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Iapetus is one of the weirdest moons in the solar system, and one of its weirdest features is its pr

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Iapetus is one of the weirdest moons in the solar system, and one of its weirdest features is its prominent, equatorial mountain range. Now, Popular Science reports on a new theory as to the origins of this peculiar ridge: The mountains, researchers posit in a study recently published in arXiv, fell from spaaaaaaaace. Read more...

[Tribeca '14 Review] ‘Summer of Blood’ Is One of the Best Horror Comedies in Years!

If Woody Allen made a vampire flick, it might resemble Summer of Blood. Writer-director-actor Onur Tukel’s horror-comedy is a fresh satire on the vampire mythos, one that uses absurd situations to explore very human fears like commitment and urban life. Without an ounce of the pretentiousness so often found in indie comedies, Tukel has crafted [...]

‘A Haunted House 2? Declares War On Easter… Humor

Open Road’s A Haunted House 2 opens tomorrow, April 18th. I didn’t love the first film, so this isn’t my jam. But if you liked it, and you’re curious to see how the series tackles Easter… watch the below video. This post is for you. In the sequel,”Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A [...]

Your Penis Is Getting in the Way of My Science

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier today, scientists announced they'd discovered an insect with a new kind of female sex organ. It looks a bit like a penis, and is called a gynosome. But almost every news outlet covered the story by describing the insects as "females with penises." This isn't just painfully wrong — it's bad for science. Read more...

Hold Your Horses, ‘Contracted 2? Still Incubating…

Just wanted to clarify something about the reported sequel to Contracted, entitled Contracted: Phase II. There’s a story being circulated today that is factually correct, but puts the cart a little bit before the horse. While it’s true that an idea for the sequel is being considered, right now it’s a pitch that writer/director Eric [...]

Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Robotic Tinkerer

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In a dimly lit workroom, a robotic artisan goes about its daily task of working on other robots. Tell us your tale about this tinkerer. Read more...

And the Director Of ‘Sinister 2? Is…

Ciaran Foy, who did a fantastic job on the 2012 film Citadel, has been tapped to direct Sinister 2 for Blumhouse. While Scott Derrickson is (obviously) not directing this installment, he did pen the script with his co-writer on the first film, C. Robert Cargill. Plot details are being kept under wraps, as per the [...]

Sales art for Paranormal Island starring Lance Henriksen and Briana Evigan

Take a look at the sales art for Marty Murray’s directorial debut, PARANORMAL ISLAND, which is currently getting set for Cannes! It’s certainly not the most exciting piece of art we’ve ever seen but it does highlight its stars Lance Henriksen and Briana Evigan (above) who you may know from SORORITY ROW. Show More Summary

Incredible Feats of Engineering in Formula 1 Racing

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Wanna see something cool? Check out the moves on this pit crew. I don't care if you're not a Formula 1 person, a car person, or even a transportation person – if this video comparing F1 crews past and present doesn't blow you away your spark plugs may need changing. Read more...

It's Worth Reading One More Essay About The Women Of Doctor Who

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

At this point, the strange dynamic between Doctor Who's time-traveling loner and his endless series of female compatriots has been dissected in a thousand essays, rants and blog posts. But you still have to read Katherine Murray's new essay, for her incisive observations about one of spacetime's most dysfunctional dynamics. Read more...

Exclusive Interview with Director Daniel Stamm on '13 Sins'

5 hours agoGenres / Horror : Fearnet

Money certainly is the root of all evil in 13 Sins. Based on the Thai psychological thriller 13: Game of Death, the film follows Elliot, an insurance salesman who just lost his job. And the timing couldn't be any worse, given that his fiancé Shelby is pregnant and they are planning a wedding. Show More Summary

These Movies Don't Exist -- But They Should

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

That these movies — featuring Oscar the Grouch taking the Hulk as a mentor, Gene Kelley fighting the matrix with dance, and Indiana Jones taking a Ferris Bueller style day off — don't really exist is a box office travesty. Fortunately, we still have the posters. Read more...

A closer look at Hallmark's 2014 Star Trek Keepsake ornaments

Hallmark have released their 2014 "Dreambook", their catalogue of Keepsake Christmas tree ornaments. Following the same format of the past few years, there are three Star Trek decorations this year: A starship, with light effects, which this year is the USS Vengeance. Show More Summary

The Blooming Sea

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Summer is rapidly approaching, and with that comes the annual blooming of plants big and small. In the ocean, this means phytoplankton blooms. These microscopic floating plants are the basis of the marine food-chain, feeding everything from krill to whales. Read more...

Lance Henriksen and Briana Evigan Embark to ‘Paranormal Island’

VMI Worldwide is heading to Cannes with Marty Murray’s Paranormal Island, which also has some pretty generic sales art. Starring Ben Elliott, Briana Evigan (pictured in Sorority Row, also Burning Bright), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Randy Wayne and Sarah Karges “When 3 college kids take a summer job it’s a chance of a lifetime to bartend [...]

‘Fingerbones’ Will Stick With You Long After You’ve Played It

I recently sat down with an extremely twisted indie horror game called Fingerbones. This isn’t the kind of game that wants to wow you with its visuals. Instead, it aims to disturb with its story, told through notes that are scattered about its environment. It’s one of the more unsettling games I’ve played in a [...]

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K.

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin is becoming an e-book at last! Celebrate by reading an excerpt over at Slate. Read more...

New Poll Shows The U.S. Is Extremely Confused About The Future

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that the majority of Americans are optimistic about the future. But when asked about specifics, they demonstrated a pronounced nervousness about some of the most plausible and beneficial advancements. Read more...

The Final Trailer For The Quiet Ones Remains Quiet No More

6 hours agoGenres / Horror : Fearnet

With it's release right around the corner on April 25th, LIonsgate drops a thrid and final trailer for their paranormal thriller The Quiet Ones. The video and synopsis are below. The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story...Show More Summary

You Only Have Nine Minutes Until Your Brain Reboots. Make Them Count.

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We had pretty high hopes for The Anomaly when we learned that Mickey Clarke (Doctor Who) was directing and starring in a film about brain-hacking, co-starring The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder. But the trailer looks seriously kick-ass, and there's a neat spin on the "ticking clock" idea. Read more...

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