Forrest J. Ackerman's Ackermansion, 1996

Legendary publisher of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and horror and science fiction memorabilia collector extraordinaire, Forrest J. Ackerman gives us a tour of his 'Ackermansion.'


The ultimate full moon shot. Dean Potter walks a highline at Cathedral Peak as the sun sets and the moon rises. Shot from over 1 mile away with a Canon 800mm and 2X by Michael Schaefer.

The Sci-Fi Boys

This is the story of the Sci-Fi Boys, who started out as kids making amateur movies inspired by Forrest J Ackerman's FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine and grew up to take Hollywood by storm, inventing the art and technology for filming anything the mind can dream.


A tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after battle. Their chief, near death, is about to hand over power to his son when an army of a completely different kind descends upon them.


"COWARD" is a 28 minute film set during World War 1 that brings to light some of the brutal treatment soldiers received for suffering what would now be known as shell-shock.

It follows two cousins, Andrew and James, from their home in Northern Ireland who join the British Army to fight for their Country and make their families proud.

Through their eyes we see the reality of life on the front lines.

James Brown High

James Brown has trouble staying focused while being interviewed on television.

Rifftrax: Birdemic Sample

Birdemic: Shock and Terror is the story of a software salesman who founds his own solar energy company after cashing in his stock options. Where it differs from the countless other Hollywood tales of software salesmen who found their own solar energy companies after cashing in stock options is that occasionally birds attack and kill people.

Strong emphasis on occasionally, mind you. For while a less assured director might insist "I paid 12 dollars for these bird animations, and they're gonna be on-screen for every frame dammit!", Birdemic director James Nguyen instead chooses to focus on his characters. They eat meals, go to pumpkin festivals, hang out with their families, have themselves a party and every now and then make millions, buy Ferraris and date Victoria's Secret cover models. You know, typical stuff.

The comic atmosphere is undercut, however, by the serious message Nguyen wants to impart onto the audience: the dangers of global warming. Trust us when we say that the only way that this sensitive issue could be handled more deftly is by anyone, anywhere, using any means.

Birdemic: Shock and Terror is what you'd get if the Ice Cream Bunny starred in The Happening as directed by Tommy Wiseau. Mike, Kevin and Bill invite you

to join them for this must-see RiffTrax. And do yourself a favor and experience it on Blu-Ray!

BBC Walk on the Wildside: Animal Crackers Mix

A compilation of animals with a sense of humor.

Video and sound edited by DJ Shamrock.

Excerpts taken from and produced by the BBC One show

'Funny Talking Animals - Walk On The Wild Side'.

Images are property of the BBC.

Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' is property of Sony.

World's Deadliest: Hypnosis Attack

A cuttlefish can use its nervous system to change color at will. Not only can the cuttlefish blend in by shifting its hue, it can hypnotize prey... before snatching it with two deadly tentacles.

Spotted Ratfish (Hydrolagus Colliei)

While diving at Cat Rock at Anacapa Island last week I ran across this Spotted Ratfish hanging out at 20 feet. These fish are known to live 1600-3000 feet down so I was pretty excited to see one. This fish is a member of Class Chondrichthyes in the subclass Holocephali. They share many characteristics with sharks but have some big differences too. They are also known as Chimaeras and are extremely cool fish.

Sorry for the shakyness of the video. I was low on air and was kind of freaking out about how cool this was. Should have slowed down and taken my time. Oh well... next time :)