★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ Mickey Rourke and Bella Thorne star in a rural revenge thriller that overcomes genre tropes and […]
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The Scariest Things Staff Members Choose Their Most Anticipated Films from Nightstream
The staff at The Scariest Things is absolutely thrilled to be covering NIGHTSTREAM, the virtual film festival formed as a […]
Liz’s Review: Hawk & Rev: Vampire Slayers (NOLA Horror Film Fest)
Grab your secret stake and prepare to kick vampire butt! Join forces with Hawk & Rev: Vampire Slayers!
Joseph’s Review: Sister Tempest (NOLA Horror Film Fest)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ See . . . a giant astronaut level a city! See . . . an alien […]
The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival 2020 Press Announcement
Our favorite film festival, The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival kicks off its 25th anniversary virtually in 2020! This streaming event is just around the corner, from Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4. For fans of Cosmic Horror, this is annually a can’t miss event. Tickets are on sale now!
The New Orleans Horror Film Fest is Ready to Invade Your Living Room!
The New Orleans Horror Film Festival is going virtual this year. Come join the festivities September 25-27th.
Joseph’s Review: Re-Elected (Mr. HoleHead’s Warped Dimension Film Fest)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ An occult ritual that no one knows they are participating in on Independence Day leads to […]
Joseph’s Review: Blinders (Arrow Video FrightFest)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ Fine performances and some clever variations on stalker-cinema tropes make Blinders a strong recommendation for fans […]
Joseph’s Review: The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (Fantasia Film Festival)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ This Canadian occult tale is one of dread, rebellion, and revenge. It’s a masterful work that […]
Movie News: Trailer Debuts for “Undergods” World Premiere at Fantasia
Fantasia Film Festival presents its 2020 digital edition from August 20–September 2, and one of the intriguing features on tap […]
Super Channel and Blood in the Snow Partner to Bring Virtual Festival to Horror Film Fans across Canada
Following is the official press release from Canada’s fantastic Blood in the Snow Film Festival announcing its plans to show […]
Joseph’s Review: Deathcember (Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ It’s Christmas in July as South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) film festival presents […]
Eric’s PHFF Review: Witness Infection (2020)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
When worlds collide! Witness Infection is a goofy and fun mashup of mob movie and zombie movie tropes. Family, duty, and mob justice become secondary for nice-guy Carlo when tainted Italian sausages ignite a zombie pandemic. Ooooo, maybe you shouldn’t have had seconds!
Eric’s PHFF Review: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (2020)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
“Let me DIE! Let me Die!” The Brain that Wouldn’t Die is a loving note for note recreation of one of the great B movies of the 1960s. Cheeky and continually winking at the audience, the film embraces the silly camp classic and giving it a fresh coat of 4K technicolor paint.
Mike’s PHFF Review: Uncle Peckerhead (2020)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Pulling off a feature length film takes some serious gumption. Pulling off a film that balances impeccable comedic timing, a fully realized soundtrack, empathetic characters, complicated friendships, and a heaping dose of spatter gore — well, that’s a whole different story. Directed by horror short filmmaker Matthew John Lawrence, Uncle Peckerhead hits every single note and simultaneously manages to bang out a gory film that would make Herschell Gordon Lewis blush.
South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Goes Hybrid for 2020
With concern for the current COVID-19 climate and an eye on the future, South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival […]
The Portland Horror Film Festival Goes Streaming!
It’s Alive! It’s ALIVE! IT’S ALIIIIIIVEEE!! The Portland Horror Film Festival is going virtual this year, which means more access to more people. Come join the festivities June 17-21st. A wealth of horror shorts and independent features await!
Eric’s Chattanooga Film Festival Review: Jumbo (2020)
★★★★★ out of ★★★★★
A young woman gets a job at an amusement park, and falls romantically in love with an amusement park ride, in this bizarre and brilliant dark fantasy. Not so much a horror movie, but it is an absolutely brilliant coming of age piece about madness and unconventional affection.
Eric’s Chattanooga Film Festival Review: The Yellow Night (2019)
★★ out of ★★★★★
The Yellow Night indicated it might be a psychedelic cosmic horror show. Nope! It is a teen-angst movie full of banal and unconvincing dialogue among a group of Brazilian high school grads. And, there might be a cosmic gate in the creepy shed at the beach house they are staying in, but the characters pay it no mind, and neither does the plot.
Eric’s Chattanooga Film Festival Review: Skull: The Mask (2020)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Skull: The Mask is a Brazilian explosion of gore and action, the likes of which we haven’t seen in quite a while. Gonzo, gratuitous, and pure sweet bloody syrup for fans of exploitation fare.
Eric’s Chattanooga Film Festival Review: Scare Package (2019)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Scare Package is a horror-comedy anthology that gets points for knowing all the tropes by heart and trying really hard. It’s more lightly amusing than raucously funny, and it doesn’t always land the comedic beats, but it will certainly please fans of gory silliness. Bonus points for one BIG horror icon cameo appearance.
Eric’s Chattanooga Film Festival Review: The Beach House (2019)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
The Beach House is a compact and well-paced Cosmic Horror tale. A young couple trying to sort out their relationship go to a New England beach house to address their issues, only to find something very sinister is brewing on the beach.
Joseph’s Review: Dementer (Chattanooga Film Festival)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ A woman who escaped from a backwoods cult finds that what she learned there might endanger […]
Chattanooga Film Festival’s 2020 Virtual Edition Serves Up New and Vintage Fright Fare and Outstanding Special Events
The Chattanooga Film Festival is famous for its cutting-edge cinematic fare and thrilling special events. The fest has just announced […]
Robert’s Review: Mass Hysteria (2019)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
While it’s more comedy than horror, this splattery witch-based tale is an entertaining cat & mouse chase around Salem, Massachusetts.
Movie News: Popcorn Frights Festival Streaming Catalog
Popcorn Frights, one of our favorite film festivals, is going to try and help you get over being scared about corona virus, and making scared about something else! They are providing links to how to find their festival movies past, for your enjoyment.
Joseph’s Review: Butt Boy (Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow Film Festival)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ If you are in the mood for a mind-blowing cinematic experience, look no further than the […]
Joseph’s Reviews (Women in Horror Film Festival): Cleanse, The Last Vacation, In Her Shoes
Atlanta’s Women in Horror Film Festival offered a fine selection of shorts, including these tales of psychic baggage, inevitable doom, […]
MidWest WeirdFest Lineup Boasts Ghosts, Monsters, UFOs, and More
The cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, paranormal, and just plain weird known as MidWest WeirdFest returns to the […]
Joseph’s Reviews (Horror-on-Sea Film Festival): Big Man, Bleed, Idle Hands, The Last Reel, This Mourning
Horror-on-Sea Film Festival offered up a treasure trove of incredible fright-fare shorts. In this second installment of short-film reviews from […]