Guillermo del Toro's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie Is Creeping Ever-Closer to Your Nightmares

It’s been a few years since we heard anything about the planned big-screen adaptation of legendarily terrifying kid’s book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Since then, the project’s biggest champion, Guillermo del Toro, won a couple of Oscars—which no doubt helped it get a big push forward.

More Wild Rumors About the Future of the X-Men Movie Universe After the Disney/Fox Deal

The He-Man movie has found new directors. Joe Mangianello discusses Deathstroke’s movie future. Amazon is re-making the excellent UK series Utopia. Peter Dinklage’s role in Avengers: Infinity War may have been revealed. Plus, more Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom footage. To me, my spoilers!

The io9 History of The Shape of Water, From the Earliest Rumors to Its Academy Award Win

Last night, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water became the first science fiction film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. And whether you believe the film deserved the award or not, it was a landmark moment for genre films. To celebrate the victory, we’ve gone back through our archives to see where The…

Doug Jones Had to Poop Before Getting Into His Fishman Costume for The Shape of Water

Though Doug Jones doesn’t have any speaking lines in The Shape of Water, the movie wouldn’t have been possible without the actor’s uncanny ability to seamlessly embody and bring to life the humanoid fish creature at the heart of the film’s romance. But the process of becoming the character meant a few concessions. He…

Guillermo del Toro Says His 'Strange Little Tales' Saved Him in His Emotional Golden Globe Speech

Oprah Winfrey may be the one getting most of the Golden Globe Awards headlines, but the speech that immediately followed hers was one for the books too. Last night Guillermo del Toro was awarded Best Director for The Shape of Water and, fighting back tears, he talked about how monsters, especially his own creations,…

Guillermo del Toro Spent Years Making Sure The Shape of Water's Fish Monster Had a Sexy Butt

Because The Shape of Water was always meant to be a romantic fairy tale for adults, director Guillermo del Toro knew that if he was going to sell audiences on the idea of an inter-species love affair, he would need to try (in earnest) to make the fish man at least somewhat conventionally attractive. Rather than…

OK, Which of You Idiots Pranked Guillermo del Toro With a Crappy Homemade UFO?

Earlier this month, news broke that the Pentagon had secretly run a $22 million program to investigate unidentified flying objects—and obtained evidence including footage of Navy F/A-18 pilots chasing a strange craft off the coast of San Diego in 2004 and an alleged warehouse of mysterious “alloys.” To this list of…

If You Wanted to Know Where The Shape of Water's Fishman Came From, I Have Bad News

In almost every single film Guillermo del Toro’s made, the director creates vivid, imaginative, unforgettable creatures. He also famously writes long, elaborate backstories for all of his characters, whether they ends up on screen or not. So, in The Shape of Water, you’d assume del Toro crafted the ultimate backstory…