Science on the silver screen

Festooned with jiggling eyeballs, threatening skeletons, and impaled floating heads, Feo Amante's horror thriller linkurl:website;http://www.feoamante.com/ seems an unlikely place to catch up on science. But sandwiched between the "Scary Top 10" and "Big Horror," movie and science buffs alike can check out "Science Moments," short critiques of the use, or lack thereof, of science in film. In 1998, Eddie "Feo Amante" McMullen Jr. started the website as a platform for struggling horror and thrill

Megan Scudellari
Jul 9, 2008
Festooned with jiggling eyeballs, threatening skeletons, and impaled floating heads, Feo Amante's horror thriller linkurl:website;http://www.feoamante.com/ seems an unlikely place to catch up on science. But sandwiched between the "Scary Top 10" and "Big Horror," movie and science buffs alike can check out "Science Moments," short critiques of the use, or lack thereof, of science in film. In 1998, Eddie "Feo Amante" McMullen Jr. started the website as a platform for struggling horror and thriller writers like himself to publish online and build name recognition. Kelly Parks, McMullen's brother, joined the fray as a movie reviewer, and his first critique was of the 1998 flick linkurl:The Faculty.;http://www.feoamante.com/Movies/DEF/faculty.html Parks found himself unable to resist mentioning a part of the film where a normal-sized human morphed into a "giant mother linkurl:alien;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/21521/ monster:" a clear violation of the Conservation of Mass. That review was the birth of the "Science Moment," a linkurl:collection;http://www.feoamante.com/Movies/science.html...
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