Now Scream This: Science Gone Wrong!

Science Experiment Horror Movies Streaming

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.)

Matt: If anything can be learned from this week’s “Now Scream This,” I’m left with two lessons. One: humanity needs to accept its universal role and stop tampering with unknown forces. Two: never let Chris pick all his movies first because there will be nothing left. Sci-fi horror has always been less represented on streaming platforms (which we found out already), and sticking with our Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom tie-in, history hath repeated itself. No bother. I’m back at it, fudging rules and making it all work. Or, like, salvaging a raging dumpster fire. Both descriptions fit.

Chris: When will man learn to never tamper in god’s domain? Beats me! Until then, we’ll have to make do with movies focused on science gone terribly wrong. In honor of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Matt and I have scoured the net to bring back these perversions of science – films that follow the Jurassic tradition of scientific hubris gone wild. As a side note: I really wanted to put David Cronenberg’s The Fly on here, but The Fly isn’t streaming. At all. What hellscape is this?

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A few years ago Dutch director Richard Raaphorst (also a storyboard artist and title designer) was trying to make a zombie film called Worst Case Scenario. That never came together, despite the presence of some teaser clips that people liked quite a lot.

Now he’s putting together a film called Frankenstein’s Army, in which a Nazi unit tries to salvage the last days of WWII by using Victor Frankenstein’s reanimation techniques to create an undead army. There are two teaser clips for this film, too, and both are excellent. See the weird and effective footage after the break. Read More »