20 Horror Movies Where Almost Everyone Survives

Horror movies get their shock value from a high body count, right? The characters get killed off one by one, until there's just one survivor left — often, this is the "Final Girl." But actually, that's often not true. Here are 20 horror movies where most, or all, of the sympathetic characters survive. » 10/30/14 10:23am 10/30/14 10:23am

Attack the Block's Joe Cornish may be the director of Star Trek 3

He's been rumored to be in the running for a while now, but apparently Joe Cornish — director of the British scifi hit Attack the Block and co-writer of the CG Tintin movie and Edgar Wright's upcoming Ant-Man film — is Paramount's #1 choice to take over directing duties for the Star Trek movie franchise. » 11/04/13 11:40am 11/04/13 11:40am

Low Budget Films That Are More Thrilling Than Most Big Summer Movies

Today sees the release of White House Down, which is the most Emmerichian film ever produced. But meanwhile, you could also enjoy Europa Report on VOD or Byzantium in select theaters. Tons of low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies are more exciting than your average big summer blockbuster. Here are 25 of them. » 6/28/13 2:00pm 6/28/13 2:00pm

The Art and Industry of Making Monsters

By Geoff Manaugh. This winter, while out in Los Angeles on a trip for Venue, I had the enormous pleasure of stopping by special effects house Spectral Motion — responsible for the effects in Hellboy, X-Men: First Class, and Pacific Rim, among others. I visited with Nicola Twilley to interview Mike Elizalde, CEO of … » 4/12/13 9:00am 4/12/13 9:00am

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Who Started Out Writing…

When you write about other worlds and strange discoveries, you need a quick wit. And an ear for clever dialogue, that keeps the story buzzing along. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that many of science fiction and fantasy's greatest creators started out in comedy, including sitcoms. » 3/21/13 12:56pm 3/21/13 12:56pm

Alien Mating Strategies That Would Probably Result in Extinction

One of the great joys of science fiction is encountering alien races, with their weird customs and vastly different biologies. A really great alien race can make you question everything you know about humanity — but sometimes, alien races don't entirely make sense. » 2/24/12 1:00pm 2/24/12 1:00pm

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2011

Every year, it's easy to come up with a long list of the year's worst science fiction and fantasy movies. Reels and reels of garbage arrive in cinemas with shocking regularity. But it's a good year when you can think of half a dozen great genre films off the top of your head. By that standard, 2011 was a good year. » 12/28/11 12:27pm 12/28/11 12:27pm

What's it like playing Tintin's klutzy buddy? Nick Frost gives us the…

io9 recently caught up with actor Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), who plays the pratfall-prone Inspector Thomson in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin. Frost filled us on the motion-capture process, potential upcoming projects with longtime collaborator Simon Pegg, and what it's like to play a… » 12/20/11 7:00am 12/20/11 7:00am

Attack the Block Getting a U.S. Remake or TV Series?

Attack the Block is a strong contender for one of our favorite movies of the year, and we wish more people had seen it. Will a U.S. remake help, or just ruin what was great about the original? We can't tell for sure — but director Joe Cornish told IFC News an Americanized remake is being discussed. Also being talked… » 10/14/11 1:53pm 10/14/11 1:53pm

Attack the Block makes fighting aliens cool again

The British movie Attack the Block is so good, it puts almost all other movies to shame. It's a fantastic action flick. It's a brilliant character study. It's an uproarious comedy. Oh yeah... and it's a well-done science fiction story. » 7/29/11 9:00am 7/29/11 9:00am

Why Attack the Block Really is The Wire With Aliens

It's hard to define the brilliant British alien-chase movie Attack The Block in one line, but we've been calling it The Wire with aliens for some time now. And it turns out the film's star agrees with us. » 7/28/11 12:23pm 7/28/11 12:23pm

The Comic-Con madness begins: Conan O'Brien and Spider-Man invade San…

With Comic-Con a mere two days away (and preview night tomorrow), San Diego has already begun to take form with promotions throughout the city. Check out the beginnings of the Comic-Con takeover with these pictures. » 7/19/11 1:32pm 7/19/11 1:32pm

New Attack the Block trailer beats the piss out of Super 8

Finally, an Attack The Block trailer that demonstrates exactly how brutally hilarious Joe Cornish's alien action flick is. After watching this red-band spot, I think we all know now who would win in a fight between the block kids and J.J. Abrams' Super 8 teen movie crew. » 6/16/11 9:16am 6/16/11 9:16am

The year's best alien invasion movie hits the U.S. this summer!

It's been months since we've heard anything about Joe Cornish's alien-invasion flick Attack The Block — but now there's good news. » 6/10/11 4:27pm 6/10/11 4:27pm

The Attack the Block soundtrack is an intergalactic brain-melter

Some of us at io9 were lucky enough to catch Joe Cornish's aliens-versus-South-London-delinquents flick Attack the Block at South by Southwest, but yours truly only recently had a chance to catch a stateside screening. » 5/31/11 7:30am 5/31/11 7:30am

New Green Lantern promo shows more of the movie's cosmic villain. Plus…

Paul Bettany takes us inside the post-apocalyptic, action-packed world of Priest. Tyler Perry wants to return in the new Star Trek. Plus John Noble previews tonight's Fringe, while the cast and crew of Doctor Who drop some seriously intriguing hints. » 4/22/11 6:00am 4/22/11 6:00am

Meet the teenagers who are Earth's first line of defence against aliens…

Get to know Earth's only hope: six kids from London's inner city projects. Joe Cornish's British alien action movie has released five character profiles that will teach you new slang — and new alien killing techniques. Check them out! » 4/20/11 6:30am 4/20/11 6:30am

2 Attack The Block clips unleash the teens-vs.-aliens carnage

We've been raving about Joe Cornish's Attack the Block since its SXSW premiere. You've seen the trailer and met the director. Now watch two clips of the South London teens delivering a beating on a pack of alien invaders. » 3/21/11 4:28pm 3/21/11 4:28pm

Will Attack the Block's British accents get subtitles in the U.S.?…

There's been a lot of controversy surrounding Joe Cornish's UK-based alien adventure film Attack The Block lately. Specifically, will his grime culture British characters need subtitles for American audiences? We asked the director directly. » 3/18/11 10:24am 3/18/11 10:24am

Attack the Block: The Alien Invasion Movie You've Been Waiting For

People need to know about Attack The Block. Why? Because Joe Cornish's taut chase movie has raised the bar for alien invasion films everywhere. Hey Hollywood, you've been bested by a bunch of 16-year-old Brit brats. » 3/16/11 6:21pm 3/16/11 6:21pm