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Horror Meets Narnia in Ursula Vernon's New Novel -- and She's Serializing it Online

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When Baba Yaga offers to give you your heart’s desire, you should really think twice about accepting. Summer, the absurdly sheltered protagonist of Ursula Vernon’s new novel Summer in Orcus, encounters the witch and lands in a dangerous fantasy world. And you can read all about it for free online. Read more...

Podcast: Wicked Lit 2016 Interviews

The September 23, 2016 installment of Hollywood Gothique’s podcast is filled with news, reviews, and interviews. We begin with capsule

TV Review: The Exorcist (Season 1, Episode 1)

EPISODE: CHAPTER ONE: AND LET MY CRY COME UNTO THEE THE DISH: After an injurious car crash has left teenage Katherine Rance (Brianne Howey) acting erratically, her parents Angela (Geena Davis) and Henry (Alan Ruck) solicit the aide of...Show More Summary

John Carpenter to host El Rey's Halloween horror showcase

El Rey, the network created by Robert Rodriguez, is starting an anthology series that will bring indie short films and creators to the screen. Titled The People's Network Showcase, the two-hour special will air quarterly with selections...Show More Summary

There's a new sheriff in town: Brooke Smith joins Bates Motel

Bates Motel is still casting its fifth and final season, and while they haven't made another decision quite on the high-profile level of the controversial choice to have Rihanna star as Marion Crane, they've been quietly assembling...Show More Summary

September 24, 2016: Sayanora, Japan!

Well, it’s been a fun two weeks in Japan and, while I’d hoped the time away would prove restful, I’m actually more wound up and stressed out now than I was upon my arrival two weeks ago.  My bid to “get away from it all” proved fabulously unsuccessful.  And so I’ll return, vexed, seething, and […]

Syfy Selects an Intriguing Director for Season Two of Its Creepypasta Show

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Based on what we’ve seen so far, we’re very excited for Syfy’s new horror anthology series Channel Zero, which is inspired by creepypasta tales. Season one, subtitled Candle Cove, kicks off October 11. Season two, The No-End House, arrives in 2017, and it’ll be directed by indie filmmaker Steven Piet. Read more...

A Pair of Space Rovers Embark on an Unexpectedly Wild Mission in Charming Short Planet Unknown

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tasked with finding a planet capable of sustaining life, a pair of robots ramble around unexplored terrain, conducting experiments. All is routine on their latest sojourn in Planet Unknown... until their environment takes an unexpected turn. Good thing they’ve got each other to see the mission through. Read more...

NYC! Win A Mondo LP at Next Week’s “BLACK SWAN” Screening at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers!

2 days agoGenres / Horror : Fangoria

It’s no surprise to the majority of fright fans that the Academy Awards and the horror genre don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. Horror films are notably less prolific come award season than somber dramas, and often times, these films have to permanently adopt the “thriller” subgenre to even be considered for an award, such as SILENCE […]

Purge: Election Year just became the highest grossing film in the franchise

So much for THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR being the final film in the PURGE franchise. That promise always seemed a little premature, but the film just became the highest grossing entry of the series, so I don't see why they wouldn't greenlight a part 4. Show More Summary

Minecraft Adventure in Phoenix Theaters

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Minecraft gamers in the Phoenix area will be able to play Minecraft Adventure in theaters.   [Read more...]

Is a secret season of American Horror Story in development?

American Horror Story is debatably getting its mojo back this season (let's wait a couple more episodes before we commit to that statement), which has inspired showrunner Ryan Murphy to reveal one more experimental twist they've been playing with. Show More Summary

Horror Movie Hotties: Dead of Summer (2016)

With already hundreds of sub-genre films that have derived from horror over the years, it's apparently sprawled out even more in TV Land, and showing no sign of slowing down. Of course, we have our more adult-oriented options such...Show More Summary

New Books and ARCs, 9/23/16

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

It’s been a busy week for new books and ARCs here at the Scalzi Compound — he’s another stack of fabulous titles from excellent authors. Which ones will you be adding to your own “To Be Read” list? Tell me us in the comments!

Will the Big-Screen Adaptation of Joe Hill's Snapshot 1988 Be the Next Stranger Things?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s nothing Hollywood loves more than trying to replicate the success of something that came before by copying it, remaking it, rebooting it, or giving it a sequel. Fortunately, Stranger Things was so good that whatever imitators it spawns will hopefully be worthwhile. Enter Snapshot 1988. Read more...

[Review] Opeth’s Sorceress is Good But Nothing New

Swedish metal band Opeth certainly have changed over the past several albums. Originally starting as a progressive death metal group, they’ve since dropped the death metal aspect and have since turned into a more prog rock/heavy metal group, trading distortion for fuzz and adding a lot more keys. Perhaps the last time we really got […]

The Vision's Perfect Life Has Finally Collapsed Around Him

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Vision is a comic that has an almost oppressive aura of inevitability to it. From the very first pages, we’ve known that doom is coming to the synthezoid and his newly-born family. Well, the first part of that doom has finally arrived, and it is completely gut-wrenching. Read more...

Maybe Transformers 5 Shouldn't Have Turned Winston Churchill's Home Into Nazi Headquarters

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the minds of some British veterans, Transformers: The Last Knight’s choice to cover Winston Churchill’s home in Nazi paraphernalia would cause him to roll in his grave. In the mind of Michael Bay, Churchill would be a fan of his movie. Read more...

Twisted Music Video of the Week Vol. 250: My Favorite Twisted Videos

Today marks the end of an era. After 250+ editions of Twisted Music Video of the Week, I’m bring the series to an end. If you think about it, I’ve been running this series for about five years, bringing all of you music videos that are gruesome, violent, harrowing, and connected to horror in some […]

Let’s Talk About the “American Horror Story: Roanoke” Connection to ‘Blair Witch’

Hey, where have we seen THOSE before?! In the first episode of American Horror Story: Roanoke, some very familiar-looking relics made a surprising appearance. I’m of course referring to The Blair Witch Project‘s creepy “stickmen,” which decorated a house in one scene that immediately had me wondering if, like The Woods, the new season of […]

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