This might sting a little. (Aiiieeeee!!!) Jeff Dean joins Eric and Mike again in taking on our favorites Hospital Horror shows.
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 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.
Child’s Play Mystery Solved: Mark Hammill will Voice Chucky in the Reboot!
OK, now the Child’s Play movie has my attention! This may have been the perfect voice casting for the upcoming reboot.
Disney has hired David Cronenberg to direct Marvel Zombies for release in 2021!
Marvel Studios has announced that they are getting into the horror business, by bringing in the master of body horror to direct the John Kirkman penned Marvel Zombies as part of their Phase IV of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
TV News: Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone starts on CBS Streaming Tonight
Is Jordan Peele’s hot streak going to continue on in TV mode? His production of The Twilight Zone premiers tonight, with the first two episodes “The Comedian” and “Terror at 30,000 Feet.”
Trailer Alert: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
“You don’t read the book. The book reads you.”
Get ready for the screen adaptation of a the book that formed up a generation of childhood nightmares.
Horror Short: Alien : Containment (2019)
The first of the Alien 40th Anniversary shorts has dropped. It’s Alien in a lifeboat! It’s amazing what can be done with a $35,000 budget.
The Scariest Things Episode LV: The Worst Case Horror Scenario
A Patreon special request! What horror movie scenario would be you least like to be subjected to, either as a victim or as the monster? Mike and Eric dive into deep movie fears in Episode 55.
Larry Cohen: 1936-2019
“Many of the A-movies are long forgotten. They’re boring, slow, and tedious. The B-movies are fast-moving, exciting, and energetic.” – Larry Cohen (RIP)
NJ High School Thespians create Alien: The Play
North Bergen High School, you’ve done it! You’ve turned the greatest science fiction horror film of all time into a stage drama and succeeded spectacularly. That was a remarkable achievement, and you deserve to take a bow.
Horror TV: What We Do in the Shadows on FX
A television spin-off of the great What We Do in the Shadows is arriving on FX on March 27. Good […]
Noted Horror Film Journalist Joseph Perry is joining TST!
Now we’re getting professional! No more of this charlatan crap! Queue the dubstep soundtrack. (Bwaaaa bwaaa bwaa BWWAAAAA)
Eric’s Review: Us (2019)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Jordan Peele’s proves that Get Out was not a fluke. Us is a beautifully scripted, funny, thrilling, and surprisingly heady film, with a performance for the ages from Lupita Nyong’o and brilliant comic timing from Winston Duke.
Eric’s Review: The First Purge (2018)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
The First Purge has a lot to say, but it does it with a rather ham-fisted approach. There isn’t much subtlety to this movie. It is an interesting but flawed social commentary concept piece.
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: An Interview With Author Ben Goldsmith of Source Point Press
When at a comic convention, you’ve got to talk comics! The last of our Wizard World interviews is with Ben Goldsmith, author of the just released horror comic The Seance Room from Source Point Press. This was a fun interview!
Horror Shorts: The Alien 40th Aniversary Short Film Project
In space, no one will see your fan-made homage to Alien.
That is, unless 20th Century Fox funds your film as a winner in their 40 year anniversary of the landmark Ridley Scott movie! Catch the trailer for the upcoming short film releases.
Eric’s Review: Cold Hell (2017)
★★★★out of ★★★★★
A cab driver witnesses a serial killer murdering one of his victims, and finds herself his next target. She’s much tougher than she looks though, in this smartly scripted thriller with strong statements about culture, family, responsibility and raw courage.
Eric’s Review: Pledge (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Pledge is a pressure cooker! Full Stop.
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: The Unipiper and the Portland at the Movies Podcast
Keeping it Weird at Wizard World! Mike is joined by Brian “The Unipiper” Kidd and Todd Werkhoven, hosts of Portland at the Movies to talk about some oddball horror movies shot in Portland.
Trailer Alert: Midsommar
Make a great movie, and great things are expected. Ari Aster’s follow-up to Hereditary is a pagan cult movie that will be released this year, and the trailer just dropped. It is Aster’s prove it moment!
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: Dread Fright and Brews, and the Theatre of Horrors
Wizard World 2019 gave The Scariest Things an opportunity to meet some of our Oregon sibling horror organizations, and in this interview we got a chance to sit and talk with Lee Despain of the Dread Fright & Brew Podcast and Brandy Dixon of The Theatre of Horrors cosplay for charity organization.
Eric’s Review: Vampire Clay (2017)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
This oddly creepy Japanese Golem movie has some great individual moments, with a treatise that art can be so bad that it will devour its creators.
Trailer Alert: Child’s Play (2019)
Chucky is back, and this time he’s got wifi. OOOOOO! Scary! Nothing is scary as new untested technology! Production conflicts lead to some interesting questions.
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: A conversation with Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon
The Scariest Things had the good fortune at Wizard World Portland to get a quick interview with Xander Harris himself, Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon. As a bonus, Nicholas even sang for us!