An absolutely brutal looking movie to “look forward to” in 2019. The big takeaway: If you are a crime scene cleaner, make sure the criminal has been caught before you start your work.
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Horror Shorts: We Summoned a Demon (2018)
Pure horror comedy gold! Delightfully silly, and soaked in blood. One of the highlights of the horror film circuit from 2018.
Trailer Alert: Bird Box (2018)
Netflix rolls out its Sandra Bullock starring apocalyptic feature Bird Box this week, where what you see most definitely can hurt you.
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XLIX: Our Most Anticipated 2019 Horror Movies
We’ve put a wrap on 2018, now it’s time to look forward to 2019! Let’s hope we (Mike) are better prognosticators of what good movies are coming up.
Eric’s Review: Revenge (2018)
★★★ 1/2 out of ★★★★★
So. Much. Blood. Seriously copious amounts of the red liquid of life gets spilled in this beautifully shot and straightforward thriller.
Trailer Alert: St. Agatha
You’ve probably heard me sing the praises of this Darren Lynn Bousman nunsploitation film, and there is finally a trailer to show you!
Eric’s Top 10 Horror Films of 2018
This was a tremendous year for horror in the theaters, and further proof that yes, we are in a golden age. Here are Eric Li’s top 10 feature and short horror films of 2018.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XLVIII: Annoying Horror Movie Jerks!
Horror films are ripe with characters that you just want to die horribly in the movie. Mike and Eric discuss some of Horror’s most despicable characters.
Trailer Alert: Escape Room (2019)
A slick take on the Escape Room craze that makes the puzzles lethal and personal. Escape Room Arrives theatrically on January 3.
Trailer Alert: Pledge (2019)
The pressures of college Greek pledging comes to a terrifying twist in the first big horror movie of 2019.
Horror Shorts: Cooking With Bill(2018)
Oats Studios brings you wacky and disturbing horror comedy takes on those awful 80’s infomercials.
Trailer Alert: Godzilla King of The Monsters 2nd Trailer
C’mon, BRING IT! It’s a monster rumble, and I want to be there!
Eric’s Review: What Keeps You Alive (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
A landmark LGBT horror/thriller film, wherein the relationship is both necessary and coincidental to the story.
Trailer Alert: Brightburn (2019)
Maybe Lex Luthor was right… an upcoming movie from producer Peter Gunn is coming that asks what if “Superman” was monstrous.
Eric’s Review: Summer of ’84 (2018)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Plucky young teenage boys suspect a local cop of being a serial killer in this 80’s throwback thriller. Sound familiar?
Horror Shorts: Zygote (2018)
So this is what Neil Blomkamp has been up to! A Spectacular vision of what is to come for the horror short film medium.
Shorts: Khaleesi the Bulldog watches Horror Movies
The Scariest Things normally doesn’t post YouTube funny animal videos… but c’mon! Khaleesi is so awesome! She’s a fan like you and me, barking warnings at the characters on screen.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XLVII: Our favorite 2018 Horror Movies
A 2018 Horror Movie Retrospective! Blockbusters. Indies. Short Films. And we saw a whole bunch of em. Mike and Eric break down their fearsome foursome for 2018.
Eric’s Review: Tumbbad (2018)
★★★★ 1/2 out of ★★★★★
This is the Unicorn of International horror movies: The Great Bollywood horror film.
Happy Death Day 2U Trailer Released
Restart that deadly causality loop! The Happy Death Day 2U trailer has been released. Rinse and repeat!
Eric’s Review: Black Mountain Side (2014)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
There are elements of a great survival horror tale here, but the end product is inconsistent in this half-thawed stew of madness and isolation.
Horror Shorts: The Dollmaker (2018)
The Dollmaker is a brilliant little Faustian dark fantasy tale, that cautions against the treachery of desperation and wish fulfillment. If you enjoy the themes in Pet Sematary, this will be right up your alley!
Eric’s Review: The Transfiguration (2016)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A sad and bleak little independent coming-of-age story of a would-be little urban vampire, whose pushes back against his miserable life in the New York ghetto in a very strange and sociopathic way.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XLVI: One-Off Oddball Horror
Some movies are so odd that they’ve only been done once, and are not at risk of being remade. Here are some of the best oddball horror movies we’ve seen, in Episode 46 of The Scariest Things Podcast!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XLV: Our Favorite Movies We Reviewed this year (Non-2018 Films Edition)
Eric and Mike have seen so many good horror movies that we figured we would recap some of our favorite films we’ve seen this year… but not from this year, if that makes sense.
Dead List: Ten Great Horror Themed Board Games – A Black Friday Primer
Looking to get someone a fun horror-themed gift for Christmas? It’s a golden age of both horror and board games, why not mix the two?
Horror Movie News: The Farm Released on Streaming
So, do you like the idea of cannibal farmers? The Scariest Things’ most viewed movie review now has been released on streaming media!
Dead List: 10 Great VHS Box Covers
In an era where judging a movie by its box cover meant a whole bunch, these VHS box covers certainly caught your attention.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XLIV: Trope Talk!
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!
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.