What’s for dinner? How about a roast leg of YOUR NEIGHBOR! With a side helping of your mom’s eyeballs! Yes, we are talking about Cannibal horror this week, and Eric is already turning green just thinking about it. Beware, bad puns await.
Scariest Interview: A Chat with writer/director John McLoughlin
Chatting with the writer/director of Underwood, John McLoughlin!
Eric’s Fantasia 2019 Review: Sator (2019)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Still Life, with horror and dread. Sator is both an artistic triumph but also a difficult movie to get into. The film is elegant, quiet, and cold to the point of aloofness, but there is some very potent material if you are patient.
Ten Films to Catch at the Popcorn Frights Festival
The Horror Festival is in full swing, and on August 8-16 (An EIGHT DAY festival) our friends at Popcorn Frights are presenting a bevy of great films for you to catch. Some we’ve seen, some we’ll screen, but our recommendation? Go to the festival and have your own little… SCREAM! (Rhymes! YES!)
Robert’s Fantasia 2019 Review: The Wretched (2019)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Reminding us that witches are supposed to be scary.
Movie News: Momo gets her own Momovie
Momo is dead; long live Momo!
Joseph’s Review: Luz
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ This artistic, sometimes surreal approach to a movie about demonic possession may alienate some viewers with […]
Eric’s Review: Crawl (2019)
🐊🐊🐊🐊1/2 out of 🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊
CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP! Crawl is a superb summertime survival horror flick, with characters who you really root for, with an adrenaline-packed plot full of aggressive alligators. CHOMP!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXVIII: Killer Dolls
So ya like playing with dolls still, do ya? Well, these films will make you think twice about playing with those creepy little automatons.
Horror Shorts: Living with Jigsaw & Working with Jigsaw (2013,2016)
Project Greenlight alum Chris Capel wants to play a game with one of the biggest horror franchises around!
Joseph’s Cinepocalypse Review: The Mute
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Two Christian knights find themselves at odds against each other when they try to convert pagans […]
Mike’s Review: Midsommar (2019)
🌸🌸🌸 out of 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 This is the true story, of nine strangers, picked to participate in weirdo cult hapennings, work together, and have their lives destroyed. Find out what happens, when people stop being polite, and start getting real…its a world of real cults!
Horror Shorts: The Beaning (2017)
Damned Yankees indeed! This quasi-documentary short film chronicles the last death that happened on the field in Major League Baseball and indicts the New York Yankees as being a satanic cult hit job that used pitcher Carl Mays to kill Cleveland Indian star Ray Chapman with a beanball, forever changing the fortunes of both franchises.
The Portland Horror Film Festival Recap
The 2019 Portland Horror Film Festival is now in the Scariest rear view mirror, and it was an absolute blast to attend. It is a Mecca for great horror shorts and a true fan festival of the first order.
Robert’s Review: What The Waters Left Behind (2017)
★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A giant pile of poorly executed clichés makes a crappy movie in any language.
Mike’s Review: Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
★★ out of ★★★★★
Now with 30 percent less jump scares!
Robert’s Review: Underwood (2019)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A micro-budget haunted murder mystery thriller with zombies!
Podcast Extra: An interview with Horror Legend Mick Garris
Eric and Mike got a wonderful opportunity to host an on-stage conversation with genre icon, Mick Garris, live at the Hollywood Theater for the Portland Horror Film Festival! Listen up all’s y’all!
Mike’s Review: Friday the 13th Part VIII (1989)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★ Is this really too good to be true? Too bad to be believed? So ridiculous we all laugh with it? Or so horrible we curl up in a cringe-worthy ball of shame? Answer: All of ‘em.
Joseph’s Review: The 16th Episode (2019)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ This possession shocker is as all over the map as its three globetrotting vlogger protagonists, which […]
Liz’s Book Report: Growing Things and Other Stories
Whether you’re a new fan or have read all his novels, grab a copy and get tangled up in Growing Things by Paul Tremblay.
Amy’s Review: Child’s Play (2019)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Chucky is back! Well, sorta.
Joseph’s Cinepocalypse Reviews: “Kindred Spirits” and “The Last to See Them”
Kindred Spirits ★★★ out of ★★★★★ This thriller about an unhinged woman who craves revisiting adolescence feels watered down compared […]
Pride Month: TST Celebrates 25 Important Queer horror films
The Scariest Things celebrates Pride Month by looking back at the sometimes awkward but always fascinating role of queer culture has in horror movies. In a word: Progress.
Eric’s Review: Meatball Machine (2005)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Ugly, vulgar, obnoxious, and totally entertaining. Meatball Machine has perfected the low-brow J-Horror splatter-fest. You don’t get more gonzo than this!
Eric’s TV Review: Swamp Thing (2019)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
DC Universe ups the horror ante with Swamp Thing, a smart, brutal, and completely engaging tale that is both complex and comprehensible. Beautiful, and savage. Worth the price of subscription for sure. Too bad it’s only going to be one season!
Joseph’s Cinepocalypse Reviews: “The Swerve” and “Achoura”
The Swerve ★★★★ out of ★★★★★ A woman battles depression, rodents, guilt, and more in this superbly acted slow burner […]
The Scariest things Podcast Extra: An Interview with FANGORIA’s Amanda Presmyk
The Scariest Things were gifted with an interview at the Overlook Film Festival with Satanic Panic’s Producer, Amanda Presmyk, who gave us her behind the scenes insights on her new movie and the movie business. Get the scoop in our Podcast Extra!
Mike’s Review: Vast of Night (2019)
👽👽👽👽 out of 👽👽👽👽👽
UFOs are real! Well, they might be real. Or, they’re probably imagined. Rather, we’re all crazy and we’re collectively imagining them. Or, maybe, just maybe, they really are real and the space aliens are making us crazy in an attempt to make us believe/not believe that they’re real/not real. All are real possibilities and 2019’s The Vast of the Night lays all of them on the table for us to sort out.
Eric’s Review: Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ if you like Kaiju vs. Kaiju battles.
★1/2 out of ★★★★★ if you don’t
It’s rock-em-sock-em Kaiju in Godzilla’s return to the western screens. The monster-on-monster action is gorgeous and frenetic, and the humans are superfluous. This is Toho-style stompy monsters with a big Hollywood budget.