Movies are full of urban myths, and one of the longest-running surrounds one of the shortest films -- a 50-second snippet of a train that sent viewers screaming for their lives. So have historians debunked this cinematic tale?
Admit it: You think of "Jaws" when you go to the beach and "The Blair Witch Project" when you wander a little too far into the woods. These horror films didn't just change behavior; they revamped the genre.
We all survived the evil tree, that TV portal to another dimension and even that guy tearing his own face off in the mirror. And so did the dog! Can you name this '80s classic (and guess what else made our list)?
Director Stanley Kubrick once said, "The screen is a magic medium" because it can convey moods and emotions as no other art form. We'll look at 10 movies that stirred emotions while pushing the boundaries of filmmaking.
Mad science is a tough field. The hours are long, the hazards are many, and the grant money often comes from terrorists. So before you inject mutagen between your toes, consider these examples of mad science failure. And don’t let them happen to you.
How many times have you seen Godzilla do his Godzilla thing? So, Hollywood, allow us to play matchmaker. Speed date with us as we get to know 10 of the hottest big-screen virgins ever to claw their way out of our nightmares.
Ginormous monsters are a vital part of our cinematic culture. Motion pictures bring the fantastic to life, and what's more fantastic than gargantuan beasts tearing down the city? So let's get to know a few of these Tinseltown titans.
Nevada: Home to glitzy casinos, legalized prostitution and giant, man-eating worms called graboids. Get to know these subterranean monsters from the West before they come rooting around a town near you.
Gizmo! If you're a child of the 1980s, then chances are you once owned a pet mogwai. Heck, you might still share a loving, regimented life with your little guy. But woe to those pet owners who wound up with a gremlin instead.
Whether the bad guy is a blood-crazed carrot-man or an identity-stealing shape-shifter, The Thing is a cultural icon that just won't die. How much do you know about this classic 1950s sci-fi flick and the two films it spawned?
Sex, violence and over-the-top action -- it's easy to see the influence that exploitation movies have had on cinema as a whole. You can even split the genre into a number of subgenres that push the boundaries of taste and decorum with every frame. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy.
Dark skies drop with acid rain. Advertising screams from every direction. And blade runners track down replicants -- murderous illegal androids that have returned to Earth. But how can they tell who's a replicant and who isn't?
Stephen King is an American author who gained recognition for producing some of the most popular horror stories. Read our list of 15 Stephen King stories that were made into feature films, including Carrie, The Shining and Children of the Corn.