This is, shall we say, the horror trope of the moment. As we all sit at home and pick what we want to watch streaming from the comfort of our living rooms, a lot of us have been fascinated with the horror that is contagious.
Dead List: The Big List of Pandemic and Infectious Horror Movies
Welcome to the new reality, folks! While you are at shuttered in at home, many of you have been curious […]
Eric’s Review: Roar (1981)
★★★★★ out of ★★★★★
For everybody who has been enjoying Tiger King, you’ve seen NOTHING. Roar follows a roughly biographical take of a famous family who did the most insane experiment ever: living with 150 big wild lions, tigers, and other big cats. The tagline says it all: “No animals were injured in the process of making this movie, but 70 cast and crew members were.” It’s the most dangerous movie ever made.
Trailer Alert: Train to Busan 2 (Peninsula)
Did we ask for this? Is the zombie genre dead? Did the Walking Dead franchise kill the zombie genre? Will Train to Busan 2 live up to its forefather? Is this really just cheap hype for a video game tie in? SO. MANY. QUESTIONS!!!
Mike’s Review: Lights Out (2016)
★★ out of ★★★★★ The tweens are taking over! Hollyweird has handed over the castle keys to a gaggle of focused-grouped 13-year olds. Scary films are now purposely trying to not be scary. All is lost.
The Scariest Things Public Service Announcement: Save Our Independent Cinemas!
Horror fans, unite behind a cause! Support the great independent theaters that cater to the little horror films that we love, that nobody else will put on the big screen. If we don’t help them now, some of them may not be back after we escape from this virus nightmare.
Joseph’s Review: The Other Lamb
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ Striking visuals and strong lead performances highlight this slow-burning feminist parable that is punctuated by sudden […]
Horror Shorts: The Acrylic (2019)
The Acrylic, a Thingy Award write-in candidate for best Horror Short, is available for viewing right here! That painting is just plain wrong.
Liz’s Book Report: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
Grady Hendrix breathes new life into to the often cliche vampire genre with his best novel to date!
Movie Posters We Love: The BEST Pandemic Horror Movie Posters
You’ll scream, screech, gasp, cough wheeze, and, well…hopefully it’s just a common cold and it’ll be done in a couple days. One of the best ways to determine whether it is a common cold? Check the current CDC guidelines and consult with your local health department.
After you’ve done the requisite diagnosis, grabbed some vitamin C, and little DayQuil — THEN check out this gallery of the weirdest, wildest, wackiest and just plain BEST pandemic horror posters ever created!
These posters are infected so wash your hands after you’ve touched this gang of impurity!
Mike’s Review: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
★★ out of ★★★★★ Sometimes less really is more. And sometimes way less is really way more. Eschewing all prior entries in Paranormal Activity franchise, and more importantly questioning the simple aesthetic of the found footage horror sub-genre. Enter Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. For those of you keeping track at home — and sadly, at this point, you really need to keep track to follow this franchise — this is number six.
Robert’s Review: Mass Hysteria (2019)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
While it’s more comedy than horror, this splattery witch-based tale is an entertaining cat & mouse chase around Salem, Massachusetts.
Mike’s Review: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ Young women. Adventurous young women. Genetically perfect adventurous young women. Impossibly tight spaces. Blind killing creatures who’ve not seen the light of day for millennia. It’s the Descent for the tween generation! Plus, did we mention the forever hunky John Corbett?
Joseph’s Review: Cursed Films
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Shudder’s Cursed Film series takes an entertaining, even-keeled, engaging, and often emotional look at why some […]
R.I.P. Stuart Gordon: 1947 – 2020
The horror genre lost one of the great rebel independent horror movie directors in Stuart Gordon, who passed away at age 72 from unknown causes.
Robert’s Review: The Grudge (2020)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
It’s a remake? It’s a reboot? It’s a… sidequel! And we’ve got jump scares aplenty in the most recent addition to Grudge lore.
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode 92 : Sexy Horror
Hey baby. How ya doin? Why don’t you come sit a little closer? Wait! That’s close enough. Six feet please. Yeahhhh, good, that’s better. Ok, relax, it’s time to Netflix (or Shudder) and Chill to the erotic side of the horror genre. The Scariest Things has now strutted into the realm of the scary AND steamy. Mike even put his finest fishnets on for this one.
Movie News: Popcorn Frights Festival Streaming Catalog
Popcorn Frights, one of our favorite film festivals, is going to try and help you get over being scared about corona virus, and making scared about something else! They are providing links to how to find their festival movies past, for your enjoyment.
Trailer Alert: Pathosis (2020)
Womp Stomp Films — makers of the astounding Friday the 13th fan film, Never Hike Alone (2017) — have their very first original short film hitting the festivals this year.
Joseph’s Review: Butt Boy (Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow Film Festival)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ If you are in the mood for a mind-blowing cinematic experience, look no further than the […]
Robert’s Review: The Night They Knocked (2020)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Don’tcha hate it when a gang of crazies interrupts your relaxing weekend at a remote cabin with an unexpected home invasion?
Dead List: Horror Movies on (and under) the High Seas
The old notification on medieval maps stating “Here there be monsters!” still applies within modern genre film. Many of our greatest, and more than a few of the worst genre films are set at sea. The Scariest Things has a guide for those of you who like a little salt water with your scares.
Joseph’s Review: Exit 0
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ An oblique mystery thriller with supernatural horror elements, Exit 0 boasts strong performances and plenty of […]
Movie News: Coronavirus pushes Horror Movie Release Dates
Funny… it doesn’t look that scary. But we all know the truth, don’t we? That damned virus is crushing everything in it’s path, including the cinema.
Liz’s Book Report: The Girl in the Video
Michael David Wilson wants to slide into your DMs with The Girl in the Video.
Joseph’s Review: Disappearance at Clifton Hill
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Disappearance at Clifton Hill is a horror-adjacent mystery thriller that should please viewers who have a […]
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XCI: The Scaredy Cat Challenge part 2
We had so much fun recording this episode, it’s a two parter! Now we get to the real hard-to-stomach material. The Bridge Too Far movies. How did our sissy chicken friends fare? Listen and find out!
Joseph’s Reviews (Women in Horror Film Festival): Cleanse, The Last Vacation, In Her Shoes
Atlanta’s Women in Horror Film Festival offered a fine selection of shorts, including these tales of psychic baggage, inevitable doom, […]
Robert’s Review: Snatchers (2019)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
A mildly raunchy, splattertastic, alien invasion creature feature with a Mean Girls twist crossed with a teen pregnancy after school special? Yes, please!
Horror Shorts: The Hide Behind (2019)
Real deep rooted fears saturate the Hide Behind, one of last year’s great short horror films. Sometimes horror in broad (tree dappled) sunlight can be as scary as anything in the dark.