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Sink Your Teeth Into a Copy of THE SNACKING DEAD

Let’s say you’re in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. It’s dangerous, it’s smelly, the world is in complete disrepair, and there are undead ghouls attempting to gnaw your face… more

Schlock & Awe: TROLL (the first one)

For years, Troll 2 has been the high (or low) watermark for terrible, awful, inept, and overall shittiness in movies. Being who I am, I sought it out and watched… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more

What to Do While You’re at New York Comic Con

It seems like only yesterday we were up to our eyebrows in Comic-Con San Diego and now it’s already mid-October and it’s time for New York Comic Con. It’s four… more


It’s a rather packed week of releases, a few of which I’ve even seen, with Shakespeare, space, Loch Ness Monsters, the devil, Las Vegas, more space, tiny people, and stop-motion… more

Guillermo del Toro’s SIMPSONS Cold Open References Everything

Horror maestro and all around cool guy Guillermo del Toro was put in charge of the title sequence for this year’s “Treehouse of Horror,” the 24th installment of the annual… more


Fantasist H.P. Lovecraft is widely considered one of the forefathers of modern horror fiction and has inspired such luminaries as Stephen King, John Carpenter, and Sam Raimi with his… more

Anna Faris Talks CLOUDY 2, Comedy, and Characters

In 2009, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs broke out of the typical digitally-animated comedy mold with its clever blend of absurdist humor, colorful surroundings, and quirky, layered characters. With… more


Evil little kids are certainly nothing new to horror films. Pre-pubescent terror goes all the way back to things like The Bad Seed and Village of the Damned. With Roman… more

BatDad is the Best Dad Of All Time

For those of you glued to the six-second masterpieces that make up Vine, you’re probably going to want to start following BatDad. Who is BadDad? He’s the alter ego of… more

Barely Political Tells Us How BREAKING BAD Should End

We’re two episodes away from finding out how Walter White, aka Heisenberg, gets out/doesn’t get out of the crazy meth-cooking insanity into which he’s gotten himself and pretty much… more

This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: Jail Guitar Doors Comedy Benefit, Baby Talk, Friday Forty, and more!

There are a lot of fun shows and super rad people bringing the funny to the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles this week. For example, come laugh… more

Chris Hardwick Live at the Vic Theatre in Chicago 12/7: Tickets On Sale Now!

Hey, Chicago! December 7th, 8 pm Central, the Vic Theatre! Chris Hardwick live and in person, doing his stand-up comedy just for you and yours! You will want to be… more

Team WORLD’S END Bowls For Their Lives

After months away, causing our hearts to grow ever-fonder, All Star Celebrity Bowling is back with an episode of Earth-ending proportions. It’s Team Nerdist (Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, Matt Mira,… more

Schlock & Awe: SILENT RAGE

So let’s say I ask you the age-old question, “Who would win in a fight between Chuck Norris and…” And before I even finish, you say, “Chuck Norris. Of… more

Lost Moon Radio Invades NerdMelt This Thursday

Coming this Thursday to the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles is Lost Moon Radio, a sketch comedy/music act that has been making the Los Angeles comedy… more

Get Scared with Rose Byrne in INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2

Australian actress Rose Byrne is no stranger to any type of genre. After being in the uber-serious FX drama Damages, she’s done horror pictures like 28 Weeks Later, action movies… more

Lauren Gregg and Carlos Ramos’ DnD ’83 Rolls a Critical Hit on the Nerdist Channel

If you’re not familiar with Lauren Gregg, either you need to put more points into Intelligence or take a few ranks in Knowledge (local). I say “(local)” because the multitalented… more

The Top 10 Best Recut Movie Trailers

You’ve seen the real films, now watch the films that they could have been. Family-friendly comedies transforms into nightmarish horror. Unsettling thrillers turn into lighthearted romps. Stanley Kubrick metamorphosizes into… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: SWAMP THING

In 1978, Richard Donner’s Superman was an astonishing hit and ushered in the modern superhero movie in style. Its 1980 sequel was also a massive success, and DC Comics… more

Who You Gonna Call? Michael Rooker!

Not content to merely have been Merle Dixon, the one-handed Governor-enforcer on AMC’s The Walking Dead, nor to have been a bounty hunter in one of our Course of the… more

Behold the Meth-Fueled Majesty of DRAKE-ING BAD

File this under “things you never knew you wanted”: evil geniuses Barry Schwartz and Shea Serrano found Aaron Paul’s portrayal of Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad to be lacking in… more


On September 2nd, the FX Network’s spinoff channel, FXX, was launched, and it brought with it two of its biggest shows, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League, which… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: STARCRASH

The time has come. I’ve been alluding to this movie since I started Weird Old Sci-Fi and have mentioned it in various forms and articles practically since I first saw… more