Paranormal Activity House Sold, Ghosts Not Included

The San Diego, Calif., home once owned by filmmaker Oren Peli — who famously used it as the set for his low-budget, blockbuster-earning, sequel-spawning Paranormal Activity — was quickly snapped up for $749,000 after going on the market January 21st. » 2/02/15 10:20am 2/02/15 10:20am

The 10 Most Notorious Paranormal Hoaxes in History

Some might argue that everything that passes for "paranormal" is a hoax. (There's no fun in that, but insist if you must.) But even the biggest unexplained-phenomenon junkies have to admit when a fraud's a fraud ... as the 10 cases below will attest. » 12/26/14 9:25am 12/26/14 9:25am

​There's A Smaug Alert For This Week's Video Releases

Yeah, I know it's not pronounced that way. But it was either this or "It's the Desolation of This Week's DVD and Blu-ray releases!" and I thought this was the less awful of the two options. » 4/07/14 2:40pm 4/07/14 2:40pm

Is Edgar Wright adding more than one Ant-Man to his film?

Katee Sackhoff wants to play anything in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars. The Paranormal Activity franchise has a plan that's dependent on a bunch more films getting made. And Michael Ealy explains why he hopes Almost Human never addresses race. Plus, photos from the first episodes of The 100, Helix, and Star-Crossed. Spoilers… » 1/07/14 6:00am 1/07/14 6:00am

The new Paranormal Activity movie is a great introduction to the series

There have been precisely 1,179 movies in the Paranormal Activity series, about a fame-whore demon and the feckless humans who capture him on video. It's daunting. But even if you've never seen a PA movie, or you've missed a few, the new spin-off is a great intro to the series. It's fresh, scary and bursting… » 1/03/14 9:00am 1/03/14 9:00am

Welcome 2014 with this awesome movie trailer mashup

With cunning use of cuts and music, Mark Brandon's got us all excited for this year's movies. Everything's going to be epic. Even the Muppets. Actually, especially the Muppets. » 1/01/14 3:30am 1/01/14 3:30am

Extreme Skaters and Their Creepy Neighbor in Paranormal Activity 5000

The endless Paranormal Activity franchise is branching out, with a spinoff called Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (to be followed, later in the year, by another PA sequel.) And this brand new trailer makes Marked Ones look kind of fun, thanks to the "extreme sports" vibe and the creepy VHS-hoarding neighbor. » 11/26/13 1:18pm 11/26/13 1:18pm

Will the Next Batman Movie Really Be Based on Batman Beyond?

Could Amazing Spider-Man 4 be an Avengers-style team movie? Could a Sandman or Fables film be coming soon? Is Chronicle 2 in trouble, and is 20,000 Leagues dead? Plus Brad Bird's Tomorrowland gets its female lead, Gina Carano joins Avengelyne, and Arrow finds a Black Canary. Plus updates on The Crow and Dead Space. » 7/19/13 6:00am 7/19/13 6:00am

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2012

This was a pretty good year to be a fan of genre movies. More and more low-budget movies had the courage to tackle science fiction and fantasy themes, and meanwhile Hollywood seemed to step up its game a little. But at the same time, there were still tons of boring sequels and prequels, and mountains of crap. » 12/19/12 9:00am 12/19/12 9:00am

Paranormal Activity 4 will make you root for these movies to die

Paranormal Activity 4 has done what no other Paranormal Activity has accomplished before it: made me root for the death of this horror franchise. It's criminally boring and horribly stupid. And I love these movies. I love the shtick, love the sisters — hell, I even love the stupid name they gave the demon in the… » 10/19/12 1:47pm 10/19/12 1:47pm

New trailer for Paranormal Activity 4 is rapidly running out of gimmicks

Didn't think any more money or plot juice could possibly be squeezed out of the Paranormal Activity franchise? Well, think again! In the new trailer for Paranormal Activity 4, it's all the same ghostly gags, but now with a very young girl wearing small shorts! And we're all uncomfortable! » 9/27/12 6:45am 9/27/12 6:45am

The First Ever Horror Movie About How Much Ghost Hunters Sucks

The Apparition, out today, is a vaguely adequate horror movie in which a young couple struggles with some paranormal-ass activity. Where this movie shines, though, is in showing how braindead the whole "paranormal expert" subgenre of television and movies is. » 8/24/12 9:00am 8/24/12 9:00am

In the trailer for Paranormal Activity 4, the demons have gone viral

The supernatural cash cow Paranormal Activity has churned out another addition to the franchise. After the series covered the original couple, the couple's sister, and went back in time to show what happened when the sisters were babies, we thought they ran plum out of story. » 8/01/12 9:25am 8/01/12 9:25am

The All-Out Supernatural Cheese Rampage We've All Been Waiting For

The first trailer for The Apparition looks so relentlessly cheesetastic, we can hardly stand it. This movie has everything: feckless scientific researchers who set out to prove that you can summon supernatural entities with the power of the mind, a monster that is sort of like a virus and sort of like a ghost, and a… » 5/25/12 12:12pm 5/25/12 12:12pm

Is Chernobyl Diaries just the Ukrainian version of Hills Have Eyes?

Paranormal Activity's Oren Peli is venturing out of strict "found footage" horror with his new movie Chernobyl Diaries. But how scary is this movie actually going to be, in practice? Find out for yourself. » 5/11/12 1:33pm 5/11/12 1:33pm

Paranormal Activity 4 to hit in 2012, make a crap-ton of easy money

Given that Paramount is unlikely to turn their backs on the filthy lucre the Paranormal Activity franchise rakes in every Halloween, we'll be seeing a new one in 2012. What's it about? Your guess is as good as ours, but our gut tells us that this will be a webcam-centric, vlogging-style film with all new victims… » 1/03/12 7:50am 1/03/12 7:50am

The Next Crop of Found Footage Movies That Will Scare You Silly

Now that Paranormal Activity 3 has broken box office records for October, Hollywood is green-lighting any thriller you can shake a handheld camera at. The "found footage" horror movie is set to have a new lease on life, with a pipeline full of jump scares. Here are the next crop of "found footage" flicks you should… » 11/07/11 4:56pm 11/07/11 4:56pm

io9’s 50 Scariest Movies Of All Time: The Top 10

What is the scariest science fiction or fantasy film of all time? Which classic horror movies stand above the rest, as the most terrifying? » 10/31/11 3:04pm 10/31/11 3:04pm

Paranormal Activity 3: Actually scary, unlike Paranormal Activity 2

Home movies full of murder and ghostly carnage? It must be time to check in with Katie, Kristi and the family of the damned! While the third installment of the Paranormal Activity saga is a massive step up from the godawful second movie, the scares couldn't save PA3 from suffocating under all its unwelcome… » 10/21/11 9:28am 10/21/11 9:28am

2 Girls One Demon: an Exclusive Shot from Paranormal Activity 3

We admit we were pretty skeptical about Paranormal Activity 3, until we saw this recent trailer, packed with scares and creepy flying children. Could this origins tale be the scare-fest we wanted from the second film? » 10/10/11 1:00pm 10/10/11 1:00pm