★★★★ out of ★★★★★ After more than 15 years Eli Roth has made good on his promise and has come home for Thanksgivng!
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Godzilla Minus One: Oh, my... Godzilla! Takahashi Yamazaki created a powerful, emotionally resonant, and visually spectacular film. More than any other film in this esteemed franchise run, Godzilla is a reflection of a country in catharsis. It is steeped in survivor's guilt, post-traumatic shock disorder, family bonds, and the restoration of a nation's belief in itself... by way of Kaiju. As a film-going experience, this will get your blood pumping. Go see it on the biggest screen possible.

★★★★ out of ★★★★★

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Tentacled cosmic horrors besiege a seaside Greek town, and it's up to the patrons of a local taverna to save the city. The directors refer to this as "My Big Fat Greek Monster Movie." Minore punches well above its weight class, featuring top-shelf cinematography, complimented with high-end visual FX and an excellent ensemble cast.

Bad CGI Gator poster
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Films like Scream and its ilk are self-referential in a coy way that employ a major wink of the eye towards the audience. They’re cute and bashful about their oblique references to horror films of the 1970s and 80s. When a film names itself Bad CGI Gator it’s anything but coy, and instead opts for brash aesthetic that screams “I DON’T REALLY CARE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE TITLE OF MY FILM!”

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When a starving man arrives on a remote island where a scout troop is on their annual expedition, it sets loose a horrific body destroying parasite. The plague spreads, and the island is quarantined. These boys are in a world of hurt. This is Stand By Me meets Shivers by way of the Thing.

Going back to where it all started, director Lorenzo P. Adams takes some very fun liberties and a poke a the Michael Myers mythos. Make no mistake Halloween '63 is not a comedy, but a bone chilling black and white adaptation of the night where it all began.
There is still some life in found footage horror. Anthony Cousins has delivered one of the best shaky cam offerings in many years. It helps to have an underappreciated new cryptid, the Frogman of Loveland Ohio. It's a genuinely frightening film, in glorious low-res high-8 film. Anthony spent some time sharing his process with The Scariest Things.
★★ out of ★★★★★

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Slotherhouse has a silly and promising premise but squanders the potential by pulling its punches. This cautionary tale of chasing popularity and jealousy within a college sorority has a fun puppet monster but ceases to entertain with uninteresting characters and inconsequential kills. The puppet sloth is fun for a while, but after a while the movie becomes tedious.

Can there ever be too much gore? Too many guts? Too much depravity? Rest assured Damien Leone and crew will be back to answer these questions and take us on another tortured-filled adventure with Art the Clown.
Who is the greatest horror movie studio of them all? What production company delivers the best horror movies? The Scariest Things ranks them all, and includes all the studio horror movies for your reference.
★★.5 out of ★★★★★

An exceptionally silly film that breathes some new life into a rather (un)dead horror sub-genre — zombies. As We Know It takes a couple interesting pokes at horror comedy, zombies, and the process of getting to know people that you might really hate. 

Demons from End of the Line.
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Positively leaping into the #1 spot of my "How Did I Miss This?" ranking, Maurice Devereaux's Montreal-based End Of The Line is a wicked little surprise. A gory mix of religious fanatics, old skool pagers, subway demons, and possibly tainted muffins!

Rupert, Lucy, Carol, and Charlie in Werewolf Santa.
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Airell Anthony Hayles is back with what might be the first in his Santa Horror trilogy! Werewolf Santa premiered at this year's FrightFest London and shows you don't need piles of cash to make an entertaining horror/comedy monster flick.

Verónica fighting against demonic hands in bed.
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Paco Plaza's supernatural, semi-religious horror tour de force, Verónica, humanizes the demonic harassment sub-genre. Just Say No to Ouija boards, kids!

While last year’s the Black Phone brought vans fully back into our collective psyche’s focus, vans and their association to serial killers have been around forever. Sometimes the fears are warranted and sometimes they’re not. Sometimes the fears are a highly inflated statistical figment of our imagination and sometimes they’re rooted firmly in…the truth. 
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The Bloomquist Brothers return with another well written genre romp, Founders Day! Election season can be hazardous to your health.

★★ out of ★★★★★

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Gods of the Deep (2023) takes a group of intrepid explorers into the depth of an Antarctic trench to discover why there is an Ancient Temple. This HP Lovecraft World Premiere was unintentionally silly, and full of bad logic and cheap sets, but might qualify as so bad it's good.

Pardon us while we do some transformations around the website. The Scariest Things, after six years of operations, is making a website change... and we're doing it ourselves! Oh, the Horror! You might be seeing some amazing adjustments and some horrifically mutated changes. We have been overcome with world-conquering mad science at our cores!
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Lauren LaVera -- star of Terrifier 2 -- returns to the Horror fold with a practical-effects-laden Euro Horror tale of witchcraft, demons, and human sacrifice. Oh, my!

Dr. Rebekah McKendry is a Renaissance Woman in Horror Cinema. She carries the unique position of not only being a director, but also is a professor of film at USC (Just the best film school in the world, right?) Dr. McKendry was the keynote speaker at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival, and we got an opportunity to talk with her backstage to talk all things Cosmic, including her terrific film Glorious.

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