The Umbrella Academy’s Hotel Oblivion is way cooler in the comics

The Umbrella Academy TV show has always been a very loose adaptation, but the core premises of the first two seasons — stopping Viktor from ending the world and trying to stop the JFK assassination — correlate directly to those of the comics’ first two volumes. But in season 3...

Fruits Basket: Prelude goes full soap opera, for better or worse

[Ed. note: This review contains end spoilers for Fruits Basket season 3 and setup spoilers for Fruits Basket: Prelude.] The 2019 TV adaptation of the manga series Fruits Basket ended in 2021, prompting tears and big hugs all around, as the Sohma family finally broke their curse and got to...

Horror movie Barbarian looks like the ultimate Airbnb nightmare

An Airbnb stay is a perfect set up for an infinite well of terror, and horror movie Barbarian seems to be pulling from the concept for its creepy premise. Barbarian stars Georgina Campbell (Black Mirror) as a renter and Bill Skarsgård (It) as her unexpected rental-house occupant who is either...

The Umbrella Academy comics are so much weirder than the show

The world of Netflix’s Umbrella Academy is weird. But it could be much, much weirder. The three-season superhero drama is loosely adapted from Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s ongoing comic book series of the same name, which is even more maximalist and idiosyncratic than the show. In the show, sure,...

Everything we know about Dune 2

Dune Part One has finally arrived in theaters and on HBO Max, but the first half’s cliffhanger ending already has fans eager for the sequel. And while it took the studio a few days after Part One’s release to make things official, on Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. announced Dune...

Jensen Ackles was very particular about his Soldier Boy voice on The Boys

Alongside a Seth Rogen cameo, Friday’s episode of The Boys finally unleashed Soldier Boy upon the world. So far he hasn’t done too much beyond walking around, wreaking havoc on his surroundings, or taking vengeance on an old flame. But in typical Jensen Ackles fashion, he’s striking nonetheless. If you’re...

9 delightfully spooky horror shows to watch at home

Who doesn’t love a good spooky story? Here at Polygon, we’re frequently updating our list of the best horror movies you can watch on streaming services at home. But what about horror TV shows? You’re in luck, dear reader. Supernatural thrillers, fictional adaptions of real spooky stories, and an under-the-radar...

Players creators on how they brought their ‘esports love story’ to life

No relationship on a League of Legends team is more important or precarious than that between an ADC and their support. It’s a problem Players, the new Paramount Plus show from American Vandal creators Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, knows all too well. Players follows Fugitive Gaming, a fictional North...

Gatlopp’s goofy take on horror gives the Jumanji genre a new adult spin

Let’s get it out of the way early: Gatlopp is a terrible title for a horror movie. It’s probably meant to be an intriguing tease that makes viewers wonder whether “GATLOPP” (sometimes styled in all-caps) is an acronym, a specific reference, or the onomatopoeia for some particularly horrific, messy act...