The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

10 Questions From Science Fiction That We're Glad Were Never Answered

We tend to think of science fiction and fantasy as being like mystery novels — the story is over when you solve the case. So we obsess over questions that have no answers. But here are 10 questions that are better unanswered, either because the possibilities are fascinating or because the answers would be terrible. » 4/29/14 12:00pm 4/29/14 12:00pm

30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See

A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential… » 3/07/14 11:48am 3/07/14 11:48am

Don't Remake These Movies, Film These Books Instead!

Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another… » 9/27/13 3:16pm 9/27/13 3:16pm

Night of the Living Dead Remake Swaps Farmhouse for NYC

The Night of the Living Dead remake (Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D) will be set in New York City, OBVIOUSLY. You know what? It's a surprise that we're surprised. » 8/16/13 8:50am 8/16/13 8:50am

Captain Picard's vacation videos highlight this week’s Blu-rays

Even though Picard is clearly on vacation and trying to relax, the week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases march ever forward. This week includes fake superheroes, lesbian vampires and manborgs! (Also, here’s the uncropped pic, in case you want to see the Captain’s log.) » 4/29/13 3:40pm 4/29/13 3:40pm

R-Rated Movies Reimagined as Goofy Children's Cartoons

If anyone ever decides to make a Saturday morning cartoon of Night of the Living Dead or Alien, Justin White will be there. His new illustration series, Rated G is a cheeky look at movies and TV shows that are child-inappropriate, but that he reinterprets in a children's animation style. » 11/17/12 5:00pm 11/17/12 5:00pm

The zombie gummy bears are coming to get you, Barbara

Photographer Tau Zero makes sci-fi scenes even stranger by replacing all the characters with sweet gummy candy. Gummy Alien? Check. Gummy A Clockwork Orange? Yep. The gummy bears even travel to spots as diverse as Oz, Arrakis, and the Overlook Hotel. » 11/04/12 9:30am 11/04/12 9:30am

io9’s 50 Scariest Movies Of All Time: 21-30

What is the scariest science fiction or fantasy film of all time? Which movies stand above the rest of all horror movies as the most terrifying? » 10/27/11 3:18pm 10/27/11 3:18pm

Martin Luther King In Science Fiction

Today's the day when we celebrate the life of visionary leader Martin Luther King, Jr. But the civil-rights legend is also an important figure in science fiction... as an influence, and an occasional character. » 1/17/11 2:20pm 1/17/11 2:20pm

A history of zombies in America

The early success of AMC series Walking Dead confirms it: Though zombies have been hot for a while, they are now officially the new vampires. Why do Americans love zombies, and what does it say about us? » 11/18/10 7:15pm 11/18/10 7:15pm

The Best Year in Science Fiction: 1968

Today's candidate for the best 365 days of scifi is 1968, a year that spawned masterpieces like 2001 and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and such enduring tales as Night of the Living Dead and Planet of the Apes. » 5/27/10 12:06pm 5/27/10 12:06pm

3D Anime Reboot of "Night Of The Living Dead"?

Because we are completely out of new ideas, Night of The Living Dead will be remade again, but in CG 3D. It's an origins story and Romero is not involved. » 9/16/09 7:00am 9/16/09 7:00am

Martin Luther King In Science Fiction

Today's the day when we celebrate the life of visionary leader Martin Luther King, Jr. But the civil-rights legend is also an important figure in science fiction... as an influence, and an occasional character. » 1/19/09 2:30pm 1/19/09 2:30pm

Where To Get Your Quick And Dirty Horror Movies - Free Online

We want our horror cheap, dirty and with lots of blood. So we rounded up all the best places to get your horror fix for free for the Halloweenie season while you may be jonesing for a little carnage. You want some free MST3K, you got it; John Carpenter's The Thing » 10/30/08 5:02pm 10/30/08 5:02pm, wait no more; , go for it. Plus much more! Hulu's…

Great Zombies Of Science Fiction

When you think zombies, you think weird magic. But really, a lot of the greatest zombies in movies, TV and books have resulted from pure science. Okay, maybe not "hard" science, but at least some kind of scientific process involving lab coats. We list the greatest zombies of science, below the fold. » 1/07/08 11:00am 1/07/08 11:00am

Five Great Science Fiction Movies With Mean Endings

The Mist hit theaters last week to extreme audience apathy, but one part of the movie did get people riled up: its hopeless, mean ending. As far as we're concerned, that's the best part. Some of the best scifi flicks have endings that make you want to slit your wrists. Either the main character(s) have sacrificed… » 11/26/07 1:18pm 11/26/07 1:18pm