10 Lesser-Known Egyptian Gods That Are Absolutely Terrifying

Egyptian mythology has a lot of gods. Some of them have loomed large in pop culture and the public imagination: Ra, Apophis, Anubis, Isis, Bast, Osiris, etc. Some are far more obscure. But that in no way diminishes how scary they are. Here are 10 absolutely terrifying Egyptian gods that you might not have heard of. » 2/17/15 10:09am 2/17/15 10:09am

​9 Roman Gods Who Weren't Just Rip Offs Of Greek Gods

We know that the ancient Greeks had a massively entertaining sets of gods and goddesses. So it's no wonder that when Rome conquered Greece, they replaced their own dull pantheon with renamed versions of Zeus, Athena, and the others. But not all Roman gods were Greek copies — here are a few of the more important ones. » 1/22/15 10:17am 1/22/15 10:17am

New Hercules Trailer Punches A Lion In Slow-Motion

The first Hercules trailer for Dwayne Johnson's epic action flick looked alright, but the second trailer appears to be (slightly) more self-aware. Crackin' jokes, fighting slo-mo lions and hydras and mugging for the camera — this is the demigod we want. » 6/03/14 6:30am 6/03/14 6:30am

8 Demigod-Awful Movies about Hercules

When Renny Harlin's Legend of Hercules comes out this Friday, January 10th, it's probably going to be terrible. It appears to have almost nothing to do with any of the original Greek myths; however, the son of Zeus has faced plenty of cinematic woes in the past (although none of them had the indecency to pretend Herc… » 1/06/14 10:00am 1/06/14 10:00am

Move over Kraken — Wrath of the Titans' new trailer has so many CG…

The sequel to the movie no one asked for Wrath of the Titans is out with another trailer. Thankfully it's hitting all the important notes every good Hollywood sequel needs. Heroic new hairdo for the lead, check. Double the big bads, check. Dialog written only in the form of catch phrases for energy drinks, check.… » 2/23/12 12:28pm 2/23/12 12:28pm

The webcomic Forming recounts the origin of civilization with aliens,…

What if the Bible, Greek myths, and Zoroastrianism all contained true tales of the birth of human civilization? What if aliens discovered primitive humans, but couldn't keep it in their pants? Forming tells the crude and cosmic tale of humanity's origins. » 9/17/11 7:00am 9/17/11 7:00am

New Immortals trailer explains the story behind the hairless man war

The latest trailer from Tarsem Singh's Immortals utilizes the film's secret weapon: John Hurt. The God of Acting does what he does best in this new video, narrates Jim Henson Storyteller style! FINALLY we understand what's going on in this movie. » 8/16/11 10:53am 8/16/11 10:53am

New Immortals character posters show off Mickey Rourke's violent bunny…

There's a lot of questions surrounding Tarsem Singh's epic mythological undertaking. We know it will be colorful, and visually astounding... but can this director rein in actor Mickey Rourke? The trailer says yes, but this helmet says no. » 6/21/11 4:36pm 6/21/11 4:36pm

New HD trailer for Tarsem Singh's Immortals looks like the Sistine…

You've seen the leaked footage — now behold the demented brain-droppings from Tarsem Singh's Immortals in high definition. Which includes a shrieking modern-day movie fresco. What wonders this mind brings. But will the plot hold up to the pretty? » 4/27/11 1:12pm 4/27/11 1:12pm

Why Tarsem Singh prefers his Greek Gods to be sexy, hairless…

Immortals director Tarsem Singh tells us how he's making a "Caravaggio meets Fight Club" movie. Plus we asked Henry Cavill and the film's other stars about their heroic flaws — plus we had to ask Cavill about Superman. » 4/06/11 6:02pm 4/06/11 6:02pm

Tarsem Singh's Immortals is the lovechild of Zack Snyder's 300 and The…

Want to see Mickey Rourke slit someone's throat while wearing a metal bunny helmet? Director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) showed some stunning, crazy, violence-packed footage from his Greek god melodrama The Immortals at WonderCon. » 4/02/11 9:32pm 4/02/11 9:32pm

An experiment in dog telepathy, circa 1920

Chances are you've heard of Clever Hans, the horse who could perform arithmetic. But have you heard of early 20th century experiments in dog telepathy? Here's a snapshot of one such ridiculous experiment. » 11/30/10 9:50am 11/30/10 9:50am

The peculiar, pragmatic adventures of a wombat engineer

The webcomic Digger features an unusual epic protagonist. For one thing, she's a wombat. For another, in contrast to the dead gods, shadow demons, hyena warriors, and vampire squash around her, Digger is decidedly down to earth. » 10/16/10 9:30am 10/16/10 9:30am

In mythical Brooklyn, the Karma Police are very real

In Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell, hipsters rub elbows with minor deities, angels spend their downtime getting stoned, and followers of Richard Dawkins are seen as irrational loonies. It's also a world where bad karma has very real consequences. » 8/14/10 8:15am 8/14/10 8:15am

Uma Thurman's Medusa Weave Unleashed — Is This The Next Harry Potter?

With angels and gods on the rise, it's only a matter of time before Chris Columbus' film adaptation of The Lightning Thief becomes your kids' next deranged obsession. This could well be the next Potter, especially with a Uma Medusa. » 11/19/09 10:44am 11/19/09 10:44am

Forget The Nimbus, I Want To Ride A Magical Elevator With A God

The trailer for The Lightning Thief film adaptation is out, and challenging wizards and sparkly vampires to a sexy magical hairstyle-off. The new kid's advantage: he's related to Gods. Check out the first look at Percy Jackson's Olympus. » 7/15/09 4:30pm 7/15/09 4:30pm

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid of These Science Fictional Cults

Much like the present, the future has its share of cults and fringe religions. Some are scams, some are a genuine search for enlightenment, and some are simply a fanatical devotion to a single person or task. Want to stay clear of cultish influence? We give you a who’s who of cults from science fiction, and tell you… » 10/02/08 11:45am 10/02/08 11:45am