It Follows Proves That Horror Movies Don't Need To Be Dumb To Scare You

Most contemporary horror films underestimate the audience's intelligence, with jump scares and obvious "twists." But It Follows refuses to dumb anything down. Its story about a girl who becomes infected with a mysterious, relentless curse is smart and original — not to mention scary as hell. » 3/12/15 9:20am 3/12/15 9:20am

Frozen Meets The Thing In This Adorably Vile Claymation Mash-Up

Animator Lee Hardcastle shares his latest creation, a lovingly gory, amazingly accurate claymation sequence that imagines what would happen if the Frozen gang enacted the blood-test scene from John Carpenter's The Thing. » 2/21/15 12:00pm 2/21/15 12:00pm

A Monstrous Problem Complicates A Sweet Italian Romance In Spring

Indie horror filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead had the buzziest segment in last year's V/H/S: Viral (skaters vs. skeletons brawl "Bonestorm"). Next up: monster romance Spring, about an American drifter who meets the woman of his dreams ... or nightmares? ... while backpacking through Italy. » 2/15/15 3:30pm 2/15/15 3:30pm

This Artist Turns Old Tires Into Dark, Disturbing Nightmare Monsters 

These monsters and freaky animals originally lived as tires long time ago, but after their adventurous lives none of them were thrown away. An artist named Yong Ho Ji has turned them into incredible, disturbing sculptures of monsters, creatures and other assorted animals. Check out some of his best works! » 12/10/14 3:00pm 12/10/14 3:00pm

The Earliest Illustrations Of Literature's Great Classic Monsters

We have our own idea of what modern English and American creatures like Dracula, Frankenstein's Creature, and the horrors of H.P. Lovecraft look like based on countless adaptations and re-adaptations. But what did these monsters look like when they were first introduced? » 11/21/14 1:27pm 11/21/14 1:27pm

What Universal's New Monster Movie Universe Could Learn From Sitcoms

On the surface, dark feature-length tales of classic monsters and televised, laugh-tracked 30 minute (or 20 if we're counting commercials) sitcoms may seem pretty far apart, but there might be some lessons for the movies to draw. » 11/14/14 4:20pm 11/14/14 4:20pm

Universal Will Reboot The Wolf Man Yet Again For Its Monster Verse

Universal is hoping we can all just forget the lackluster Benicio Del Toro Wolf Man movie from four years ago, because they're making a NEW Wolf Man movie for their much talked about Universal Monster Universe, which is basically imitating the Marvel Cinematic Universe but with Dracula and Frankenstein and the like. » 11/12/14 2:20pm 11/12/14 2:20pm

A Field Guide To The Imaginary Beasts, Cryptids And Monsters Of America

Just in time for Halloween, here's a guide to the lesser-known imaginary creatures that plague the small towns, cities, and wilds of America, ranging from a haunted truck that travels the backroads to Maryland's own dragon, drawn from your submissions. » 10/29/14 5:05pm 10/29/14 5:05pm

Tell Us About Your Area's Local Legendary Monsters!

Yeah, we know: They can't all be the Loch Ness Monster or the Yeti. Still, we want to know about the mythical creatures, beasts, cryptids, and monsters that (at least as far as local lore is concerned) inhabit your locale. » 10/29/14 7:10am 10/29/14 7:10am

​Is DC About To Undo The New 52 Comics Universe?!

Last week, we discussed if Marvel Studios was finally doing something wrong. This week, we discuss if DC Comics is about to do something very right. The end times are truly approaching, my friends! Also, I answer a GamerGate question in a discussion that hopefully won't want to make you kill yourself. » 10/22/14 9:10am 10/22/14 9:10am

​12 Of The Worst Draculas Of All Time

He's perhaps the most popular monster in all of horror. And yet it's been weirdly difficult to accurately portray the prince of darkness on screen — to make him as scary and evil and charismatic as he was in Bram Stoker's original novel. Here are 12 movies and TV series whose portrayal of Dracula that got it very, very » 10/06/14 10:32am 10/06/14 10:32am

Suddenly, Dracula Untold Is The Start Of Universal's New Monsterverse

We knew Universal had designs to beginning a Marvel-style cinematic universe based on its classic stable of monsters; supposedly the inaugural movie was going to be the aptly titled The Mummy: The First Monster in 2016. But apparently Dracula Untold has been retrofitted to be the birth of the monster-verse. » 10/02/14 6:25am 10/02/14 6:25am

In This Webcomic, A Human Social Worker Must Help His Monster Clients

Wallace is a human social worker who has always lived among humans in the District A of the segregated country of Fairway. But when he is banished to the monster-filled District C, Wallace finds that monsters aren't just his neighbors; they're also his clients. » 9/03/14 12:04pm 9/03/14 12:04pm

The Monsters Sequel Dark Continent Does Not Look Particularly Subtle

Set 10 years after the first movie, the monsters of Monsters: Dark Continent has spread around the world, and the Army has been deployed to contain them. The sequel examines a group of soldiers stationed in the Middle East, who... oh, okay, I see what's going on there. » 9/02/14 12:20pm 9/02/14 12:20pm

​The 12 Most Obnoxious Dungeons & Dragons Monsters

In the worlds of D&D, there are countless monsters that terrify the general populace, but only a few truly strike fear into the heart of adventurers. Not because they're so powerful, mind you, but because they're really annoying. Here are a dozen player-tormenting monsters beloved by cruel Dungeons Masters. » 8/29/14 10:00am 8/29/14 10:00am

Author Mary Rickert Explains Why Stories About Witches Still Rivet Us

There are some storybook creatures that seem to have some serious cultural staying power: vampires, werewolves, fairies, and, of course, witches. But what is it about stories about witches that keep us coming back for more after so long? » 7/21/14 4:20pm 7/21/14 4:20pm

The Monstrumologist Books Headed To The Big Screen

More monster movies coming your way! The YA horror Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey just got picked up by Warner Bros., and we're rather excited about this adaptation, mostly because it's horror. » 6/25/14 7:25am 6/25/14 7:25am

Tiny Griffin Is Part Cat, Part Hummingbird—And Entirely Adorable

It may not have have the grand majesty of your typical half-eagle, half-lion griffin, but this tiny beast has fluttered away with our hearts. » 6/04/14 4:00pm 6/04/14 4:00pm

First Trailer For Monsters 2 Explores A Whole New Quarantine Zone

You loved Gareth Edwards' first monster movie, which quarantined all of Mexico due to MONSTERS. Now take a look at Monsters 2, which explores an entirely different quarantine zone set in the Middle East. Here's the first trailer. » 5/16/14 1:25pm 5/16/14 1:25pm

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

The great thing about the new Godzilla movie is how perfect the Big G looks. But the designers experimented with some pretty far-fetched ideas, including Fish Godzilla and Dragon Godzilla. We've got exclusive art from the movie's art book. Plus concept artist Eddie Del Rio shared some of his Godzilla art exclusively… » 5/16/14 1:00pm 5/16/14 1:00pm