Sci-Friday Jam ~ 'Sway'

I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now
When marimba rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more

One of my favorite unsung sci-fi movies in history is Alex Proyas' Dark City. From the director of The Crow, Dark City is one of the best combinations of noir, science-fiction, and futuristic pulp I have seen since Blade Runner, filled to the brim with murder, shady characters, and meddling studios that thought the audience needed unnecessary expository narration to help them understand the movie (seriously... Dark City is Blade Runner's kid brother). Playing with themes of alternate theories of creation, memory, and control, Proyas' true vision for the film was restored in 2008 Director's Cut, and that is the version of the film you need to see immediately.

Dark City was also one of the films that introduced to me the gloriousness of Jennifer Connelly, and while it's clear immediately that her lounge singer Emma isn't the one doing the singing (that's Anita Kelsey), Emma quickly became one of my favorite noir-style femme fatales. And Anita Kelsey's rendition of jazz standard "Sway" is an absolute must-add to any playlist! So go. Now...

I'll be here waiting... ~RH

Friday Favorites ~ Horror High Schools

School's out forever... especially when you go to a horror high school. Horror films set in high schools are some of the best because high school is one of the few shared experiences almost all of us have. Whether you were a jock, a nerd, or a totally invisible, you likely have at least one memory from high school that could be spun into a horror film. So this week, the Honeys have picked their favorite "horror high" memories... er... movies to share with you!

What is YOUR favorite high school horror film? Let us know on Twitter, using #horrorhigh!


A Sci-Fi Honey New Release Review by Katie

Infini (2015)

Here’s some advice for any future inhabitants of Earth who are tasked with going on a search-and-rescue mission in deep space: don’t. Just don’t. If sci-fi/horror has taught us anything, it is that this setup is always perilous – and often deadly – for all involved. Unfortunately for the characters at the heart of director Shane Abbess’ Aussie sci/horror Infini, these kinds of hazardous jobs are the only ones that really pay in the future, forcing lots of desperate people to either mine for resources on remote space outposts, or rescue said miners who are in peril. Neither occupation is ideal, but both serve as a pretext for a whole lot of time-jumping space travel in the bumpy journey through Infini.

Hardcover Thursday Jam ~ 'Burnin' for You'

Time everlasting
Time to play B-sides
Time ain't on my side
Time I'll never know
Burn out the day
Burn out the night
I'm not the one to tell you what's wrong or what's right
I've seen suns that were freezin' and lives that were through
Well I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you

It is exceedingly rare that a movie based on a book is any good. It is even rarer still that an American remake of foreign horror film is actually worth watching. But an American remake of a foreign film based on a book? That tangled web shouldn't have led anywhere positive. Yet somehow, it worked, and Let the Right One In was beautifully adapted from a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. When Let Me In was remade in the US later, despite being an almost shot-for-shot remake, it was faithful and lovely. However, one of my favorite elements of the remake was the 80s garage rock soundtrack, specifically its use of the cryptically dark "Burnin' for You" by Blue Oyster Cult. It may sound like a love song, but it's far more suited to the friendship between a boy and his blood-thirsty vampire. ~RH

Zombie unReality: Survival Street Games & Virtual Reality

A Zombie Honey Gaming Examination by Bella

If you close your eyes and imagine a post-apocalyptic world where you are a hardened survivor, fending off the undead with your trusted machete, Michelle, at every turn and generally being a lone badass, well, I want to hang out with you to compare survival plans - and maybe to rename your machete.

My sweet machete, how do I love thee? Let me slash the ways. 
Sometimes these imaginary escapes, while hardly calming, are exactly what the doctor ordered just to keep you interested in the sub-genre you love. Other times they don’t have to be so imaginary. 

Back in 2008 a zombie street-chase game - 2.8 Hours Later - was created by Slingshot, a UK based street game company, that put you right in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. While the idea piqued my interest, that’s as far as I ever got with it. Not just because I don’t live anywhere across the pond, but also because my ability to suspend my disbelief is only so refined. 

Honey Buzz ~ All the 'Independence Day 2' News!

Is this the real poster? Nope.
But it's pretty as fuck.
Over the last few days, we have been treated to a flux of news regarding Rolland Emmerich's now-filming sequel, Independence Day 2. So what do we know so far?

A plot, some casting, and that Jeff Goldblum is still fine as fuck, for starters...

Hardcover Honey's Haunted Bookclub ~ 'We Are All Completely Fine'

Hardcover Honey Jocelyn's Book of the Week

We Are All Completely Fine ~ Daryl Gregory

How would you feel if I just dropped you into the middle of a review? No lead-up, no cute little intro, just BOOM... you’re midway through learning about these characters?  Would you like it? Hate it?

Make that decision now, because if you’re planning to read this week’s slim novel “We Are All Completely Fine," that’s the feeling you’re in for.  

We are thrown into a therapy group right away – introduced quickly to Harrison Harrison, the once-upon-a-time “Boy Hero of Dunnsmouth," “The Monster Detective." What is Dunnsmouth, you ask? Well, it seems to be a town he lived in once where things went really super-duper horribly wrong, but you’re going to need to do some reading between the lines on that. Harrison has just joined Dr. Jan Sayer’s group counseling session along with five other very mysterious people, including the middle-aged mom Barbara, old-guy-in-a-wheelchair Stan, twitchy young guy Martin, who never takes off his sunglasses, and Greta, a young girl who stays fully covered up from wrist to ankle. It’s unclear who is narrating as the narrator uses the term “we” frequently, but Harrison seems to be the putative hero of the book.

Honey Buzz ~ 'Mr. Ripley' is Coming to Television!

Is TV ready for Tom Ripley? We're about to find out, when Patricia Highsmith's sophisticated psychopath is brought to either a premium network or a streaming service in series form!

Honey Buzz ~ The Walking Deceased Trailer

Zombie Honey Buzz by Bella

The Walking What Now?

I’m a fan of parodies. I am. Those parodies are usually bizarre porno parodies that make me laugh maniacally and question my life choices. But I’m still a fan. That being said, there was a Walking Dead parody released on March 20, 2015 by the name of The Walking Deceased. I recently watched the trailer and I did actually laugh out loud… TWICE.

Honey Buzz ~ Trailer for Area 51

I feel like I should preface all new movie news with a disclaimer. For Area 51, yes, we get a film about Area 51, but we also get a found footage nightmare about some entitled pieces of shit who have no qualms about "sneaking" into a government controlled military establishment in search of "answers" because they deserve to know the truth about aliens and shit. Area 51 was completed in 2009, but is finally being released... Conspiracy theorists, get ready to riddle out why it's been sitting on a dusty shelf for so long.

As if there weren't enough warning signs on the poster already.