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Updates From Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Aquaman, Gotham, and More Updates From Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Aquaman, Gotham, and More

Rey mounts a surprising defense in new Last Jedi footage. Get a first look at an angry Aquaman in his solo movie. The new Halloween casts another member of the Strode family. Plus, even more absurd rumors about who could replace Ben Affleck as Batman, and what’s to come on Gotham, Arrow, and more. Spoilers now!

New Game of Thrones Rumors Set the Stage for A Major Battle to Come New Game of Thrones Rumors Set the Stage for A Major Battle to Come

We’ve got even more confirmation that an actor from the original Star Wars trilogy will not be in The Last Jedi. Arrow has an unlikely guest star this week. There’s forking good news for The Good Place. Plus, new footage from the big CW/DC crossover, and Terry Gilliam talks The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. To me, my…

NASA Rocket Scientists Carve the Most Incredible Pumpkins  NASA Rocket Scientists Carve the Most Incredible Pumpkins 

Here’s the thing about NASA’s rocket scientists: They’re smart. And maybe a little weird. When you get literal rocket scientists to channel their energy into something silly like a pumpkin carving contest, the results are bound to be incredible. Seriously:

Wrap Up Your Halloween by Reading This Twitter Bot's Weird Reddit-Generated Horror Stories Wrap Up Your Halloween by Reading This Twitter Bot's Weird Reddit-Generated Horror Stories

This year’s Tuesday-night Halloween means that most of the nation’s serial killers, monsters, and various stabby creatures have to turn in early for a bright and early hump day. But in lieu of being chased around by a low-budget demon, it’s not too late to wrap up your night by dimming the lights and reading some…

Breaking Down the Subtle Genius of John Carpenter's Halloween Breaking Down the Subtle Genius of John Carpenter's Halloween

Most people would agree that John Carpenter’s Halloween is a legitimate masterpiece. Long before anyone was scared of Elm Street or Crystal Lake, the film basically invented the slasher genre. And while it’s easy to say how great it is, it’s harder to watch the film and point out exactly why that is.

io9 Annual Costume Show: Happy Halloween! io9 Annual Costume Show: Happy Halloween!

The big day is upon us, and that can only mean one thing on Halloween—it’s time to put on those costumes you’ve been working on and delight and spook us in equal measure! We’ve been asking you to send us pictures of your final costumes and works-in-progress for the last few weeks, and here are our favorites so far.

One io9 Staffer Hates Clowns, so We Dressed Her Up Like Pennywise From It One io9 Staffer Hates Clowns, so We Dressed Her Up Like Pennywise From It

It’s not uncommon to find someone who’s afraid of clowns—in fact, we found one right here at io9! Video producer Eleanor Fye hates clowns, and now she officially hates everyone at her office. Because Halloween is about confronting your fears, we coerced Eleanor to be made up like Pennywise from the It reboot. And what…

A Working Speeder Bike Automatically Makes This the Best Star Wars Costume Ever A Working Speeder Bike Automatically Makes This the Best Star Wars Costume Ever

Have you ever wondered what kind of Halloween costume you could put together if you had lots of money to burn, and didn’t start planning it on October 30? It would probably look something like this amazing Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi getup featuring a ‘working’ Speeder bike.

This Stranger Things 'Eleven's Bleeding Nose' Candle Holder Is Just the Creepiest This Stranger Things 'Eleven's Bleeding Nose' Candle Holder Is Just the Creepiest

There’s no shortage of ways to decorate your home for Halloween, but jack-o’-lanterns, paper skeletons, and cobwebs don’t even come close to being as wonderfully spooky as this Stranger Things Eleven candle holder that actually appears to bleed from the nose—without the need for telekinetic powers.

The Movies That Scared the Shit Out of Us The Movies That Scared the Shit Out of Us

We’ve all had a movie that’s scared us to death. You may hate horror films, but chances are you had to watch at least one to discover you dislike them, and chances are also that the reason you dislike them is because that film terrified you. The io9 staff is no different—and these are the movies that taught us to be…

Space Has Never Sounded Scarier Than on NASA's Halloween Playlist Space Has Never Sounded Scarier Than on NASA's Halloween Playlist

In space, it has been said, no one can hear you scream. That may very well be the case, but that doesn’t mean space isn’t filled with an abundance of strange sounds in the form of radio bursts, electromagnetic pulses, solar wind, charged particle bursts, and other celestial emissions. We can’t hear these sounds in…

Ghostbusters Theme Played on Floppy Drives Is the Perfect Trick-or-Treat Soundtrack for Nerds Ghostbusters Theme Played on Floppy Drives Is the Perfect Trick-or-Treat Soundtrack for Nerds

For a while now, Paweł Zadrożniak has been treating us to some classic tunes played on his Floppotron— a musical instrument built from 64 floppy disk drives Frankenstein-ed together. His latest work nails the Ghostbuster theme song just in time to update your trick-or-treat playlist.

This Delightful Lego Contraption Deals With Trick-or-Treaters For You This Delightful Lego Contraption Deals With Trick-or-Treaters For You

The lead up to Halloween is one of the best times of the year, with spooky parties, scary movies, and copious amounts of cheap candy in stores. But Halloween night, when you’re constantly running to the door to give away your coveted candy stocks, is less enjoyable. So why not build a Lego robot to deal with…

Don't Bother Handing Out Full-Sized Snickers Bars, This Guy Already Won Halloween Don't Bother Handing Out Full-Sized Snickers Bars, This Guy Already Won Halloween

You know how you were planning to impress trick-or-treaters this Halloween by handing out full-sized Snickers bars? If you live in San Francisco, don’t bother, because nothing you can do on October 31st will ever best Tom BetGeorge’s incomprehensibly over-the-top Halloween light show.

DC Comics Turned Superman's Origin into a Horror Story and It's Terrifyingly Great DC Comics Turned Superman's Origin into a Horror Story and It's Terrifyingly Great

Sure, he might be the last son of Krypton, but the Superman we all know and love came to Earth as a mostly harmless little baby alien. What if Smallville’s first alien contact had been a little... deadlier? That’s the excellent premise behind a spooky, intense story in DC Comics’ new horror anthology.

There May Be a Lot More Lead-Contaminated Candy in Stores Than We Realized There May Be a Lot More Lead-Contaminated Candy in Stores Than We Realized

You might want to wait on that candy bar. A new study out of California has found that the state’s public health department issued more alerts for lead-contaminated candy than any other food-borne contaminant between 2001 and 2014.

This Guardians of the Galaxy Costume Mask Is the Stuff Halloween Nightmares Are Made Of This Guardians of the Galaxy Costume Mask Is the Stuff Halloween Nightmares Are Made Of

Look, there’s spooking people out with your Halloween costume, and then there’s traumatising them for the foreseeable future. This Yondu mask will do the latter.

Finally, a Use For Candy Corn: Blasting It Out of a 3D-Printed Wrist Cannon Finally, a Use For Candy Corn: Blasting It Out of a 3D-Printed Wrist Cannon

Do you lean more towards the “trick” side of trick-or-treating? Do you, like 98 percent of the world, wonder who actually eats candy corn? If you answered “yes” to both, then head over to DragonflyFabrication’s Thingiverse page where you can download the plans for this double-barreled, wrist-mounted candy corn blaster.

The Most Mind-Boggling 'Sexy' Costumes of Halloween 2017 The Most Mind-Boggling 'Sexy' Costumes of Halloween 2017

Halloween is one week away, and you know what that means: It’s time for the annual collection of utterly confusing Halloween costumes that are meant to be sexy, but are mostly just... confusing.

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