We're Salivating Over These Italian Cannibal Classics On VHS

Attention, fellow sickos! Here's an excellent reason to break out that VCR you still have lurking by the TV: Cult Movie Mania and Grindhouse Releasing are joining forces to release VHS versions of Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, and other gory classics. » 2/16/15 6:00pm 2/16/15 6:00pm

Watch The Trailer For The Best Valentine's Day Slasher Movie Ever Made

"It's a bad time, this time of year" ... especially if you live in Valentine Bluffs, setting for 1981 seasonal classic My Bloody Valentine. Come for the freaky miners, marvel at the gore, and stay for the excellent end-credits music. » 2/14/15 11:00am 2/14/15 11:00am

The Exact Moment When Freddy Krueger Stopped Being Scary

When A Nightmare on Elm Street hit theaters in 1984, it was hailed as a legitimately scary movie. But as the series added sequel after sequel, Freddy Krueger began to lose his potency, transforming from boogeyman to wisecracking buffoon. When, exactly, did that happen? Here's the exact instant when Freddy pivoted. » 1/30/15 1:10pm 1/30/15 1:10pm

9 Movies You Should Be Ashamed To Be Afraid Of

Some horror movies work your nerves and leave you frightened, but at least you feel justified in your fear. Other movies — well, let's just say you should feel embarrassed that they scare you. And here they are. Prepare to be ashamed! » 10/04/13 10:30am 10/04/13 10:30am

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a monster muddle

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, produced and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, comes out today, promising tiny, Gremlins-style creature terror. As a look at a family trying to find common ground during a stressful time, it's okay. But as a monster movie, it fails in the most frustrating way possible. » 8/26/11 9:00am 8/26/11 9:00am

First look at the time-traveling horror comedy we can't wait to see

Chances are, Joseph Kahn directed one of your favorite music videos: He's worked with U2, Britney, Eminem and Lady Gaga. He's just finished shooting a time-traveling horror comedy called Detention, and he gave us the inside scoop and exclusive photos. » 10/25/10 11:34am 10/25/10 11:34am

Gravedancers proves hauntings can be awesome... for a while, anyway

Filipino horror film The Gravedancers was acclaimed by the After Dark Horror Fest, and now it's available on Netflix streaming and on DVD. But is it worth your attention? We investigate. Spoilers ahead... » 10/25/10 10:30am 10/25/10 10:30am

How to attend Fantastic Fest without getting stuck in a coffin

Fantastic Fest in Austin has become the premiere US film festival for genre films. For opening night, they buried people alive. Now they're unleashing dozens of new films, from thrillers to scifi. What are you missing at Fantastic Fest? » 9/24/10 4:30pm 9/24/10 4:30pm

Sympathy for the devil children!

Horror movies like the new Case 39 always show the point of view of parents who realize their children are Satanic. But why don't we ever see a movie from the devil child's POV? Who's got the more interesting story? » 9/23/10 4:30pm 9/23/10 4:30pm

Watch the Last Exorcist venture out of his depth in 2 new clips

The Last Exorcism, coming out August 27, is the rarest of beasts: a Satanic horror film that feels fresh and really horrifying. Check out a couple of clips that showcase this film's nasty unpredictability. » 8/20/10 3:26pm 8/20/10 3:26pm

How To Sell Scares Throughout Eight Decades

The selling of horror movies has come a long way, baby. Online design blog HongKiat gathered inspiration from over eighty years' worth of posters for horror movies from Nosferatu to Pandorum. Click through to see our favorites. » 12/19/09 8:00am 12/19/09 8:00am

Smackdown Day 5: Can Mad Scientists Triumph Over Magic?

Seriously, people: Witches are better than werewolves? Is Summer Glau brandishing the broomstick in your imagination? (Or, actually, maybe it's fellow Whedonite Alyson Hannigan? Suddenly it all makes more sense.) Nonetheless, this time, it's witchcraft versus science gone wrong. » 10/30/09 11:31am 10/30/09 11:31am

Smackdown Day 4: Witches Vs. Werewolves

It's all about curses in today's Smackdown, as we ponder the eternal question, which is worse? If the curse makes you grow hair in strange places, large teeth and somewhat lupine, is it worse to be the cursed or curser? » 10/29/09 1:56pm 10/29/09 1:56pm

Smackdown Day 3: And Though I Know It's Strictly Taboo

Never mind the percentages (50/50? Seriously?), poltergeists narrowly (13 votes!) beat zombies in yesterday's battle of the undead, which means that, Tangina Barrons and Ray Venkman aside, there's only one place to go next: Witchcraft. » 10/28/09 1:04pm 10/28/09 1:04pm

Monster Smackdown Day Two: Zombie Vs. Poltergeist!

The bodies of the dearly departed versus the spirits! Mind versus muscle! Misguided science versus mystical spirituality! In today's second round of io9's interspectacular monster clash, zombies take on poltergeists and you - yes, you get to decide the outcome! » 10/27/09 11:00am 10/27/09 11:00am

Laughing In The Face Of Endless Horror, UHF-Style

In the 1980s, you couldn't show a monster movie on a local UHF station without a cheesy programming block called "Creature Feature." Bonus points if you had a monster-joking host like Dr. Paul Bearer, seen here introducing a Godzilla film. » 7/06/09 6:00pm 7/06/09 6:00pm

Five Reasons to Watch Movies that Hurt You, Haunt You, and Make You…

Welcome back to Horrorhead, a column where we explore the intersection of horror and scifi. I wasn't born a horror movie fan, I made myself one through years of careful practice and studious watching. Everybody has an origin story, and mine begins with the pulsing, gooey strands of sludge that enveloped and destroyed… » 4/16/08 11:19am 4/16/08 11:19am

Cloverfield + Boats = Hybrid

If you're excited about Cloverfield and you enjoy boating, then maybe you'll like the forthcoming Hybrid. The scifi/horror film follows vacationing students on a sailing trip, who come across an abandoned trawler. But a mutant creature, created by pollution, is living on the trawler and "fishing" for humans in the… » 1/16/08 10:00am 1/16/08 10:00am