We all know the big names behind Hulu’s Castle Rock—Stephen King, J.J. Abrams—but at Comic-Con, we got a chance to talk to its co-creators, Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason. Of course, they couldn’t reveal too many secrets, but we did learn more about what to expect from the new series.
So far, the marketing for Castle Rock—the J.J. Abrams-produced Hulu show that’s set in Stephen King’s sinister vision of small-town Maine—has been appropriately eerie and deliberately mysterious. The first episode had its world premiere at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, and all we can say is: more, please.
Bobcat Goldthwait is maybe not the first name you associate with satirical genre tales, and truTV is maybe not the first channel you associate with scripted anthology series. Don’t let that stop you from seeking out the very funny, very weird Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters.
We’ll have more on Castle Rock, Hulu’s Stephen King-inspired series, very soon—including a review of the eerie first episode. But first, here’s an early treat for fans of King, true crime, and spooky history, in the form of a Hulu-produced short documentary investigating how Maine itself has inspired the horror author…
Well, “new” as in “new to recent horror cinema.” The monster in question has actually been spawning nightmares for generations, as we learned at New Line’s “ScareDiego” horror presentation at Comic-Con last night. And, of course, we also caught up with It’s Pennywise and the glowering star of The Nun.
J.R.R. Tolkien fans need to know about Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, a new exhibit in Oxford, England containing an incredible collection of papers, paintings, and other archival material from the author’s vast career. If you can’t attend in person, you can pick up the exhibit catalog, a hefty book packed full of…
Two American soldiers fight to the death in Vietnam. That’s the start of Universal Soldier, which imagines the pair being brought back to life and given superstrength so they can (inevitably) fight each other again. The movie is stupidly entertaining—but like the UniSol program itself, there are some serious glitches.
An all-star comedy cast has assembled for truTV’s new horror comedy anthology series, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, which premiered earlier this week with an episode starring Seth Green and a menacing cartoon bear. Now, io9 has an exclusive first look at next week’s episode.
Under Oprah’s Eye. We’ve ended yet another year in Gilead, and things are looking bleak. To commemorate another heartbreaking season inside a patriarchal dystopia, the staff of io9 have gotten together to talk about the second season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale, including that shocking ending that’s divided even…
If your horror-movie enjoyment requires high production values, plots delivered without yawning holes, and dialogue that always makes sense, well, best move along. If, however, you delight in horror that’s so “bad” it’s gone all the way back to good—and is genuinely entertaining—have we got a fun list for you.
Most zombie tales are set just as the outbreak is happening, as desperate people—often families, as seen in recent films like Cargo and Train to Busan, but going all the way back to Night of the Living Dead—try to protect their loved ones. This short puts a refreshingly different perspective on the familiar.
It’s the height of summer, so whether that means lazy vacation days or a desperate need to stay indoors bathed in icy air conditioning, you’re going to need some reading material. Fear not, scifi and fantasy fans—we’ve got you covered with 29 new releases to choose from.
This week, The Expanse wrapped up its third season with a thrilling two-part finale, making fans even more excited that the show survived its brief cancelation scare. Season four will surely bring awesome new stories, but season three—the scifi standout’s strongest to date—will be hard to beat, and here’s why.
The Expanse bid farewell to Syfy (ahead of its season-four shift to Amazon) with a two-part finale that contained everything that’s made the show so fantastic over three seasons: killer space action, tense human conflict, and some perfectly-calibrated doses of hope, wonder, and mystery.
As every horror fan is well aware, we’re getting a new Halloween movie this fall that will ignore all the sequels, picking up with O.G. Final Girl Laurie Strode decades after the events of the first film. It seems like a very effective way to breathe new life into an old franchise. So why stop with Halloween?
The Handmaid’s Tale is a story about women in an eerily plausible dystopia where men have taken total control. While the struggles of the Handmaids are obviously still the main focus, Serena Joy, Commander Fred Waterford’s wife, has emerged as one of season two’s most fascinating characters: She’s someone we loathe…