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

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

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

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 Spain … » 1/07/08 6:20am 1/07/08 6:20am