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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Sep 13, 2019 at 05:45. 6 comments

10 Weirdly Great But Often Overlooked Horror Sequels, Prequels, and Follow-Ups

10 Weirdly Great But Often Overlooked Horror Sequels, Prequels, and Follow-Ups

Everybody knows that certain horror sequels—like Dawn of the Dead and Evil Dead II—are masterpieces in their own right. Others have ascended to cult royalty, like Troll 2 and Bride of Chucky. But what about those offbeat, overlooked horror series entries that never quite get the love they deserve?

Head Back to School With These 11 Slasher Movies Set on College Campuses

Slasher movies are...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Sep 07, 2019 at 00:45. 2 comments

Head Back to School With These 11 Slasher Movies Set on College Campuses

Head Back to School With These 11 Slasher Movies Set on College Campuses

Slasher movies are famously repetitive, sharing certain themes that recur over and over. A big one: college! Campuses are the perfect hunting ground for maniacs targeting young adults who’re out on their own, making bad decisions for the first (and last) time. Here are 11 classics to add to your horror syllabus.

A warning that some of the trailers here are NSFW—which you might have surmised...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Sep 06, 2019. 4 comments

Sophia Takal's Black Christmas Horror Remake Looks Like a Cut Above

Sophia Takal's Black Christmas Horror Remake Looks Like a Cut Above
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I hear you, horror fans: Bob Clark’s much-loved proto-slasher film Black Christmas—the original “he’s calling from inside the house!” flick—already got a forgettable remake back in 2006. But this first trailer for a brand-new take on the story looks very promising.

Notably, it’s directed and...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Sep 06, 2019. 9 comments

Amazon's Undone Is a Surreal and Visually Stunning Series About (Maybe?) Losing Your Mind

Amazon's Undone Is a Surreal and Visually Stunning Series About (Maybe?) Losing Your Mind
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When we first meet Alma (Alita: Battle Angel’s Rosa Salazar), the heroine of Amazon’s Undone, she’s sobbing behind the wheel and driving like a maniac. Alma’s at a breaking point, and Undone—which has a mind-bending story and trippy visuals to match—sucks you into her world right as she’s...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 31, 2019. 15 comments

Revisiting the 1990s Stepford Horrors of Disturbing Behavior

Revisiting the 1990s Stepford Horrors of Disturbing Behavior

In the wake of Clueless and Scream in the teen-culture explosion of the mid-to-late 1990s lurks sci-fi horror tale Disturbing Behavior, a movie that cherry-picks its influences and has some interesting ideas, but ultimately comes up pretty short. As a time capsule , though, it is undeniably fascinating.

By the time 1998 rolled around, grunge had faded and Britney Spears was music’s great new...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 29, 2019. 19 comments

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 27, 2019. 14 comments

There's Something for Every Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan on io9's Massive List of Fall Books

There's Something for Every Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan on io9's Massive List of Fall Books

We’re up to our eyeballs in genre books, folks—space capers, fantasy adventures, alt-history thrillers, short-fiction collections, and even a couple of nonfiction books thrown in for good measure. Dive in, and get ready for an amazing season of reading.

SeptemberNo One’s Home by D.M. Pulley

A family looking for a fresh start moves to a new town to renovate an abandoned mansion, but soon finds...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 27, 2019. 6 comments

A Maniac Heads to Summer Camp in the Screamingly Great Trailer for American Horror Story: 1984

A Maniac Heads to Summer Camp in the Screamingly Great Trailer for American Horror Story: 1984

After a cheeky campaign of teasers designed to evoke 1980s summer-camp slasher movies , we’ve finally got the first official trailer for American Horror Story: 1984, and man does it deliver. The fashions! The hair! The escaped serial killer named “Mr. Jingles”! The campfire tales of massacres! The Jazzercise!

We had a feeling that going totally 1980s might be a genius move for Ryan Murphy’s...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 27, 2019. 11 comments

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 24, 2019. 2 comments

In This First Look at Agents of SHIELD Season 7, an Old Enemy Resurfaces

In This First Look at Agents of SHIELD Season 7, an Old Enemy Resurfaces

While most everyone is focusing on all the news coming out of the Disney+ panel , another Marvel and Disney show was getting the spotlight elsewhere at D23: Agents of SHIELD. Let’s just say it sure looks like the ABC show’s seventh season is going to pack in a lot of action en route to the series finale .

The teaser starts in 1931, and it gets face-meltingly intense from there:

Agents of...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 22, 2019. 18 comments

4 Wild Gene Roddenberry Sci-Fi TV Projects That Had Nothing to Do With Star Trek

4 Wild Gene Roddenberry Sci-Fi TV Projects That Had Nothing to Do With Star Trek

He’s first and foremost the Star Trek guy, but the creative mind of Gene Roddenberry—born this week in 1921—also ventured far beyond the voyages of the Enterprise. A quartet of awesomely bizarre TV projects he made in the years between Star Trek and The Next Generation offers fascinating proof of this.

Roddenberry, a military vet and former LAPD officer, started off writing for TV Westerns...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 21, 2019.

Issa López on the Horrors of Tigers Are Not Afraid, Her Haunting Festival Breakout Film

Issa López on the Horrors of Tigers Are Not Afraid, Her Haunting Festival Breakout Film

Tigers Are Not Afraid is a fairy-tale nightmare that takes place in a world that’s all too real. As a drug war rages around them, a group of orphans band together in a part of Mexico City that’s become a ghost town—meaning empty and deserted, but yes, also haunted by angry spirits.

Since its 2017 film-festival debut, Tigers has racked up awards worldwide and writer-director Issa López has...

Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 20, 2019. 23 comments

Underwater, No One Can Hear You Scream

Underwater, No One Can Hear You Scream
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As movies like The Abyss have shown, being stranded at the bottom of the ocean is as dangerous as being stranded in outer space. And as movies like The Meg have shown, there can be very unfriendly things lurking in the depths. Underwater combines both, with Kristen Stewart starring in what...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 20, 2019. 6 comments

Witchy 1990s Classic Practical Magic May Get a Prequel Series at HBO Max

Witchy 1990s Classic Practical Magic May Get a Prequel Series at HBO Max

Is that the sound of midnight margaritas you hear? Or is that a recently-deceased (for the second time) evil ex-boyfriend creaking in the garden? It could be both: HBO Max has ordered a pilot for a potential series that would be a prequel to the dark and dreamy 1998 witch-family saga Practical Magic .

As Halloween movie aficionados well know, the original film—based on the Alice Hoffman...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 17, 2019. 11 comments

30 Very Good Sci-Fi Dogs

30 Very Good Sci-Fi Dogs

Now that all the hype surrounding Captain Marvel’s top scene-stealer, Goose the cat (or “cat ,” if you will), has died down a little, it’s high time we shifted our adoring attentions over to the dogs of science fiction. The genre has produced many, many very good puppers over the years, including these 30 favorites.

30. Boomer, Independence Day

Aliens invade. Cities fall. But Boomer, the...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 16, 2019. 6 comments

Neil Gaiman's Take on Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Fantasy Trilogy Finds a Home at Showtime

Neil Gaiman's Take on Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Fantasy Trilogy Finds a Home at Showtime

Game of Thrones is over , and every network and streaming service is currently trying to replicate the success of HBO’s hit by finding their own epic fantasy breakout. Showtime, which already has Kingkiller Chronicle in development, is doubling down with another genre title: Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy.

As previously reported , and as Variety reminds us with news of this latest...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 16, 2019. 7 comments

Joss Whedon's HBO Fantasy The Nevers Somehow Has Room for Even More Quirky Characters

Joss Whedon's HBO Fantasy The Nevers Somehow Has Room for Even More Quirky Characters

Not even two weeks ago, Joss Whedon’s HBO series about a gaggle of Victorian-era ladies with superpowers announced the addition of a dozen actors, to go along with previously announced series star Laura Donnelly . That’s a rather huge ensemble, but The Nevers wasn’t done yet!

Today, the show added six more names that’ll co-star with Donnelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 16, 2019. 7 comments

A Gorgeous New Game of Thrones Book Showcases the Series' True Winners: the Costumes

A Gorgeous New Game of Thrones Book Showcases the Series' True Winners: the Costumes

Though a not-insignificant portion of the Game of Thrones fan base is still fuming over how the series ended , even the most outspoken haters still have to admit that even if the story came up short , certain among the show’s elements were still as dazzling as ever. For instance: the intricately detailed costumes.

Game of Thrones: The Costumes, a new book from HBO and Insight Editions, puts...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 15, 2019. 22 comments

After Event Horizon, Here Are More Sci-Fi Horror Movies That Should Get TV Adaptations

After Event Horizon, Here Are More Sci-Fi Horror Movies That Should Get TV Adaptations

Stranger Things season three , which riffed on The Thing and The Blob (among others), was the latest testament to the enduring power of sci-fi horror—until we heard that Amazon was circling a series adaptation of Event Horizon . While the iron is hot, here are four more sci-fi horror titles perfect for TV translation.

Pitch Black

David Twohy and Vin Diesel’s Riddick trilogy started off strong,...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 15, 2019. 10 comments

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite Looks Like a Masterpiece of Mindfuckery

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite Looks Like a Masterpiece of Mindfuckery
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The official trailer is here for Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winner, Parasite, and while it may not be as genre-leaning as many of his earlier films (The Host , Snowpiercer , Okja ), it’s definitely pitch-black comedy with at least a small side of horror, so we can’t resist sharing it here.

The...

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