If you’re looking for a show to confirm your long-held belief that technology is going to murder everybody, Netflix’s Black Mirror is definitely for you. From scary robot dogs to a global social media obsession, Black Mirror has been creating an eerie, all-tooo-real look into our society in a barely different alternate universe. Or,, at least, that was the idea. Some of the episodes don’t even have the decency to be fiction.

Black Mirror is at its absolute pants-shitting scariest when it’s merely a reflection of exactly what is happening in the world today. You may be aware of the groundbreaking prime minister pig episode, but it’s hard to see something like that truly happening with British Prime Minister Theresa May or President President Donald Trump. Episodes like the robotic dog, social media caste systems, and A.I. companies, however, are actual things that exist today. The ability to leave your house or apartment right now and experience it makes what was supposed to be a spooky episode of television a little too believable.

If you ask the world’s smartest person candidate Elon Musk, he’d probably agree that Black Mirror is the only show that paints A.I. in a properly scary light. Musk has long been a supporter of A.I. regulation and management, and it only takes about three minutes of any tech-focused Black Mirror episode to wonder if they might be onto something. Seriously though, enjoy the show. It might be the last interesting thing in existence after the robots take over.


It’s only Tuesday, but the latest batch of Fortnite: Battle Royale challenges have already leaked. We actually covered the initial news (and the mystery behind it) last week, but with Season 6 challenges quickly approaching here’s a quick guide on what you can do to prepare for the update (presumably version 5.3).

The series premiere of Hulu’s horror anthology Castle Rock opened with a bombshell for ranking officials at Shawshank State Prison in the wake of its warden’s suicide. Deep within the bowels of a long-abandoned cell block, a corrections officer discovered a tank containing a caged and seemingly mute young man they’d later dub “The Kid” (Bill Skarsgård). With no prison record and no indication of why or how he was able to be concealed within Shawshank’s prison walls — much less how long he’d been there — the discovery surfaced some wild theories about The Kid’s origins.

Slender Man is the first feature film based on the wildly popular Slender Man creepypasta stories, but the movie’s abrupt ending suggests that the filmmakers don’t intend on producing a sequel. What we got instead a message that seems to put the franchise in an identity crisis.

Warning: Slender Man spoilers ahead.

Shark movies have an important place in film history. Jaws, the first-ever summer blockbuster, changed the film industry forever. Despite having a much bigger shark in it The Meg will certainly not make as big a splash as Jaws. The new action movie is perfectly dumb in the best possible way, though in an unexpected twist, the giant shark is really itself just bait to get moviegoers to see a Jason Statham movie.

Epic Games’ Fortnite: Battle Royale Summer Skirmish Series had a rocky start, but the weekly esports competition vastly improved over the course of four weeks. In Week 5, the event will go back to a duos tournament, but this time around, players will be awarded for a more aggressive playstyle.

On Thursday, Epic revealed the format for the Week 5 Summer Skirmish Series, which it calls King Pin. Fifty teams of two will compete in eight matches. They will receive points for each elimination they rack up, but what makes things interesting are the bonuses. A duo can receive double their points in the next match if they score seven or more eliminations or triple the points if they earn a Victory Royale. With this format, the team that strategizes and wins multiple matches could handily beat out the competition if they score plenty of kills or all their efforts to earn a Victory Royale could be for naught if they die right away in the next match.