Courtney Hazlett

OWA Recommendations: Now Streaming in October 2017

OWA Recommendations: Now Streaming in October 2017

For many of us at Other Worlds, October is our favorite month - and for good reason! The weather is finally getting comfortable in Austin, we are only a mere couple months away from the festival, and of course we get to celebrate horror all month long! 

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in September 2017

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in September 2017

Even though technically the autumn solstice is not until near the end of this month, for those of us in love with this time of year, fall is already in full swing.  Now grab a pumpkin spice latte, put on a chunky sweater, and cuddle up with some of these great SciFi and Horror picks!

Saving WALL-E's World

Saving WALL-E's World

Some of the OWA staff, using our handy-dandy time machine, went back in time to change one thing about their favorite dystopian film to see how the timelines DIVERGE. The shocking results are reported here. First up, Operations Director Courtney Hazlett with her DIVERGE take of WALL-E:

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in July 2017

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in July 2017

Remember to grab your earbuds and smart device to watch some great shows while you are laying out by the pool. Because ladies and gentleman, July is bringing us some great additions to SciFi and Horror.

A Case for Ewoks

A Case for Ewoks

When it comes to STAR WARS you should know that Ewoks hold a special place in my soul. Now, I have read many blogs about people’s hate for Ewoks and that they are the worst, etc.  However, I am here to make a case for the Ewoks and prove to you why they actually are worthy of respect.

An Ode to the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

An Ode to the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

There are those memories [in life] that are solidified permanently. Those moments that, for some reason, were life-changing... One of these for me was the first time that I ever watched MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS.

Real Hauntings Make for Realistic Horrors

Real Hauntings Make for Realistic Horrors

Haunted houses are a fright lover’s dream. People go out of their way to attend “haunted” house events every Halloween and there are some that even operate year-round.

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: September 2016

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: September 2016

Summer is almost gone and the season of pumpkin spice is about to begin. September brings fall, football, foliage, and, according to what is coming new to Netflix, the season to get caught up on some really great SciFi and Horror TV series. So go grab yourself a PSL (if you’re in Texas like us at OWA, maybe get a cold version) and hunker down because there is a lot to watch this month!

 

 

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: August 2016

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: August 2016

With a massive heat wave looming across the country, August is going to be one of the rougher months to endure. Not to mention the fact that, for many, school starts back up again at the end of the month. This means that soon there will be busier schedules and less lazy days.  However, Netflix is treating us this month to some great SciFi and Horror to help us take full advantage of these last bits of summer.

How Vincent Price Taught Me to Scream in my Sleep

How Vincent Price Taught Me to Scream in my Sleep

I remember very distinctly my first real experience watching a horror film. I was in 5th grade and a girl from my school was having a sleepover. After we looked through and ogled over pictures of Leonardo DiCaprio, JTT, and Devon Sawa in Teen Beat, it was time to watch a movie. In pops HOUSE OF WAX starring Vincent Price. 

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: May 2016

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: May 2016

As the weather keeps getting nicer, you might find yourself outdoors more often. But be sure to schedule a date or two (or three!) indoors because Netflix is adding some entertaining SciFi and Horror this May.  Remember to watch the films that are leaving Netflix before it’s too late! Happy viewing!

THE SEVEN SISTERS PLANETARIUM

THE SEVEN SISTERS PLANETARIUM

The Seven Sisters Planetarium is proud to feature a new state-of-the-art High Definition Digital System for presentation of modern planetarium shows. Learn about the planets, our Solar system, stars, galaxies, and other wonders of the Universe.

The Science Fiction of Texas History

The Science Fiction of Texas History

I don’t know what it’s like for other states in the US, but in Texas, learning our state's history is a mandatory subject for all school students. It is our honor to learn about Davy Crockett, Ima Hogg, Santa Anna, the Alamo, the six countries and their flags that once ruled over this beautiful expanse... My Texas history class fell during my 7th grade year. One of our projects that year was to pair up and make a film about a famous couple or duo in Texas history. I played Lee Harvey Oswald and my friend played Jack Ruby – it's a truly golden piece of film, I promise you.

Short Focus: OWA 2014

Short Focus: OWA 2014

Programming a festival, you get to see so many amazing movies, and you want to tell everyone about it.  It seems like lots of people are talking about the features, so we wanted to make you didn’t miss a few of our favorite shorts playing the fest!