Your gateway to the tropes and trends of the horror genre! The Scariest Things Podcast breaks it all down for YOU.
We have entered a golden age of horror movies, as movie production houses have been theatrically releasing entertaining and well-crafted films that are earning critical praise and big box-office profits. The Scariest Things Podcast is created by fans, for horror fans… which is a euphemism for “We’re not professional film critics.” However, we have a collective love of horror, and we’ve seen the whole run that horror has to offer, each of us with our own sub-genre preferences. We will be celebrating the creativity of scary, and crushing the clichés. We will be reviewing the latest, greatest, and grossest of the new releases, predicting what horror treasures are coming, and diving back through the horror archives to find films that you might have missed. Whether it’s zombies, ghosts, cannibals, or kids we help you figure out where to start with list upon list upon list of scary movies… and things that go bump in the night.
If you are checking the Scariest Things Podcast, you are probably a horror fan already, and we would love for you to share with us your thoughts with us. We wanted to create a forum and resource for the horror aficionados looking to validate their love of the genre with like-minded fans. If you are just getting into the genre, The Scariest Things Podcast can be your gateway to exploring scary movies. This is a deep dark hole, and once you dive into it, we’ll be right there with you, screaming the whole way down! So, read our reviews, listen to our podcast, and send us a list of your own. And then, to reference the granddaddy of all horror films you will be “…Gooble Gobble, One of Us! One of Us!”
Eric Li and Mike Campbell have been investing themselves in Horror Movies since their college years at the University of Oregon dating all the way back to 1987. In the years to come, Mike and Eric indulged in the genre digesting all the classic movies and the timeless terrors. Eric has a soft spot for Lovecraftian monsters and little independent horror flicks. Mike is old school, with a deep love for slow burn 70’s horror, zombie flicks, and grindhouse fare. Now, having found the bottom of the list of classics, we’ve been searching for hidden gems, plowing through as many lousy horror films so that you won’t have to. You can listen to Eric and Mike’s takes on the Scariest Things Podcast.
Robert Zilbauer and Eric (anyone notice a theme here?) have known each other since grade school. Both were involved in the now-infamous showing of The Thing on VHS at a slumber party back in 1983, where Eric ran out of the room in panic, and things haven’t been the same since. Robert’s got a special place in his heart for low-budget and foreign horror movies. Which means he watches a lot of crap, but it’s all in service of sniffing out the best new stories, most creative new directors, and acting talent most worthy of dying horribly (on screen of course!). You can read Robert’s clever prose in the review section of this blog.
Liz Williams met Eric (again… that theme) at the 2018 Overlook Film Festival while watching an advance screening of Hereditary. By mere happenstance, Liz also was part of the selection committee for the Portland Horror Film Festival, and two life-long horror junkies found a common bond and became fast friends. Liz is one of those strange birds who will actually read the book first. And, yes, often times the book is better! Liz is our primary book reviewer, but you will also see her authoring some of our movie reviews as well.
Joseph Perry is a noted horror movie critic who also writes for Gruesome Magazine, “Phantom of the Movies VideoScope” magazine, “Diabolique” magazine, “Drive-in Asylum” magazine, and the websites That’s Not Current, The Scariest Things, and When It Was Cool. Joseph is currently a teacher in South Korea, and is well connected to many of the film festivals around the world, and is an excellent horror resource, and we are lucky to have him on our team..