I scream, you scream we all scream for… a good little horror short!
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 Endless (2018)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Scariest Things Scary Meter 8 out of 25
A Heady tale of brotherly bonds strained by the allure and menace of surviving a UFO death cult.
Horror Movie News: Hereditary Trailer is Accidentally Shown Before Peter Rabbit
Families in Perth were treated to a trailer for the scariest movie of the generation. Shock, Awe, and a lot of crying were involved!
Horror Shorts: DEATH METAL (2017)
Duuuude! Playing a wicked axe was never so apropos. AAAAIIIIIIIYYYEEEAAAH!!
Horror Movie News: New Suspiria (2018) footage unveiled at Cinema Con
Calling Mike Campbell! Director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) is doing a grotesque and gnarly update to the 1977 Dario Argento Classic, featuring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton.
Horror Movie News: A Quiet Place Sequel has been Green Lit
As with all super-successful low budget horror movies, A Quiet Place is getting a sequel. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: The Overlook Film Festival Wrap
The Overlook Film Festival has come to a close, and Eric had the time of his life. New Orleans was the perfect setting for a spooky festival loaded with the best that independent horror had to offer. Listen in for a preview of films that are coming your way soon!
Eric’s Review: Upgrade (2018)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
An ambitious Sci-fi action thriller that learns all the right lessons from its precedent source material. Upgrade is what the Robocop reboot should have been. It’s a smart, violent, and kinetic parable of the risks of merging flesh with technology.
Eric’s Review: Hereditary (2018)
★★★★★ out of ★★★★★
A stunning horror film debut from Ari Aster, who has delivered a terrifying tale of the disintegration of a family’s collective psyche, and the treachery of a matriarch that lasts long after she has died. Oscar. Worthy.
Eric’s Review: Blood Fest (2018)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
FUN! This movie is pure dumb fun. And, I mean dumb in a loving way. This is Egerton’s tribute to the zanies that are horror movie fans. We’re a little obsessive.
Eric’s Review: St. Agatha (2018)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A 1950’s tale of a desperate young pregnant woman who makes a costly decision to join a convent as a refuge of last resort. It might be the best scary nun movie you’ll see! (And yes, I know what that means.)
Eric’s Review: The Farm (2018)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A hillbilly cannibal horror tale… and that should give you some clues about how this goes down. This is a hard watch.
The Scariest Things Podcast at the Overlook Film Festival Day 3: The Canon Live Podcast… and a vist with Udo Kier.
Amy Nicholson’s Canon Podcast was on hand to record a debate as to whether the Exorcist of the Exorcist III deserved to be in the canon of great films. Eric got to weigh in with his opinion… listen in! Plus a fun encounter with a genre film legend!
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra!: An Interview with St. Agatha Director Darren Lynn Bousman
The Scariest Things Podcast hits the road with this EXCLUSIVE interview with THE Darren Bousman at the Overlook Film Festival. Intrepid podcaster, Eric Li, sits down with famed horror director Darren Bousman to talk about the world premiere of his new flick, St. Agatha and all things horror.
The Scariest Things at the Overlook Film Festival: Day 2 Feature Films: The Farm, St. Agatha, and Blood Fest
Some gruesome hillbilly horror, a nunsploitation final girl film, and a goofy genre self-referential body count movie made up my Friday experience.
The Scariest Things at the Overlook Film Festival: Day 2: The Short Films
Good things come in short packages! There were some great short films in this year’s Overlook Film Festival. Read on!
The Scariest Things at The Overlook Film Festival: Day 1
We’re just getting started in the Big Easy… the first two movies are in the bank. This is the premier […]
Horror Infographics: The Horror Movie Bridge Too Far
What is too horrifying to handle? Even the most hard-edged horror fan has her or his limits. Check out our Scary Meter and find out what your horror limits are!
Horror Movie News: R. Lee Ermey (1944-2018)
The booming-voiced drill sergeant passed away from complications due to Pneumonia on Monday. One of the great “that guy” character actors is gone.
Eric’s Review: Rubber (2010)
Grindhouse meets the French New Wave in this oddball dark horror comedy about a sociopathic automobile tire that kills people with psychokinetic powers. Didn’t see that coming, did you?
Horror Movie News: Behind the Scenes of A Quiet Place
Are you obsessed with A Quiet Place? For those of you in love with the making of movies, you can see John Krasinski at work making the film.
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Horror Movie News: The MEG Trailer!
Jason Statham’s latest movie, the Meg, features a 75 foot prehistoric shark. The baddest, most dangerous thing in the ocean in thousands of years! And, the shark is pretty mean too.
Eric’s TV Review: The Terror (Ep 1-4)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Baby, it’s cold outside! The Terror brings thrills and lots of chills.
Eric’s Review: A Quiet Place (2018)
★★★★★ Out of ★★★★★
A white-knuckle instant classic. Believe the hype!
Horror Movie News: Rotten Tomatoes asks – When Do You Show Your Monster?
Change what you think you know! Rotten Tomatoes has come up with some interesting data that defies some long-held beliefs […]
Horror Movie News: The Overlook Filmfest Schedule
The Scariest Things is hitting the road. What a treat the Overlook Filmfest is gonna be! Eric is heading to New Orleans… and it’s got a fantastic slate of films!
Eric’s Review: Splinter (2008)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Too bad the director and editors didn’t have more faith in their own monster effects.
Eric’s Review: Final Destination (2000)
★1/2 out of ★★★★★
This is what passed for mid-budget horror in 2000. A fine premise is completely undone by cliches and a bevy of poorly rendered characters making terrible decisions.
Horror Movie News: The House With a Clock in the Walls Trailer
Could this be the next great starter horror movie?