Jon O'Brien is a freelance entertainment writer from North West England who covers movie history for Inverse. He's written about film and television for Esquire, Billboard, Vulture, New Scientist, i-D, The Guardian, and Paste. He's also a soccer enthusiast, garage drummer, Icelandophile, and carrot cake connoisseur.
Leonard Nimoy Got His Start Acting With a Pipe Cleaner Monster in a Roger Corman Thriller
Everyone has to start somewhere.
A Very Dumb Action Movie Proved Jason Statham is Hollywood’s Funniest Action Hero
Only one man could be just the right amount of ridiculous.
Long Before 'Black Panther,' A Forgotten Superhero Flop Broke Bold New Ground
The quality wasn’t quite there, but the heart was.
Fun Fact: Stephen King Didn’t Actually Write His Own Darkest Ending
You only have a few days left to watch this sci-fi thriller on Netflix.
Steve Martin’s Only Sci-Fi Outing is One of His All-Time Greats
This one doesn’t quite qualify as hard sci-fi.
Making a Time-Travel Rom-Com Isn’t Easy. This Movie Proves It.
Time Freak is a fun if slightly problematic take on the subgenre.
A Forgotten Neo-Noir Thriller Made Margot Robbie the Queen of the Ambitious Mess
If You Thought the Original 'Tremors' Was Bad, You’re Not Ready for This
This Might Just Be the Most Effective Anti-Drug Movie Ever Made
Despite its Low Budget and Absurd Ending, This Sci-Fi Indie is Worth Watching
Time Trap is the most audacious time-travel movie on Netflix now.
There Were Countless 'Alien' Knockoffs. Only 'Deep Space' Dared to be Truly Stupid.
The xenomorph meets the cops from Lethal Weapon and the budget from a high school play.
'Progeny' Was Somehow the Most Cerebral B-Movie Ever
This schlocky alien impregnation flick inexplicably has some thoughts on the anxieties of parenthood.
In the ‘80s, Nightmarish Body Horror Could be Sold as a Family Friendly Rom-Com
Don’t ask what the final frontier is here.
'Doomsday' Was Neil Marshall’s First Misfire, but What a Misfire it Was
Do you wish The Last of Us had more medieval knights and Scottish cannibals?
In 2011, An Overlooked Wall Street Drama Doubled as a Chilling Horror
One ruthless CEO can be scarier than a dozen masked killers.
How 'American Psycho 2' Cheated Its Way Into Patrick Bateman Folklore
Angrier. Deadlier. Sexier.
Darth Vader Deserved Better Than This
After the Star Wars prequels, Hayden Christensen somehow made an even less coherent sci-fi movie.
One of the First Movies Made During the 2010s’ Zombie Renaissance Was Also One of the Best
The decade gave us way, way too many zombie movies, but a few gems have slipped through the cracks.
Final Destination 2 Perfected the Art of the Gross-Out Kill
The long-running franchise only exists for one reason, and this was its masterpiece.
David Cronenberg made the best Stephen King adaptation you probably haven’t seen
The forgotten thriller is the perfect entry point for curious fans afraid of Cronenberg’s gruesome reputation.