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The Vamp Who Fell To Earth

by Ann Morrow April 24, 2014


  The opening visuals flicker and mutate, and eventually, a fully formed human eye gazes out of the screen. The eye belongs to a female being, an alien presumably, and after she is fitted out in ...

Time-Travel Transformation

by Laura Leon May 30, 2012

A few weeks ago, during one of those bouts of sleeplessness where you mull over troubling work and family situations ad nauseum, I thought about Will Smith. Why, I’ll never know, but in my nocturnal ...

Artists and Aliens

by B.A. Nilsson March 29, 2012


If, like me, you’re an insomniac, and/or you enjoy the early antemeridian hours, you’ve tuned in to the radio program Coast to Coast AM. Which means you’ve heard the callers, the people phoning in from ...

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Terminal Ennui

by Ann Morrow October 19, 2011


The thing about The Thing is its sustained element of surprise. In John Carpenter’s 1982 cult classic, a palpable sense of dread begins in the very first scenes, when an apparently gone-mad Norwegian pilot runs ...

Saddle Sore

by Ann Morrow August 3, 2011

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From the authentically broken-in look of it, Cowboys & Aliens may have started out as Predator meets True Grit. Once upon a time in the West, somewhere near a played-out mining town, a lone gunslinger ...