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September 26, 2016: Rewrites! Birthday invitations! And the dogs!

You know what I hate?  More than being late?  More than driving around, looking for parking?  Even more than the New England Patriots?  Rewrites.  I was a notorious rewrite-hater back in the Stargate days, so much so that years after Paul and I had stopped co-writing, we still shared script credits because, while I was […]

Lucy Lawless Gleefully Recalls Getting Soaked in Demonic Vomit on Ash vs Evil Dead

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

“You’ve never lived until you’ve been hit in the face by a snot cannon,” Lucy Lawless says with deadpan conviction in this brief but fun behind-the-scenes look at Ash vs Evil Dead. This clip shows her character, Ruby, getting absolutely doused with the grossest stuff imaginable—then watching the playback with utter delight. Read more...

Syfy Announces '31 Days of Halloween' Horror Programming for October

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

October is creepin’ in, which means you’re allowed to start eating Fun Size candy bars instead of real meals, and TV programming is about to get a whole lot spookier. Syfy has released its upcoming slate of original horror movies to accompany the premiere of its Creepypasta-inspired series Channel Zero. Read more...

There's Only One Way the Rumored Jumanji Plot Actually Works

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After Karen Gillan’s skimpy jungle wear showed up in the Jumanji set photo last week, there were constant promises hat it would make sense once you saw the film. These new plot rumors actually do explain the outfit, but there’s only one way they might manage to justify it. Read more...

Movie Review: The Japanese Ring vs. Grudge Horror Film Is Really Bad

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

These days we’re used to big crossover movies: Batman v Superman, The Avengers, Freddy vs. Jason, the list goes on. In Japan, they recently released their own horror version. It’s called Sadako vs. Kayako, or in simpler terms, The Ring vs. The Grudge. On paper, that’s an incredibly cool concept. In execution, it’s a huge pile of crap. Read more...

John Carpenter's New Music Video Is a Dystopian Audio and Visual Delight

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The video for “Utopian Façade,” off John Carpenter’s Lost Themes II, isn’t actually directed by the horror master. But directors Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst definitely took inspiration from Carpenter’s style—plus some other cool science-fiction influences (can’t resist those Logan’s Run vibes) too. Read more...

Neil Gaiman's Stardust Is Headed to Radio

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It seems like a BBC radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman is quickly becoming a winter tradition. This year, his fantastical romance adventure Stardust is the one getting the full-cast audio drama treatment. Read more...

The Killer Robots Were Totally Professional on the Set of Cult Movie Chopping Mall

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Chopping Mall has earned its cult status for many good reasons. It’s fast-paced, it has a totally 1980s setting, it has one of the best exploding heads in all of horror cinema, and its villains are killer robots. And now, thanks to the Vestron Video Collector’s Series of snazzy Blu-rays, it’s never looked better. Read more...

The Harbinger Movie Could Now Lead the Valiant Cinematic Universe

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 2015, Sony Pictures announced hey’d start their own superhero cinematic universe using the characters of Valiant Comics. The plan was to use Bloodshot and Harbinger to start things off and it seems, while that’s still in play, the titles have been flipped around. Read more...

RIP Cult Movie Director Herschell Gordon Lewis, the 'Godfather of Gore'

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It is a sad day for horror-movie cultists: Herschell Gordon Lewis, the “Godfather of Gore” and director of exploitation classics like Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs!, and The Wizard of Gore, has died at age 87. Read more...

Verily, The Art in Mighty Thor Is So Damn Good

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There are many incredible looking comic books out these days, but one of my favorite-looking series at the moment is thanks to the incredible art of Russell Dauterman and colorist Matthew Wilson in The Mighty Thor. Here’s some choice bits of art from their wonderful work. Read more...

Movie Review: The Coming-of-Age Cannibal Film Raw Is Disgusting, Fascinating, and One of the Year's Best

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When Raw had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the big story was two people were taken out of the theater on stretchers. I believe that story, but I think it’s just as likely they fainted at how good the movie is than it was because of the gore. Read more...

Peter Rabbit Is Heading to the Big Screen With a Little Help From Daisy Ridley

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published in 1902, which means almost every person with access to books has read it ot had it read to them. Seems like a solid audience to aim at for a big, Hollywood family movie, which may have something...Show More Summary

Two Trek-Themed Cruises in 2018

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Last month, TrekToday reported that Star Trek: The Cruise II would take place in January 2018, now comes word that there will...

Supergirl Is Faster Than Superman in the First Season Two Supergirl Clip

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s finally here! Just two weeks before the October 10 premiere, we have our first actual clip of Supergirl and Superman in action. Read more...

Marvel Wanted Benedict Cumberbatch For Doctor Strange So Bad, They Delayed the Whole Movie

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Doctor Strange was already meant to have come out by now, according to Marvel’s original grand plan for its cinematic release schedule. But apparently, they were so besotted with the thought of Cumberbatch playing Doctor Strange, they were willing to push the whole thing back just to have him. Read more...

Rogue One Is Adding Another Member of the Erso Family

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Rogue One is looking a little bit like an Erso family affair at this point. Thanks to Mads Mikkelsen a few months ago, we learned that lead character Jyn Erso’s dad would be showing up in the movie—and now we have confirmation that another relative of Jyn’s will join them. Read more...

This New Trailer for People of Earth Explores the Lighter Side of Alien Abduction

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the most unexpected surprises at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was TBS’ new alien-abduction comedy, People of Earth. Multiple io9 staffers happened to catch the pilot, and we all liked what we saw: it’s weird, it’s hilarious, it boasts a winning cast lead by Wyatt Cenac, and now it has a new trailer. Read more...

Sam Neill Has a Dark Fate in Mind for His Jurassic Park Character

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In case you were hoping to see a bunch of old Jurassic Park characters cameo in Jurassic World 2, you can scratch Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) off your wish list. Neill says that there’s no way Grant would agree to visit another dinosaur park. Oh, also? He might be dead. Read more...

In the Last Luke Cage Trailer, Game Recognizes Game

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You may have already seen a lot of the Luke Cage footage in today’s trailer but the last bit is new, and you absolutely need to watch the video for it alone. Read more...

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