Posts Tagged ‘Dan O’Bannon Week’

Dan O’Bannon From The One Who Knows Him Best: Words From Diane O’Bannon

Dan O’Bannon From The One Who Knows Him Best: Words From Diane O’Bannon

Tweet A few months ago when I came up with the idea to present to our readers an entire week of posts about Dan O’Bannon, it was obvious there was one person I needed to confer with first,  this person was his wife  Diane O’Bannon. I started to get to know Diane about a month […]




Automatons And Cigarettes: A Look Back At Screamers

Automatons And Cigarettes: A Look Back At Screamers

Tweet Screamers was written for the screen by the one and only Dan O’bannon, and adapted from a Phillip K. Dick short by the name of “Second Variety”. The story takes place on the planet Sirius 6B, a former mining planet, rich with berynium, which was once thought to be the answer to Earth’s energy […]




Intergalactic Meets Introspection In Dan O’Bannon’s Dark Star

Intergalactic Meets Introspection In Dan O’Bannon’s Dark Star

Or How I Learned To Stop Hyperdriving and Debate Philosophy With The Bomb




Looking For Some Life…In Lifeforce

Looking For Some Life…In Lifeforce

Tobe Hooper and Dan O’Bannon present naked vampire alien zombies, Patrick Stewart making out with our male hero, and a carnivorous nun on the prowl in 1985’s too-good-in-concept-to-possibly-be-true sci-fi horror, Lifeforce.




Dead & Buried: An Underappreciated Classic

Dead & Buried: An Underappreciated Classic

Tweet Dead & Buried is a film that’s difficult to classify. While it’s certainly a horror film, it has a lot more going on thematically than what would first appear. And unfairly, this film gets lumped into the zombie genre although there is certainly a linkage that can be made. Directed by Gary Sherman with a […]




Tripping the Space Fantastic with Dan O’Bannon in ‘Heavy Metal’

Tripping the Space Fantastic with Dan O’Bannon in ‘Heavy Metal’

Tweet I have to admit, prior to being involved in this ode to Dan O’Bannon I didn’t know much about the man beyond his immortally classic Return from the Living Dead. So it was much to my surprise (and delight) that I learned he had previously entertained fans with tales of genre exploitation, post-apocalyptic grudge […]




The Beast – Nihilism in Dan O’Bannon’s Alien

The Beast – Nihilism in Dan O’Bannon’s Alien

Tweet Nihilism is overused today – overused as misused terminology and overused as a mistakenly new concept in film. However, there are some films that explore such philosophical themes so well that they beg to be discussed. Alien is one of these films. While people often talk about the dire tone and menacing style of Ridley […]




A Chat With William Stout: The Man Who Created Tarman With Dan O’Bannon

A Chat With William Stout: The Man Who Created Tarman With Dan O’Bannon

Tweet Today I’m talking with William Stout whose art and design career has spanned the last 4 decades and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. He’s worked on numerous print publications over the years and was one of the first American Contributors in Heavy Metal Magazine. His film work has been legendary. He’s been […]




Deja Vu, All Over Again: Remembering Dan O’Bannon Through TOTAL RECALL

Deja Vu, All Over Again: Remembering Dan O’Bannon Through TOTAL RECALL

Douglas Quaid: Sorry. Too perfect.
Vilos Cohaagen: Frankly, I’m amazed it worked!




To Cast Out Fear: The Terrors of ALIEN (1979)

To Cast Out Fear: The Terrors of ALIEN (1979)

“Like one that on a lonesome road/Doth walk in fear and dread,/And having once turned round walks on,/And turns no more his head;/Because he knows, a frightful fiend/Doth close behind him tread.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner




Remembering A Master of Horror: Dan O’Bannon Week, December 19th-26th

Remembering A Master of Horror: Dan O’Bannon Week, December 19th-26th

Tweet It’s hard to believe it’s been a year now since Dan O’Bannon left this world. A man who wrote some some of the most imaginative films of the past 30 years. He’s best known for being the scribe behind Alien and writing and directing The Return of The Living Dead, but Dan O’Bannon created […]