Amazing Stories

Author: Darren Slade

‘Must see’ genre movies? I’ll pass on that

‘Must see’ genre movies? I’ll pass on that

Great genre films of the past were not part of a f... Read More »

How Star Wars charmed Britain on its first release

How Star Wars charmed Britain on its first release

British fans get to go first this time. That wasn... Read More »

Why is Britain So Scared of Horror?

Why is Britain So Scared of Horror?

Why has the home of Shelley, Stoker & Stevenson fo... Read More »

The Best Doctor Who in a Long Time

The Best Doctor Who in a Long Time

It is a pleasure to report that I thought the firs... Read More »

Ant-Man: a small step in the right direction for Marvel

Ant-Man: a small step in the right direction for Marvel

Getting tired of superhero films? Don't go to sle... Read More »

Were Fans Cheated By Spock’s Death?

Were Fans Cheated By Spock’s Death?

The most satisfying films are often the ones which... Read More »

Literary Critics Do Judge a Book By Its Cover

Literary Critics Do Judge a Book By Its Cover

Maybe it should be the goal of mainstream literary... Read More »

The Genre Movies That Lose EVERYTHING On the Small Screen

The Genre Movies That Lose EVERYTHING On the Small Screen

Sometimes the medium the message is delivered thro... Read More »

Cat Girl (1957): A Forgotten Landmark of UK Horror

Cat Girl (1957): A Forgotten Landmark of UK Horror

  The premise might be a shameless re-hash of... Read More »

How Did Fans of Literary SF React to Star Wars?

How Did Fans of Literary SF React to Star Wars?

What did "real" fans think of Star Wars in an era ... Read More »

The Trouble With Close Encounters: Why It’s So Frustratingly Close To Being A Classic

The Trouble With Close Encounters: Why It’s So Frustratingly Close To Being A Classic

Here's why Close Encounters of the Third KInd will... Read More »

The Amicus anthologies: from Dr Terror to Beyond the Grave

The Amicus anthologies: from Dr Terror to Beyond the Grave

For around a decade, the only consistent rival to ... Read More »

Star Wars Episode VII. Everybody stay calm

Star Wars Episode VII. Everybody stay calm

It's time to take a chill pill when it comes to Ep... Read More »

Who’s in Charge? The Trouble with the Doctor’s Companions

Who’s in Charge? The Trouble with the Doctor’s Companions

I think Doctor Who's show-runner Steven Moffat is ... Read More »

Amused? Insulted? Flattered? How Should SF Fans Respond To The Big Bang Theory?

Amused? Insulted? Flattered? How Should SF Fans Respond To The Big Bang Theory?

From cultural outcasts to cultural icons in one su... Read More »

Drawing Star Wars aged 9

Drawing Star Wars aged 9

Star Wars inspired a generation: John White starte... Read More »

When Apes Ruled the Future

When Apes Ruled the Future

The Planet of the Apes franchise was once our bigg... Read More »

Acting scary: The performers who made horror convincing again

Acting scary: The performers who made horror convincing again

Good horror needs convincing actors. Hammer Films... Read More »

Setting the Tone for Superhero Movies

Setting the Tone for Superhero Movies

1978's Superman movie got the tone right. Read More »

NOT Star Wars With Jokes – Revisiting The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy

NOT Star Wars With Jokes – Revisiting The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy

Science fiction has inspired plenty of mockery ove... Read More »

To Show Or Not To Show? Horror and the ‘Power Of Suggestion’

To Show Or Not To Show? Horror and the ‘Power Of Suggestion’

HOW much horror should you depict and how much sho... Read More »

Spanning Generations:  SF That Can Excite Everyone

Spanning Generations: SF That Can Excite Everyone

Darren Slade posits that one of the best features ... Read More »

The Curse Of the Karnsteins: Hammer’s Other Vampire Franchise

The Curse Of the Karnsteins: Hammer’s Other Vampire Franchise

Hammer Films had been the leading horror producer ... Read More »

UNHAPPY ENDINGS: DO HORROR MOVIES HAVE TO BE SO HOPELESS?

UNHAPPY ENDINGS: DO HORROR MOVIES HAVE TO BE SO HOPELESS?

Do horror movies have to end hopelessly? And if t... Read More »

Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Star Wars?

Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Star Wars?

Darren Slade explores the dangers inherent in an e... Read More »

Hot Enough For You? Science fiction, the Weather And Anarchy In the UK.

Hot Enough For You? Science fiction, the Weather And Anarchy In the UK.

In the UK, hot weather is so remarkable that we ha... Read More »

“Will people be in costume?” How mainstream media sees SF fans.

“Will people be in costume?” How mainstream media sees SF fans.

Maybe it's time for fans to relax about how the ma... Read More »

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