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  • Terror with both feet on Earth: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Keep your intergalactic space adventures, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is one of the greatest science fiction films because its suspense is grounded in reality – and the fear of human beings losing everything that makes us individual. 

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 30 October 2014

    Features

  • 10 great American sci-fi films of the 1950s

    In the 1950s, cold war paranoia and the fear of imminent destruction gave rise to an unparalleled wave of alien invasion movies and apocalyptic space adventures. As Invasion of the Body Snatchers returns to cinemas, we count down 10 of the best.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 30 October 2014

    Lists

  • Are these the 100 best horror soundtracks?

    The scores for Suspiria and Nosferatu the Vampyre lead a new list of the 100 best horror movie soundtracks, which brings some obscure gems to light.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 29 October 2014

    Features

  • The best 80s sci-fi film posters

    The colossal successes of Star Wars and E.T. led to a golden age of blockbuster sci-fi in the 1980s – and the films had iconic posters to match.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 29 October 2014

    Features

  • Marlon Brando – 10 roles that got away

    Performance with Mick Jagger and Marlon Brando? Brando as Lawrence of Arabia instead of Peter O’Toole? Over the decades, many now classic films sought the great method actor for their starring role. Here are 10 movies that would have been very different if Brando had been in them.

    David Parkinson
    Tuesday 28 October 2014

    Lists

  • BFI celebrates Star Wars day

    Watch Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI back to back on the big screen, dress up as your favourite character and prepare for special guests.

    Tuesday 28 October 2014

    Announcements

  • Arnie posts The Terminator 30th anniversary message

    Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrates 30 years of The Terminator with a thank you video message to fans.

    Monday 27 October 2014

    Features

  • Out-of-this-world cover designs for sci-fi Film Classics

    Some of the best contemporary designers set to work to create covers for sci-fi special editions for nine titles in our BFI Film Classics book series. Read about their techniques and inspirations.

    Friday 24 October 2014

    Features

  • Film of the week: The Book of Life

    Mar Diestro-Dópido hails an exuberant, affirmative riff on Mexico’s Day of the Dead carnival, Russian dolls-style, co-produced by Guillermo del Toro.

    Mar Diestro-Dópido
    Friday 24 October 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Boats, pubs and salt air: filming The Damned in Dorset with Oliver Reed

    Stunning shots of Oliver Reed, Shirley Anne Field and director Joseph Losey in Weymouth in the summer of 1961. The trio were in the seaside town for the filming of one of Hammer’s most unique films – the apocalyptic sci-fi classic The Damned.

    Samuel Wigley
    Friday 24 October 2014

    Features

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