The Search for Castle Rock Unearths the Real-Life Places That Inspired Stephen King

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…

Here's the Trailer for the Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary Almost 10 Years in the Making

Earlier this year, the world lost one of its most prolific creators when Ursula K. Le Guin passed away at 88 years old. Now, the universes she created and the people she inspired are here to share her story, in the debut trailer for Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a documentary that’s been in the works for nearly a…

This Rare Footage of the Beauty and the Beast Stars Singing 'Be Our Guest' Has Made Our Day

“Be... our... guest...” Now that you’ve got one of Disney’s all-time best movie songs stuck in your head, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this rare behind-the-scenes footage of Angela Lansbury and the late Jerry Orbach recording “Be Our Guest” for the original animated version of Beauty and the Beast.

Wild Wild Country is the Best Documentary About a Homicidal 1980s Oregon Sex Cult That You'll See All Year

The Rajneesshee cult started building their utopian city of the future in rural Oregon during the early 1980s. And while it all began with peace and love, it ended with attempted murder, the exploitation of thousands of homeless people, and cult leaders who ordered the poisoning of an entire town by spraying salad…

Muppet Guys Talking Documentary Gets a New Trailer and Release Details 

Last year, a wonderful documentary about the Muppets and the legacy of Jim Henson premiered at South by Southwest. After months of waiting for its post-festival release, finally some excellent news: You’ll be able to watch at home or wherever you want in two weeks. There’s also a new trailer to give you an idea of the…

The Second Trailer for the Blue Planet Sequel Reminds Us the World Is Still Worth Protecting

We’ve got nine long days to wait until the sequel to the BBC’s spectacular 2001 nature documentary, Blue Planet, airs on October 29 in the UK. Fortunately, the BBC has blessed us with a second trailer for Planet Earth II, which looks like it will make even the most extravagant Hollywood blockbusters pale in comparison.

Terry Pratchett Docudrama Back in Black Is Beautiful and Heartbreaking

This past weekend, the BBC aired Terry Pratchett: Back in Black, a part-drama, part-documentary tribute to mark the death of one of fantasy’s most beloved authors. Typically, these sorts of specials about dead celebrities include “talking head” insight from fellow celebrities, but rarely cover the indelible mark left…

Learn the True Stories Behind Schlock Masterpieces Like Re-Animator, Robot Jox, Ghoulies, and More

“We will release 2,000 films by the year 2000.” It was an ambitious statement spoken by Empire Pictures president Charles Band in 1986—perhaps even a doomed one. A new documentary sets out to reveal what contributed to this B-movie studio’s downfall, as well as celebrate its gloriously cheesy triumphs.