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Once Upon a Time, Steven Spielberg Apparently Helped Save the Child's Play Franchise Once Upon a Time, Steven Spielberg Apparently Helped Save the Child's Play Franchise

Being one of the biggest directors ever brings with it a lot of power. There are a lot of ways to use that power. Fortunately, Steven Spielberg has opted to use that power to help good actors get good roles and, apparently, save cult classic film franchises.

A Politician Reveals His Creepy Secrets in This Sneak Peek at Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters A Politician Reveals His Creepy Secrets in This Sneak Peek at Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters

An all-star comedy cast has assembled for truTV’s new horror comedy anthology series, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, which premiered earlier this week with an episode starring Seth Green and a menacing cartoon bear. Now, io9 has an exclusive first look at next week’s episode.

9 of the Best Worst Horror Movies Ever Made 9 of the Best Worst Horror Movies Ever Made

If your horror-movie enjoyment requires high production values, plots delivered without yawning holes, and dialogue that always makes sense, well, best move along. If, however, you delight in horror that’s so “bad” it’s gone all the way back to good—and is genuinely entertaining—have we got a fun list for you.

R.L. Stine Is Working on a Creepy New Line of Graphic Novels R.L. Stine Is Working on a Creepy New Line of Graphic Novels

R.L. Stine, the master of ghoulish, goosebump-inducing kid’s horror, is making a welcome return to comics after his debut last year with the weird and sinister Man-Thing for Marvel. This time around, it’ll be a whole new series of spooky happenings, as part of a wide-sweeping new deal he has with Boom Studios.

A Child's Play Reboot Could Have Chucky Terrorizing Theaters Once Again A Child's Play Reboot Could Have Chucky Terrorizing Theaters Once Again

Sure, there’s already a TV show in the works—but news just broke that MGM is working to bring killer-doll classic Child’s Play back to the big screen.

The Horror Flick Our House Shows the Secret Danger of Wireless Tech: Ghosts

It’s the timeless story of two parents coming back to haunt their children... after being summoned by a wireless electricity experiment. Um, hold on a second, Our House, you might’ve lost me there.

6 Other Vintage Horror Characters Who Could Use a Reboot 6 Other Vintage Horror Characters Who Could Use a Reboot

As every horror fan is well aware, we’re getting a new Halloween movie this fall that will ignore all the sequels, picking up with O.G. Final Girl Laurie Strode decades after the events of the first film. It seems like a very effective way to breathe new life into an old franchise. So why stop with Halloween?

A Smart Home Turns Homicidal in Netflix's New Horror Flick A Smart Home Turns Homicidal in Netflix's New Horror Flick

It’s annoying when the thermostats, cameras, and other features of a smart home don’t work. When they’re trying to kill you, it’s another problem altogether. Netflix’s upcoming film, Tau, is focused on how one might get out of such a horrifying situation.

If You Loved Being Horrified by Hereditary, Check Out These 7 Other Freaky Films If You Loved Being Horrified by Hereditary, Check Out These 7 Other Freaky Films

Hereditary is no ordinary horror movie. It has some shocking frights, but its slow-burn dread is what burrows under your skin and haunts your nightmares. It’s a unique film, but there are other terrifying movies out there that also explore similar themes (like families being menaced by weird, twisted supernatural…

The Trailer for Unfriended: Dark Web May Make You Turn Off Your Computer for the Rest of the Day The Trailer for Unfriended: Dark Web May Make You Turn Off Your Computer for the Rest of the Day

These days, everyone is a little paranoid about online security. But no one could imagine it getting as bad as it does in the trailer for the new film Unfriended: Dark Web.

The Nun's First Disturbing Trailer Will Restore Your Faith in Evil

From the moment the horrifying, demonic nun from hell made her first appearance in The Conjuring 2, it was obvious that she’d eventually make her triumphant return to the screen to scare the shit out of everything. Folks, the time has come—check out the first trailer for The Nun.

How the Director of Hereditary Made This Year's Scariest Movie How the Director of Hereditary Made This Year's Scariest Movie

If you saw Hereditary when it came out this past weekend, chances are the creepy horror movie is still under your skin, despite any effort to scrub or claw it away. That’s exactly the way writer/director Ari Aster wants you to feel.

No One Wants an Arachnophobia Remake, But James Wan Is Giving Us One Anyway

Arachnophobia is one of those movies that gets scarier the less you remember it. Because you want to forget. Because it’s giant spiders. Sadly, Amblin Entertainment won’t let us forget, as it has teamed up with Aquaman director James Wan to remake the 1990 horror comedy.

Here's Why the New Halloween Ignores All the Sequels Here's Why the New Halloween Ignores All the Sequels

The first trailer for the new Halloween dropped this morning and, for many, it was their first realization of what this new movie is. It’s a sequel, yes, but also a reboot in that it ignores every single other Halloween movie except the 1978 John Carpenter original.

The First Halloween Trailer Sets Michael Loose Once More But Jamie Lee Curtis Is Ready for Vengeance

To call the first trailer for Universal and Blumhouse’s Halloween reboot “scary” is an understatement. It isn’t just horrific or unsettling—it’s something much more that’ll leave you feeling cold, terrified, and hyped as hell to see the movie.

Atmosphere Is Everything in This Creepy Horror Short Atmosphere Is Everything in This Creepy Horror Short

A few years back, io9 featured filmmaker John Panton’s short Line Signal, a chronicle of a lone women’s spectacularly spooky trail run. Now he’s back with Surveyor, another tale of a regular person who just happens to stumble into some very unsettling surroundings.

Suspiria's First Trailer Is Exactly How Terrifying All Horror Movies Trailers Should Be

What is it about dance companies that makes them the perfect subject matter for horror movies?

The Scariest Movie of the Year Has an Equally Creepy Etsy Shop The Scariest Movie of the Year Has an Equally Creepy Etsy Shop

We’re all about fun viral marketing. But having seeing Hereditary—which stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, and Alex Wolff—this particular example may be a little too creepy.

Freddy Krueger Just Met His Match: the TSA Freddy Krueger Just Met His Match: the TSA

Freddy Krueger usually travels through people’s dreams. But when he does try to fly commercial, he’s got a big problem—weapons are not allowed on board.

In Down a Dark Hall, Uma Thurman Runs a Mysterious, Haunted School for Troubled Girls In Down a Dark Hall, Uma Thurman Runs a Mysterious, Haunted School for Troubled Girls

Uma Thurman playing the creepy headmaster of a mysterious school is almost reason enough to be interested in Down a Dark Hall. Luckily the movie, based on the YA novel by Lois Duncan, has more going on than just that.

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