Sometimes the star of the movie isn’t a person, or even a creature. Sometimes it’s a building! Eric and Liz review some of their favorite Haunted Houses.
lightninliBy day, Eric is a mild-mannered Architect, bringing great buildings to the good boys and girls of his hometown of Portland, Oregon. By night, he is a disreputable podcaster looking to promote the best and worst of horror movies!
Eric’s Review: The House With a Clock in its Walls (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Eli Roth proves that he has a gentler comic touch with his tone-perfect gateway spook-fest The House With a Clock in its Walls, featuring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and young Owen Vaccaro.
Eric’s FilmQuest Review: To Your Last Death (2019)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
To Your Last Death is a unicorn of a movie. A gory R-rated 2-D Western animated film. It’s a rowdy romp that uses familiar themes but takes full advantage of the unusual animated medium. It feels like an animated comic book on steroids.
Eric’s FilmQuest Review: Finale (2019)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
This savage and grisly new Danish production features a carefully threaded story line that follows two young women, stuck working at a lonely rural gas station, who are subjected to what at first appears to be creepy pranking turns into something wholly sinister. This movie will reward hardened horror fans. Not for the faint of heart!
Happy Halloween from The Scariest Things!
It’s our favorite time of the year! Everybody have a safe (but scary) Halloween out there! TST suggests this is when you make your scary movie commitments and resolutions. Settle in for the evening waiting for the trick or treaters, and put on a spooky flick. You deserve it! The best time to map out a solid schedule of horror movies is when you are completely addled with sugar.
The Scariest Thing Podcast Episode LXXX: Our Personal Movie Horror-scopes
Does the year you were born say anything about the state of horror movies? Is there any equivalency between how good the movies from your birth year and how much you like Horror movies? Probably not, but it’s still fun to think about.
Horror Infographics: Horror Scopes a Fusion of Fate and Fright by Brady Johnson
Check out this brilliant horror movie themed astrological zodiac chart! Do these characters reflect your sign? Your personality? Beautiful work by Brady Johnson.
Eric’s FilmQuest Review: Making Monsters (2019)
★ ★ ★ out of ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A young couple who have achieved minor celebrity status through a YouTube jump-scare pranking show, and find themselves victims of their own success as their weekend getaway finds them terrified and trying to escape a wicked and deadly plot against them and, curiously, a ghost.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXXIX: Vampires!
Hail to the Bloodsuckers! Eternal, sexy (usually), and back from the dead. The vampire is a proud staple of the […]
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXXVIII: Horror at the Workplace
And you think your job sucks! Welcome to the workplace of Horror. Do you trust the people you work with? Do you hate your boss? Horror movies have picked up on these feelings and have tapped into the worst-case workplace scenarios.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXXVII: Psychological Horror
It’s the backbone of the horror genre. There’s just something not right with that person, and they are likely to do harm to themselves or others. The Scariest Things team dives into one of the most evergreen themes of horror.
Farewell Sid Haig 1939-2019
Captain Spaulding is gone at the age of 80. The big man with a big personality had a fifty-year career in the genre and made a big impact.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXXVI: An Interview with David Dastmalchian
In what has to be considered Mike and Eric’s favorite interview, actor and newly minted comic book author David Dastmalchian sat down with us at Rose City Comicon. We got to talk all things horror, and especially his new comic Count Crowley! Muuahahahaha!
Eric’s Review: Killer Sofa (2019)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Every now and again, you run into a title that you just need to check out because it seems so absurd. Remarkably, it’s better than I expected (low threshold there) but it also isn’t as gonzo as I expected it to be. Done with heart on a low budget, it’s entertaining, warts and all.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXXV: The Evolution of the Final Girl Trope
The trope that dominated the horror landscape through the ’70s and ’80s is still around but it is evolving. The final girl reflects the society and culture of the times. The Scariest Things pries this theme apart in Episode 75 to see what’s going on.
The Scariest Thing Dead List: A Whole Bunch of Back to School Films!
As Summer fades into fall, we leave the summer camps behind and prepare for the thrill and dread of millions. We’re going back to school! Nooooo!!!
The Scariest Things Pocast Episode LXXIV: Back to School Horror!
It’s time to get your new locker combination and a bunch of #2 pencils, because Summer is over, folks. It’s time to go back to school to get your scares on! Episode 74 is waiting in the gym to beat you up.
Eric’s FilmQuest Review: Daniel Isn’t Real (2019)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
What happens if your imaginary friend is full of homicidal suggestions? Daniel Isn’t Real is a trippy tale of psychological breakdown and showcases two actors from proud Hollywood family legacies giving great performances
YOUR Horror Movie Personal Profile and The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXXIII: The SPEED ROUND
So, enough about us, what about you? What are YOUR horror movie preferences? We’ve developed a 100 question portfolio that asks you the tough questions that make up your own Horror Movie Profile!
Eric’s Review: Ready or Not (2019)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Samara Weaving has a powerful star-making turn in this riotously enjoyable bloodbath of a film. Ready or Not is full of memorable characters, deft humor, and an intense nail-chewing plot.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXXII: The Worst Horror Sequels
Why did they do it? For the money? Because they’re lazy? Because they lack imagination? The Scariest Things examines the Worst Sequels in Horror, in Episode 72, and boy did we have a lot to choose from!
Festival News: FilmQuest 2019 : September 6-14
Film Festival season is still going strong, and there’s a really good one coming up in scenic Provo, Utah! FilmQuest is going to be unleashing thirteen feature films and, WOW, 76 short films! It’s short film horror heaven!
Eric’s Popcorn Frights Review: Bit (2019)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Empowered, woke, and witty, the new vampire film Bit explores how a small band of lesbian vampires survives and thrives in Los Angeles.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXXI: Home Invasion Horror
Do not open that door! You never know who might come barging in. Home Invasion horror is the topic for this week’s Scariest Things Podcast. Liz, Eric, and Mike talk about the deep and unsettling fear of being attacked where you live.
Eric’s Popcorn Frights Review: Villains (2019)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Bumbling burglars and crazy retro-suburbanites collide in the horror-adjacent home invasion comedy Villains, featuring a couple of familiar genre faces.
Horror Tourism: The Blair Witch Experience
Welcome to Burkittsville! I hope you brought a map with you, because the 20th Anniversary of the film is upon us, and The Blair Witch Experience will let you retrace the steps of Heather, Mike, and Josh. Hopefully, you’ll come back from the experience alive.
Trailer Alert: The Hunt
They kidnapped the wrong person for sport. Betty Gilpin (Glow) gets a starring turn in the upcoming human safari film, The Hunt. And we’ve got TWO trailers for you, one with zero spoilers, and another one which reveals some big plot points.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXX: ADA Horror
But wait! There’s more! Following up on our popular 25 movies with disabled characters, we decided to put our thoughts on the matter to the Podcast. And wouldn’t you know it, we dug up some more!
Trailer Alert: Ready Or Not
Witness the worst-case wedding scenario as Samara Weaving has to survive a game of hide-and-seek in her new in-law’s palatial mansion.
Trailer Alert: The Lighthouse
Robert Eggers is back at it again, with another grim-looking period piece in glorious black and white. The trailer oozes with foreboding and brooding melancholy and stars Willem Dafoe and Robert (Batman) Pattinson.