The final book in Marie Brennan’s epic Lady Trent Memoirs series, Within the Sanctuary of Wings, is out this week, and we’ve got a sneak peek at Todd Lockwood’s gorgeous illustrations. One word: DRAGONS! (Other stuff happens in the book, too, but... dragons!)
Sure, you think you know medieval history. But Jake Mahaffy’s A.D. 1363, the End of Chivalry offers an illuminating glimpse at the precise moment knights decided to throw in the towel and stop a) rescuing people and b) wearing so much goddamn metal all over their bodies. Have a look:
Only, not how Welles described them on October 30, 1938 to thousands of petrified radio listeners. These peaceful aliens—blessed with a majestic sense of timing—touch down in a much quieter place, and are seen by just a handful of witnesses, chiefly a small boy whose curiosity overtakes any fear he might feel. That’s…
In Hollywood, there are certain projects that have been spinning their wheels for years. They still have promise, but the right elements just haven’t come together to actually push them into production. One such title is scifi thriller Gemini Man—which has new life thanks to an A-list director.
Twin Peaks returns to the airwaves in one month. ONE MONTH! After 26 years! While you wait out these last few weeks, get fully prepared for the craziness to come by completely immersing yourself in a Twin Peaks state of mind. We’ve got a list of suggested re-watches, forgotten pop culture nuggets, and more.
The trailer for Dark Signal piqued our interest for two reasons: one, it’s produced by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones). And two, we can’t resist horror movies that are set in and/or around radio stations. The Fog! Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2! Pontypool! And now... Dark Signal:
At 2011's San Diego Comic-Con, a lucky few got to see the first attempt at a TV adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s cult-favorite IDW horror fantasy comic. That pilot never got picked up, but Locke & Key has been playing the second-chance sweepstakes ever since—and it looks to have paid off.
In 2015, John Carpenter called They Live “a documentary.” Though his cult classic is nearly 30 years old, its themes of surveillance, income inequality, and the sinking suspicion that the people in charge are way more sinister than we ever realized still feel very potent. A new short doc examines why.
On Halloween 1992, the BBC aired Ghostwatch, a 90-minute special presented as a live, scientific investigation of a haunted house. It was, of course, strictly a faux doc—but it still managed to confuse more than a few viewers who believed they were watching real terrors caught on tape.
Which character does the title of The Survivalist refer to? At first glance, it appears to be the man played by Martin McCann (who’s simply listed as “survivalist” in the movie credits). But the mother-daughter duo (Olwen Fouere and Mia Goth) clearly have their post-apocalypse plan on lock, too.
Earth can be shitty. Sometimes, being whisked away by a passing starship sounds like a pretty good idea. However—it completely depends on who’s behind the controls. Hanging with the Arrival heptapods would be pretty chill. Being shanghaied by any of the following kidnap-happy aliens, however, would not.
In Jakob Schmidt’s Planemah, an impatient king becomes obsessed with a philosophical query that drives him beyond the edge of madness—and into a place of extreme intergalactic turmoil.
We’re just over a month away from Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, a film that’s built its marketing strategy not just on teasers and trailers, but viral clips (like “Meet Walter,” an intro to the movie’s android). The latest are a pair of transmissions to Earth from two Covenant crew members.
The previous seasons of The Leftovers focused on the devastating aftereffects of the Departure, an event that altered reality and coaxed some mighty strange behavior from those left behind. Season three began last night, and instead of looking back, the world is now looking ahead—to the end.
Even after today’s trailer drop, we still don’t know much about The Last Jedi. We know even less about Episode IX. But one rumor about that yet-to-be-titled film has been shot down: the late Carrie Fisher will not appear in it.
The last time we saw the spectacularly armored Captain Phasma, she was about to be shoved into a trash compacter at the end of The Force Awakens. And while we’ve known for awhile that one of Star Wars’ best villains-you-love-to-hate would be back, now we’re gonna find out how she escaped.
Ana Lily Amirpour’s breakout feature, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, was as genre-defying as a Farsi-language black-and-white California vampire Western could be. Her colorful follow-up, The Bad Batch—a horror-romance (with cannibals)—just dropped an insanely grindhouse-ready new trailer.
Fortitude’s second season premieres tomorrow on Amazon Prime. If this news doesn’t excite you, that just means you haven’t yet watched the UK-made show’s first season (also on Amazon Prime). Let io9 give you this public service announcement: Go watch it. At least if you think you’d enjoy a totally gripping, incredibly…
Animal-rampage movies were all the rage in the 1970s, with Jaws elevating the genre from niche horror to blockbuster status. But years before the shark it was all about the rats, in 1971's Willard and 1972's Ben. Now, at long last, this pair of skin-crawling classics is finally coming to Blu-ray.
In writer-director Carson Mell’s Another Evil, living in a spooky haunted house is a pain in the ass—but it’s much preferable to having the world’s neediest ghost hunter become your de facto roommate. It’s also much funnier, in a “thank gawd that’s not me” kind of way.