Arguably The Greatest "Lion Turns Into Naked Lady" Scene Ever [NSFW]

What makes this scene from the 1986 movie Amazons so wonderful isn't just the completely ridiculous visual effects (and sound effects) when the lion turns into an naked assassin. It's also the amazing dialogue, including the villain's final threat to turn her into a rug. » 9/19/14 7:00pm 9/19/14 7:00pm

The Secret Origin Of The Godawful '90s Fantastic Four Movie Revealed

In 1994, king of the shlock moviemakers Roger Corman was hired to produce a Fantastic Four movie with almost no resources in order for the Neue Constantin film company just to keep the FFfilm rights. Supposedly the film was never meant to be seen — but this new documentary argues otherwise. » 8/20/14 6:39am 8/20/14 6:39am

Documentary trailer for Fantastic Four movie Marvel wanted to forget

In 1994, monster movie maker Roger Corman made a $2 million adaptation of The Fantastic Four, was never released in theaters for obvious reasons. But now the documentary DOOMED! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four will show you the lunacy that is this creation, and all the bananas behind-the-scenes… » 1/13/14 4:40pm 1/13/14 4:40pm

When dinosaurs team up with lasers, you're basically screwed

This is my favorite scene from the Roger Corman film Raptor — which is basically an ultra-cheap Jurassic Park rip-off starring Eric Roberts and a bunch of people you've never heard of. In this scene, a researcher working on a project to breed dinosaurs has lost sight of the mission — so he has to be disposed of,… » 12/06/12 5:00pm 12/06/12 5:00pm

This Week's TV: Why You Should Drop Everything and Catch Up With Alphas

Mostly, this week's television column is going to be devoted to telling you why you should be checking out Alphas tonight, and the Monday nights following. This Syfy show about people with mutant powers really hit its stride at the end of season one, and has continued to be super-watchable in season two thus far. So… » 8/20/12 9:00am 8/20/12 9:00am

The beautiful, secret story of the seal child revealed in Song of the…

What's next for the project for the folks behind the enchanting (and Oscar-nominated) The Secret Of Kells? Behold the concept trailer for Song of the Sea, an adorable animation about the mythical sea child. It's absolutely stunning. Plus, get a look at the first trailer for Space Sherriff Gavan: The Movie and Roger… » 8/19/12 8:51pm 8/19/12 8:51pm

Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Who Became Their Own Genres

Some people don't just create new worlds and super-memorable characters — they give life to their own genres. There are some creators of fantastical stories whose work is so distinctive, you have a pretty good sense what's going to happen when you pick up their work — and you're excited, because it's going to be a… » 4/18/12 9:00am 4/18/12 9:00am

What if Roger Corman or Alfred Hitchcock directed The Hunger Games?

Gary Ross is getting rave reviews for his faithful adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, but what if a different director imposed his or her own peculiar vision on the dystopian murder competition? These movie posters imagine how Katniss and company would fare in the hands of some very different moviemakers. » 3/25/12 11:00am 3/25/12 11:00am

Win this delightful Sharktopus plushie!

You know that the adorable, limb-chomping beast from Sharktopus was destined to be a plushie, and now you can have one of your very own. Just enter our Sharktocontest to win it, plus DVDs of Syfy classics Sharktopus and Dinoshark. » 4/11/11 2:30pm 4/11/11 2:30pm

Superheroic banter just doesn't work as well during sex [NSFW]

Witness possibly the cheesiest superheroic sex scene of all time — in the original Black Scorpion film, the Scorpion surprises the cop whom she's been having sexual tension with for most of the film, and takes advantage of him. NSFW! » 3/09/11 6:56pm 3/09/11 6:56pm

Quite possibly the finest moment of the entire "sword and cleavage"…

Barbarian Queen is a lovely movie in its own right, but Barbarian Queen 2: The Empress Strikes Back is superior in many respects. Just check out this sequence where the eponymous barbarian queen duels with the main villain to the death. And meanwhile, the sorcerous Princess Tamis meets her fate at the hands of her… » 2/16/11 6:42pm 2/16/11 6:42pm

The superhero movie that makes Catwoman look like Citizen Kane

Here are the greatest moments from Black Scorpion 2, the Roger Corman-produced superhero film about the woman in the shiny black bustier and mask. This movie is what you would get if you forced Halle Berry's Catwoman to guzzle Everclear until its IQ dropped into single digits. » 2/09/11 8:38pm 2/09/11 8:38pm

3 Cult Classics that Roger Corman Actually Directed

Shout Factory has been putting out the motherlode of Roger Corman productions with its Roger Corman's Cult Classics series — but a new set features three weird masterpieces that Corman actually directed. Including Attack of the Crab Monsters. » 1/27/11 12:30pm 1/27/11 12:30pm

What's more terrifying: gigantic camel spiders or a lady with a cow…

This week on Cult Movie Worship we have two equally disturbing movies. One's about giant killer spiders, the other's about the Scandinavian wood nymph, the huldra. Plus, check out the latest scifi short obsession! » 1/09/11 5:50pm 1/09/11 5:50pm

Greatest Zero-Gravity Sex Scenes of All Time [NSFW]

You haven't crossed the final frontier until you've had sex in space. It's the ultimate dream: weightless lovemaking. Here are 11 awesome zero-gravity sex scenes...plus one real-life zero G sexytime moment caught on video. » 11/10/10 7:22pm 11/10/10 7:22pm

10 new things Roger Corman's Fantastic Four taught us about Marvel's…

In 1994, Roger Corman produced a $2 million adaptation of The Fantastic Four that never hit theaters. This deranged lost film introduced novel twists to the Four's origin story...like an evil hobo jeweler. » 10/20/10 6:40pm 10/20/10 6:40pm

The scenes that were too campy to be included in the campiest Star Wars…

Would you believe that StarCrash, the ridonkulous space opera starring Caroline Munro and David Hasselhoff, was even campier before it was edited for U.S. release? The masterful new 2-DVD set includes loads of deleted scenes, including this batshit supervillain moment. » 9/28/10 5:30pm 9/28/10 5:30pm

10 awesome science fiction stories for gamers

Ever since ET for the Atari 2600 wowed gamers worldwide, science fiction and video games have been natural bedfellows. Here are 10 great scifi tales that embrace the aesthetics, technology, and popular tropes of the gaming world. » 8/28/10 9:05pm 8/28/10 9:05pm

Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning novel popularized so many ubiquitous scifi…

The best worm sex death scene in the galaxy [NSFW]

To celebrate the recent release of Roger Corman classic Galaxy of Terror on DVD, we bring you this io9 flashback . . . to one of the weirdest things you'll ever see. » 8/05/10 3:54pm 8/05/10 3:54pm

The best Syfy Original Movie trailer ever is for Sharktopus

You can't go wrong with Sharktopus. Roger Corman helms a movie that is a glorious celebration of giant monsters for giant monster's sake. And the sharktopus looks awesome! I especially like how it can come on land. Land sharktopus! » 7/15/10 5:30pm 7/15/10 5:30pm