Category Archives: Science fiction

Really Awful Movies: Ep 347 – Color Out of Space



On this episode of the podcast, Color Out of Space, an adaptation of the HP Lovecraft short story, The Colour Out of Space, from 1927.

This one stars Nicolas Cage, as well as Joely Richardson, and is a really stellar throwback to 1950s space-horror.

A family, who has just moved out of the big city (presumably, Boston) takes to Alpaca farming and remote work in the form of investment advising.

A meteorite hurtles to earth, and strange, untoward things begin to befall them. After all, it’s a Lovecraft adaptation!

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Really Awful Movies: Ep 308 – Antiviral



This week on the podcast, Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral.

Unlike most virus / outbreak / contagion films, where there’s a security breach at a lab and the virus gets loose, turning the populace into rampaging drooling creatures, the horror in Antiviral comes from a rogue employee who is smuggling out pathogens to sell on the black market.

And the viruses in question are ones derived from celebrities, so that people can experience “biological communion” with them.

As you might gather from the surname and subject matter, this one is an icky body horror effort, directed by David Cronenberg’s son, Brandon.

It’s quiet, discomfiting, and claustrophobic with an austere bichromatic colour palette.

The performances, especially by the very gaunt and captivating Caleb Landry Jones, are top-drawer.

On this episode of the podcast, putting both Cronenberg’s work in context, and exploring interior/body horror in Crash, The Brood, Shivers, and Dead Ringers.