The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)

The Sci-Fi Boys





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Prepare to find out just how much influence Famous Monsters Magazine really had on contemporary sci-fi cinema as filmmaker Paul Davids presents a playful look at how yesterday's fanboys became today's blockbuster directors. Comprised of testimonies by such genre-oriented Hollywood heavies as Stephen Sommers, Peter Jackson, and John Landis, The Sci-Fi Boys is a true testament to the power of the imagination.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Davids
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 1, 2006
Universal Pictures

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All Critics (2)

Doesn't work as even a broad look at sci-fi film history ... nor does it work completely as a tribute to [Forrest] Ackerman thanks to all the additional figures represented.

Full Review… | September 17, 2007

Short and sweet and packed with a real affection for classic sci-fi movie-makers, The Sci-Fi Boys should be a treat to anyone who adores the genre.

Full Review… | June 5, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Sci-Fi Boys


A touching tribute to some of the greats of the Sci-Fi film genre like Forrest Ackerman, Roger Corman, Ray Harryhausen and George Pal.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Rest In Peace Forrest J Ackerman.

A.D. Villarreal

Super Reviewer

This documentary is an affectionate look at the science fiction and horror movies of the 30s, 40s, and 50s; the people who made said films, as well as a tribute to Forrest J. Ackerman, who founded and edited "Famous Monsters of Filmland", a magazine on the subject of sci-fi and horror films which most of the filmmakers featured in this documentary latched onto as boys. I liked this documentary, it was nice to see how passionate these now famous directors and make-up artists were even as kids about films and monster movies.

Ken Scheck

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