Geek Speak

Five best sci-fi/horror films to help a non-horror geek survive October

Geek culture is not a monolithic entity -- far from it. Underneath the big tent of geekdom, you'll find factions big and small, for every possible slice of nerd life. Few of us embrace only one slice of geek life, but even fewer of us are true polynerds, embracing any and everything labeled "geek." That means no matter the geek occasion, some of us are left out in the cold. Here in October, most of us geeks are basically celebrating nerd Christmas, but for those poor bastards that don't love horror, it can be hell. Everyone -- and I mean everyone, even the tragically mundane -- is watching horror movies, and expecting you to join in because, "Hey, you're like a total geek, you must love this stuff!"

But you don't, and it gets old explaining that.

See also: How Stephen King scared me into loving horror

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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