10 of the Craziest Things That You Never Knew About Quarantines

If you're worried about catching a super-virus, you can always be extra careful about washing your hands. But sometimes that's not enough. Sometimes you just need to get all those sick people away from you. This idea has fueled many successful — and unsuccessful — quarantines over the years. Here are the strangest,… » 9/09/11 10:00am 9/09/11 10:00am

The All-Time Scariest Moments from Found Footage Horror Movies

Yet another found footage movie, Apollo 18, hits theaters tomorrow. The found footage genre has become a mainstay of horror, with its flickering video and shaky cameras. But what are the best, most terrifying moments of found footage horror? » 9/01/11 4:00pm 9/01/11 4:00pm

An abandoned quarantine island, in plain sight of New York City

A stone's throw away from Manhattan, Bronx, and LaGuardia Airport sits North Brother Island, an one-time quarantine facility that housed infectious individuals like "Typhoid" Mary Mallon. The island has since been exiled from the surrounding metropolis and left to nature. » 1/19/11 11:22am 1/19/11 11:22am

When Americans remake foreign horror films: the report card

It's official: U.S. audiences decided not to let in Let Me In. The U.S. remake of the Swedish vampire classic crashed and burned. But most other domestic horror remakes have been critical or box-office failures. Check out our damning statistics. » 10/18/10 12:01pm 10/18/10 12:01pm

First Impressions of "Monsters": A Quarantined Mexico Packed With Aliens

The advance word (more like hopeful speculation, really) was that this would be the "Mexican District 9," but Monsters is a much more modest and subdued affair, and perhaps its greatest accomplishment is the establishment of its intriguing new mythology. » 3/16/10 3:02pm 3/16/10 3:02pm

Stop Shaking My Movies Like A Polaroid Picture

The shaky cam is so common these days it's cliche. In order to curb this trend we've categorized the good, the bad, and the ugly of the candid cam takes. Not all shaky cams are created equal. » 9/06/09 3:00pm 9/06/09 3:00pm

Wash that Quarantine YAZPM Experience Out of Your Brain

Here's the thing with Quarantine » 10/13/08 7:00am 10/13/08 7:00am, the new zombie outbreak flick that hit theaters this weekend: It's YAZPM. You know: Yet Another Zombie Plague Movie. How does this YAZPM distinguish itself from its predecessors in the genre? Not by much. The outbreak is contained to a creepy apartment building, which I hope will…

America Can't Help But Fall For Zombies

The box office hit of the weekend is definitely Quarantine » 10/12/08 1:30pm 10/12/08 1:30pm, which took the top spot on its first day of release with a $5,350,000 haul, despite showing on fewer screens than its closest competition (Disney's ; earned $2174 on average per screen, against $1398 per screen for the little dog movie). Don't expect it to…

Captain America's Origin And A Bond Girl's "Sticky Fate"

Welcome back! This morning's spoilers include a new synopsis of the Captain America » 10/06/08 6:00am 10/06/08 6:00am movie — and some shocking photos from the James Bond movie . Two new reports on the filming of put together more pieces of the season five puzzle. We have more crazy rumors. There's our first look at Kendra Shaw like you've never…

3 Quarantine Clips Lock You In With The Infected

Get behind the sealed off doors of Quarantine » 10/04/08 4:00pm 10/04/08 4:00pm, where the sick zombified residents are doing such disgusting acts that it makes even horror veteran Jay Hernandez quake in his sexy firemen boots. Old ladies will rip your face off and throw your body of the edge of a three story building and infected residents will break…

Can You Meet The io9 Spoiler Photo Caption Challenge?

A bit of a light spoiler day today, but there are still some pretty awesome bits of news. The director of the movie adaptation of Jose Saramago's classic novel Blindness » 10/01/08 6:00am 10/01/08 6:00am talks a bit about the movie's themes, and there are new pics from . Plus some new hints about , and a telltale set pic from . We also have a new pic…

An Alarming Development For Lost's Desmond And Penny

Today's spoilers include a new Transformers 2 » 9/26/08 6:00am 9/26/08 6:00am set pic that fans are claiming proves certain cars are really Autobots. Also, someone has leaked a detailed plot breakdown of a crucial episode that could mark a huge turning point for Desmond and Penny. There are more details about the fourth episode of Joss Whedon's .…

Almost Every Cylon Mystery — Explained! Also, Secrets Of Transformers'…

Okay, so maybe yesterday's Battlestar Galactica » 9/25/08 6:00am 9/25/08 6:00am spoiler from John Hodgman wasn't as major as we'd hoped. But today, 's leakiest actor, Aaron Douglas, basically explains exactly what the deal was with that mysterious scene at the end of the last episode televised. . Also, toy companies clear up some major …

New Quarantine Pics Show Day Glo Slumber Party From Hell

New stills from the plague-zombie movie Quarantine » 9/17/08 10:46am 9/17/08 10:46am show it's not really an infected undead virus party without black lights and themed dancers. Don't they look like zombie strippers? I can just picture it: "We got a call about an undead noise complaint - you guys aren't making enough noise!" Then they rip off their…

Quarantine Attraction Locks Tourists In With The Infected

Knott's Berry Farm wants to lock you in an apartment with a bunch of quarantined zombies this Halloween. The zombie shaky-cam horror movie Quarantine » 8/27/08 7:30am 8/27/08 7:30am is getting its own maze at the the amusement park in Buena Park, California. It's a brand new spooky attraction that I'm sure will have scarily dressed people jumping…

Is the Earth Quarantined???

Click to view » 8/22/08 4:21pm 8/22/08 4:21pm Why haven't we met aliens yet? And why aren't we sending rockets all over the solar system? There is only one plausible explanation. Earth is being quarantined! A combination of higher alien civilizations and our own Earth-based military forces are working together to keep the Earth contained and…

Get Inside Quarantine's Sick Building Syndrome

The new website for Quarantine » 8/19/08 9:30am 8/19/08 9:30am is up and running. Once inside, you can explore the apartment complex for yourself in a computer game, complete with angry zombies that will take run at you if you're not prepared with your gun. []

Zombie Slaughter Is The Man's Fault, In Redband Quarantine Trailer

A new redband trailer for plague-ridden building film Quarantine premiered at Comic-Con, and IGN has posted it online. It shows more crazy zombie action, including a fairly shocking transformation. But it also gives a really clear sense of the movie's anti-establishment spin, where the government not only traps people… » 7/27/08 1:17pm 7/27/08 1:17pm

Cloverfield + 28 Days Later = Quarantine

New shaky handy-cam-style footage from the quarantined camera crew locked in an LA apartment building with bloodthirsty plague-ridden tenants shows what happens when the government steps in to control a vampire-ish epidemic. Watch the happy faced reporter get dragged kicking and screaming through a government… » 7/10/08 8:20am 7/10/08 8:20am

Vampirism is a Virus

In the flick Quarantine, a U.S. remake of a Spanish horror movie hitting theaters in October, vampirism is a disease. A disease that a Homeland Security-style group is bent on containing at all costs. And hey, if a few journalists are killed along the way, that's all the better. There's the premise of the movie in a… » 4/11/08 8:20am 4/11/08 8:20am