How Eli Roth Shifted From R-Rated Horror to Amblin's The House With a Clock in Its Walls

“I’ve been looking to do a movie like this for a long time,” Eli Roth told io9 in Los Angeles recently. Thanks to films like Hostel and Cabin Fever, the director’s name has long been synonymous with gory, intense, R-rated horror. That’s why seeing his name on the PG-rated family film The House With a Clock in Its Walls…

Tales From the Loop's Publisher Discusses the New '90s Expansion and the Big Amazon Adaptation

Tales From the Loop is getting more ironic, don’t you think? The innocence of the 1980s is now venturing into 1990s nihilism with the role-playing game’s first expansion. io9 recently spoke to Free League Publishing’s co-founder about Things From the Flood—also based on the world created by Simon Stålenhag—to find out…

A Futuristic Mechanical World Comes to Life in This Gorgeous Short Film, Fabricated

We’ve featured the work of Brett Foxwell on this site before, but the filmmaker’s latest stop-motion masterpiece, Fabricated, is extra-special and we’re thrilled to debut it here on io9. It’s a labor of love that took him 10 years to complete, a gorgeous sci-fi tale about a mechanical world trying to figure out how to…

Voltron's Showrunners Discuss the Paladins' Evolution and What the Show's New Pilots Mean for the Future

There’s an air to Voltron: Legendary Defender’s seventh season that telegraphs the fact that the show is soon coming to an end, but it’s also shot through with a forward momentum suggesting that there might be more to the series’ story even beyond the impending final season.

The Team Behind Batman: Damned Say They're Going to Fuck With the Dark Knight’s Head

In the next few months, DC Comics will launch its new prestige imprint DC Black Label. The publisher is going to be kicking it off in grand fashion with Batman: Damned, which reunites the iconoclastic team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo, the same creatives behind 2009’s arresting Joker graphic novel.

How Weta's VFX Team Brought the Most Epic Moments of Avengers: Infinity War to Life

Avengers: Infinity War has just hit Blu-ray and DVD, which means it’s time to sit down and spend multiple hours watching your favorite Marvel movie heroes get beaten into bloody pulps by Thanos all over again. They’ve done so in a rather beautiful manner thanks to the work of Weta VFX—and we sat down with Visual…

Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger Too) Discuss the Franchise's Legacy in Christopher Robin

Say the words “Winnie the Pooh” and everyone thinks of the exact same image: yellow bear, red shirt, jar of honey. It’s an image that’s been engrained in culture for almost a century, one that felt like it would last forever. Well, not so fast. With Disney’s new film Christopher Robin, Pooh has been given an upgrade…