The very tense, very enigmatic sixth episode of Hulu’s Castle Rock, “Filter,” is up today, which means we’ve passed the halfway point of the Stephen King-inspired supernatural thriller. Here’s what has happened so far—and why you should tune in for the rest.
With Shane Black’s The Predator out September 14, now’s the perfect time to look back at all the gruesome, gory scenes that’ve helped the series straddle that knife edge between sci-fi and horror. (Maybe don’t eat while you reminisce.) Here are our deadly favorites from each Predator film.
As DC Universe’s fall arrival creeps ever closer, the streaming service is revealing more and more about its original programming—including Doom Patrol, which just cast an important character who’ll interact with “the world’s strangest heroes:” Cyborg.
Dammit, American Horror Story, we just can’t quit you, even though season seven’s Cult nearly broke us. Not only will the next installment Apocalypse be a crossover between seasons one (Murder House) and three (Coven), and feature the return of O.G. star Jessica Lange, it’ll also bring back several more fan favorites,…
The Time Bandits show is finally in the works, yet another example of a cult film being adapted into a TV series—and also, yet another example of how the sheer amount of streaming services (in this case, Apple) has created a seemingly endless need for content to fill them up with to entice subscribers. To that end,…
You can sorta tell director and co-writer Bradford Baruh’s Dead Night is a debut film made on a tight budget. It’s crammed with interesting ideas, but not everything works. The movie’s biggest triumph, though, is one very enthusiastic performance—and it’s enough to recommend it to scary-movie fans.
It’s been over two years since The Venture Bros. has been on the air, but the Adult Swim cartoon (hilarious, imaginative, and packed with sci-fi schemes, supervillians, and a huge array of comic-book and pop-culture references) returns on Sunday. If you need a quick refresher, or if you don’t have time to binge a…
Frequent readers of io9 may recall that periodically throughout 2017, we’d share new episodes of web series Ghost Radio, created by Argentinian filmmaker Cristian Ponce. Now, the animated show—about a late-night radio host reporting strange events from the haunted town of Kirlian—is back.
It’s almost back to school season, and even if you’ve long since left lockers and pop quizzes behind, you can still stick to a reading list—drawn from this selection of fresh sci-fi and fantasy books from authors like Cixin Liu, Mary Robinette Kowal, Connie Willis, and some guy named J.R.R. Tolkien.
Sometimes, you’ve got the bandwidth for watching the extended cut of a superhero movie plus all its special features, or binge-watching an entire TV season. But other times, you only need a quick fix. We’re here to help with 10 of the best new sci-fi, fantasy, and horror shorts around.
In the early 1980s, Terry Gilliam’s time-travel fantasy Time Bandits was considered so risky that at first, nobody wanted to fund it. Of course, it ended up being a critical and commercial hit that’s still beloved today—so much so that Apple wants to turn it into a TV series.
Disney has devoted a lot of its resources to bringing well-known fairy tales to the screen—but the studio’s latest acquisition is not only an original story, it’s a refreshingly international one, too. That said, it does involve a princess. Of course.
There was a grim moment this spring when Syfy announced that The Expanse’s third season would be its last on the network—and the future of the beloved sci-fi series was in serious doubt. But with Amazon stepping in, The Expanse will be back, and last week at San Diego Comic-Con, we got a chance to talk to showrunner…
USA Network has shared another glimpse at its upcoming Purge TV series, and the new trailer offers a much better look at the creepy religious cult we saw in the earlier trailer. Also, it sure looks like someone’s been watching The Handmaid’s Tale, taking notes, and figuring out where to add more violence.
It’s been eight months since we first got a glimpse of Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel, and even now, the top point of discussion around the movie has been Alita’s giant, manga-inspired, and very unsettling eyeballs. But the latest trailer has seemingly made some tweaks so that Alita’s cyborg shell looks a…
When last we saw Stan Against Evil’s titular curmudgeon (John C. McGinley), things were looking awfully apocalyptic in Willard’s Mill. At the press room and panel for the IFC horror-comedy at Comic-Con, we learned a lot more about what to expect from season three, starting with this trailer:
Bill Skarsgård became a horror icon thanks to his portrayal of Pennywise in last year’s horror hit It, a role he’ll reprise in the sequel next year. In between, he’s got another sinister turn in another Stephen King-inspired tale, Castle Rock. But as the actor explains, the characters couldn’t be more different.
Matt Groening’s much-anticipated fantasy series, Disenchantment, debuts in less than a month, and the Simpsons creator, along with much of the show’s cast, were at Comic-Con to spill all the magic beans. In the process, they dropped an extended trailer showing off the medieval misfits of Dreamland.
The Orville’s first season wrapped up back in December, and it’ll be December again before we see any new episodes. But Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek-inspired sci-fi comedy showed up at Comic-Con with an early peek at season two for its fans—including this extended trailer.
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.