Tropes are the backbone of the horror genre. The familiarity with the cliches, types, and recognizable story elements provide knowing winks. We talk about our favorites in Episode 44!
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: Overlord (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Simply put, a fun time at the movies! A big, brash, and gory WWII tale, featuring undead Nazi super-soldiers.
Horror Movie News: The Buried Alive Film Fest in Atlanta! (Nov 13-18)
The long-running Atlanta Independent horror film festival BAFF is back for its 13th season! Who wants an extended Halloween?
The Dead List: Ten Oddball Horror Films
Films too strange for categorization or comps. Embrace the bizarre with these ten unique horror oddities!
Eric’s Review: Survival of the Film Freaks (2018)
A Documentary Celebration of the Cult film, from the glory days of Grindhouse and the VHS Era. If you are 35 or older, this will trigger some great memories.
Horror Infographics: The Top 100 Horror Movies By the Numbers
Where did our favorite Horror Films come from? How did we generate the points? What genres did we like? What does the timeline look like? Well, have a peek at some cool graphics we put together and find out!
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XLIII: Insights from Our Top 100
That’s right, Bub! Mike and Eric have gone through and broken down our top 100 Horror movie list. The close calls and could have beens and the maybe shouldn’t have beens. Listen in!
Mike and Eric’s Review of Halloween (2018)
A horror film so notable that we have TWO reviewers on this one! I think you may have heard about […]
The Scariest 100,000 Views Ever!
What? Are you kidding? We’ve hit 100,000 views, and there’s still two months to go in the year? That’s amazing!
Horror Movie News: The Curse of La Llorona Trailer
The Latino folklore haunt comes to the big screen in the latest from Newline Horror.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XLII: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #10-1
A veritable hall of fame of horror lines up for our top 10! But, in what order? You know these titans of terror, so let’s count them down!
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: Immortal Macabre
Explosive parasite infections! A child killer who wears the scalps of her victims! And a tale of romantic betrayal and shallow live burials! Or, in other words, just another day keeping Portland weird.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XLI: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #20-11
We’re at the top 20! Can you believe it? Now with 33% more X chromosomes!
Eric’s Review: Corpse (2018)
★★ out of ★★★★★
A psychedelic art-school retelling of Robert W. Chamber’s King in Yellow, in desperate search of a coherent plot.
Eric’s Review: Hammer of the Gods (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Rock and Roll mixed with hallucinogens that reveal horrible truths. What could possibly go wrong?
Eric’s Review: Housewife (2017)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A wildly original, but often difficult to follow cosmic horror tale about dreams and destiny, from an emerging Turkish horror auteur director.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XL: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #30-21
This batch of films is proof positive that you can still do a good remake or a good sequel that surpasses its predecessor. The top 100 marches on! You can’t stop it!
The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival Preview
Cosmic Horror descends on the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon for the 2018 HP Lovecraft Film Festival!
Audio Update: Podcast Episode XXXIX has been re-recorded.
Whoops! We had a bad recording, and now we’ve got to make it up for you. Start the Rocky training montage!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXXIX: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #40-31
Dramatic psychological horror builds a home in this grouping. And, probably the biggest surprise of the whole survey shows up here! You won’t believe what’s at #36! (How’s that for click bait?)
Horror Movie News: The Wind Trailer
One of The Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness offerings is a double genre collision mashup on the high prairie. […]
Horror Shorts: Meow (2018)
Here kitty, kitty, kitty! AAAAAIIEEEEE!!!!
Eric’s Review: Dave Made a Maze (2017)
Dave made a Maze is surreal pop performance art that uses confetti for blood and silly string for guts. Completely unique and very odd.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXXVIII: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #50-41
We have now crossed over the #50 threshold! Listen to Mike and Eric eat some serious crow on air, as the jury has spoken. (And Mike and Eric are apparently wrong.)
Eric’s Review: The Predator (2018)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
An entertaining and showy movie with a great cast and great dialogue, but an all too familiar been-there-done-that plot.
Horror Movie News: Jordan Peele in discussions to produce Candyman Reboot!
Candyman! Candyman! Candyman! Say it three times and Jordan Peele will produce your movie!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXXVII: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #60-51
You want gross movies? Here we go! This section of our top 100 features blood and guts to spare!
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXXVI: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #70-61
Who wants bonus horror? Well, we’ve got it for you… a little extra has been put into our Top 100 list between 70-61. It stretches the entirety of the genre, from the very beginning to the very recent. Black and white, goofy, and somber. Drink in the next batch of our Top 100 list!
Horror Movie News: Tumbbad Trailer
It’s Bollywood horror! I think I’ve found my elusive great Indian spooky movie. Rahi Anil Bahrvi’s film Tumbbad is going to be premiering at the Venice Film Festival, and then later on at Austin’s Fantastic Fest.
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXXV: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #80-71
The breadth of the genre really shows up in this episode! Gateway kid horror shows up, for the first time (and not the last), plus the movie that launched “torture-porn”, a couple of stellar Korean films, and a feathered gift from the Master of Suspense.