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Fear Street’s Next Movie is Going to Prom

Image: NetflixIf you were someone who liked Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy of movies in 2021, good news: R.L. Stine says another film is on the way. Xochitl Gomez on Working With Sam RaimiOn Twitter, Stine revealed a new installment was set to start production pretty soon. This new movie will be based on the fifteenth book in the original run of books, The Prom Queen. Set in 1992, the book saw high schooler Lizzie McVay’s dreams of becoming prom queen tainted as the other candidates are being murdered, prompting her to

Weird Tales 100 Years of Weird Illustrated Anthology First Look

Illustration by Francesco Francavilla Image: Blackstone PublishingWeird Tales—which delivers exactly the kind of freaky, spooky stories you’d expect—marks its 100th anniversary this year, and is celebrating with the release of illustrated anthology Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird. It’ll include entries from authors like Ray Bradbury and H.P. Lovecraft, as well as contemporary writers.Here’s more from the press release:“Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first issues of Weird Tales Magazine, 100 Years of Weird is a

Apple TV+ Asimov Series Foundation: Making-of Book First Look

Image: Titan BooksHalf the joy of being a science fiction fan is basking in cool sci-fi stuff: spaceships, laser guns, far-off worlds, fantastic new frontiers. And while we can enjoy those things as they’re unfolding in a story, sometimes it’s nice to be able to spend a bit more quiet time with them and really dive deep.On October 3, you can do that with the Apple TV+ show Foundation. That’s when Foundation: The Art and Making of Seasons 1 & 2 is coming out from Titan Books. Written by Mike Avila, this hardcover tome

Tucker Carlson’s Twitter Show Gets a Big Debut

Photo: L.E.MORMILE (Shutterstock)It’s not exactly clear what’s going to happen with Tucker Carlson’s new show. It’s possible that Fox may sue him for his breach of contract. It’s possible they won’t. As previously stated, Carlson is an immensely popular figure. Disaffection with mainstream and legacy media is at an all time high, and audiences are casting about for alternative sources of information. Tucker, unfortunately, is one of those alternative sources, and he has made a name for himself by drawing a big, brassy

Mara Wilson Records Audiobook for Chuck Tingle’s Camp Damascus

Chuck Tingle is known for his cheeky erotic comedies which he first started publishing in 2014. For his first full-length, traditionally published novel, Tingle has turned to a different set of inspirations. Horror movies, sleepaway summer camp stories, and queer survival are all a part of Camp Damascus. And now, io9 is excited to announce that the audiobook for Camp Damascus is going to be narrated by none other than Mara Wilson. Twitter Is Shifting Right | Future TechCamp Damascus follows a young woman named Rose “as

Obama Crossed the Picket Line, Striking Writers Say

The Writers Guild of America is currently on strike against against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Screenwriters are battling the Hollywood studios for higher pay, better working conditions, and contract protections from AI replacement. Andrew Callaghan on His Radical Approach to Interviewing In the midst of the ongoing labor dispute, striking writers have accused Barack Obama of crossing the picket line. The former president participated in a live event promoting his recently released Netflix

Apple TV+ Teaser Featuring Lee Pace

David S. Goyer’s adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation has many more stories to tell—and will get down to business when its second season hits Apple TV+ on July 14. After a sneak peek earlier this year, the streamer has released its first official teaser, which means it’s suddenly a much brighter morning for fans of series star Lee Pace.Foundation — Season 2 Official Teaser | Apple TV+But really, isn’t everyone a Lee Pace fan? And if they aren’t, might they need to re-examine their life choices? The rest of Foundation’s

Biden’s ‘Disinfo Overlord’ Sues Fox News for Defamation

Fox News is once again under scrutiny for a lawsuit filed by former Biden administration disinformation chief Nina Jankowicz on Wednesday. Jankowicz claims Fox News hosts carried out a “malicious campaign of destruction” that continues to threaten her safety and harm her career.Tyler Posey Almost Played a Lost Boys VampireFormer Fox News host Tucker Carlson is cited in the complaint for falsely telling viewers that Jankowicz aimed to censor Americans’ speech and thatshe had been fired from her position. The complaint

Stephen King’s Pet Sematary: Folio Society Anniversary Edition

Image: © Edward Kinsella, 2023/Folio SocietyReleased in 1983—following titles like Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining, The Stand, The Dead Zone, Firestarter, Cujo, and that same year’s Christine—Pet Sematary only helped burnish Stephen King’s reputation as America’s most terrifying author, and the book’s capacity for causing nightmares only increased with Mary Lambert’s 1989 film adaptation.To mark Pet Sematary’s 40th anniversary, the Folio Society is releasing a new edition featuring 11 genuinely chilling illustrations by

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror Projects Impacted by the Writers Strike

Image: Rodin Eckenroth / Stringer (Getty Images)The takeaway here is not that our favorite shows are going to fail, but that through corporate greed and a failure to adjust to the times, television and movie writing has become a depreciated, devalued, and uninviting career. Writers are struggling to make rent, while David Zaslav, the CEO of Warner Bros, makes more than $35 million a year.This is an existential, necessary move that many writers did not want to do, but did so out of a desire to keep their profession alive