SCI-FI HORROR FILM TYPES OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Written by Brian Fatah Steele
Almost forty years ago Alien and The Thing redefined the concept of science fiction horror for us. The 1979 Ridley Scott film was followed by the John Carpenter film three years later, both of them now considered classics even outside the genre. However, it is how they showed us what the genre was to become, what it could be, that has made the films of today even more powerful and innovative. From the B-Movie standards of the 1950's, today we explore science fiction horror in a variety of artistic manners with films of the 21st century.
Science fiction often allows us to focus on the hopes of humanity, while horror teases at our fears. When these two intersect, something unique happens. We are given the hints of nihilism and madness, of a cold, uninviting universe. For whatever reason, we keep coming back for more.
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Even as a young woman, Tanner is haunted by childhood nightmares of alien abduction. She's trying to find her place in college, but a series of bizarre murders on campus isn't helping her paranoia. Tanner just desperately wants to be normal, but finds herself in the center of a celestial game, the players beyond comprehension. The terrifying truth spans across humanity, and there is no hope, there is no tomorrow. There is darkness in every room.
Brian Fatah Steele, Biography
Brian Fatah Steele has been writing various types of dark fiction for over ten years, from horror to urban fantasy and science fiction. Growing up hooked on comic books and monster movies, his work gravitates towards anything imaginative and dynamic. Steele originally went to school for fine arts but finds himself far more fulfilled now by storytelling. His work has appeared in such places as 4POCALYPSE, BLOOD TYPE, DEATH'S REALM, IDOLATERS OF CTHULHU, PAYING THE FERRYMAN, CTHULHU LIES DREAMING, and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated DARK VISIONS, VOL.1. His own titles include the urban fantasy novel IN BLEED COUNTRY, the post-mythic novella collection FURTHER THAN FATE, and the dark sci-fi collection BRUTAL STARLIGHT. Steele lives in Ohio with a few cats and survives on a diet of coffee and cigarettes. He spends his time still dabbling in visual art, vowing to fix up his house, acting as a part-time chaos entity, spending too many hours watching television, and probably working on his next writing project.