For the first time in its 117-year history, the venerable Variety, probably the most prestigious journal covering Hollywood has released its Critic’s ratings for THEIR Top 100 Films of all Time. And believe it or not, a HORROR movie is rated #1!
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Festival Favorite THE BUNKER Hits Theaters on February 24th
World War I-set horror feature The Bunker, which I listed in my “Top 10 Horror Films of 2022” article, is […]
Cryptids, Killers, and Creepiness Abound in MidWest WeirdFest’s First Programming Wave for 2023
MidWest WeirdFest delivers another flurry of the mystical and the mind-boggling this year with its first-wave announcement for its seventh edition. Taking place March 3–5, 2023 at the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the fest presents thought-provoking documentaries and cutting-edge narrative films.
Scariest News: The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival 2022 Press Release
When the calendar turns from September to October, that means it’s time for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, one of the premiere horror events in the Pacific Northwest. This year there are some big-time guests who will be at the event in person to represent their iconic films, so if you are within driving distance (or if you want to fly in) you should come to the Hollywood Theater in Portland, and check it out! It is one of the best-curated horror festivals in the country, and you will not find a finer group of short films anywhere.
Trailer Alert: Knock at the Cabin (2023)
Do you have faith in M. Night Shyamalan to deliver a good movie? Recent returns would suggest that he’s still got the touch. The Visit, Split, and Old suggest that his over-indulgent tendencies may be behind him. And if you watch the trailer for Knock at the Cabin, I think you’ll find yourself convinced that he’s got something special coming.
Trailer Alert: Hellraiser (2022)
Greater Delights Await… Hellraiser has been rebooted. And it looks really good!
Fantastic Fest 2022 Preview!
Fantastic Fest is turning 17 and celebrating with 8 days of parties, events and over 70 films!
From Monsters to Slashers to Supernatural Entities, UK’s Arrow Video FrightFest 2022 Lineup Has It All
Each summer, Arrow Video FrightFest brings a cinematic bounty of chillers and thrillers to London. This year’s lineup is mind boggling in size and scope, offering such riches as the world premiere of renowned director Neil Marshall’s latest offeringThe Lair to horror icon Dario Argento’s newest feature Dark Glasses to premieres by up and coming filmmakers from across the globe.
2022 Fantasia International Film Festival Preview Part Deux!
The 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival has so many films, that it merits a 2 part preview!
R.I.P. James Caan 1940-2022
Legendary actor James Caan has passed away at the age of 82. He only performed in one horror movie, but he made it count. His portrayal of author Paul Sheldon in Rob Reiner’s Stephen King adaption of Misery won him an Oscar nom.
On a day like today, indeed, “I’m your biggest fan!”
2022 Fantasia International Film Festival Preview!
The juggernaut genre festival is back for its 26th anniversary and is celebrating by showcasing 3 week’s worth of international genre features, short films and special events in Montreal, Canada.
Trailer Alert: Beast (2022)
Lions and lions and lions, oh my! Idris Elba plays a recently widowed doctor who is taking his daughters on a safari. A massive and bloodthirsty lion, bent on revenge for poachers hunting him, has turned his eyes on Elba and his family in the first Lion themed survival Horror movie in many years. Check out the trailer right here!
Trailer Alert! Offseason Hits Shudder on June 10
Mickey Keating’s OFFSEASON will be available exclusively to stream on the SHUDDER platform starting on Friday, June 10, 2022.
Trailer Alert! Watcher (2022)
IFC Midnight has dropped the official trailer and a brand new poster for Chloe Okuno’s debut feature film, Watcher. Watcher […]
Panic Fest 2022 Preview
Panic Fest is turning TEN, and you can join the celebration this spring!
Trailer Alert! The Innocents
Norwegian creepy-kid chiller “The Innocents” receives a May 13 release from IFC Midnight, and The Scariest Things has the new trailer for you!
Aliens, Cryptids, and Cults Invade Wisconsin’s MidWest WeirdFest
Wisconsin’s MidWest WeirdFest has announced the full lineup for its March 4-6 run this year, and it’s a doozy! Along […]
Trailer Alert: Nope (2022)
Yep. I’m in it for Jordan Peele’s latest offering: Nope. Check out the trailer here!
Trailer and Poster Alert: Argento’s Black Glasses!
Fingers crossed — firmly. We here at the Scariest Things Podcast wish nothing but goodwill towards one of, and possibly, the greatest horror directors of all time. But, sadly, Dario Argento Dario has slipped in recent years. Mother of Tears, Dracula 3D , Giallo, and, well, you get the idea. Contrasted with his earlier work you get the maddening sense that father time has finally caught up with this giallo genius.
SXSW 2022 Reminds Us That Everything is Bigger in Texas!
South By Southwest is one of the biggest festivals in the country. It encompasses film, music, comedy, education and technology […]
Trailer and Poster Alert! Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022
The sequel/re-quel that no one really asked for is right around the corner. This winter we’ll get to see more septuagenarians and/or octogenarians battle it out in a grudge match that began nearly 50 years ago! Why? Who knows. But it sure helped give the Halloween franchise a kick in the pants!
MidWest WeirdFest Set to Blow Minds with the Supernatural, Slashers, and Science Fiction
MidWest WeirdFest has a stellar reputation for presenting edgy, provocative cinema fare, and the first wave announcement for this year’s edition of the Eau Claire, Wisconsin-based fest shows that the tradition continues. From paranormal strangeness to creepy creature features, MidWest WeirdFest has it all!
Trailer Alert! A24 is dying to show you a good time with Ti West’s “X”
A24 is dying to show you a good time with Ti West’s “X”
Trailer Alert! “The Long Night” Serves Up Creepy Cult Horror
Here’s a truly promising trailer for Scout Taylor-Compton’s (Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II) latest fear-fare feature, The Long Night, which […]
Trailer Alert! Nocturna: Side A – The Great Old Man’s Night and Nocturna: Side B – Where the Elephants Go to Die
Breaking Glass Pictures is set to release Argentine writer-director Gonzalo Calzada’s double bill Nocturna: Side A – The Great Old Man’s Night and Nocturna: Side B – Where the Elephants Go to Die on DVD and Digital on January 18.
Trailer Alert! British Supernatural/Gangster Chiller “The World We Knew”
Independent distributor/sales agency Mutiny Pictures will be releasing the UK horror/thriller THE WORLD WE KNEW on VOD and DVD on January 11th, 2022.
Trailer Alert: Studio 666
When we caught wind of this (assuredly) horror comedy last month we weren’t entirely clear if we were looking at an elaborate album hype, a hoax, or an actual film.
Movie News: Studio 666 Coming Soon!
As ideas slowly become more and more (re) used and reworked filmmaking has progressively embraced the meta. In fact, things have become so meta sometimes it’s difficult to tell when one concept ends and the next begins.
Enter the recently announced horror offering featuring…the Foo Fighters?
Beyond Fest Returns Indoors with Fear-Fare Premieres and Restored Classics Galore
Los Angeles’ Beyond Fest returns to indoor cinemas this year with a mouth-watering lineup of horror, science fiction, and genre-film fare. From September 29th–October 11th, the festival features cutting edge fear fare including world and west coast premieres, 4K restorations of beloved classics, and much more.
Trailer Alert: We Need To Do Something (2021)
Just off of a buzz generating debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, the trailer for Sean King O’Grady’s feature film […]