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Level 16 Channels The Handmaid's Tale in the Best Possible Ways, Which Is Pretty Damn Scary Level 16 Channels The Handmaid's Tale in the Best Possible Ways, Which Is Pretty Damn Scary

Have you ever watched The Handmaid’s Tale and wondered what happens to girls born in this society? Girls who never knew the “normal” world? Well, Level 16 may give you an idea. Written and directed by Danishka Esterhazy, Level 16 is an original film, but one that shares more than a little DNA with the hit Hulu show…

World War II and Zombies Combine in the Kinetic, Intense, Overlord World War II and Zombies Combine in the Kinetic, Intense, Overlord

Overlord is not what you’re expecting. Trailers and early buzz have pumped it up as a “Nazi zombie” film which, while true, doesn’t quite do it justice. Actually, Overlord is first and foremost a fairly typical, behind enemy lines war film about a group of soldiers who need to complete a mission. It just so happens…

Apostle Is a Creepy, Tense Thriller From the Director of The Raid Apostle Is a Creepy, Tense Thriller From the Director of The Raid

When you think of director Gareth Evans two words come to mind: The Raid. Film fans know and adore the filmmaker because of those two absolutely incredible Indonesian action films, but now, four years after The Raid 2, Evans is back with a film that’s about as far from those movies as possible.

Japanese Zombie Comedy One Cut of the Dead Is Shaun of the Dead-Level Brilliant Japanese Zombie Comedy One Cut of the Dead Is Shaun of the Dead-Level Brilliant

There are good movies, there are great movies, and then there are movies that deliver joy to every bone in your body. One Cut of the Dead is all of those and more.

You Might Be the Killer Turns a Twitter Conversation Into a Meta Horror Film You Might Be the Killer Turns a Twitter Conversation Into a Meta Horror Film

When authors Sam Sykes (The Mortal Tally, An Affinity for Steel) and Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath, Blackbirds) had a detailed Twitter conversation deconstructing the horror genre last year, who could’ve guessed we’d see that conversation brought to the big screen?

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Unthinkable Is a Weird Movie Whose Ambition Wildly Outweighs Its Quality The Unthinkable Is a Weird Movie Whose Ambition Wildly Outweighs Its Quality

“Unthinkable” is, conveniently, the perfect way to describe The Unthinkable, a brash, bold, film directed by a five-man Swedish film collective called Crazy Pictures. It’s a movie that’s wildly, comically unpredictable in ways that are both very good and very bad.

Tour Your Nightmares With This Inside Peek at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is back, once again bringing your favorite scary franchises to life. Every year, properties like like Stranger Things, The Purge, The Walking Dead, and Halloween get their very own freaky mazes, terrifying fans who are brave enough to stand in line and venture into the dark abyss.

How Eli Roth Shifted From R-Rated Horror to Amblin's The House With a Clock in Its Walls How Eli Roth Shifted From R-Rated Horror to Amblin's The House With a Clock in Its Walls

“I’ve been looking to do a movie like this for a long time,” Eli Roth told io9 in Los Angeles recently. Thanks to films like Hostel and Cabin Fever, the director’s name has long been synonymous with gory, intense, R-rated horror. That’s why seeing his name on the PG-rated family film The House With a Clock in Its Walls…

The New Halloween Is Part Nostalgic, Part Original, and All Fantastic The New Halloween Is Part Nostalgic, Part Original, and All Fantastic

The latest entry in the Halloween franchise is both a dazzling tribute to the original film as well as a unique, standalone story. It’s filled with deviations from the familiar slasher formula, but it also carefully incorporates an adoration of its predecessor that feels respectful but not overpowering. By balancing…

How the Disney Princess Scene in Ralph Breaks the Internet Came to Be  How the Disney Princess Scene in Ralph Breaks the Internet Came to Be 

It all began at the D23 Expo last year. That was where Disney first played a scene from the Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, in which Vanellope von Schweetz meets 14 iconic Disney princesses at once. The clip crushed the audience of Disney super fans and has since been glimpsed here and there as…

The 20 Wildest, Coolest, and Most Unique Films We Can't Wait to See at Fantastic Fest 2018 The 20 Wildest, Coolest, and Most Unique Films We Can't Wait to See at Fantastic Fest 2018

One of the premiere genre film festivals in the world is the annual Fantastic Fest. It starts this Thursday, and io9 will be there. That means a week of non-stop sci-fi, fantasy, animation, horror, supernatural, and otherwise weird, wacky, and wonderful movies.

Oh, Right, Keanu Reeves Has a Sci-Fi Film Called Replicas Coming Out Oh, Right, Keanu Reeves Has a Sci-Fi Film Called Replicas Coming Out

Last year, a Keanu Reeves sci-fi film called Replicas showed up at New York Comic-Con and debuted a trailer. Later, a release date was set for August 24, 2018, which has now come and gone with no fanfare or film release. Now, a new trailer has been released...which is odd, considering we first heard about the film a…

Our Favorite Celebrity Reactions to the Captain Marvel Trailer Our Favorite Celebrity Reactions to the Captain Marvel Trailer

She’s here! The Captain Marvel trailer finally dropped this morning—and with it, our hype and excitement got sent into the stratosphere. But fans and journalists weren’t the only ones shrieking their enthusiasm about the arrival of Carol Danvers to the MCU. Celebrities and filmmakers did the same.

The House With a Clock in Its Walls Has Some Enchanting Moments But Is Mostly Forgettable The House With a Clock in Its Walls Has Some Enchanting Moments But Is Mostly Forgettable

Sitting down to watch The House with a Clock in Its Walls, you know exactly the movie you want to see. A fun, exciting, kind of scary but whimsical adventure with great visual effects, fun characters, jokes, chills, thrills—all of that. The actual film has some of those things, but not enough to make it truly worth…

Relive the Creation of the Original Predator Costume in This Excellently Detailed Video Relive the Creation of the Original Predator Costume in This Excellently Detailed Video

A huge part of why the Predator franchise is still relevant is the work of Stan Winston and his team. Their Oscar-nominated creature effects on the original 1987 film turned what could have been just a simple, scary monster into something iconic and timeless.

Gwendoline Christie Had a Predictable Emotional Response to Completing Her Work on Game of Thrones Gwendoline Christie Had a Predictable Emotional Response to Completing Her Work on Game of Thrones

Closing any chapter in your life can be emotional, but that’s especially true when it’s the chapter that changed everything. And Game of Thrones did just that for Gwendoline Christie.

A Dark Knight Rises Actor Is Joining Joker as Batman's Latest Dad A Dark Knight Rises Actor Is Joining Joker as Batman's Latest Dad

Brett Cullen, who played a small role in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, is coming back to the Bat-universe with a role in Todd Phillips’ Joker.

Let's Talk About the Ending of The Predator, Shall We? Let's Talk About the Ending of The Predator, Shall We?

Whether you loved or hated Shane Black’s new film, The Predator, you probably walked out and immediately wanted to talk about that ending. Yes, it’s bonkers. It’s out of left field. And we’re here for you.

Thanos Faces Horror's Most Iconic Villains in This Killer Photo Thanos Faces Horror's Most Iconic Villains in This Killer Photo

Even with the help of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes couldn’t defeat Thanos. But maybe a bloodier solution would do the trick. What if five icons of horror decided to battle the Mad Titan instead?

Jon Kasdan's 'Useless' Solo Notes: The Good, the Cool, and the Problematic Jon Kasdan's 'Useless' Solo Notes: The Good, the Cool, and the Problematic

I liked Solo. Others did not. And that divisive nature continues now that the film is available for home viewing. To celebrate the digital release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, co-writer Jon Kasdan took to Twitter to reveal 52 notes he had on the film. They offer a fascinating, yet problematic, view of the film.

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