Elizabeth Hyde

Writer at SundanceTV.

The 7 Scariest Philip K. Dick Adaptations

Article: The 7 Scariest Philip K. Dick Adaptations

His works have spawned numerous (and terrifying) big screen adaptations, and made for classic moments in cinematic history–such as Arnold Schwarzenegger unleashing hell on Mars, and Harrison Ford kissing a cyborg.

Hannibal Lecter Jr: Teenage Sociopaths in the Movies

Article: Hannibal Lecter Jr: Teenage Sociopaths in the Movies

While they may not be able to legally drink, these deranged teens find plenty more sinister ways to get into trouble—namely, killing family members, classmates, and even complete strangers. Sociopaths have always made for unpredictable characters, shifting from charming to murderous with a telltale chilling ease. In teenage form, with the fleeting power of youth, they’re even more terrifying. The underage psychopaths below take the cake.

“NY Times” Calls “Road to Paloma” “Seductive”; “LA Times” Says: “Simmering”

Article: “NY Times” Calls “Road to Paloma” “Seductive”; “LA Times” Says: “Simmering”

THE RED ROAD star Jason Momoa bared his Hollywood chops when “Road to Paloma” (he directed, starred, co-produced and co-wrote the movie) hit theaters this past summer–critics raved about his “richly atmospheric” directorial debut. See what the buzz was about.

Top 5 Robert Carlyle Movies

Article: Top 5 Robert Carlyle Movies

Whether he’s showcasing his psychotic side in a Danny Boyle flick, or putting on the most joyous (and hysterical) strip tease of all time, Robert Carlyle has a knack for stealing scenes. The Scottish actor’s got a magnetism and raw intensity that carries over between drama, comedy, and even horror–and you’ll find some of each on our list of his top five performances below.

Four Bill Murray Movies You Must See Before You Die

Article: Four Bill Murray Movies You Must See Before You Die

Ah, Bill Murray. He’s a comedian. He’s a dramatist. He might just drop by your party unannounced and hang out with you and your buds. From misfit ghost exterminator to sourpuss weatherman, Murray’s nailed his each and every role and kept audiences roaring since the ‘70s. Add these quintessential Bill Murray movies, all featured in…

On The Edge: 10 Movies That Could Only Happen in Alaska

Article: On The Edge: 10 Movies That Could Only Happen in Alaska

When it comes to movies set in Alaska, it seems like anything goes. Convicts on trains, nights that last for months, alien abductions and even the occasional vampire coven are all fair game. Add a backdrop of harsh and snowy natural beauty and these stories are hard to beat.

And You Thought the Rats Were Bad…Top 8 Reasons to Avoid the NYC Subway System

Article: And You Thought the Rats Were Bad…Top 8 Reasons to Avoid the NYC Subway System

There are plenty of valid reasons to avoid the NYC metro. Down in that labyrinth of tunnels, it’s alternately sweltering or frigid, the service delays are constant, and the rats are startlingly large. They’re bold, too. Now—as if passengers needed more to dread—movies have gone and thrown aliens, ghosts, supervillains and more into the mix of MTA horrors. Check out the top 8 reasons to skip the subway and pony up for a taxi below.

Which Maggie Gyllenhaal Character Are You? The Results Are In!

Article: Which Maggie Gyllenhaal Character Are You? The Results Are In!

In her eclectic film career, THE HONORABLE WOMAN’s Maggie Gyllenhaal has portrayed a great spread of interesting and complicated women. But which Maggie character are you? The personality test results are in, and 53% of fans found their mind-match in Jane Craddock from Crazy Heart. On the more masochistic end of the spectrum, 11% were matched with Lee Holloway in Secretary. See the full result break-down below.

How Honorable Are You? The Results Are In!

Article: How Honorable Are You? The Results Are In!

With all the secrets and back-stabbing in THE HONORABLE WOMAN, it’s only natural to wonder what you’d do in such situations–and more broadly, to question how honorable you are. Well, the “How Honorable Are You?” personality test results are in, and while 26% of SundanceTV viewers scored above 90% on the honor meter, another 26% scored under 50%. See the full results below.

It’s Good To Be Bad: Top 8 Evil Ben Kingsley Roles

Article: It’s Good To Be Bad: Top 8 Evil Ben Kingsley Roles

Iron Man’s The Mandarin. Shutter Island’s Dr. Cawley. Sexy Beast’s Don Logan. Ben Kingsley is just so good when he’s being bad. And look how many types of bad he can do! See our list below for best of Sir Ben’s baddies.

Are You Highbrow or Lowbrow? Brilliant or Despicable? The Results Are In!

Article: Are You Highbrow or Lowbrow? Brilliant or Despicable? The Results Are In!

Okay, THE APPROVAL MATRIX fans: most of us may be proud of our taste–but where do we actually fall on the matrix? The personality test results are in, and the quadrants of “Highbrow,” “Lowbrow,” “Brilliant” and “Despicable” make for four very touchy match options. Some highlights: 77% of SundanceTV viewers are “Highbrow,” and 40% are “Despicable.” See the full results below, and let the bragging (and retakes) begin.

Which Female Action Hero Are You? The Results Are In!

Article: Which Female Action Hero Are You? The Results Are In!

The results for the “Which Female Action Hero Are You” personality test are in, and 31% of respondents share their fiery dispositions with that space warrior Princess Leia.

Which “Game of Thrones” Character Are You? The Results Are In!

Article: Which “Game of Thrones” Character Are You? The Results Are In!

Attention THE WRITERS’ ROOM fans: the “Which Game of Thrones Character Are You” personality test results are in and most people align themselves wtih…

Which “House of Cards” Character Are You? The Results Are In!

Article: Which “House of Cards” Character Are You? The Results Are In!

The “Which House of Cards Character Are You” personality test has yielded some intriguing results. An impressive 43% of SundanceTV viewers found out they were Zoe Barnes.

Dangerous Minds: Top 10 Instances of Telekinesis In The Movies

Article: Dangerous Minds: Top 10 Instances of Telekinesis In The Movies

Telekinesis is arguably the most desirable of all superpowers—moving objects without lifting a finger would be both thrilling and a killer party trick. In movies, we’ve seen telekinetic characters get all kinds of creative with their skills, but we’ve also seen them experience some serious downsides. As one super-human learned the hard way, with great power comes great responsibility. Check out our list below for our top instances of telekinesis in the movies!

“THE RETURNED” Recap: Season 1

Article: “THE RETURNED” Recap: Season 1

After having died several years ago, Camille and Simon mysteriously reappear at their homes in a small mountain community, throwing their loved ones’ lives into a state of turmoil. Meanwhile, single nurse Julie receives a visit from a strange little boy.

Time Warp Indeed! 8 Iconic Futuristic Movies Set in The Past!

Article: Time Warp Indeed! 8 Iconic Futuristic Movies Set in The Past!

There’s a special brand of nostalgia that one experiences when watching a movie set in the future … a future that we’ve already passed! Many of these movies had charmingly ambitious visions of the future: flying cars, casual space travel and (sometimes) reliable time machines–all advances that we’re still pining for in this old dusty world. Check out our top ten future movies of the past below.

Don’t Get Sick! The 8 Scariest Movie Doctors

Article: Don’t Get Sick! The 8 Scariest Movie Doctors

The doctor-gone-mad plot is one of cinema’s most disturbing—after all, you’re never more than vulnerable than when sitting in the exam chair. Equipped with needles, scalpels and anesthesia, these demented physicians and scientists make for some of Hollywood’s most terrifying villains. Cue the full-body cringes.

“Vulture” Calls “THE RETURNED” “A Class Act,” While “The Guardian” Calls It “Brooding And Meditative”

Article: “Vulture” Calls “THE RETURNED” “A Class Act,” While “The Guardian” Calls It “Brooding And Meditative”

Even ten months after its premiere on SundanceTV, THE RETURNED is still earning the undying respect of critics and fans alike. With its admirable restraint and moody depiction of the dead’s complicated return, it’s no wonder that “The Guardian” and “Vulture” have hailed the series as “a class act all the way,” and called it “strikingly beautiful.” Check out why critics keep praising this unique and effecting zombie series below.

Totally Awesome! Totally Bloody! 8 Slasher Franchises Spawned in the ’80s

Article: Totally Awesome! Totally Bloody! 8 Slasher Franchises Spawned in the ’80s

Possessed dolls, undead serial killers and pin-headed “Cenobites” make these often campy horror series as fun as they are scary. Grab some popcorn and a safety buddy and settle in for a thoroughly enjoyable (albeit petrifying) marathon of one of these franchise classics.

Miss Your French Zombies? Catch “The Returned” Cast in a Movie

Article: Miss Your French Zombies? Catch “The Returned” Cast in a Movie

With THE RETURNED on hiatus, it’s only natural to miss your favorite French zombies–;and the living who love them. Get your fix by watching these notable French and American films featuring THE RETURNED’s very own.

Cannibals, Wood Chippers and (Un)Funny Games: Top 10 Most Demented Hostage Films

Article: Cannibals, Wood Chippers and (Un)Funny Games: Top 10 Most Demented Hostage Films

These films take the timeless hostage scenario to a whole new level of twisted—where cannibals play mind games with cops, psychotic killers take the form of fan girls and snipers, bombs are on buses and vampire strippers are a thing. Our list of demented hostage films isn’t for the faint of heart.

1. Funny Games
When two deranged young men take a family hostage in their home, they’re forced to engage in a slew of savage games in order to stay alive. Naomi Watts’ and Michael Pitt’s grueling performances—loving, brave mother and perverse, psycho killer, respectively—and a thrilling, fourth-wall breaking scene make the movie well worth enduring the horrors.

2. Silence of the Lambs
FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodi Foster) is drawn into a game of wits with one villain behind bars (the Hannibal Lector), while pursuing another serial killer, “Buffalo Bill,” on the loose. When Bill takes a new victim hostage, Starling’s race against the clock begins. She must get the information she needs from the cryptic psychopath Hannibal (cue the mind games) to apprehend Bill before he murders his prey.

Movies You Can’t Shake: Seven War Films Set in Africa

Article: Movies You Can’t Shake: Seven War Films Set in Africa

More often than not, the most memorable movies we see are rooted in heavy, hard-to-watch subject matter. This can certainly be said of the gritty films on this list—all wartime pics set in Africa, all dealing with the real-life conflicts that have ravaged the beautiful continent over the last century.

Kill Bill. Kill Drag Racers. Kill the Nazis. The Women of Quentin Tarantino

Article: Kill Bill. Kill Drag Racers. Kill the Nazis. The Women of Quentin Tarantino

Never underestimate a Tarantino woman—in his impressive body of work, the director’s strong and charismatic female characters reign supreme. Here are ten of our favorite gunsligers.