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 [...]
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 [...]
Or How I Learned To Stop Hyperdriving and Debate Philosophy With The Bomb
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Douglas Quaid: Sorry. Too perfect.
Vilos Cohaagen: Frankly, I’m amazed it worked!
“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
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 [...]