One of US! One of US!
Greetings and welcome to The Scariest Things!
This site is a love letter to horror films. 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 is a site 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 discussing the trends and tropes of the genre. 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.
If you are checking in to our site, 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 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 dead 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.
Amy Faust and Eric have been debating horror movies since they met as Geek Trivia teammates in Portland, back in 2008. Amy’s insatiable appetite for shaky camera found footage movies may be unmatched by anyone in the Pacific Northwest! If you love franchise horror, Amy’s the reviewer for you! Catch Amy’s movie reviews in the Blog section of this site.
Robert Zilbauer and Eric (Funny how this manages to be a theme) have known each other since grade school. Both were party to the fateful night watching The Thing on a VHS at a slumber party back in 1983, and things haven’t been the same since. You can read Robert’s clever prose in the review section of this blog.
Podcast Music provided by Alex Vollmer. (RAWK!)
Creepy Production Art provided by Heather Bauer at Bauer Graphics.