Sometime in recent history, Black Friday morphed from a day of markdowns that kicked off the Christmas-shopping season to a contact sport. But horror movies have long since viewed the mall as a breeding ground for terror. What’s scarier than being trampled by frenzied bargain hunters? Read on.
We’ve all had a movie that’s scared us to death. You may hate horror films, but chances are you had to watch at least one to discover you dislike them, and chances are also that the reason you dislike them is because that film terrified you. The io9 staff is no different—and these are the movies that taught us to be…
In 1982, Cliff Twemlow, a former nightclub bouncer turned library music composer for De Wolfe Music, sought to adapt his novel, The Pike, into a feature film starring Joan Collins. “The freshwater equivalent of Jaws”, The Pike told the story of a twelve-foot killer pike mutilating the locals of Lake Windermere, and…
Zombie movies are, by design, all about death. Zombies kill humans, humans kill zombies, humans become zombies and are killed again, etc. What sets an exceptional zombie movie apart from the brain-munching pack? The gruesome creativity of its death scenes. Here are nine of our favorites.
I've long considered George Romero's original Dawn of the Dead to be the greatest Christmas movie ever made, thanks to its searing, zombie-based look into the dark reality of American consumerism. Now the folks at Official Comedy have taken the movie to its ultimate, most logical conclusion and turned its footage…
Zombie movies just won't stay dead. This weekend sees the release of a fifth (!) Resident Evil movie, and there are more films about the undead on the way. The good news is, the zombie movie genre has produced a huge variety of stunningly weird films over the decades.
Could zombies actually exist? What would it take for human corpses to rise up and hunt the living? We often think zombies are scientifically impossible — but actually, they're just very implausible. Here's one way The Walking Dead could happen in real life.
Do you think you could survive a few hours in a zombie-infested mall with a rifle and a few buddies? The British company Wish.co.uk lets you test out your zombie killing skills with an airsoft course set inside an abandoned mall, filled with shambling actors.
What is the scariest science fiction or fantasy film of all time? Which movies stand above the rest off all horror flicks as the most terrifying?
If the mall map from Dawn of the Dead were ridiculously up-to-date, it would likely resemble Matt Owen's layout. Because you really need to know where Boscov's is as the world's coming to an end, of course.
I'm concerned about the dearth of role models for young women. The sad truth is, in the event of a zombie apocalypse, they have no fictional leaders to inspire them.
The mad-human crush of the San Diego Comic Con looms, with almost 150,000 people attending over the Con's five days, starting tomorrow. Never fear, though. Here are 10 other hungry swarms that'll curdle your blood in advance.
In the 1980s, painted movie ads were the norm in Thailand. These exquisitely creepy collages didn't just divulge important plot points to audiences... they were scarier than the movies themselves.
MTV has just announced plans to create a TV series based loosely on George Romero's classic Dawn of the Dead. And they're dodging the "fast or slow" question by doing both: The zombies will start fast, but decay into slow.
There's little we like more than people dressing up like the undead and acting out their favorite movie... So, obviously, 2000 people dressed like zombies invading the town where Dawn of The Dead was shot makes us very happy indeed.
io9 got a chance to talk undeath with zombie enthusiast and actor Ken Foree. You may remember him from the George Romero flick Dawn Of The Dead, or from Stuart Gordon classic From Beyond — or even from new insta-classic The Devil's Rejects. Well he's got a few other zombies coming at you this year and we picked his…
When will the 3-D beast's lust for destroying movies be satisfied? Fangoria is now reporting that George A. Romero's legendary 70s classic, Dawn of the Dead, is getting rereleased in 3D. But at least they are refraining from re-editing this staple zombie flick in any way. Producer Richard Rubinstein said, 'George's …