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Critics Say ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is “Charmed”

The first official reviews for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are in, and it’s clear that audiences have been bewitched by the latest installment in the Potter story.   The reviews for #CursedChild are in! — Harry Potter Play (@HPPlayLDN) July 26, 2016 Five-star reviews have been flooding twitter all day–many accompanied by more!

I, Robot Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman Will Adapt Asimov's The Caves of Steel

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Akiva Goldsman, Oscar-winning screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind (also the screenwriter of non-Oscar winners like Batman Forever, I Am Legend, and I, Robot) has been hired to adapt Isaac Asmov’s 1953 scifi murder mystery The Caves of Steel for the big screen. He is the third writer to take a crack at the tale for Fox. Read more...

‘We Happy Few’ is Out Now On PC and Xbox One

There’s one very important thing that you should be aware of if you’re considering paying a visit to the retrofuturistic dystopia inspired by 1960s England that serves as the colorful setting for Contrast developer Compulsion Games’ enormously creepy action adventure game, We Happy Few. For the drug-obsessed residents of Wellington Wells, some Joy each day […]

Oprah Is the First Big Name to Join the Cast of Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle In Time

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Oprah Winfrey is the first big name to join Ava DuVernay’s Disney film based on Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, which is being adapted by Frozen’s Jennifer Lee. This isn’t a huge surprise, really—Winfrey was in Selma, DuVernay’s highly-acclaimed previous feature, so it makes sense they’d team up again. Read more...

‘Dead by Daylight’ Goes to the Farm in New Update

Hey, you chicken. That’s right, I said it. You’re a little baby chicken, quivering in your wee chicken boots when one of those masked psychos is nearby looking for fresh meat. Don’t have a cow, I’m not here to hurl insults at cowardly chickens. I’m here to tell you about some recent changes to Behaviour […]

Watch the Teaser for the 'World's First A.I. Co-Written Feature' 

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last month, we saw what happened when a neural network was tasked with scripting a scifi short—a dazzlingly weird mess . Now, there’s Impossible Things, a horror movie that was written with equal parts human and machine input, with the goal of making the scariest film ever. And it is scary—but maybe not in the intended way. Read more...

Man in the High Castle's DJ Qualls Thought He'd Be Fired On His First Day on Set

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

DJ Qualls has had a lot of different acting jobs in his career, and right now he’s doing two science fiction shows at once: Z Nation and Man in the High Castle. In the press room during San Diego Comic-Con, Qualls told us about how he thought he was going to be fired and, more importantly, how brilliant being stupid can be. Read more...

Check out Pinhead and The Auditor from Hellraiser: Judgment!

As HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT continues to fight through post-production, a defining image has been released. This can change everything about your opinion on this tenth flick in the HELLRAISER franchise, because it's the first full light depiction of Pinhead himself, played in this entry by Paul T. Taylor. He is also joined by The Auditor, who has been described... Read More...

Cover art for THE HEART OF WHAT WAS LOST by Tad Williams

9 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

DAW Books have revealed the cover art for The Heart of What Was Lost, the new Osten Ard novel by Tad Williams taking place between the original Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy and the new Last King of Osten Ard series. This book will be published on 3 January 2017. Show More Summary

Banging a Ghost Is a Terrible Idea, and the Lace Crater Trailer Will Show You Why

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

At first, the trailer for Lace Crater might fool you into thinking it’s a movie about mumblecore hotties enjoying a long weekend. Nope. It’s really about why you should never, ever have sex with a ghost. Turns out there are spooky side effects that a Google search on “std sex with ghost” can absolutely not explain. Read more...

Why a Shrink Ray Would Also Be a Death Ray

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Think about every piece of media that involves humans shrinking down to a fraction of their size: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids... Ant-Man... Fantastic Voyage... that Magic School Bus episode based on Fantastic Voyage. Now realize all those characters should be stone dead. The laws of physics don’t care about whimsy or suspension of disbelief. Read more...

‘Tonight She Comes’: Exclusive Teaser For Indie Revenge Slasher!

Yesterday… she was chosen. At midnight.. she was sacrificed. This morning.. she was buried. But tonight… Tonight She Comes, the new indie slasher written, directed, and edited by Matt Stuertz, now has a teaser trailer. And everyone else, well, they will die. With original music by Wojciech Golczewski (We Are Still Here, Beyond the Gates, […]

Look, It’s Pinhead and The Auditor From ‘Hellraiser: Judgment’! (Exclusive)

With some clarification on the film’s monstrous new characters… Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive new look at your new Pinhead, played by Paul T. Taylor, as well as The Auditor in Gary Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser: Judgment. The Auditor, who is the film’s main villain, was described in the casting call as: “All business, very matter-of-fact. Clearly […]

Chucky 7 rumors are resurrected on Twitter

In what has become a kind of bi-annual tradition, rumors of CHUCKY 7 have been flittering across Twitter once more. This time, they come in the form of CURSE OF CHUCKY star (and daughter of Chucky himself) Fiona Dourif, who tweeted this...Show More Summary

July 26, 2016: Dark Matter “Episode 17: We Were Family”! What didn’t make the cut!

This episode ran long so we ended up trimming some scenes, and dialogue, at both the script and post-production stage. In yesterday’s blog entry, I offered up some of the stuff we had to lose for time.  Here’s more of – what might have been… While everyone else heads off onto the station, FOUR stays […]

Upgrade To 5.1 Surround Sound For $169, With Few Wires, and No Receiver

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As long as you don’t mind buying a refurb, VIZIO’s SB3851 38" 5.1 surround sound system is on sale for $169 on Amazon right now. I own this exact system, and absolutely love it, as do many of our readers. Read more...

The Pack

JULY 21, 2016 GENRE: PREDATOR SOURCE: BLU-RAY (OWN COLLECTION) I like home invasion films, but they need to be relatively rare due to the fact that they're even more limited than the slasher film, which is saying something. The location...Show More Summary

Blade Runner 2 casts The Walking Dead's Lennie James

BLADE RUNNER 2 is still not done casting, apparently. Although this continued process makes me nervous about the overall progress of the project, I can't complain about their newest recruit. Fresh from the apocalyptic wasteland of...Show More Summary

The Reason Why Blaine Had a Mute Minion in iZombie

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sometimes you make a plan assuming things aren’t going to go your way. And then they do, and you’re kind of stuck with the plan. That’s exactly the thinking that resulted in iZombie’s morally bankrupt brain seller, Blaine (David Anders), having a giant, eye patch-wearing, mute minion named Chief (Andre Tricoteux). Read more...

Why The New Version of The Tick Is Going to Be So Different

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ben Edlund has a great laugh. Several of them, actually. One of them sounds like the sarcastic giggle of a skinny kid who used to insult his tormentors in ways that they wouldn’t even understand. There’s another kind of tittering that rings with nostalgia, as he thinks about elements from previous adaptations of The Tick. Show More Summary

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