Get Your Sci-Fi Fix With This Gritty Aliens Short Film

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Get your Mother’s Day-flavored sci-fi fix in this thrilling short

Aliens have invaded our planet, and they’re out to destroy our race. We’ve all seen this movie before. But in this gritty, surprisingly good sci-fi short, things are actually a little different from what we’re used to. In Hybrids, the aliens are the result of a failed government experiment, botched bio-hybrid soldiers who have now turned against their creators.

In this 8-minute short by Patrick Kalyn, who’s worked on the special effects of blockbusters like Avatar, King Kong and the indie sci-fi masterpiece District 9, these hybrids are hunting for children, whom they believe hold a mysterious “key.” Among their victims there’s the daughter of a former special forces soldier, played by Daniella Evangelista. Now, she’s out for revenge Read more…

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Homemade Taser Sword Looks Like a Sci-Fi Movie Prop

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While we would normally start with the obligatory “Don’t try this at home” warning, it’s precisely one YouTuber’s disregard for warnings that resulted in the taser sword’s creation, above. That, and a willingness to get tasered.

The user made it by wrapping a double bladed sword — apparently, a common household item — in electrical tape, creating a weapon that looks more futuristic sci-fi movie prop than deadly assassin tool

We’re guessing J.J. Abrams will be borrowing the taser-sword concept for his next movie script. (Perhaps it’s what the hero uses to slay the villain?)

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