Once again, the Overlook Film Festival is stocked with a veritable treasure trove of movies to be screened. The Scariest Things will be in the Big Easy to preview for you all the great indie horror to come out of Overlook.
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 Curse of La Llorona (2019)
★★ out of ★★★★★
A couple of good set pieces and a solid premise can’t overcome a jump-scare laden and predictable plot. Unfortunately, The Curse of La Llorona pulled its punches.
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode LXI – A J-Horror Sampler Platter
We’re going on a trip to the far east, where Horror delves where Hollywood had feared to tread. We’re trading in the hillbilly horror for some scary little girls with wet hair! Join Liz, Eric, and Mike for a combo plate of some of our favorite offerings from across the Pacific.
Trailer Alert: Ma
Finally, a leading lady role for Octavia Spencer, as she gets to play a flamboyant teenager killer! Ten bucks says that this is going to be a lot of fun.
Mother’s Day Horror!
Happy Mother’s Day! Let this poster be a message to you, don’t forget to call your mom! (Or Else) Here are ten of our favorite horror movie moms, for good or EVIL!
Horror Shorts: Alien 40th Anniversary Short Film Project – Alien: Harvest
A bleak and intense conclusion to the Alien 40th Anniversary Short Film Project, Alien: Harvest is the most polished of the series.
Great Horror Movie Opening Scenes: Video Clips (NSFW)
Aaaaaand… ACTION! Here are the video clips of Mike and Eric’s Episode 60 favorite opening scenes from horror movies. Beware, […]
Trailer Alert: It: Chapter 2
Probably the most anticipated horror movie of 2019 has its first reveal in the just-released teaser trailer for It Chapter 2, an extended clip featuring Jessica Chastain’s adult Beverly Marsh. It’s time to revisit Pennywise, and all those awful things in Derry.
Horror TV: What We Do in The Shadows Episode 7 “The Trial”
It’s a Vampire all-star show! A who’s who of Hollywood vampires just showed up as the council in the most […]
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LX: Our Favorite Horror Opening Scenes
Forget the slow burn, let’s get this show off with a BANG! It doesn’t guarantee that the movie is going to be great, but making a good first impression, like a blind date, can shape the rest of your experience.
Eric’s Review: The Cleanse (2016)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
What would happen if you barfed out your inner demons, and they came to life? Good news! The Cleanse will answer that very strange question for you.
Eric’s Review: I Saw the Devil (2010)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Interlocking circles of revenge is the background of this brutal 2010 special agent vs. serial killer film. By the end of the movie, you are rooting for everyone to lose. (And yet, it’s still a pretty good movie.)
Horror Shorts: Alien 40th Anniversary Short Film Project : Alien: Alone
This is the most ambitious of the 40th Anniversary short films. A bit of Phillip K. Dick investigation of the […]
Trailer Alert: Crawl (2019)
As if surviving a hurricane isn’t scary enough, now there are alligators camping in the basement in your flooded house. Worst case scenario x2 in this Alexandre Aja and Sam Raimi production.
Eric’s Review: The Skin I Live In (2011)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
When the mysterious plot entanglements of this sexy thriller get untied, what once was very enticing becomes a very challenging watch.
Horror Infographics: The Tiny Creatures Alphabet of David G. Forés
What better way to introduce a baby to reading and writing than teaching her how to spell Cthulhu or Xenomorph! Artist David G. Forés produced this dark genre alphabet with our favorite adorable deplorables!
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode LIX Vegetarian Horror
That’s Vegetarian as in this time the plants are eating YOU! The tables are turned, and these plants are looking for some long deserved payback.
Horror Shorts: My First Time (2019)
Horror in Hebrew! It’s a wonderfully twisty award winning Israeli horror short, with turns that you do not expect. Wicked, nasty and fun, check out the full short film here!
Happy Arbor Day! Fifteen killer plant movies… you know they have it in for us, right?
There are a surprising number of killer plants in horror movies. Some of them great, some… um… not so much. Here we have the good, the bad, and the utterly ridiculous.
Horror Shorts: Alien 40th Anniversary #4: Ore
In space, you can’t measure bravery until you make a stand for your loved ones. Alien: Ore brings the goods in the fourth installment of the 40th Anniversary Short Film Project.
Eric’s Review: Sadistic Intentions (2019)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Heavy Metal and Horror combos go together like peanut butter and some really bloody jelly. Getting the band back together was never such a bad idea.
Horror Shorts: The House of Lexi (2019) Trailer
Coming soon to a genre festival near you! M.W. Daniels brings you House of Lexi, starring Emma Dark.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LVIII: Medical Malfeasance!
This might sting a little. (Aiiieeeee!!!) Jeff Dean joins Eric and Mike again in taking on our favorites Hospital Horror shows.
Eric’s Review: The Wind (2018)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Themes of madness, isolation, grief, jealousy, and demons abound in this 2018 Horror Western. A pinch of Little House on the Prairie, a dollop of The Shining, a dash of the Witch, and a splash of High Plains Drifter.
Horror Shorts: Alien 40th Anniversary Short #3: Night Shift
As if life on a mining colony wasn’t tough enough. Alien: Night Shift is a prelude to some very bad […]
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LVII: Horror History 1970-1974
We’re getting a little trippy, a little sexy, and going full-on grindhouse… here comes the 1970’s!
Horror Shorts: Alien 40th Anniversary Short #2: Specimen
Cat and mouse, or rather, dog and facehugger square off in the second of the Alien 40th Anniversary short films, […]
Horror Infographics: Unexpected PopUp
Lindsay Ball-McQueen of BOOM marketing has come up with a fantastic set of images that re-imagines famous horror scenes by making them part of a children’s pop-up book. How fun!
Book Reports: Your Very First Horror Memories – Scary Picture Books
OK, horror fans, do you remember your first scary picture book? I bet you do! And I bet that book set you up to be a genre fan in the long run. Here are eight iconic spooky children’s picture books.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LVI: Werewolves! Ah-Hooooo!
Put on some Warren Zevon (Little old lady got mutilated late last night. AH-HOOOO! Werewolves of London, again. ) and get your wolfsbane handy, because Eric and Mike are going to talk all things lycanthropic.