There are two decent Amityville Horror movies: the 1979 original starring Margot Kidder and James Brolin, released when some still believed the book it was based on was a true story; and 2016's The Conjuring 2, which features a big scene in the infamous eye-window house, and is technically not part of the 18-film…
HBO has given a green light for a pilot and backup scripts based on the limited comic series Watchmen from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The project comes from Damon Lindelof, who teased the project on Instagram (see below) before the announcement, and Warner Bros TV.
Zack Snyder previously adapted Watchmen into a feature film in 2009.
Watchmen is set in an alternate history world in 1985 at the height of the cold war. Superheroes exist and have had a hand in changing the outcomes of major events for about 50 years, but they are now mostly retired, with a few working as government agents.
In David Holechek’s scifi short Cradle, a man haunted by the worst day of his life frantically tries to figure out a way to time-travel using precise calculations and, ultimately, his mind—think Somewhere in Time, but with a tragedy driving the narrative instead of a corny romance.
George R.R. Martin confirms he and producer Bryan Cogman are aboard fifth Game of Thrones prequel @ Syfy Wire
With winter finally here, it seems George R.R. Martin is already feeling nostalgic for spring.
The Game of Thrones author has revealed that he and the show's co-executive producer Bryan Cogman are hard at work on their own prequel to his hit HBO fantasy series to go along with the four others the pay cable network already has ordered into development.
Just when you thought Trollhunters couldn't get any cooler, it does. Deadline reports that for the second season of the animated Netflix show, Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), and David Bradley (Game of Thrones, the Harry Potter franchise) will all lend their voices to the Guillermo del Toro-produced series.
Wonder Woman creator fights to inspire girls in new Professor Marston and the Wonder Women clip @ Syfy Wire
William Moulton Marston faced a lot of criticism when he created Wonder Woman back in 1941. A powerful Amazon who grew up in a world without men — and whose comic was full of imagery that evoked questions about her creator's proclivities — was a brand-new idea for audiences, and it wasn't without its detractors.
I’ve been watching Gotham on and off for the past few years and while the show’s insanity is one of its best qualities, it’s also left me with a burning question that I’ve never been to figure out: Who the hell would willingly choose to live in Gotham City? Also, like, why? Moving to Gotham is like asking to die.
It was hard to eat or drink anything while watching Battlestar Galactica. Inevitably, something would happen that caused us to gasp. In addition to it being a choking hazard, it was also easy to spill a glass of wine when gesticulating wildly in shock.
Where Battlestar succeeded most was in subverting our expectations of what would come next. The writers were experts in this, and more than once, we thought we’d end up one place and then end up either completely the other end, or exactly where we thought -- just in an entirely surprising way.
The seven main characters of It will return for a sequel, but they'll all be 40 instead of 13. In this week's column, we pick the actors who should play the adult Losers' Club in It: Chapter Two.
How the Star Trek: Discovery Comic Will Reveal New Things About the Klingons Without Screwing Up Canon @ io9
The Klingons of Star Trek have a long, storied history of having their long, storied history explored and evolved every time we see them. Star Trek: Discovery’s take on them is no different, but these new Klingons have been shrouded in mystery. Until now, that is, thanks to the new Discovery comic.
It’s going to be the end of an era when MTV’s Teen Wolf ends its six-season run this coming Sunday. To whet our appetite for the series finale, a new sneak peek has been unleashed — but be aware that there are MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW.
Don't read any further if you aren’t caught up with the show.
All good? Right. On with it.
As certain as the sun rises and sets, every year we get a Simpsons Treehouse of Horror special—but the 2017 edition is recruiting legendary writer Neil Gaiman. Not to pen a story, but to star in an homage to his dark fantasy novel Coraline.
Star Stuff is a weekly column by rocket scientist & astrophysicist Summer Ash highlighting some amazing things happening every day on and off the planet, especially great science done by and/or for women. She harnesses her science communication powers to smash the patriarchy and advocate for equality and inclusion across all time and space. Throwdowns with pseudoscience may occur.
Thank goodness for stupid movie characters. Without them, they wouldn't do the ridiculous things that we love in movies, like going to investigate that creepy sound, or moving into a notoriously haunted house.
When you think of fearsome predators, you don’t usually think of frogs—unless you happen to be a fly. Go back about 70 million years and that could have been a different story.
In an era when gigantism among both flora and fauna was not uncommon, prehistoric amphibians like Beelzebufo ampinga aka the “devil frog” got huge. Like, 10 pounds of frog. This thing really earned the Beelzebub in its scientific name, too, because scientists believe it could have had both the strength and appetite to devour even dinosaurs.
Ever since he arrived on the comics scene after drawing the first Clerks comic one-shot, artist Jim Mahfood has continued to be an artist worth watching. Whether it's his gonzo-graffiti art style or his radically unique takes on popular culture like Spider-Man, Miami Vice, Tank Girl, or a new issue of Grrl Scouts, whenever new Mahfood hits the racks, it's a banner Wednesday.
Now that they’re finally living in the same dimension, Peter Parker and Miles Morales have been trying to solve one of the more interesting questions posed at the end of Marvel’s Secret Wars from 2015: Why doesn’t Miles have an Earth-616 counterpart?
The CW’s Supernatural is getting ready to kick off its 13th season of demon-hunting and wisecracking, and the latest trailer tries to make the concept feel as fresh as it did back in the early 2000s.
We get an opening voiceover from Dean praying to God for help, leading into a throwback intro that lays out the elevator pitch for the series (two brothers fight monsters! and drive a cool car!) that has kept fans coming back since George W. Bush was president.
A new promo for The Walking Dead Season 8, which will debut with the 100th episode of the series, was released by AMC. The spot, running on AMC now during their other original series, shows the groups from The Kingdom, The Hilltop, and Alexandria all assembling as they prepare for All Out War against Negan and the Saviors.
UPDATE (6:22 p.m. PT): WBTV has released a statement on the circumstances surrounding K.J. Apa's car crash, as previously reported on below. Contrary to earlier reports, it notes that Apa worked 14.2 hours the day/night of the crash, that he had not been overly worked leading up to that day, and that he did not go to the hospital, but was treated by first responders and subsequently released.
With the hurricane of Stephen King horror projects erupting on TV and the big screen, it's easy to be swept away in the sudden craze to adapt Maine's Master of the Macabre and become swiftly lost in the madness.
Hey, did you hear there’s a new Star Trek show starting September 24? Anticipation is mighty high here at io9—but for everyone who hasn’t been cataloguing every bit of info that CBS has revealed about Star Trek: Discovery on the long road to its debut, we’ve assembled this handy guide to get you up to speed.
M. Night Shyamalan is making his own comic book universe, even if it’s not based on an actual comic book. Unbreakable stars Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Split lead James McAvoy, are set to reprise their roles in Shyamalan’s latest superhero installment, Glass.
The world has changed quite a lot in the decade since the last Star Trek series ended, and the new show Discovery is aiming to balance that hope and optimism with the “brutal time” we see every day in the real world.
September 2017 is SYFY's 25th anniversary, so we’re using it as an excuse to look back at the last 25 years of ALL science fiction, fantasy, and horror, a time that has seen the genres we love conquer the world of pop culture. For us, that means lists! ALL THE LISTS! We’ll be doing two “25 greatest” lists per day all throughout September, looking back at the moments, people, and characters that shaped the last quarter century. So keep checking back. Please note: Our lists are not ranked; all items have equal standing in our brains.
If you’ll be attending New York Comic Con in a couple of weeks, then you should keep an eye out for the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
George R.R. Martin has shed some light about the fifth Game of Thrones prequel that he and GoT producer Bryan Cogman have pitched to HBO, which includes the depth of his involvement. And it’s a lot.
Capcom's insane new Monster Hunter: World is a ferocious stampede of chaotic creatures bent on making a tasty meal of your tender flesh.
A fresh trailer just debuted at a Sony press conference for the Tokyo Game Show 2017, filled with a monstrous menagerie of crested carnivorous dinosaurs and the legacy of skilled hunters aiming to bring them home as trophies.
It's a dog's world and we're just living in it.
The trailer for Wes Anderson's upcoming animated comedy, Isle of Dogs, has just hit the web, and by the looks of things, this canine adventure should be quite a treat for moviegoers and fans of the acclaimed director.
Set in Japan 20 years in the future, the film follows 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi, who sets out on an epic journey in search of his beloved pooch, who's been banished with other pups to a vast garbage dump called Trash Island after an outbreak of dog flu.
Batman is hitting that Asphalt Jungle. DC Comics and Turner Classic Movies have announced a special collaboration that will see the Dark Knight team up with Eddie Muller, the host of TCM's popular Noir Alley, for a free comic book entitled Batman in Noir Alley.
A few months ago, yours truly wrote up a piece for this very site making the case for why The CW needs to reboot Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a modern horror series akin to the murder mystery facelift given to Archie comics with Riverdale. As you may have heard by now, this exact project has now been officially announced as in development.
Happy birthday to Stephen King, who turns 70 today. The legendary horror author shows no signs of slowing down as he enters his eighth decade, with an epic new novel called Sleeping Beauties (co-written with son Owen King) coming out next week.
Tom Hanks is (hopefully) returning to Saturday Night Live as David S. Pumpkins, the Halloween elevator haunt who shimmied his way into our hearts. But if former SNL star and sketch co-writer Bobby Moynihan is to be believed, Hanks originally wanted nothing to do with the character.
Not to scare you, but you’re getting hit with radiation constantly. First, there’s just regular old light (yep, that’s a kind of radiation). Then there are low levels of higher energy radiation like the kind in nuclear reactors, including particles coming out of the soil and off of bananas. But the highest-energy…
Marking the official end of summer, the premiere of Gotham Season 4 strikes Thursday, September 21, at 8 p.m. on Fox — and the Gotham City playing field is increasing in complexity as a veritable rogues' gallery of villains jostle for position and the impending emergence of the Dark Knight slowly builds from tragic beginnings.
Rip Hunter is back in the first images from the Season 3 premiere of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, released by The CW this week. The images show the Legends mostly, apparently, chilling on the beach -- but Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) doesn't seem to be back as a friend.
In the official synopsis for Season 3, The CW says Hunter is "calling their methods into question" as the new head of the Time Bureau ... probably because last season they kind of broke time itself. Oops.
Actor Sissy Spacek says that she loved working for director Brian De Palma on the set of their 1976 horror film Carrie. But it doesn’t mean the two had the same take on the iconic horror character.
Ma.K is getting an American-style makeover.
After scaring up boffo box office with Stephen King's creepy clown tale, IT producer Roy Lee is now setting his sights on giant robots and bipedal robo suits as he's landed a deal to turn the epic Japanese sci-fi series into a Hollywood blockbuster.
Fifty-one years ago this month, Star Trek: The Original Series beamed into American TV sets for the first time, igniting the imaginations of millions. Through warp drives and transporters, androids and alien negotiations, the epic sci-fi saga ended up inspiring an entire generation of young scientists and inventors to conceptualize its imagined future — and, in many cases, create and explore the technological possibilities its writers and science advisors suggested.
The first season of Channel Zero, Syfy’s creepypasta-inspired anthology series, explored the nightmares of Candle Cove, a sinister TV puppet show. Season two, No-End House, features a new story, a new cast, and an even more dreadful evil. If you thrill to mind-warping horror stories, you do not want to miss this.
Bernie Casey, professional football player-turned-actor, has died at the age of 78 after a brief illness, Variety reports.
Heat Signature’s clock is ticking. Ten seconds until I get detected in an enemy spaceship, and I haven’t even assassinated my target. Finally, I find them. It’s over in one cruel slice of my long blade, but the timer is still counting down, and the ship is a labyrinthine hulk. I run. I see a hull or a space window or …
From the looks of it, the new Tomb Raider reboot is set to be a massive pivot from Angelina Jolie’s much-derided take on the character. Instead, it’s much more inspired by the 2013 Tomb Raider game that followed a much younger Lara Croft on her very first tomb raiding mission.
Cory Doctorow, Claire North, and Sylvain Neuvel Will Seek to Depress Us Beyond Words With the Black Mirror Book @ io9
Black Mirror is bringing its brand of haunting dystopian storytelling away from the television screen and into the realm of books—and now we know the authors who will help bring Charlie Brooker’s weird, often morbid world to the page.
It's been nearly a decade since James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar hit theaters, shooting to the top of the all-time box-office charts and wowing audiences worldwide with its game-changing visuals. Even back then, as his film was raking in the millions, Cameron was already talking about his vision for a sequel, and an eventual trilogy. Over time, two Avatar sequels became four Avatar sequels, and though Cameron always promised he was working on the films, they faded further and further away. At times it felt like we might never see this fabled franchise again.
At this point, it’s safe to say that Planet Hulk is something of a modern classic. In the time since it was first published in the pages of Incredible Hulk in 2006-2007, its popularity has only grown, spawning animated movies, “What if?”-style alternate takes, and inspiring the Jade Giant’s next cinematic appearance in Thor: Ragnarok.
Crossovers are a staple of comic fiction, whether that’s in the books themselves, in the movies, or even in the video game adaptations. At their best, they’re fannish delights, getting to hint at what it would be like for such disparate characters to really meet. At their worst, they’re squandered opportunities.
There are few things more ironic than a demon in a cathedral, even if said demon happens to be an unlikely superhero.
Hellboy is getting a much-anticipated, R-rated revamp that will be bloody and infested with otherworldly creatures, which probably wouldn’t have raised any controversy had all these unholy things not needed to be filmed in a holy place.
A boy and his dog. It’s a tale as old as old as time. Well, except in this case all the dogs are plagued and have been shipped off to a garbage island to die.
There’s little doubt that Avengers 4 is going to be one of the biggest events in Marvel cinematic history, with a mind-boggling number of cast members to boot.
Robert Picardo from Star Trek: Voyager is a delight. Everyone at Star Trek Las Vegas was delightful, but the man who is the quintessential sci-fi Doctor (but not the British one) operates on another level. He sings, he wears a very nice hat, and, greatest of all, he agreed to do an interview with SYFY WIRE because, "I've done a few things for SYFY, you know."
On the morning of Friday, September 22, 2017, the Earth will experience a close encounter with a spaceborne object. But never fear! We’re perfectly safe. That’s because the space traveler is the NASA probe OSIRIS-REx, and it will pass more than 17,000 km above the Earth’s surface.
We’re less than three weeks away from the return of Supergirl, and yet we don’t know much about the villain the Girl of Steel will face this season, Reign. Thankfully, some juicy tidbits about the Season 3 Big Bad have emerged, and we have a clearer picture of the character making her debut on the superhero series.
As any superhero can tell you, crime doesn’t pay. Especially when you steal expensive, rare comic books and try to unload them at regular ol' comic shops.
P.J. Soles is of massive importance to the late '70s and early '80s. Between her roles as Lynda in Halloween and Riff Randall in Rock 'n Roll High School Forever, her impact on cinema is incalculable.
But she's nothing compared to her perfect, flawless hat. When it comes to the hat from Carrie, Soles was the accessory, and her hat the star.
This weekend, after leaving us aching for more with the wonderful TV movie, DuckTales is back—and its bringing its most beloved antagonists back with it in the form of the Beagle family. Now we’ve finally got to hear them and in action, and it’s no surprise with this show that they got some amazing actors to play them.
If SYFY's Ghost Wars already had you spooked with the creepy taster at SDCC then prepare to get deeper under the covers, because the official trailer is here and it’s all kinds of bone-chilling.
September 2017 is Syfy’s 25th anniversary, so we’re using it as an excuse to look back and celebrate the last 25 years of ALL science fiction, fantasy, and horror, a time that has seen the genres we love conquer the world of pop culture. For us, that means lists! ALL THE LISTS! We’ll be doing two “25 greatest” lists per day all throughout September, looking back at the moments, people, and characters that shaped the last quarter century. So keep checking back.
Please note: Our lists are not ranked; all items have equal standing in our brains.
Spoilers ahead for Season 1 of The Good Place, as well as minor spoilers for last night's Season 2 finale!
The Good Place is shifting seismically in its second season. According to Variety, in an interview with series creator Mike Schur, while the first season belonged to Kristen Bell’s character, Eleanor, the second season is focused on Ted Danson’s Michael.
Marvel and ABC’s beleaguered Inhumans series can’t seem to catch a break. Though the series doesn’t actually start airing on network television until next Friday, the ad copy on a new poster for the show has a number of people speculating that Inhumans won’t see a second season.
Ever since the deal was first announced four years ago, Marvel and Netflix’s superhero output has been building to the climactic events of The Defenders, the crossover crown jewel. But it turns out that the long-awaited team-up of NYC’s mightiest (and hardest drinking) heroes will end up being the least-seen of all…
Shazam audition tapes could tease the movie’s villain. Yet another member of the Marvel family has been confirmed for Infinity War and Avengers 4. The Joker origin movie is close to taking a big step forward. Plus, new looks at the returns of Gotham and The Walking Dead and new footage from Zoo’s season finale.…
The Walking Dead new poster and cast images tease what’s ahead @ SciFiNow – The World's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Magazine
Watchmen pilot officially ordered by HBO @ SciFiNow – The World's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Magazine
Applecart trailer for creepy Barbara Crampton horror has got our attention @ SciFiNow – The World's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Magazine
The Punisher trailer has vengeance, metal, conspiracy and headshots @ SciFiNow – The World's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Magazine
SPFBO Review "Neferiti's Heart: The Artifact Hunters Book 1" by A.W. Exley (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo and Cindy Hannikman) @ Fantasy Book Critic
The last place you’d ever suspect a Predator to be on the prowl is suburbia—but that’s exactly where you’ll find one.
In a muscled match made in comic book heaven, the Princess of Themyscira and the Barbarian of Cimmeria come together for the first time in Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti's Wonder Woman/Conan #1.
Hello, friends! Apologies for the mild delay in OiS; I had a bit of a timey-wimey situation and am currently operating in a different zone than normal, so once I figured out where I was supposed to be I remembered that I had some links to send you.
Here are your links on this Wednesday:
Sean Penn is going to Mars.
Director Ron Howard has tweeted a lot of intriguing and cool photos from the set of the untitled Han Solo movie, but his latest either confirms a long standing fan theory or pokes fun at it. You decide.
Watch: Taron Egerton on Elton John's Kingsman: The Golden Circle cameo and his Rocket Man casting @ Syfy Wire
You may think it's been a long, long time since our last segment, but here's more of SYFY WIRE's revealing and entertaining interview series spotlighting the cast of Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which infiltrates theaters this Friday.
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