“Hello, Sidney! Repeat after me… I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for the King of the Monsters! RAAAWWWRRRRRRRR!!!!”
Shh! What the hell? Stop your roaring!
SSHHHHHH!!! It’s time to listen to the Podcast.
Pardon my stream of consciousness movie mashup intro. It’s late, and Eric is punchy. We have now crossed over the #50 threshold, and are now at the heart of the top 100! (Golf claps)
A couple of very recent films have slipped into the top 50, proud flag-bearers of the new golden age of horror, one a devilishly clever crime procedural, and the other a box office smash that may end up with some Oscar buzz in 2019. And, there’s another modern instant classic joining the group, perhaps the best home invasion movie ever made has arrived… this film helping to start this decade off with a flurry of crossbow bolts. We’ve got perhaps the most memorably self-conscious horror film of all time, wherein Wes Craven looks into the mirror and cleverly reflects upon his role on the horror universe.
The call is from inside the house! Drew Barrymore in Scream (1995)
#74 The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2017)
The Hellraiser Puzzle Box (1988)
Two of The Scariest Thing’s favorite matinee features find their landing spot here, showing off the very best in rubber-suited monsters. A raunchy and very punk crowd-pleaser brings its dubious taste to the party. Braaaaaiiiins! Who doesn’t love a bit of lowbrow horror if done with a wink and a wicked grin? And, to show that Eric and Mike are either idiots or pushovers, a couple of movies that we considered mediocre get immortalized here as two of the best ever. The Scariest jury has overridden our overrated verdicts, showing much love to one of the legendary haunted house movies, and Clive Barker’s homage to an evil Rubik’s Cube.
James Brolin and Margot Kidder in The Amityville Horror (1979)
Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1954)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1953)
So, there you have it! The mid-block of the top 100. Listen… and enjoy!