Staff Picks

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in April 2018

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in April 2018

Happy spring, everyone! Springtime in Texas means bluebonnets, rain, and of course our beloved seasonal allergies. As pollen takes over our city, you might be looking for something to keep you entertained during your moments of indoor respite. Enter: this month’s recommendations!  Our favorite streaming services have a great lineup for April - no foolin’! Check it out below and let us know which you watched.

OWA Recommendations: Now Streaming in October 2017

OWA Recommendations: Now Streaming in October 2017

For many of us at Other Worlds, October is our favorite month - and for good reason! The weather is finally getting comfortable in Austin, we are only a mere couple months away from the festival, and of course we get to celebrate horror all month long! 

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in September 2017

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in September 2017

Even though technically the autumn solstice is not until near the end of this month, for those of us in love with this time of year, fall is already in full swing.  Now grab a pumpkin spice latte, put on a chunky sweater, and cuddle up with some of these great SciFi and Horror picks!

Half and Half: A List of the Ten Best SciFi/Horror Films from the First Half of 2017

Half and Half: A List of the Ten Best SciFi/Horror Films from the First Half of 2017

2017 is proving to be yet another domino in a building line of high-caliber annual film fare. Not restricted to budget size or genre classification--high budget and low budget, genre films of all stripes or films that avoid genre classification all together---the last few years have been defined by unrelenting quality that is pushing forward to the present day. With the first seven months officially under our belts, I am going to take a look back at seven of the best SciFi and Horror films from the first half of the year.

5 SciFi Music Videos Worth A Watch From The Past Decade

5 SciFi Music Videos Worth A Watch From The Past Decade

This is not the first time I've written about SciFi music videos and it likely won't be the last. There's a wealth of material out there, and honestly it's pretty fun to see what musical acts, particularly big-budget names, come up with to tell their musical stories. We get alter-egos, ambitious storylines, and style to boot. I've compiled a grouping of videos that run the gamut from robots to aliens to scientists. Ch-check it out:

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in August 2017

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in August 2017

How is everyone enjoying the summer? Here in Austin, we have hit multiple triple-digit days - and in a row, mind you. Of course, we would love to spend more time outside enjoying this wonderful time of year, but some days it is honestly just too hot. Thank goodness for these new SciFi and Horror additions that our favorite streaming services have added this month! Now, if you don’t mind, we are going to find some AC and start on the list below!

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in July 2017

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in July 2017

Remember to grab your earbuds and smart device to watch some great shows while you are laying out by the pool. Because ladies and gentleman, July is bringing us some great additions to SciFi and Horror.

An Ode to the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

An Ode to the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

There are those memories [in life] that are solidified permanently. Those moments that, for some reason, were life-changing... One of these for me was the first time that I ever watched MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS.

You Can't Kill the Boogeyman

You Can't Kill the Boogeyman

Not only was I getting a glimpse into what teenagers were like in the 1970s, but it was gritty and gory. Little did I know, I was watching a “slasher” classic.

Abby Normal Adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Abby Normal Adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Almost two hundred titles exist on IMDb alone with "Frankenstein" in the name, with various interpretations over the last century by directors and screenwriters. While not all these films are highly rated, the premise of these recommendations are worth viewing for any Frankenstein fans.

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: August 2016

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: August 2016

With a massive heat wave looming across the country, August is going to be one of the rougher months to endure. Not to mention the fact that, for many, school starts back up again at the end of the month. This means that soon there will be busier schedules and less lazy days.  However, Netflix is treating us this month to some great SciFi and Horror to help us take full advantage of these last bits of summer.

MonsterVisions of My Youth

MonsterVisions of My Youth

The real cornerstone of my youth was TNT’s MonsterVision, hosted by the brilliant Joe Bob Briggs (as portrayed by John Bloom.) He sat in front of a trailer set in a lawn chair and introduced that night's line up of films, which could be anything from an all-night FRIDAY THE 13TH marathon, to a John Carpenter double feature to a George Romero-themed lineup to even classics accepted by the public at large. He added such a sense of fun to watching these films, and obviously took a great sense of pride in hosting this series. 

Darkness Falls, Paranoia Rises

Darkness Falls, Paranoia Rises

Childhood can be a wonderful time. It can also be the critical point in life where horrific fear becomes ingrained, which later evolves into adult anxieties. I am of course referring to my excellent dental care, and the extreme care with which I attend my teeth—all because I watched the 2003 film DARKNESS FALLS at far too young an age.

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