Kim Jong-il is dead. Here's his monster movie.

Now that lunatic dictator Kim Jong-il has passed on to the great rusty amusement park near the Earth's mantle, we've dug deep in the io9 vaults for a look back at his sole contribution to science fiction cinema, the 1985 kaiju flick Pulgasari. » 12/18/11 7:35pm 12/18/11 7:35pm

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

Visit a secret island, filled with psychotic fish and prehistoric…

Sandy Collora, creator of classic fan films like Batman: Dead End, and the recent feature Hunter Prey, is a concept designer whose creatures and costumes are legendary. He's known for his ability to create professional-looking practical effects on a shoestring, and now he's about to start work on his next feature,… » 7/11/11 12:30pm 7/11/11 12:30pm

Behold the Piranaconda: Half Piranha Half Anaconda, all awesome!

Syfy has released its latest monster creation out into the wild — the piranaconda! Get a better look at the fish/snake hybrid beast and answer us this: Could it beat a sharktopus? » 3/25/11 1:52pm 3/25/11 1:52pm

Why tiny monsters are scarier than giant ones

Once, scary monster movies were all about giants. The fifties had giant ants, giant spiders, and the occasional giant octopus. Then something changed: We still get giant monsters, but modern films know that small is scarier than big. » 10/26/10 10:30am 10/26/10 10:30am

Why creature features are my comfort food

There's nothing like a movie about a giant killer ape to relax you after a really stressful day. Here are five reasons why a monster movie can be the most soothing thing in the world. » 10/22/10 3:43pm 10/22/10 3:43pm

Godzilla is coming back. But not alone.

A new Godzilla film, tentatively scheduled for release in 2012, will have Godzilla fighting other monsters. As yet, there's no definite word on whether the other monsters will have wings or fur. Check out the Cinemablend article for more details. » 9/22/10 8:00am 9/22/10 8:00am

Korea's man-eating pig masterpiece, Chaw, coming to the U.S.!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the pig pen... We've been pumped for Chaw, Korea's monster pig movie, for a couple of years. So it's amazing news that Magnet Releasing has bought the U.S. rights. » 9/15/10 9:00am 9/15/10 9:00am

Vampires Suck skewered Piranha 3-D at the box office. What does that…

What kind of world do we live in, where cheesetastic monster movie Piranha 3-D can go up against a vapid vampire spoof and lose? What does it mean that vampire slapstick made sashimi of the year's most promising monster-fish movie? » 8/23/10 6:20am 8/23/10 6:20am

Doug Jones explains how to bring humanity to an inhuman character

Nobody is better at playing bizarre creatures of the imagination than Doug Jones, who's probably Guillermo del Toro's most frequent collaborator. We asked Jones the secret of bringing creatures to life, and whether we'll ever see Hellboy's Abe Sapien again. » 8/19/10 8:00am 8/19/10 8:00am

Johnny 5 Is Coming Back, But Tremors Is Dead

Tremors is possibly the best movie about giant man-eating worms in the history of giant-worm movies. But alas, its reign is over. There will be no more rock jumping cowboys defending their worm filled mine shaft, or tight-jeansed Kevin Bacon's terrible accent. Now that the Sci Fi Channel's Tremors series is over,… » 7/10/08 10:38am 7/10/08 10:38am

The Tin Man Will Kick Monster Butt In Japanese Movie "G"

G has everything any kaiju-loving fan could ever want, including giant monsters fighting even bigger robots. The acting and sets are pretty campy (par for the course for most indie monster films) yet the special effects are ultra-surreal. The filmmakers did an amazing job blowing up buildings and creating the red… » 6/25/08 10:40am 6/25/08 10:40am

Post-Traumatic Stress Makes Hulks Out Of All Of Us

Bruce Banner, the Incredible Hulk's alter-ego, suffers from terrible post-traumatic stress disorder in the new Hulk movie. There are a few scenes of Banner freaking out in the bathtub as he remembers the violence of the military's latest attempt to capture him. You can't even get close to Bruce Banner (Edward Norton),… » 6/12/08 9:00am 6/12/08 9:00am

The Only Minute Of Cloverfield Viral Video You Should Watch


The still-mysterious Cloverfield monster destroys a deep-sea oil-drilling station in a new set of promo videos. Here's the best minute, in which you actually see the chaos and the people fleeing the sinking platform. The voice-over comes from a fake newscast in Italian, shown on Italian TV. Other videos aired in… » 1/07/08 6:20am 1/07/08 6:20am

Fox Grasps At Lost X-Files Glory

J.J. Abrams just sold a pilot script to Fox for a show that sounds almost exactly like X-Files. A young female FBI agent, faced with unexplained phenomena, must recruit the aid of a scientist who's been institutionalized for his wacky theories. Fox hopes Fringe will help it recapture the glory of its Mulder-and-Scully… » 10/05/07 11:32am 10/05/07 11:32am