SwanCon 21 – Souvenir book page 63. The Rationalist’s One-Stop Guide to Sc-fi/Action/Horror Movie Traits

This is Robyn’s work and therefore I have not transcribed it in full, just the introductory sentence and headings. The full text is well worth writing up if we ever seek and get permission to print it. Chris Creagh

Robin Pen
A brief guide to certain elements that make up a sci-fi action horror film so you get all that rationalising, intellectualising and categorising out of the way and get on with and get on with enjoying the movie in proper braindead fashion.

ALIEN SPACESHIP INTERIORS
THE PSYCHOTIC CAT
THE UNQUALIFIED EXPERT
EXTREME ALIENS
TWO-HEADED DRAGONS
FINAL SOLUTION
KNOW YOUR PLACE
WHAT’S THIS IN MY POCKET?
THE POOR BASTARD
THE POORER BASTARD
AIRLOCKS
CAMPBELLISM
PING…PING…PING
THE PROPHECY
DUMB IS AS DUMB DOES
HAVEN’T YOU SEEN THE MOVIE?
SCENERY
DOING THE DOCTOR SMITH
THE HOUSEHOLD DESTRUCTOR
BASED ON A BOOK BY…
THE MAGIC TURN AWAY ROCK
THE CAST-IRON CAR
GUNS AND WINDOWS TO SPACE DON’T MIX
MALCOLM MCDOWELL
HORROR BUNGLE
THE COP WITH THE BALD SPOTTY HEAD
SHOOT THE CUTLERY
ARSEHOLE
THE JAMMING WHATSIT
WANNA SEE SOMETHING REALLY SCARY?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
WAVE THE ET FLAGS
STORIES ALWAYS BRAKE FOR SEX SCENES
SECOND TIME LUCKY
SCHWARZENGGERING
THUNDER AND LIGHTENING
GRUNTS
THE HORROR STARE
LEAP OF FAITH
LOW RES
INTERNAL LOGIC IN MOST HORROR FILMS
FORESHADOWING THE ENDING

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ASFDAP was set up in 2011 after the rediscovery by the wider SF community of an impressive hoard of Australian SF community related ephemera, fanzines and other materials in the Murdoch University basement.
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