We’ve got even more confirmation that an actor from the original Star Wars trilogy will not be in The Last Jedi. Arrow has an unlikely guest star this week. There’s forking good news for The Good Place. Plus, new footage from the big CW/DC crossover, and Terry Gilliam talks The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. To me, my…
Here’s the thing about NASA’s rocket scientists: They’re smart. And maybe a little weird. When you get literal rocket scientists to channel their energy into something silly like a pumpkin carving contest, the results are bound to be incredible. Seriously:
This year’s Tuesday-night Halloween means that most of the nation’s serial killers, monsters, and various stabby creatures have to turn in early for a bright and early hump day. But in lieu of being chased around by a low-budget demon, it’s not too late to wrap up your night by dimming the lights and reading some…
Most people would agree that John Carpenter’s Halloween is a legitimate masterpiece. Long before anyone was scared of Elm Street or Crystal Lake, the film basically invented the slasher genre. And while it’s easy to say how great it is, it’s harder to watch the film and point out exactly why that is.
The big day is upon us, and that can only mean one thing on Halloween—it’s time to put on those costumes you’ve been working on and delight and spook us in equal measure! We’ve been asking you to send us pictures of your final costumes and works-in-progress for the last few weeks, and here are our favorites so far.
It’s not uncommon to find someone who’s afraid of clowns—in fact, we found one right here at io9! Video producer Eleanor Fye hates clowns, and now she officially hates everyone at her office. Because Halloween is about confronting your fears, we coerced Eleanor to be made up like Pennywise from the It reboot. And what…
Have you ever wondered what kind of Halloween costume you could put together if you had lots of money to burn, and didn’t start planning it on October 30? It would probably look something like this amazing Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi getup featuring a ‘working’ Speeder bike.
There’s no shortage of ways to decorate your home for Halloween, but jack-o’-lanterns, paper skeletons, and cobwebs don’t even come close to being as wonderfully spooky as this Stranger Things Eleven candle holder that actually appears to bleed from the nose—without the need for telekinetic powers.
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 space, it has been said, no one can hear you scream. That may very well be the case, but that doesn’t mean space isn’t filled with an abundance of strange sounds in the form of radio bursts, electromagnetic pulses, solar wind, charged particle bursts, and other celestial emissions. We can’t hear these sounds in…
For a while now, Paweł Zadrożniak has been treating us to some classic tunes played on his Floppotron— a musical instrument built from 64 floppy disk drives Frankenstein-ed together. His latest work nails the Ghostbuster theme song just in time to update your trick-or-treat playlist.
The lead up to Halloween is one of the best times of the year, with spooky parties, scary movies, and copious amounts of cheap candy in stores. But Halloween night, when you’re constantly running to the door to give away your coveted candy stocks, is less enjoyable. So why not build a Lego robot to deal with…
You know how you were planning to impress trick-or-treaters this Halloween by handing out full-sized Snickers bars? If you live in San Francisco, don’t bother, because nothing you can do on October 31st will ever best Tom BetGeorge’s incomprehensibly over-the-top Halloween light show.
Sure, he might be the last son of Krypton, but the Superman we all know and love came to Earth as a mostly harmless little baby alien. What if Smallville’s first alien contact had been a little... deadlier? That’s the excellent premise behind a spooky, intense story in DC Comics’ new horror anthology.
You might want to wait on that candy bar. A new study out of California has found that the state’s public health department issued more alerts for lead-contaminated candy than any other food-borne contaminant between 2001 and 2014.
Look, there’s spooking people out with your Halloween costume, and then there’s traumatising them for the foreseeable future. This Yondu mask will do the latter.
Do you lean more towards the “trick” side of trick-or-treating? Do you, like 98 percent of the world, wonder who actually eats candy corn? If you answered “yes” to both, then head over to DragonflyFabrication’s Thingiverse page where you can download the plans for this double-barreled, wrist-mounted candy corn blaster.
Halloween is one week away, and you know what that means: It’s time for the annual collection of utterly confusing Halloween costumes that are meant to be sexy, but are mostly just... confusing.
It’s a good thing Halloween only happens once a year, because cleaning out a pumpkin and carving a fun design (that’s hopefully better than your neighbor’s) can be pretty tedious. With that in mind, you’ll realize just how much work went into this stop-motion animation that was carved into countless pumpkins.