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‘Annihilation’

In the novel Annihilation (2014), by Jeff VanderMeer, an area located in Florida, designated ‘Area X’, has been overtaken by u...

‘The Outer Limits’

The narrator, or the ‘Control Voice’, in The Outer Limits (1963 – 1965) speaks to the audience as if they are subjec...

The Hero’s Journey

The hero’s journey is a framework that identifies the various stages a hero passes through as he/sh...

‘Arrival’ Vs ‘Life’

The films Arrival (2016) and Life (2017) offer two versions of the ‘first contact’ story — humanity’s initial encounter with alien li...

The System

Stories take place within distinct worlds that have specific characteristics. This can involve a social or cultural way ...

Family

Family is our home, it’s where we come from, and return to. Characters without a family, will go...

‘Badlands’

In Badlands (1973) fifteen-year-old Holly Sargis falls for James Dean look-a-like Kit Carruthers. He’s handsome and charismatic, but he...