SciFi Movies

Electra Avellan Proves She Is No One Trick Pony

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Electra Avellan Proves She Is No One Trick Pony Few fans are as loyal, passionate, and rabid as those who love horror and sci-fi. And while no actress or actor wants to find themselves typecast, those who can embrace a certain side of their career deserve some attention. At the BB Basement, we think that Electra Avellan is one of those actresses, and that’s why we’re so happy to have a great working relationship with her.

Electra is actually the niece of famous, revolutionary director Robert Rodriguez, not to mention an identical twin. She and her sister Elise got their start in the now-classic double-feature film ‘Grindhouse’. The two appeared in both segments – the Rodriguez directed “Planet Terror” as well as the Quentin Tarantino helmed “Death Proof” – playing the role of the Crazy Babysitter Twins. The duo instantly became fan favorites thanks to their roles, and they’ve been building a name for themselves ever since.

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7 Must See Post-Apocalyptic Films

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7 Must See Post-Apocalyptic FilmsThere are lots of different settings for sci-fi and horror films, but few are as iconic or as popular as the post-apocalyptic setting. There are loads of “PA” films out there, and despite what some would have you believe it’s not a requirement that they have zombies in them. There are lots of ways the ‘End’ could come, and the living dead is just one option. These films look at what life is like after that end comes, and are often filled with thrills, suspense, horror, and even hope.

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Why Do We Love Robots In Film So Much?

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Why Do We Love Robots In Film So Much?Let’s face it – the sci-fi community loves its robots. From “The Terminator” to “I, Robot” to “Transformers”, they’ve been a huge part of countless movies over the years – even making random appearances in non-genre films like “Rocky IV”. And we’re no different here at the BB Basement – we love robots, too. But just why does the sci-fi community love robots so much? They’re not exactly cuddly, and sometimes you can’t even understand their beeps and boops.

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A Brief History Of Robots In Film

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A Brief History Of Robots In Film Of all the various tropes and features in movie history, few have as long a history as the robot. From cyborgs to droids to fully metallic robots, from humanoids to strange designs that can barely be described, robots have been a mainstay in film for more than 60 years. At the BB Basement, we love robots and their place in movies, and think taking a look at the history of robots in film is an important subject.

Probably the earliest well-known example of robots in film is still “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and its robotic villain Girt. Looking back at the movie today, its effects certainly don’t hold up. But the movie, released in 1951, set the stage for a tidal wave of robots and the sci-fi genre was never the same. After this, films like “Forbidden Planet” and its star Robby the Robot, and the 1953 version of “The War of the Worlds” all featured robotic characters in one way or another.

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The Most Famous Robots In Film History

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The Most Famous Robots In Film History The sci-fi world has plenty of classic characters – villains and heroes alike. Some are human, some are alien, and some are machine. It’s those machines that the BB Basement is focusing on for this article, and robots have always been one of our favorite sci-fi subjects. They’re also incredibly common in film – from droids to cyborgs to flat-out robots, the cinema world has plenty of robotic characters that have made their mark on the world.

Of course, everyone’s opinions about which films are the best will vary. That’s not what we’re focusing on here. Instead, we’re looking at the most famous robots in film history. These are the bots that sci-fi lovers and genre newbies alike will usually be able to identify at a glance, and are the most iconic bots in film history.

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The Top Robot Themed Movies Of All Time

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The Top Robot Themed Movies Of All TimeSure, slashers and aliens are always popular within the genres of sci-fi and horror. But when it comes to good sci-fi, most people will likely include something else – robots. And with good reason. Robots can add a whole new dimension to a film, come in all shapes and sizes, and are just downright cool. At the BB Basement, we love robo-centric flicks with a passion and wanted to take a minute or two to share our top robot themed movies in history with you.

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The Forgotten Robotic Heroes Of Cinema History

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The Forgotten Robotic Heroes Of Cinema HistoryWe all have our favorite movie robots – ours here at the BB Basement include Bishop from “Aliens”, The Terminator, and Roy Batty from “Blade Runner”. But the fact is that movie history is filled with robots that played a part in their films, but who have been ignored or forgotten over time. Whether they had just a single line in their movie or played a major role, these robots are often forgotten in the wake of blockbusters like those mentioned above or others like “Transformers”.

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The Special Effects Wizards Of The Horror World

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There are lots of different things that play a role in a horror film and its overall effectiveness. Things like tension, atmosphere, plot, and even dialogue will have a big impact on just how much audiences enjoy a movie. But the makeup and special effects are one of the most important aspects in a horror film, which explains why in the horror industry effect experts are often more well-known than actors and directors. At The BB Basement, we love special effects as much as any other genre fan. That’s why we wanted to take this time to highlight some of the legends in the field.

• Vincent Guastini – One of our all time favorites, Vincent is a special effects master from Jersey City, New Jersey.  A creative genius who started his own special make-up

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The Absolute Best Sci-Fi Horror Movies

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The Absolute Best Sci-Fi Horror MoviesThe horror world is filled with different types of sub-genres, and everyone has their favorite. While we love ghost stories and monster movies here at the BB Basement, one of our go-to genres has always been sci-fi horror films. There are plenty to choose from, and while the definition of ‘horror’ or ‘science fiction’ can vary from one person to another, the following films are what we consider to be some of the best sci-fi/horror flicks ever made.

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