Just Say “NO!” to Mad Science
I am fighting a losing battle with horror movies, because ultimately I find ideas a lot scarier than images. And horror movies (and the devoted FX people who work on them) tend to focus on the visuals.
But while individually, these movies – particularly those in a sci-fi/horror vein – often lack in the story area, the visuals carry an overarching theme: DO NOT SCREW AROUND WITH SCIENCE.
If you see a weird glowy meteor thing, DON’T TOUCH IT, or you’ll become Michael Rooker on a particularly bad day.
And finally, if you were thinking about dabbling in teleportation technology?
DON’T! Not even your Jeff Golblum-y charms will save you from horrible mutation.
See? Sci-fi horror is nothing if not a public service announcement against playing with Mad Science.
Movies teach us lessons, children.