Children of the Machine, part I: SF & Horror reflect the fears of society.
Children of the Machine, part II: One generations nightmare is another's dream.
I have actually no smart-ass comment to go with this, but I didn't want to miss the chance to put Tron and its sequel in here as well. You see, no matter how one stands to Disney's company policies, they sure now how to market! (Yes! I'm all giddy for the new Tron)
What always struck me as most amusing about Deep Blue Sea (below) is the fact that Renny Harlin would hire for the main part an actress that looked like an exact copy of his ex-wife Geena Davis (above in The Long Kiss Goodnight), and with all due respect for Saffron Burrows who did a great job, I would have loved to see what Geena would have made of that role.
The choice of posters nurse Alex pinned at her wall in An American Werewolf in London, shows a unfortunate pre-disposition to the great Romance classics, none of which held a happy-end for their main cast. It's her own faith foreshadowed there on the wall, a true mene tekel.
"When someone doesn't show up, the people who wait sometimes tell stories about what might have happened and come to half believe the desertion, the abduction, the accident. Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown. Perhaps fantasy is what you fill up maps with rather than saying that they too contain the unknown."— Rebecca Solnit