The Blob Was Based On A True Story

Well, maybe it's better to say The Blob was based on a "true" story. No one got sucked into a garbage disposal like in the horror movie classic, but reportedly one policeman's hands got sticky and that's equally horrifying. » 8/18/14 7:00am 8/18/14 7:00am

R.I.P. Larry Hagman, the Kindest Master an Immortal Superbeing Ever Had

Larry Hagman, who died last night, first came to most people's attention as the male lead of I Dream of Jeannie, a weird clone of Bewitched about an astronaut who becomes the owner of a cute, somewhat overenthusiastic genie in a bottle. She calls him "Master" and tries to please him with her magical powers — but she… » 11/24/12 11:00am 11/24/12 11:00am

io9's 50 Scariest Movies Of All Time

What is the scariest science fiction or fantasy film of all time? Which movies stand above the rest off all horror flicks as the most terrifying? » 10/25/11 1:40pm 10/25/11 1:40pm

Bradley Cooper thinks he's caught the serial killer of the century on camera. But what he discovers is infinitely worse, and severely bloody. Based off a short…

"I Love Having A Gay Zombie As A Son!"

In this week's Ugly Americans, zombies become an allegory for all 1960s culture wars, gelatinous blobs are bigots, yetis are Eurotrash, and New Jersey is an undead-filled cesspool. How can we hate when we're all monsters? » 4/08/10 5:00pm 4/08/10 5:00pm

The Blob Attacks New Zealand — For Breast Cancer!

Can you stand the onslaught of... The Blob? It's rampaging through Auckland, New Zealand, terrorizing the city and horrifying bystanders with its giant veins and gelatinous mass. But don't worry — it's all for a worthy cause. » 10/06/09 2:00pm 10/06/09 2:00pm

Rob Zombie's Remake Of The Blob Will Be Actually Terrifying

The Blob is getting a reboot by Rob Zombie, who has a $30 million budget and promises to make the 1950s movie's "jello-looking thing" horrifying. » 8/28/09 8:00am 8/28/09 8:00am

Is Wolverine's Emma Frost More Disappointing Than Gambit's Ridiculous…

Some "video bios" of Wolverine's mutant stars put the nasty-as-she-wanna-be Emma Frost front and center... and the PG-rated version of Emma is an even bigger disappointment than Gambit. » 4/21/09 12:58pm 4/21/09 12:58pm

The Best Reason Jeph Loeb Is No Longer Working On Heroes

Wondering what former Heroes' writer/producer Jeph Loeb is doing now that he's no longer on the show? Or what happened to Sylar's brain eating? Marvel Comics have the (somewhat gross) answer to both questions.
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Scientists Pick The Greatest Books And Movies Of All Time

At last, the most important works of science fiction are being determined scientifically. New Scientist » 10/01/08 2:20pm 10/01/08 2:20pm magazine is doing a special science fiction issue on Nov. 15, and the magazine is polling its science-boffin readers as to the greatest books and movies in the genre. The magazine's own staff have already voted, and…

This Weekend, Indulge Your Inner Blob

Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not celebrate the 50th anniversary of Steve McQueen-monster movie The Blob at Phoenixville, PA's Colonial Theatre? The three-day event features not just the geltastic movie, but also special guests, audience participation and the chance to discover the best way to avoid… » 7/08/08 2:20pm 7/08/08 2:20pm

New Watchmen Hints, Plus Batman and Wolverine Spoilers

We were excited to see Peter at Slashfilm striking a blow against excessive spoiler sensitivity with his rant on Saturday. It's not just because we revel in spoilers and wish there could be spoilers for real life, either. It's also because we want the term "spoiler" to refer to only the juiciest and most forbidden… » 2/18/08 6:00am 2/18/08 6:00am

Who's The Tallest Giant Monster?

Now that the Cloverfield monster has won a place in the giant-monster canon, everybody wants to know how he'd do in a fight against Godzilla. The answer: he'd have a chance against the original 1954 Godzilla, but none whatsoever against the newer, twice-as-tall version. See how Cloverfieldy stacks up to other giant… » 2/01/08 9:30am 2/01/08 9:30am

The Stinkiest Sewer Monsters Ever to Rise from the Depths

There's a vast world below us that most of you know nothing about. How many of you have actually ventured down into the cavernous sewer pipes below your city to have a look? Sure, it's not the most aromatherapy-friendly destination, but if you're looking for a mutated monster hell-bent on taking over humankind, it's… » 1/24/08 4:00pm 1/24/08 4:00pm

Must See: The Blob

Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: The Blob

Date: 1958

Vitals: Teenagers in a small town fight a gelatinous ooze from outer space that absorbs human bodies and… » 9/29/07 3:55pm 9/29/07 3:55pm