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There are many contenders laying claim to the title of ‘the first SFF novel’. One particularly strong candidate has always been Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, written in 1816 when she was still a teenager. That’s fairly well known. Less well known is the fact that the novel’s preface contains what may be another, quieter first.
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“Anne Rice wrote vampires as credible creatures and real living beings,” says director Neil Jordan, recalling his time spent with the troubled undead whilst creating 1994’s big-screen adaptation of Rice’s acclaimed 1976 novel, Interview With The Vampire. “She removed all of that Hammer Horror, tongue-in-cheek stuff – it was marvelous. I just wanted to make
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Three days ahead of what would have been Ray Harryhausen’s 100th birthday, The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation have revealed the results of the first official poll to find the world’s favourite Harryhausen creature. Following thousands of votes from all over the world, the winner is… drum roll please… The Skeleton Army from Jason & The Argonauts! Talos from Jason
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Those lovely folks at Arrow Video really know how to treat us! Not only are they releasing a limited edition two-disc Blu-ray of twisted horrors The Woman and Offspring with brand new 4K restorations (supervised and approved by directors Lucky McKee and Andrew van den Houten no less!) but they have also given us SciFiNow readers
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We are delighted to reveal an exclusive clip and UK artwork from the upcoming movie Sea Fever… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> Sea Fever is a tense and original Irish sci-fi thriller reminiscent of cult classics The Thing and The Abyss, starring Hermione Corfield (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
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One of the challenges of writing SFF lies in creating a world that doesn’t seem humdrum and ordinary. Ideally, we could take all-expenses-paid journeys around the world, using teleportation so we don’t have to wait in airport lines. Of course, that’s not possible, but I feel I’ve travelled to many extreme locations through the skill
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Horror stories, at their heart, are subversive. They cross boundaries and violate society’s neat categories. People often are drawn to the warm and fuzzy emotions that something like a nice romantic comedy will evoke. Horror, by contrast, exposes our darker side, which includes our fears of each other and of ourselves. Why do we watch
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It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Terrance Dicks, fondly known to many Doctor Who fans as ‘Uncle Terry’. A prolific writer, who wrote hundreds of books and worked extensively in television both genre and mainstream, he was best known and loved for his work on Doctor Who, first as
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Angelina Jolie’s maniacal Maleficent starts to make threats in this new TV spot for Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil. Check it out: <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> Here’s the synopsis for the upcoming film: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences
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“Badass” is one of those terms that almost everyone inherently understands, but isn’t easy to precisely define. There’s no checklist you can run down, marking off things like “good at swords,” “sarcastic and cynical,” or “swagger,” then tally up the count and—based on score—identity whether you have a badass on your hands. I mean, I
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