was in development by the studio since 1994. Over those 13 years, there were a number of directors attached, including Ridley Scott. PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Horror, Francis Lawrence, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, Smith, Ridley Scott, Extras, Scott, Lawrence, Steve Koch, Ridley, Gillis, Comicbook, I Am Legend

Reverse-mullet pedagogy: valuing horror fiction in the classroom

Are you familiar with the mullet? It’s a distinctive hairstyle—peculiarly popular in continental Europe in the 1980s—in which the hair is cut short on the top and sides but left long at the back. Whatever the aesthetic gravity of the mullet, it comes with a philosophy. The philosophy of the mullet is this: “Business in the front, party in the back.” I’ll argue that the reverse holds true for the horror genre, didactically speaking. Horror fiction is sexy. Horror has zombies. It has ghosts and va...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Literature, Horror Movies, Ruth, Neville, Leatherface, Michael Myers, Matheson, Arts & Humanities, Richard Matheson, TV & Film, I Am Legend, Mathias Clasen, Horror fiction

Post-Apocalypse Now! Ranking Cinematic Post-Apocalypses From Tolerable to Awful

Hollywood loves a good apocalypse. Post-apocalyptic films continue to flourish, and with the way current events seem to be headed, these movies are becoming even more relevant. Be it exciting adventure films or bleak existential reflections, the end of the world is big business for show business. After all, who doesn’t want to see the human race meet its demise at this point? This week, those damn dirty apes are back for War For the Planet of the Apes , the latest film in the surprisin...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Features, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, George Romero, 20th Century Fox, Snowpiercer, 12 Monkeys, The Terminator, Romero, Michael Ironside, The Road, Living Dead

Top 13 Zombie Movie Heroes

Before The Walking Dead, these 13 heroes bravely faced down zombies in a slew of classic films In AMC‘s The Walking Dead and its sister show, Fear the Walking Dead, everyone’s a hero. Everyone. Even the villains are heroes, bravely facing down the hordes of flesh-eating zombies that crawl and creak and fester and flop all around the post-apocalyptic landscape. But Rick, Daryl, Michonne, Negan et al owe their bloody knives, swords and arrows to the long history of characters who have faced dow...
Tags: Movies, Norman Reedus, Horror, Zombies, Vincent Price, House, Starz, Lucio Fulci, Sarah, Ross, Bruce Campbell, Anderson, Peter, Campbell, Romero, Barbara

Mark Steger on Portraying the Monster in ‘Stranger Things’

Mark Steger has worked as a choreographer and movement director on projects from “American Horror Story: Coven” to “I Am Legend,” and has even spent sixteen hours having makeup applied to his own body to portray a creature in Tool’s “Schism” music video. Portraying the monster in “Stranger Things,” however, combined both those skills as Steger... Read more »
Tags: TV, Awards, Stranger Things, I Am Legend, Mark Steger, Steger Read