Once again, the Overlook Film Festival is stocked with a veritable treasure trove of movies to be screened. The Scariest Things will be in the Big Easy to preview for you all the great indie horror to come out of Overlook.
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode LXI – A J-Horror Sampler Platter
We’re going on a trip to the far east, where Horror delves where Hollywood had feared to tread. We’re trading in the hillbilly horror for some scary little girls with wet hair! Join Liz, Eric, and Mike for a combo plate of some of our favorite offerings from across the Pacific.
Scariest Things Podcast Wizard World Video Recap!
Hey! Did we meet you at this year’s Wizard World in Portland, Oregon? Yes? Well, then good to see you again. If we didn’t meet you at Wizard World you can still check out the fun, fearsome, and freaky times that were had by all in this short video recap by the hyper-talented Matt Howl!
Eric’s Review: American Mary (2012)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Brazen, wicked, and nasty, the medical-revenge flick American Mary takes a med student down a very dark career path as a chop-shop extreme make-over doc.
Joseph’s Review: Winterskin (2019)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
With shades of Stephen King’s Misery and hideous monsters added to the mix, this U.K. scare fare flick delivers the snowbound goods.
Mike’s Review: Hole in the Ground (2019)
★★★.5 out of ★★★★★ The new wave of horror cinema is officially upon us all. Gone are the jokey and […]
Mike’s Review: Annabelle (2014)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ Yes. Dolls are creepy. You know this. We know this. They just have a creep factor […]
Movie Posters We Love: La Nuit des Morts Vivants (Night of the Living Dead 1968)
Wow! The French sure know how to do it right. Not only does this film poster look nothing like the […]
Eric’s Review: The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
★★ out of ★★★★★
A couple of good set pieces and a solid premise can’t overcome a jump-scare laden and predictable plot. Unfortunately, The Curse of La Llorona pulled its punches.
Trailer Alert: Ma
Finally, a leading lady role for Octavia Spencer, as she gets to play a flamboyant teenager killer! Ten bucks says that this is going to be a lot of fun.
Mother’s Day Horror!
Happy Mother’s Day! Let this poster be a message to you, don’t forget to call your mom! (Or Else) Here are ten of our favorite horror movie moms, for good or EVIL!
Horror Shorts: Alien 40th Anniversary Short Film Project – Alien: Harvest
A bleak and intense conclusion to the Alien 40th Anniversary Short Film Project, Alien: Harvest is the most polished of the series.
Great Horror Movie Opening Scenes: Video Clips (NSFW)
Aaaaaand… ACTION! Here are the video clips of Mike and Eric’s Episode 60 favorite opening scenes from horror movies. Beware, […]
Trailer Alert: It: Chapter 2
Probably the most anticipated horror movie of 2019 has its first reveal in the just-released teaser trailer for It Chapter 2, an extended clip featuring Jessica Chastain’s adult Beverly Marsh. It’s time to revisit Pennywise, and all those awful things in Derry.
Joseph’s Review: Our Evil (2017)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ A sadistic murderer, a man haunted by the dead, and a young woman with a dark […]
Horror TV: What We Do in The Shadows Episode 7 “The Trial”
It’s a Vampire all-star show! A who’s who of Hollywood vampires just showed up as the council in the most […]
Robert’s Review: The Final Wish (2018)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Don’t say the ‘W’ word! Don’t do it!
Liz’s Book Report: The Last Days of Jack Sparks
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Join gonzo journalist Jack Sparks on his drug fueled journey to explain the unexplainable in The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LX: Our Favorite Horror Opening Scenes
Forget the slow burn, let’s get this show off with a BANG! It doesn’t guarantee that the movie is going to be great, but making a good first impression, like a blind date, can shape the rest of your experience.
Eric’s Review: The Cleanse (2016)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
What would happen if you barfed out your inner demons, and they came to life? Good news! The Cleanse will answer that very strange question for you.
Robert’s Review: Arbor Demon (2016)
★1/2 out of ★★★★★
It’s Baby Busey vs. the Forest Grannies!
Eric’s Review: I Saw the Devil (2010)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Interlocking circles of revenge is the background of this brutal 2010 special agent vs. serial killer film. By the end of the movie, you are rooting for everyone to lose. (And yet, it’s still a pretty good movie.)
Horror Shorts: Alien 40th Anniversary Short Film Project : Alien: Alone
This is the most ambitious of the 40th Anniversary short films. A bit of Phillip K. Dick investigation of the […]
Mike’s Review: Mercy Black (2019)
★★★.5 out of ★★★★★
Say it ain’t so! A real life ghost story that just might be about real life GHOSTS! Not only is this a solid little flick with a gaggle of ghostly misdirection, it’s also a film that features THE Janeane Garofalo. Sadly, while Ms. Garofalo isn’t in the film too much, her absence is made up by lots and lots of strange and ghoulish apparitions — or not.
Trailer Alert: Crawl (2019)
As if surviving a hurricane isn’t scary enough, now there are alligators camping in the basement in your flooded house. Worst case scenario x2 in this Alexandre Aja and Sam Raimi production.
Eric’s Review: The Skin I Live In (2011)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
When the mysterious plot entanglements of this sexy thriller get untied, what once was very enticing becomes a very challenging watch.
Horror Shorts: Treevenge (2008)
🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 out of 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲
Ah…the holidays. Yes. Those holidays. The Christmas-y ones. The holidays that fill you full of joy, happiness, togetherness, peace, family…frustration, long lines, anger, resentment, hatred, and, AND, AND….CHRISTMAS TREES! The bane of the past, present, and the future. Commercialism mixed with a toxic cocktail of entitlement, greed, waste, and environmental cynicism and acrimony. Just a plain ol’ dislike for mother earth.
Horror Infographics: The Tiny Creatures Alphabet of David G. Forés
What better way to introduce a baby to reading and writing than teaching her how to spell Cthulhu or Xenomorph! Artist David G. Forés produced this dark genre alphabet with our favorite adorable deplorables!
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode LIX Vegetarian Horror
That’s Vegetarian as in this time the plants are eating YOU! The tables are turned, and these plants are looking for some long deserved payback.
Horror Shorts: My First Time (2019)
Horror in Hebrew! It’s a wonderfully twisty award winning Israeli horror short, with turns that you do not expect. Wicked, nasty and fun, check out the full short film here!