You never really thought of it, but John Carpenter’s The Thing lends itself really well to a board game. One person has been consumed and while they try to fool everyone, everyone else is trying to figure out who’s the monster.
Now that CBS has pulled the plug on Under the Dome, it has a hole in its schedule for next summer. And the replacement show, BrainDead, may actually be something pretty special. It deals with alien spawn eating the brains of “Congressmen and Hill staffers.”
Garrison Dean (who, it has to be mentioned, is a longtime io9 contributor) has discovered that the trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest works perfectly with The Thing. Like, I’m disappointed that we got the lackluster 2011 remake instead of this version.
The A.V. Club has unearthed this summer movie preview piece from Entertainment Tonight. In addition to containing some fairly absurd descriptions of classics, it also makes a pretty strong case for 1982 being the best year for science fiction film.
Lately, every movie seems to be a sequel or reboot — but it doesn't stop there. Because the movie industry is increasingly dependent on creating franchises, we're seeing some bastardized forms, that are just designed to keep franchises alive. Here are six newfangled types of movies that we're already tired of.
Dave Crosland, aka King Gum, finished the fourth iteration of his daily art project "Alphabet Attack!" in July. Each time he does this, he goes in alphabetical order for his inspirations, covering everything from single words like "Yonder" to fanciful takes on pop culture like "Ewok Engineering."
Tomorrow, James Gunn ventures into wild space-opera territory with Guardians of the Galaxy. But just like Peter Jackson, Gunn started out directing gonzo horror — and we're going to take a look at the strange and miraculous journey behind the making of Slither.
Check out the first official footage from Syfy's horrific new series Helix, after the teaser we exclusively premiered back in July. It looks as though that black goo isn't just killing people — it's also turning them into murderers. Or possibly taking them over?
Humans are capable of immense greatness and largeness of spirit — but we can also be total horrible bastards, sometimes. And science fiction is full of stories where we terrorize and mistreat innocent creatures. Here are the 10 best stories where humans are the villains.
Are you ready to get creeped the fuck out? Christian Slater and his tiny crew of redshirts are trapped in a moonbase... with an alien life form that could be anybody. Yep, Stranded really does look like Moon meets The Thing. With a dash of Doctor Who's "Waters of Mars."
Science fiction is an actor's dream. The genre has created some breakout stars, like Harrison Ford, but it's also turned scores of working actors into beloved fan-favorites, who work the convention circuit. But here are 12 great science fiction actors who swing for the fences, and just don't get the appreciation they…
Everybody likes a happy ending... right? Actually, no. Sometimes a happy ending is the absolute wrong thing for a movie, because it throws away everything the film-makers worked to build up throughout the film. Sometimes, a movie has to end with fire, tears or blood. Here are 12 movies that had happy endings, but…
Your favorite heroes are given the portrait treatment they all so justly deserve. Mondo Gallery is hosting a showing of Mike Mitchell portrait work, and we've got a little sneak look of what's to come. Couldn't all of your walls use a little MacReady?
Some new concept art from Fox's 2005 Fantastic Four movie has surfaced, and you're either going to need a bag to vomit in or a handkerchief to wipe the sweat from your brow, because as mediocre as that film was, we clearly dodged a bullet. Unless, of course, you were hoping for a lumpy, rock-tumor-ridden Thing to…
A few shows back on the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally popped by to talk about Parks & Recreation, the theater and Hollywood and superhero movies. And during this hour long interview, Offerman mentioned he'd wanted to play Ben Grimm from Fantastic Four. And how his dreams were cruelly…
With Star Wars Episode I hitting theaters all over again, there's been a whole new wave of interest in George Lucas' biggest letdown. And we've been remembering some of the other prequels that have tried to fill in backstory over the years.
Universal debuted the first ever footage from The Thing prequel at New York Comic Con. We witnessed a pretty impressive mix of ominous foreshadowing and hot alien tentacle action. So far, so good. Spoilers ahead...