’Tis the season to blast “Thriller” and binge-watch all your favorite scary movies. Naturally, the mind drifts to one of the greatest talents the genre ever knew: Vincent Price. The actor had a long, varied career—he was also an art expert and a cookbook author!—but here are our favorite spooky and offbeat highlights.
io9 got a peek at The Curse of La Llorona at San Diego Comic-Con—and now everyone else can join us in our excited (yet petrified) anticipation with the arrival of the film’s spooky first trailer. The movie is by first-time feature director Michael Chaves, who was just hired for a little movie called Conjuring 3.
The recent Planet of the Apes prequel trilogy boasted some seriously sophisticated special effects. But as a new book marking the 50th anniversary of the original film reminds us, special effects have always been an important part of what makes Planet of the Apes such a compelling saga.
Between the CW’s new Charmed and Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, you might be fooled into thinking television witches are having a particular moment. But the truth is, witches have been small-screen staples for over 50 years. Here are 13 TV witches who’ve kept us spellbound.
Netflix’s new horror series The Haunting of Hill House is indeed about a haunted house—but it’s really more about a haunted family, all of whom are traumatized by the summer they spent within the title dwelling’s walls. This is not your typical Halloween fare, but it is still very chilling.
On Friday, Netflix debuts a new series based on The Haunting of Hill House, the third adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s classic horror novel. That’s a lot of Hauntings—on top of certain other, confusingly similar titles like The House on Haunted Hill. Get your ghosts in order with our handy cheat sheet.
“Our mission was clear,” intones the new trailer for Syfy’s upcoming adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s sci-fi horror novella, Nightflyers. “Make contact. Bring back solutions for our dying planet.” You ain’t fooling us, Nightflyers—we can tell that your real mission is to scare the hell out of everyone.
Big reveals from New York Comic Con for fans of Star Wars on the printed page: a Darth Vader-focused comic miniseries from Chuck Wendig; Alphabet Squad, a new novel from Alexander Freed about “Rebel pilots hunting down Imperials;” and gorgeous cover art for the previously-announced Master & Apprentice by Claudia Grey.
Some NBA legends become sports announcers. Other become movie stars. But only one has branched out into writing mystery novels starring Sherlock Holmes’ older brother. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s second book in this series, Mycroft and Sherlock, is out October 9, and we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek.
Halloween is coming! And there’s no better way to prepare than by streaming as much horror as your peepers can withstand. All of the services are ramping up their scary programming—so we picked through the trick-or-treat pile and selected the most nightmarish titles of them all.
These are some times we’re living in. While it’s important to keep aware and informed when it comes to current events, sometimes a literary escape can be excellent therapy. Enter our massive list of October sci-fi and fantasy releases—which include some seasonally-appropriate horror titles, too.
io9's Germain Lussier spent the last week in Austin, Texas, feasting his eyeballs on Fantastic Fest’s rich, grisly bounty of genre movies. He didn’t love everything he saw, but he found quite a few winners. Read on for all of his reviews—and then add the best titles to your own “must-watch” list.
Since Hollywood’s earliest days, filmmakers and actors have traveled to far-flung settings—or even just particularly striking local landscapes—to give their projects atmosphere and authenticity. But will the current shift toward VFX “locations” put an end to that tradition?
Director Don Coscarelli—beloved by genre fans for directing films like Phantasm, The Beastmaster, and Bubba Ho-Tep—is now a memoirist, thanks to a brand-new book that looks back on a wild, colorful, four-decade career in Hollywood’s indie trenches.
The Good Place—a heartfelt yet cleverly snarky look at the afterlife and the ethics of what it means to be a truly good person—returns for its much-anticipated third season tonight on NBC. Are you up to date on all the show’s twists and references? We’ve got all you need to get back up to speed.
The cast of Birds of Prey finally has more to report than rumors and “Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn.”
Filmmakers love to explore memory problems—in the form of amnesia, dementia, manipulation, conflicting recollections of the past, you name it. And this thematic fascination isn’t limited to any one movie genre; it’s the one thing Overboard, Memento, and Rashomon all have in common.
Say “pirate movie” today and the immediate association is the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Some of those films are terrible, but they all made tons of money. Not so long ago, though, a pirate movie went down in history as one of the biggest flops of all time: Cutthroat Island. How bad is it really, though?
We recently shared our review of Freaks, the heartfelt tale of a father trying to protect his superpowered daughter. The movie picked up a distributor soon after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, which means it’ll be in theaters eventually. In the meantime, though—doesn’t that title sound kind…
So far, creepypasta-inspired anthology series Channel Zero has made us fear puppet shows, gimmicky “haunted house” attractions, and staircases. Our first look at season four, The Dream Door, suggests the same menace will soon be invading yet another unlikely setting: the suburbs.