ForeverGeek Nerds are for Dorks Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:32:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 When Pigs Drink Whiskey, You Get Whiskey-Flavored Bacon Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:33 +0000 D’oh. That was pretty obvious, wasn’t it? Although in this case, the pork hasn’t been made into bacon yet. But it’s just a matter of time.

Also, who would think of giving pigs whiskey to drink? If you told me that yesterday, I’d say what a waste of whiskey!

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However, it has been proven that if pigs drink whiskey, you do get whiskey-flavored pork.

I’m already slathering like a dog that has gone feral.

The idea is simple in theory – just like black Iberian pigs eating acorn, leading to a distinct flavor. For whiskey-flavored bacon, however, the secret sauce is the mash, which is the pigs’ main diet. The secret recipe was concocted by Mark Bertram, who holds a doctorate in the extremely specific field of swine nutrition from Iowa State University. How impressive is that?

The main person behind whiskey-flavored bacon, however, is Scott Bush, founder of Templeton Rye.

The theory has been implemented, and chefs have used the pork, albeit not in bacon form – yet.

The verdict?

It seems that everyone loved it!

The pigs are available for pre-order, but they’re already taken – with restaurants clamoring them. Oh, well. They’re bound to do it again, and perhaps a restaurant near you will actually make whiskey-flavored bacon.

Read more about the whole idea, technicalities, etc. here.

Did someone say bacon?

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Why Does Bacon Smell So Good?
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Before The Conjuring, There Was Annabelle Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:36:13 +0000 That’s the tagline in the poster I saw earlier when I went for a short walk. The billboard was humongous, and one just couldn’t ignore this face.

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Since I saw that billboard in the underpass, I felt chilled to the bone. Let’s just say that horror movies and I don’t mix well, and The Conjuring was one of the first ones I actually sat through. And yes, Annabelle “bothered” me.

So, did you know that there is the movie Annabelle was released earlier this month? If not, take a look at the trailer.

Either that enticed you, or turned you off, so I won’t say what ratings the movie Annabelle has received so far. It’s too early to tell anyway.

To make things worse – at least for me – there is apparently a real Annabelle doll; and it’s Raggedy Ann. While they look totally different, it just casts a different light to the only doll I liked when I was a kid.

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That just totally sucks for me.

Anyhow, who’s seen the movie Annabelle? How was it for you?

For horror fans who haven’t seen it yet, does the trailer make you want to watch it?

Because you can’t get enough of horror movies, here are some more reads:

10 Best Halloween Themed Horror Movies
8 Disturbing Horror Films We Bet You’ve Never Seen
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Be Prepared for the Zombiecalypse with the Zombie Fortification Cabin Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:30:31 +0000 I won’t question your belief in the fact that at some point in the future, the zombiecalypse will happen. After all, who in his right mind won’t believe that mankind will do something to make this a reality?

There are only two questions that matter:

  • What kind of zombie will we be facing?
  • Are you prepared to do what it takes to survive the zombiecalypse?

Perhaps you already have your survival bag, stashed with food and water that lasts forever – plus other essentials. And just like certain people who have a PhD do, your bag is within reach anytime. (Never mind that he’s a fictional character from a TV show that a lot of people like to hate.)

While your bag will certainly help, there is a better way to make sure you stay alive and not struggle during the zombiecalypse.

Enter the Zombie Fortification Cabin, or ZFC-1 as its makers also call it.

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The Zombie Fortification Cabin is an exclusive product of Tiger Log Cabins, which makes and sells, well, log cabins. It seems that the company believes in the impending doom of hordes of zombies coming to bite and devour us, so they made this certified zombie-proof cabin. How they certified it, don’t ask me.

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The specs are pretty impressive:

  • Upper deck with 360deg vantage point + escape hatch
  • Re-enforced slit windows, walls and doors
  • Barbed wire surround
  • Arsenal storage unit for weaponry
  • Garden Section to grow vegetables
  • Toilet System
  • Kitchen Area with Microwave
  • Living area with TV, Xbox and Sound system Turntables

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You even get to pretend you’re still living in a normal world with a TV and an Xbox. You get all this for a “mere” £69995.00. That’s $113151.12. But that’s only for the basic model.

If you want additional protection and “amenities” like security cameras, riot protection outfits, and solar panels, you’ll have to shell out several thousands more.

Better safe than sorry, I say; but I need to win the lottery first.

If you have the money, check out the Zombie Fortification Cabin.

More zombie reads:

A Field Guide to Zombies
The Zombie Apocalypse: Could Science Fiction Soon Become Science Fact?
How Many Zombie Types Do You Know? (One Poster Has 350!)
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Win The Heir Chronicle Series PLUS OontZ Angle Portable Speakers & a 3-month Spotify Subscription Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:56 +0000 New week. New start.

And we’re off the an awesome start here at ForeverGeek because we’re giving away some great swag, thanks to Disney Hyperion. If you love fantasy, magic, and music, this is the perfect giveaway for you.

If you are an avid fantasy book reader, then you’ve probably heard of The Heir Chronicle Series, the last of which is The Sorcerer Heir.

The series is written by Cinda Williams Chima, the New York Times bestselling author of The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, The Enchanter Heir, and the four books of the Seven Realms series: The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, and The Crimson Crown; and she has garnered quite some praise from book critics, so I think you’re going to enjoy this series.

The Heir Chronicle Series

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The Heir Chronicle Series

The Heir Chronicles is a blend of riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world.

The Sorcerer Heir

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The Sorcerer Heir

To give you an idea about the last book of the series:

The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Old friends and foes return as new threats arise in this stunning and revelatory conclusion to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.

The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story, accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from characters they love (and love to hate) from the earlier installments.

Didn’t they get you at Wizards and underguilds?

Learn more about the author, her work, and other great stuff from Disney-Hyperion:

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What are we giving away?

  • The Heir Chronicle Series
  • OontZ Angle portable speakers
  • A 3-month Spotify subscription

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Must-Have Walking Dead Collectibles Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:00:02 +0000 How did you like the first episode of The Walking Dead? I really liked it, although I think the scoring was lacking. There were parts wherein the background music would have made a huge difference, but other than that, this season looks promising; and the zombie makeup was better.

For fans of The Walking Dead, I am sure that you already have a pretty good collection of related items. In case you’re looking for more, here are some of the must-have Walking Dead collectibles you might want to check out.

Walking Dead Collectibles: Apparel

 Must Have Walking Dead Collectibles

Daryl Dixon Replica Leather Wings Vest

Just can’t say no to this. It even has some blood spatters! Get it here.

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Little Ass Kicker

For parents who want to start their kids young, this is the perfect onesie. And it’s not too expensive, starting at $12.99.

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Terminus Map Tee

The guys at Terminus didn’t know who they were dealing with when they boxed in Rick and his crew, did they? Well, now they know. Get this tee here.

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Boxer Shorts

I guess I don’t have to explain just how funny these boxer shorts are, do I? Guys, would you wear them?

Corset Must Have Walking Dead Collectibles

Zombie Corset

If guys have boxer shorts, then it’s corsets for women. Although it does apply both ways. Be one of the walkers wearing this women’s tee. Get it here.

Walking Dead Collectibles: Toys

Daryl bike Must Have Walking Dead Collectibles

Daryl Dixon with Chopper Deluxe Boxed Set

Of course, we start with Daryl and his bike. Available for pre-order here.

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Michonne With Fish Tank & Heads

The favorite female badass of the series, Michonne with the fish tank and heads – you can’t ask for anything more! Also available for pre-order here.

Rick Must Have Walking Dead Collectibles

Mcfarlane Toys Walking Dead 12 Inch Resin Statue Rick Grimes

While there were times when Rick was just plain irritating, this statue is pretty badass. It costs quite a bit, though, at $344.99.

Feat Pinball Must Have Walking Dead Collectibles

Digital Pinball Game

It’s not exactly a toy, but this game will certainly have you playing all the time. Of course, you’ll take a break when The Walking Dead is showing on TV. Check it out here.

Walking Dead Collectibles: Other Cool Stuff

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Daryl Mug

The print pretty much says it all. Do you think the crew has the balls to kill Daryl? Get it here.

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Danai Gurira ‘Walking Dead’ Signed 11×14 Photo Certified Authentic PSA/DNA

Want Michonne’s photo on your wall? This one’s signed by Danai Gurira herself, so it’s a must-buy.

 Must Have Walking Dead Collectibles

Walking Dead Ice Tray

It may not be the hot season, but you can always find ways to use ice. Especially if it’s zombie ice. Want! Get it here.

Hand Knife Must Have Walking Dead Collectibles

Merle’s Hand Knife

Merle wasn’t exactly the most likeable character, but he had his redeeming qualities toward the end of his life. Remember that scene when he was already a zombie? That was rather touching in a weird way, actually. Remember his “legacy” with his hand knife.

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The Walking Dead Survival Unisex Backpack

Whether you’re going hiking, or you’re just going to the office or school, this backpack is the perfect way to show your love for The Walking Dead. An alternative would be to stash your survival gear in it, and make sure that the backpack is always within reach. Just in case. Get it here.

Because we know you can’t get enough of The Walking Dead:

10 The Walking Dead Tattoos

20 Badass Walking Dead Mashups

10 Zombie Mashups to Get You Ready for The Walking Dead

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Feast: Another Disney Short Film to Look Forward To – Or Not Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:30:46 +0000 We’re huge fans of short films here at ForeverGeek. When Paperman was released, we even asked everyone to “drop everything” and watch the short immediately.

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Some of my favorite Disney short films include Geri’s Game, Jack-Jack Attack, The Blue Umbrella, and For the Birds. In my opinion, Partly Cloudy is the best of them all. You can see more Disney shorts here.

It seems that there’s another short film that we can look forward to come November. Titled “Feast”, this latest Disney short film is about a dog who named Winston who just can’t get enough food. They have released a teaser, shown below.

The official description reads:

“Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. The short opens on Nov. 7, 2014, in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6.”

I don’t know about you, but the teaser doesn’t seem too promising to me; however, the fact that Patrick Osborne of Paperman fame should add some flavor.

Then again, how can you resist a dog that keeps eating and eating? For that matter, how can you resist a cute little dog?

If you’re a fan of short films:

Short Films Vol. 1
Short Films This Week (7.29.13)
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Your Gaming Laptop Has Nothing on the PS4 Laptop Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:00:25 +0000 How much did you spend on your gaming laptop? Correct me if I’m wrong, but you’ve probably shelled out several thousands of dollars to ensure that your gaming experience doesn’t suffer the tiniest bit.

I hate to burst your bubble, but here’s something way cooler than a regular gaming laptop: the PLAYBOOK 4, a PS4 Laptop.

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Created by engineer Ed Zarick, the PS4 Laptop is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a PS4 modded to look like a laptop while allowing you to play your favorite PS4 games.

Zarick is no stranger to this kind of modification. In fact, he first made an XBOOK (you can guess what that is), and of course, PS4 fans wanted their own version. Due to popular demand, the PS4 Laptop was born. It comes in two colors for now, but you can ask for additional mods, depending on how reasonable they are. For example, colors and logos can be anything you like since many parts are 3D-printed.

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As cool as the PLAYBOOK 4 looks, there is one major drawback: you can’t use it unless it’s plugged into a wall socket. As much as that sucks, it is quite understandable since PS4s are not built to run on batteries. At least you can go to your favorite bar or coffee shop and show off your unique gaming console – as long as they allow patrons to plug in.

Oh, and here’s a video you’ll want to watch.

  • As for the pricing, well, we can’t expect this to be cheap.
  • PlayBook 4 – $1,395.00 USD
  • PlayBook 4 (you provide your PS4) – $1,095.00
  • W/ HDMI OUT – +$50.00 USD

Flat Rate Shipping of $75.00 to 48 US States. If you are in another country or at an APO, get in touch with him for details. You can visit his site here.

You might also want to read:

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Minecraft Meets 3D Printer

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Get Ready for Black Friday 2014 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:00:39 +0000 Black Friday has always been a shopper’s dream day or worst nightmare, depending on how you approach it. There’s no such thing as preparing for the day when the biggest deals can be found across the country. It used to be that Black Friday was an American “thing”, but in recent years, the practice has spread across the globe, with countries such as the UK, Australia, and Mexico.

This year, Black Friday is on November 28, but shops will probably start offering attractive deals starting Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.

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It’s just mid-October, but you’ve got to get your ducks all lined up before the deals start pouring in. Otherwise, you might find yourself in the midst of a riot in a Walmart or Target.

The good thing is that you can do most of your Black Friday 2014 shopping online, but you have to prepare for that as well as everyone and their mom (add cousins and nephews to that) will probably be doing the same thing.

A few pointers to make the most of Black Friday 2014 and geek out on your purchases:

Hoard your money.

Whatever extra cash you have right now, keep it. Don’t be tempted to buy the next shiny thing that catches your eye – online or offline. Put that money aside, and keep reminding yourself of the reward: Black Friday deals.

If you want a buffer, apply for interest-free credit card NOW. By the time the sales start pouring in, you’ll have your cash AND a credit card to make the purchases you want. Notice the emphasis on “interest-free” because this kind of card is what you want as you won’t be bogged down in debt by finance charges with interest during the 0% interest period. An important consideration here is that you should take note of the interest-free period and pay everything back by then so you’ll be able to use the card again come the next holiday shopping spree.

Another thing to consider is to look at websites which compare credit cards so that you’ll have the best choices. Here are a few examples:

Keep your eyes on websites known for great Black Friday deals.

While you can find great deals from other sites, start with the usual suspects as they do major price slashes on some of the most wanted items, especially when it comes to gadgets. As early as now, periodically check their sites for news and hints. You can even sign up for newsletters or email lists just so you can keep up-to-date on what’s happening.

Here are several sites which you will want to monitor:

Make a list.

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Black Friday can make you go shopping crazy, and you might end up buying more than you can afford, so while you get to enjoy the high that comes with Black Friday, why not try to be responsible this year? This way, you’ll still have enough to ride the Christmas shopping fever (yeah, we’re responsible like that – looking ahead).

One way to do this is to list down all the things that you want to buy. Don’t think of what “might” be on sale. Just write down what comes to mind.

Once you’ve got them all written down, prioritize them. Even better, create categories. For example:

  • Column 1: Shut up and take my money.
  • Column 2: Want, but can do without if an item in column 1 is a little more expensive than I expected.
  • Column 3: Want, but only if it’s an offer I can’t reject.

You get the idea…

This way, you won’t get all caught up in the bevy of shiny things come Black Friday.

Are we taking things too seriously? You might think that, but you can thank us later when you get the most out of the biggest sale period of the year.

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10 Best Halloween Themed Horror Movies Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:40 +0000 Halloween Themed Horror Movies Thatll Leave You Speechless 470x286 10 Best Halloween Themed Horror Movies

Hayrides, candy, carnivals, and horror movies. At one time, Halloween may have been about human sacrifice and witchcraft, but today it’s all about having fun and watching some flicks. And what better way to do that than to cue up some Halloween themed horror movies? After all, Christmas shouldn’t have all the movie fun. Here are our top 10 picks of movies that are just perfect around this glorious holiday.

10. Satan’s Little Helper (2004)

A child unknowingly becomes the “helper” of a masked lunatic on Halloween night. The video box to this one made it seem a bit hokey, but it’s actually a pretty well-made slasher with gore, suspense, and tongue planted firmly in cheek.

9. Trick ‘R Treat (2007)

Anthology films are never done better than in the horror genre, and this is one of the best. Each story takes place on Halloween night, and while there are some uneven moments, it’s ultimately a fun and atmospheric ride.

8. All Hallows’ Eve (2013)

This and Trick ‘R Treat are the perfect double feature. Both are horror anthologies taking place on Halloween night, but this one uses the creepiest clown this side of Stephen King’s It to tie it all together. Shocking finale in its ferocity as well.

7. Mischief Night (2013)

Suspenseful and eerie, this gem was overlooked by most horror audiences. It centers on a blind girl being terrorized by a hooded madman on the night before Halloween.

6. Frayed (2007)

Got to be honest. Without going back and re-watching this one, I can’t remember if it takes place on Halloween, but it’s perfect for the holiday because it is so reminiscent of John Carpenter’s original Halloween. If this would have been the remake instead of the Rob Zombie failure, then I would have been perfectly happy with it. It hits a lot of the same setups, but takes on a life of its own the way every great remake should. The ending will leave you thinking about it for days.

5. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

The Headless Horseman and his flaming pumpkin? This is must-watch-on-Halloween material if we’ve ever seen it. You can tell Tim Burton’s directing was made for the horror genre. Too bad he doesn’t do more of them. Great Horseman scenes in this one.

4. Pumpkinhead (1988)

This backwoods grim fairy tale/revenge flick strikes the perfect tone for Halloween, complete with a pumpkin-headed demon that will take revenge for you at a terrible price. Lance Henriksen is terrific as are the creature effects overseen by the late great Stan Winston.

3. Halloween II (1981)

To paraphrase film critic Janet Maslin, if Halloween II hadn’t been a sequel to the original, it would have been good enough to deserve its own sequel. The hospital adds the right touch of isolation and claustrophobia, and Michael Myers is particularly terrifying, though some of the realism that made him scary in part one has been lost. Still a great flick and a must on any list of the top Halloween themed horror movies.

2. Halloween (1978)

The original and best! If part two wasn’t so good, I would prefer this to be the only film in the series. That’s because they got exponentially stupider after part three. This, however, is filmmaking perfection. Long, slow, suspenseful builds. Music that sends shivers up your spine. Great Halloween atmosphere. And that sense of permeating, unstoppable evil that haunts the film’s final shots. A masterpiece.

1. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)

Yes, it’s a made-for-TV film, but it’s a darn good one. Great cast includes Larry Drake (Dr. Giggles), Charles Durning (When A Stranger Calls), and Lane Smith (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman). Dark Night of the Scarecrow can be a tad hammily acted in places, but the straight-forward revenge tale warrants repeat viewings thanks in part to the masterful performance of Durning as the head villain. Even though you want the victims to get what’s coming to them for killing poor Bubba while he hid from them in a scarecrow costume, the movie does such a fine job of building suspense and a sense of foreboding. There is intrigue here. Is it really Bubba exacting revenge from beyond the grave or something even creepier? A fantastic finish in the pumpkin patch seals the deal for this being No. 1 on our list of Halloween themed horror movies.

Which picks would you have included, and do you agree/disagree with the ordering? Sound off in our comments section, and for more movie fun, check out our 6 Movie Endings That Will Leave You Speechless.

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Not Your Usual Fan Art on Instagram Will Crack You Up Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:00:59 +0000 Instagram is so full of selfies and food (guilty of the latter sometimes), that I rarely use the app anymore. But when you discover Instagram gems like jaemyc’s account, you’ll find yourself chuckling, snorting, ROLF, or whatever it is you do when you find something hilarious.

Instead of the self-centered, humblebragging crap that’s common on Instagram, jaemyc plays with images and overlays the face of an actor using DVD/Blu-ray covers and/or posters. He also has this talent of finding the most ridiculous images to pair up with the faces so that the results are just effin’ perfect.

Let’s take a look at some of jaemyc’s “not your usual fan art on Instagram”, shall we?


The soap thing was just the start. We’re venturing into cleaning services now. #fightclub #tylerdurden #cleanfreaks #cleaningupconsumerism

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Sssomebody stop me. From rockin’ this hand gesture. #theMask #JimCarrey

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Happy Mid(dle Earth) Autumn Festival. #lotr #tanglung #lordoftherings

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Hope everyone’s gettin’ back in the action nicely after the holidays. #007 #skyfall

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Nothing screams “greatness” more than ironing your intimates in front of a toilet. Yup. Real #classy, Leo. #TheGreatGatsby #leonardodicaprio

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I’d love to get into this guy’s head. It must be interesting in there.

Follow jaemyc on Instagram.

Because fan art is cool, here’s more:

Eye Candy for the Week: Wonder Woman Fan Art
The Many Faces of Batman: The Best Batman Fan Art
Doctor Who’s Clara Oswald: 20 Pieces of Fan Art
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Punk Archaeologists Dig Out a Ton of 80s Video Games Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:35:15 +0000 Punk’s not dead! At least to these archaeologists who are part of a relatively recent movement called “punk archaeology”. While “punk” and “archaeology” are not usually used in the same sentence (at least in a casual conversation), punk archaeology is an alternative branch of the science which studies more recent history, as opposed to digging out ruins of, say, ancient Rome.

the long forgotten burial ground of the biggest failure in video game history Punk Archaeologists Dig Out a Ton of 80s Video Games


The term sounds cool, and even cooler is that some punk archaeologists found an amazing cache of 80s video games in New Mexico during a dig in April.

What were those 80s video games doing there?

Apparently, back in 1982, Atari got the rights to make a video game based on Spielberg’s E.T., which has a special place in our hearts, I’m sure. As special as the movie was (is), Atari’s video game was a huge messy flop, and countless copies remained unsold.

Atari’s response? Let’s bury them in a landfill and forget this miserable video game!

So that’s what the punk archaeologists found, which is probably rather depressing in a sense that the game is nothing to be exited about; but to their delight, they also found other 80s video games which took them down memory lane.

I doubt that the games found are still playable, but the mere idea of tons of games buried in a landfill is weirdly cool. Then again, the PC brigade will probably blast Atari for being environmentally irresponsible in getting rid of their unsold games. Add insult to injury, will you?


More games:

Free Games That Are Keeping People From Living in the Real World
10 More Board Games for Adults
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The Men In Black Memory Eraser Might Be Around the Corner Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:15:53 +0000 We’ve all been there. We’ve all done that.

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You know…things we have done that we wish we could wipe off our minds. Perhaps not with the feels that “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” gave us, but more like that night you had a bottle of beer too many.

Well, scientists at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology have been playing with light to erase memories.

In mice.

But who cares, right? After all, experiments done using monkeys and mice have been known to work with humans at some point. So, maybe, in our lifetime, we might have something like the much coveted neuralyzer from Men In Black.

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Here’s the catch: the memory eraser that the scientists used only works with genetically modified mice.

While the memory eraser might be around the corner, I suppose you have to find a way to get your genes modified in order to get rid of that bad taste in your mouth left by your ex.

We’re doing science, b#tch!

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This Paper Airplane Machine Gun Is the Coolest Thing You’ll See Today Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:30:05 +0000 Paper airplanes are part of everyone’s childhood all around the world. You probably cannot tell me just how many paper airplanes you’ve made your entire life – especially if you’ve got kids who have fallen in love with them as well.

From “just because they’re fun” to sending love notes to sending stupid messages (those two things are not mutually exclusive) – paper airplanes should be something everyone ought to know how to make.

So what’s cooler than a paper airplane?

A paper airplane machine gun!

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I know what you’re thinking: “Why didn’t I think of this first?”

Don’t worry. I feel you, because what can be awesomer than a paper airplane machine gun than a paper airplane machine gun that actually creates the planes for you and then shoots them out? Oh, and it’s 3D-printed, too.

While that may take a little fun out of the folding and creasing and optimizing the design for better and longer flights, the mere idea of this machine gun blows me away. Watch how it works.

It may not shoot those airplanes as fast as you want, but hey, it does take a little time to create the airplanes.

Is it just me or is it like a NERF gun just for paper airplanes?

Because we looove toys:

Badass LEGO Guns – Even Better than the NERF Guns!
You’ll Never Want Any Other NERF Gun
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Have a LEGO Halloween! Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:00:04 +0000 LEGO may not be the first thing to come to mind for Halloween, but who says you can’t have a LEGO Halloween? After all, anything can happen during Halloween, and having some LEGO fun is not a bad idea at all.

So why don’t we have a LEGO Halloween and look at the stuff that’s out there?

LEGO Halloween Sets

LEGO does have seasonal sets, and of course, Halloween is part of that. For this year, there are two new sets. I’m sure you and your kids will love them as part of the decorations.

LEGO Bat and Pumpkin Have a LEGO Halloween!

LEGO Bat and Pumpkin

You can get this LEGO Bat and Pumpkin set for $19.99 here.

LEGO Vampire Have a LEGO Halloween!

LEGO Vampire

Vampires are better than bats, aren’t they? They control the power after all. Get this set for $14.99 here.

LEGO Halloween Costumes

We’ve had so many ideas for Halloween costumes, but here are LEGO costumes that will certainly get you inspired.

LEGO MAN Costume Tutorial

This is certainly one of the cutest LEGO costumes I’ve ever seen. Of course, the LEGO Movie has a lot to do with it.

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If you – or your kid – want to dress up as Wyldstyle, learn how to do it here. They certainly make it look easy!

And now, for the classic LEGO brick costume.

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LEGO bricks

Not only are these costumes classic, they can also be made out of recycled materials. While you’re having fun during the holidays, you are also doing your part to help the earth. That’s pretty cool, isn’t it?

You can find the instructions for this costume here.

LEGO Halloween Events

There are also official LEGO Halloween events which you can attend. If you’re near a LEGOLAND, then there’s the well-known Brick-or-Treat event. Depending on the location, these events run from early October to early November. Some locations have only a handful of dates when Brick-or-Treat is held, so better check the nearest LEGOLAND.

For the entire month of October, LEGO US has tons of events and promos lined up for its customers. Check out the official LEGO US web site for more details.

Do you have any other LEGO-related costumes, events, or treats for Halloween? Why don’t you share them in the comments? You never know if you get to inspire someone.

Keep your LEGO meter filled:

These Chocolate LEGO Bricks Are the Best Things You’ll See Today
This is the Largest LEGO Imperial Destroyer Ever, and It’s Accurate, Too!
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This Early Concept Art of Popular Characters Will Make You Thankful They Were Changed Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:00:32 +0000 What if some of our favorite movie characters looked like the early concept art versions? I think we would probably hear/say “WTF?” so many times that we’d go crazy. If the early concept art doesn’t make us crazy in the first place.

The good thing about movies is that they go draft after draft till everyone is satisfied – or at least those that matter; and in the case of these examples of concept art, I think that they had to go through a lot to get the final results, the ones we know and love.

Here are some examples to drive the point home.

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Beast is just that – a beast; and the early concept art makes him look like a wuss.

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I love Shrek, and I can’t count how many times I’ve watched the movies – all of them. So yes, I am thankful that he doesn’t look like that.

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Can you just imagine Yoda looking like the concept art??? That’s more like a garden gnome than a Jedi Master.

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Thor’s not so bad, actually. And, I’m going out on a limb here by saying the concept art looks more bad ass, but the “real” Thor looks better.

So what do you think of these? If you want to see more, go here.

Other fun reads:

Disney Characters Get Into the Halloween Spirit
Make Sure You Look the Part With This Sin City Grayscale Makeup Tutorial
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5 Most Inappropriate PG Movies Of All Time Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:00:42 +0000 Inappropriate PG Movies 470x286 5 Most Inappropriate PG Movies Of All Time

MPAA ratings are confusing, to be nice, and downright stupid to be not-so-nice. If you think this is a new thing, then you’d be wrong. Before the PG-13 rating was created, there were a lot of PG movies that would literally be rated R today. Nevertheless, the discrepancies haven’t stopped the Motion Picture Association of America from coming up with some pretty head-scratching labels. Here are the six that stand out as the worst offenders.

5. The Valachi Papers

Charles Bronson starred in this adaptation of the Peter Maas true crime novel. Within its 125-minute runtime, this addition to our inappropriate PG movies list contains a makeout scene between two female prostitutes, a mob-orchestrated castration, and a decidedly un-family friendly mafia storyline. If The Valachi Papers had been made and released today, parents would be irate.

4. Vanishing Point

Barry Newman stars as Kowalski, a rebellious ex-cop, who sets off on a mission to deliver a 1970 Dodge Challenger from Denver to San Francisco overnight. With a bottle of uppers and a refusal to stop for anything — even cops — he ignites a high-speed chase across desert country and takes a nation along with him via the musings of DJ Super Soul (Cleavon Little). With the drug use, the reckless driving, the disdain for authority, and a fiery conclusion, it would probably be better suited to the PG-13 rating (had it existed in ’71 when the movie was released). Throw in the naked biker girl, and you’ve got a definite R. Consequently, the MPAA has since reclassified to the appropriate rating.

3. Jaws

Jaws may have been the first summer blockbuster, but it had enough slasher movie suspense and graphic gore to warrant something more alarming. To this day, it remains one of the most inappropriate PG movies ever with the MPAA having failed to reclassify once the PG-13 came along. Even with the in-between, however, you could make a good case that Jaws deserves an R rating based on some of the death scenes and the exploding shark.

2. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Okay, I get that it’s Indiana Jones and that the movie was designed for kids of all ages, but the melting faces at the end really push this one past the PG rating. I wouldn’t go as far to say that it deserves the R, but it should definitely get a PG-13 based on the ending and the whiskey duel alone. Nazis don’t belong in a PG movie either.

1. Grizzly

Grizzly is better known as “Jaws with Claws” or the first official ripoff of Steven Spielberg’s killer shark movie. “Ripoff” is kind of a harsh word, though, considering how much fun it is. Amazingly enough, it received a PG rating, which has not since been reclassified even though there is a scene where a little boy has his leg torn off. Hard. Core.

So there you have it — our picks for the five most inappropriate PG movies of all time. Which ones would you include on the list? Share in our comments section below.

And for more movie fun, make sure you check out these 6 Edge-Of-Your-Seat Thrillers You Probably Forgot About.

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Watch a Log Transform Into a Real Life Groot Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:30:23 +0000 Except he doesn’t really move or say anything. Although Groot is not exactly adept at making conversation.

So this chainsaw artist – yes, apparently there is such a thing, and no, she is not linked to any massacres – named Griffon Ramsey has made a real life Groot of The Guardians of the Galaxy from a piece of log. Watch the video of the making of real life Groot.

You may ask, how hard can that be? Well, while it certainly looks like she had to do quite a lot of work, she makes it look easy, doesn’t she?

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That’s the final result, which looks pretty cool to me. I’d love to have him in my living room, to be honest. If you feel the same way, and you have $875, then you can buy him here.

Because we all love Groot:

Vin Diesel Starts #PlantATreeForGroot Campaign
Watch This Jaw-Dropping Video of the Making of LEGO Groot and Rocket Raccoon
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Concept Video Game Cat Scratchers for Cat Ladies Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:14:33 +0000 …and gentlemen, too. Because we’re for equality like that.

For people with a cat (or cats) at home, you know you score points with your overlord(s) if you buy them awesome cat scratchers and give them catnip now and then. And then there’s the fact (or misconception?) that cats and geeks are the perfect pair

If you’re an avid gamer, though, and your passion just might have rubbed off on your cat, then here are the only cat scratchers you need. The only caveat is that they are concept video game cat scratchers.

Still, it won’t hurt to dream.

Concept Video Game Cat Scratchers

Catari Concept Video Game Cat Scratchers for Cat Ladies

Etchasketch Concept Video Game Cat Scratchers for Cat Ladies

Nine Lives Concept Video Game Cat Scratchers for Cat Ladies

Wanna bet Catwoman would go for these? Or maybe not.

Thanks, if industries, for making cat lovers slash video gamers want something they can’t have. Calling Etsy people!

Here, kitty, kitty!

Catwoman Cosplay With Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne
Famous Geeky Icons As Adorable Cats!
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DC Licensed Sexist Tees Bashed by Fans Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:25:56 +0000 Let’s admit it, anything sexist gets the attention of people. Some women get offended more easily than others. Some men laugh at it, while others agree with how distasteful things are – depending on the specific situation.

In this particular case, DC licensed sexist tees are getting “fans” all riled up because, well, they are supposed to be sexist.

Case in point. This teenager’s tee from Walmart.

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Training to be Batman’s wife

I could be thick-headed sometimes, but what’s wrong with being Batman’s wife? One could do worse than the caped crusader, yeah? Then again, there’s the other side to the coin: why would one want to stay up all night and worry if her husband will come home with a few bruises and cracked ribs or if he won’t come back at all. But he’s Batman.

Another DC licensed sexist tee is being sold by Superhero Den, but this time, it features Superman and Wonder Woman.

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Superman and Wonder Woman

C’mon guys. Superman waited for decades to get Wonder Woman. Let the guy celebrate!

This tweet is even worse, I think.

Aren’t we making a mountain out of a molehill here? Tell me your honest opinion, even if it’s to slam mine.


Here’s less controversial reading:

Little Friends: When DC and Marvel Superheroes Were BFFs
DC Superheroes Go All Mortal Kombat
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Win a $75 Gift Code From Halloween Costumes! Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:00:29 +0000 Halloween. Halloween. Halloween.

That’s what we should be focusing on right now, and not holidays that are months away! If you agree, you’ll be happy to know that we’re partnering up with Halloween Costumes to give away a $75 gift code, which a lucky ForeverGeek reader can redeem at the online store.

What can you find from their store? First, they have group costumes, so you don’t have to argue like The Big Bang Theory.

Frozen Group Win a $75 Gift Code From Halloween Costumes!


Grease Win a $75 Gift Code From Halloween Costumes!


If you don’t feel those two group costumes, there are lots more to find here.

What I’m pretty sure many of you will want to get are the Star Wars costumes.

Because who says Stormtroopers can only be male?

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Female Stormtrooper

And, if you’re dressing your baby up as well, this is the perfect costume.

Child Chewbacca Win a $75 Gift Code From Halloween Costumes!

Baby Chewbacca

Costumes are available in a variety of sizes, and you can even rent them, if you don’t want to buy. Also, since we’re not all as skinny as Kate Moss, they have a section for Plus Size costumes.

Now, if you’re throwing a party – or you just like decorating your house for the season – you can take your pick from the Halloween Decorations section.

Halloween Costumes Giveaway

So here we go with the giveaway.

Remember, up for grabs is a $75 coupon, which you can spend on anything you like from the store. All you need to do is enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below.

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  • Participants are limited to US residents only.
  • The giveaway starts today, Monday (October 6), and ends on Friday (October 10). The winner will be announced on Monday (October 13).
  • You can tweet once a day, every day, for more entries.

Happy tweeting, commenting, following, and sharing!

More Halloween fun:

Anime Costume Ideas to Rock Your Halloween Party
6 Halloween Horror Movies to Scare You and to Delight Your Eyes
13 “Halloween Tattoos”
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Meet the Anti-Loneliness Chair: The Tranquility Chair Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:00:22 +0000 Everyone feels a little lonely sometimes, even when you’re with someone or in the midst of a crowd. But what if your loneliness is more like a part of your life, Ally McBeal-style? Then maybe it’s time for you to get the anti-loneliness chair.

Officially called the Tranquility Chair, this piece of furniture was a hit at the International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo. Sold by Unicare, the Tranquility Chair is actually designed for the elderly who may have no one in their lives and feel lonely all the time.

While the chair is designed for the elderly, a spokesman for UniCare says, “It makes you feel safe. Anyone can use it, but it is designed for older people.”

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That woman looks happy enough, doesn’t she?

I don’t know about you, but doesn’t the “chair” bear a resemblance to Raggedy Andy?

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Anyhow, the Tranquility Chair has a version adapted for people who use wheelchairs, and it costs 46,000 yen (419 dollars). That is NOT cheap, but is there a price for anti-loneliness?

There’s a lot of weird stuff going on in this world:

The 15 Weirdest X-Men Ever
Andrew Lancaster’s Taxidermy Creations – the Weirdest Things You’ll See This Week
For a Successfully Weird Party: Alien Brain Hemorrhage Cocktail
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10 The Walking Dead Tattoos Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:30:12 +0000 The Walking Dead returns on the 12th of October, and after season 4’s finale, we’re all pretty much stoked about where they will pick up. Countless teasers, rumors, and speculations can be read online, but with only a week or so left, let’s not bother with that.

Instead, let’s look at some hardcore fans of the show/comics, who have shown their dedication by getting Walking Dead Tattoos. Note that these are not all from the TV show, but also from the comics.

The Walking Dead Tattoos

1. The Walking Dead panel/quote

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Have you ever brought a baseball bat to a gunfight? Well, we hope you’ve never been to a real gunfight in the first place; this tattoo, which is an actual panel from the comics is cool in more ways than one.

2. Bicycle Girl

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For any zombie-loving fan who wants a tribute to the series, then of all Walking Dead tattoos, the Bicycle Girl is probably at the top of the list of designs. This one is indeed so gruesomely detailed.

3. Martinez’s Head

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Another of The Walking Dead tattoos that are taken straight out of the graphic novel, this is the head of Martinez when The Governor used him as an example to the residents of Woodbury. With the sharp lines and blood splatter/droplets, I’d be scared to look this guy in the eyes chest.

4. Michonne

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If there is one woman character I would get as a tattoo, it would be Michonne; and I think many will agree with me. She may be a grumpy, jaded walker-killing machine, but it’s only to hide her soft side.

5. Walking Dead Sleeve

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I think this is one of the best sleeves out there. The design is a little busy, but that doesn’t matter as it does look good (and who says busy is always bad when it comes to tatts?). Poppy colors and good lines; thumbs up for this sleeve.

6. Rick Grimes

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While many readers and/or viewers may have a love-hate relationship with Rick, a list of Walking Dead tattoos wouldn’t be complete without at least one with Rick. As can be expected, there is a plethora of Rick tattoos, but this is one of the better ones I’ve found. The others are just, well, pathetic.

7. Merle Dixon

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I suppose Merle Dixon has his redeeming qualities, but for the life of me, I can’t understand why anyone would want him imprinted on one’s body. Then again, maybe it’s just me. On another note, this tattoo depicting Merle as a zombie is quite compelling isn’t it?


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Here’s another tattoo lifted off the graphic novel, although viewers of the TV show can relate it to the walkers stalking the prison fence. I like how the eyes of the zombies vary in this tattoo, and all that red as well.

9. Walking Dead quote

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While the typography in this tattoo is rather bad, the quote is a great one; so if you’re looking for inspiration for a Walking Dead-related tattoo, here’s one. Just make sure you get your typography right.

10. Daryl

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Why is Daryl, the most loved character in the series, the last one? Because I had one heck of a time finding a decent tattoo of him. This one is the best I could find, and he actually looks like Norman Reedus; and all the zombies in the background just make it better.

Is that all?

Well, a quick search on Google will show you tons and tons of Walking Dead tattoos, but my goodness, you might now believe how ugly a lot of them are! These are our picks, which we hope you like, too. So what do you think of these “pretty” Walking Dead tattoos?

Want more Walking Dead? Here you go:

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The Walking Dead Infographic: All About Guns & Ammo

20 Badass Walking Dead Mashups

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Anime Costume Ideas to Rock Your Halloween Party Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:00:21 +0000 Still not sure what you’re going to wear for Halloween? Instead of the usual superhero costumes, maybe you’d like to go as an anime character instead. So here are some anime costume ideas that will, hopefully, ignite that spark of creativity in you.

If all else fails, you can always buy some of the costumes below.

Anime costume ideas

1. Princess Mononoke

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If I were looking for anime costume ideas for Halloween, then I think I’m already sold on this Princess Mononoke costume. Not only is the movie one of my favorites, but this costume is also DIY. You can see the full instructions here. Now all you need is an Ashitaka to accompany you.

2. Evangelion

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This Evangelion costume is easy enough to make if you think about it. You just need to get a wig and buy a white blouse with that collar; and if you’re handy with sewing, you can make the blue skirt with straps to complete the ensemble. If, however, you want it easy, you can buy it for about $35.

3. Sailor Moon

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There are so many anime costume ideas if you’re into Sailor Moon (and who isn’t?), but this is one of the simplest, which you can also make on your own. For readymade Sailor Moon costumes, this is one site where you can find a wide array of ensembles.

4. Goku (King Kai Version)

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What’s a list about anime costume ideas without a Dragon Ball reference? And when it comes to the point, Goku surely has to be the one person you want to dress up as. This costume is available for both male and female – who says girls can’t dress up as Goku anyway? It’s also available in a wide variety of sizes, so you’re sure to find one to fit you. It’s on sale here, at $39.99. Then again, if you’re on a budget, this is another costume which you can make on your own. How hard is it to find orange overalls and a black tee?

5. Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online

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At the risk of irking some people, I dare say that Sword Art Online caters to the male demographic, and with this costume, no one has to wonder. You have to admit that the costume is pretty awesome, not to mention that the cosplayer looks good as well. If you want to rock Halloween as an anime character, you can do a lot worse than this.

6. Eren Jaeger

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The main protagonist of Attack on Titan, Eren Jaeger is one heck of a fighter. With the personal mission of killing every last one of the Titans who laid his home to waste, not to mention devouring his mother, Jaeger is not someone you want to meet in a dark alley. Wearing this costume will give you some geek cred for sure. Just make sure you practice your swagger before you actually go out wearing it.

Buy it here.

7. Kikyo

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Inuyasha is another anime that everyone loves, and while many of you might prefer to go as Kagome, I do love this Kikyo costume. It’s simple, but elegant. Get Kikyo’s costume here.

Here’s more!

10 Best Anime of 2013

Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for the Last Minute Geek

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Take a Ride on the Zombie Train and Get Laser Guns to Shoot Walkers Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:00:07 +0000 zombie train Take a Ride on the Zombie Train and Get Laser Guns to Shoot Walkers

Because who wouldn’t want to have the license to shoot zombies?

In California, there’s this thing called the Zombie Train. If you take this train, you get a laser gun to make sure that you can protect yourself from the horde of zombies that are sure to beset you on your trip.

Sure, you’re not going to get real zombies trying to bite you, but it’s better than nothing, right? Then again, I don’t know about you, but this looks pretty real to me…

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The Zombie Train was first launched in 2013, and obviously it was a success, so it is now available in West Sacramento & Oakdale for a limited period. The Sacramento train runs from July to October, while the Oakdale one runs from August to October. You’ve got one month to go, so you know what to do: go check out the Zombie Train.

I wonder if Sheldon got on one of these trains during his “road trip”…then again, he would have mentioned it for sure if he did.

More brainzzz…

10 Zombie Mashups to Get You Ready for The Walking Dead
How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
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6 Edge-Of-Your-Seat Thrillers You Probably Forgot About Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:00:57 +0000 These Edge Of Your Seat Thrillers Are Amazing 470x286 6 Edge Of Your Seat Thrillers You Probably Forgot About

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Hollywood produced a slew of well-thought-out thrill rides that often pitted flawed good guys versus seemingly unstoppable bad guys (or odds) for white-knuckle suspense that kept you guessing. Then they got distracted by a bright shiny new thing called CGI and every theatrical release was pretty much a superhero movie. Today we want to take you back to the glory days and look at 6 Edge-Of-Your-Seat Thrillers You Probably Forgot About. Let’s get started.

6. The Game (1997)

Michael Douglas and Sean Penn starred as brothers in this 1997 plot-twister about wealthy San Francisco financier Nicholas Van Orton (Douglas), who gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad (Penn): a live-action game that consumes and maybe even threatens his life. The ending is a jaw-dropper that we won’t spoil for those of you who’ve never seen it.

5. Cop Land (1997)

Sylvester Stallone turns in one of the rare great performances of his career as a never-was lawman, who allows the bright, crooked cops of New York to have their way with his small town. Eventually, he starts to wake up to the corruption and decides to take a stand, building to an intense and heart-thumping finale that ranks among my favorite movie shootouts.

4. Heat (1995)

Forget the 2008 disaster Righteous Kill. As far as I’m concerned, the only real pairing of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro was Michael Mann’s Heat, based off his own 1980s TV movie L.A. Takedown. This cops-and-robbers classic places the two men at odds with one another — despite their mutual respect — while they were still at the tops of their games. At close to three hours, it never seems that long, and it builds to a nail-biter of a finish.

3. Manhunter (1986)

Michael Mann again! This time, he takes on the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon, which everyone now knows introduced us to Hannibal Lecter. Here he’s played by Brian Cox (and it’s spelled Lecktor). Tom Noonan is the creepy serial killer. William Petersen (Grissom from CSI) is Will Graham. And the finale is so retro-cool that we wish Harris could have actually written it that way.

2. Breakdown (1997)

In the vein of 1971’s Duel, directed by Steven Spielberg, this psycho truck driver movie will keep you riveted. Kurt Russell and Kathleen Quinlan are a husband and wife, whose car breaks down in the middle of a desert. A friendly truck driver stops to offer one of them a lift to the nearby gas station. The wife goes, but never comes back. Faced with the reality that his wife has been kidnapped and possibly murdered, the hubby will stop at nothing to find out the truth.

1. 52 Pick-Up (1986)

Roy Scheider and Ann-Margret star as husband and wife Harry and Barbara Mitchell, who fall in the crosshairs of three murderous thugs. The husband has had a fling, and the thugs have found out about it. They start terrorizing him, killing his mistress and threatening to expose him to his wife. Realizing he’s made a mistake and that he’s still in love with Barbara, he decides to tell her about it. But soon, the threat of blackmail becomes the threat of murder, and it’s up to Harry and his own ingenuity to stop the trio dead in their tracks. Fantastic finish on this one as well! Based on a novel by the late great Elmore Leonard (creator of Raylan Givens from Justified).

Which edge-of-your-seat thrillers do you think should be rediscovered? Share your thoughts in our comments section.

And for more movie fun, check out these 6 Movie Endings That Will Leave You Speechless.

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