What The Exorcist is to possession movies, Jaws is to shark movies: a classic film that will likely never be equaled in its subgenre. There have been some fine shark attack films during the past few years, though, and absolutely some fun ones. RLJE Films and Shudder are releasing their entry into sharksploitation and survival horror this summer with Great White, and it sounds like it should be a winner.
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Trailer Alert! Seance
RLJE Films & Shudder go back to school for some supernatural horror with Seance, the directorial debut from Simon Barrett, screenwriter of You’re Next (2011) and The Guest (2014). The trailer and poster dropped today, and The Scariest Things has them both for you!
Zombie Comedy “Brain Freeze” Kicks Off Fantasia’s 25th Edition This August
Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival follows up its massively successful virtual version in 2020 with another online fest this year as it celebrates its 25th edition from August 5 through August 25, 2021. Opening Fantasia this year will be Québécois zombie comedy Brain Freeze from director Julien Knafo. Fanstasia has also revealed the super cool poster for its 2021 edition.
Scariest Interview: Michael Lovan, writer/director of Murder Bury Win
Writer/director Michael Lovan sits down with us to talk about his debut feature, Murder Bury Win (2020), and its impending release!
Happy Easter Horror Hounds!
This Easter 🐰🐰🐰 you haven’t a hop in hell! Because…here comes Peter Cottonhell! If those aren’t two of the most hackneyed and shoe-horned taglines we don’t know what are. Because Beaster Day is real, it’s coming for you, and we’ve digested more crappy films that anyone should!
Trailer Alert! Death Rider in the House of Vampires (2021)
Oh sure, who doesn’t love to revel in the lunacy that is Evil Elvis AKA Glenn Danzig AKA the linchpin to the greatest horror punk band of all time, the Misfits. His comics, his music, and his enigmatic approach to life are so fascinating, and easily parodied and barbed, but it’s his film outings that are quite simply …indescribable.
Trailer Alert! The Curse of Hobbes House
Home invasion thriller meets zombie horror in The Curse of Hobbes House, which hits DVD and Digital download in the U.K. beginning March 8, 2021, and The Scariest Things has the trailer for you!
MovieNews: Long-lost Found Footage Film Debuts at MidWest WeirdFest
Kerry Prior, who directed the 2009 horror outing The Revenant, made a found-footage film in 1999 that was considered lost since that time. Recently found, The Blare Rabbit Project will have its world premiere in March at Wisconsin’s MidWest WeirdFest.
Trailer Alert! The Heiress (2021)
The full official trailer for The Heiress, Chris Bell’s supernatural chiller, has been released today. The shocker is available to download and […]
Trailer Alert! Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
In a literal and figurative sense, one of the biggest genre films to arrive in 2021 is Godzilla vs. Kong, and we just got the first trailer. The fourth installment in the Monsterverse, like its predecessors, looks visually splashy as all hell. The fate of studios, or at least their decision making, is at stake with this blockbuster. Legendary, Warner Brothers, and HBO Max are all hoping for big things out of this effort.
Trailer Alert! Hideout (2021)
When criminals on the run collide with true evil, what could possibly go wrong? Check out the trailer for the upcoming heist/witchcraft film from Director Kris Roselli, coming out later this year.
Trailer Alert! Dreamcatcher (2021)
Here’s the trailer for upcoming horror thriller Dreamcatcher, in which, according to the press release, “Dylan, known to his fans […]
Trailer Alert! The Night (2020)
An Iranian family spends the night in a hotel and supernatural events occur, with our own Eric proclaiming the film to be his favorite of 2020, and that’s all I need to know going in to The Night besides the eerie atmosphere shown in the trailer below. In case you need more enticing beyond that, following is the official press information regarding the IFC Midnight film. I’m looking forward to this one!
Movie News: Occult Chiller “The Heiress” Set for March Release
Supernatural horror and familial drama meet in the U.K. feature The Heiress, set for March 15 release in the U.K. and across the world on March 15, with a U.S. and Canada release one day later.
Trailer Alert! Shadow in the Cloud (2020)
Chloë Grace Moretz versus a gremlin? Say no more . . . I’m on board! That’s just what you’ll see in […]
Movie News: Troma’s Streaming Service
If yer’ anything like yer pals at the Scariest Things Podcast you’ve got a broad cinema palette and an ever broader tolerance for the profane, the vile, and the fart joke. Good news! There’s now a streaming service that seamlessly blends all that gory goodness together in a horrifying smoothie called TROMA NOW!
Trailer Alert! Grizzly II
If you know anything about the Scariest Things Podcast it’s that we love MONSTERS. Monsters of all kinds. Creatures beneath the sea, behemoths that lurk in the dark, and even the occasional URSUS HORRIBLUS! The grizzly bear.
Trailer Alert! Minor Premise (2020)
After critically acclaimed screenings as part of Fantasia and other top-notch film festivals, the mind-warping science fiction chiller Minor Premise […]
Trailer Alert! Love and Monsters (2020)
Paramount has released a trailer for Love and Monsters, a hero’s journey post-apocalyptic creature feature. Dylan O’Brien, Michael Rooker, and Jessica Henwick star in this action-adventure monster mash, coming to theaters on October 16. You can check out the trailer here!
Trailer Alert! Freaky (2020)
Universal / Blumhouse is going back to a reliable well to theatrically release a pop-horror film: Freaky. The often re-booted classic kids comedy Freaky Friday is being genre-bent into becoming a horror film, from the team that did it once before with Happy Death Day.
“Never Hike in the Snow”: “Friday the 13th” Fan Film Releases Trailer and Announces Final Call for IndieGoGo Campaign
Womp Stomp Films, creators of Never Hike Alone, has released a trailer for its next Friday the 13th fan film […]
Horror News: Blumhouse is Planning a Thing Remake! Should they?
According to Adam B. Vary at Variety, John Carpenter has been in discussions with Blumhouse to potentially reboot his masterwork, and my personal favorite movie of all time, The Thing. While this is pretty exciting news, the obvious question is, of course, is this a good idea? Reboots are risky propositions, and more than a few notable horror films have dropped the ball doing so.
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 […]
Movie News: The Vigil Trailer
Blumhouse is back on the scene with a brand new joint that’s guaranteed to give you a mean case of the shivers. Don’t look now, but the Vigil is coming your way on July 31, 2020.
Movie News: Possessor Trailer
Ultraviolent sci-fi? Sign us up! Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, darker, and more complex — along comes Possessor. Directed by Brandon Cronenberg (offspring of THAT David Cronenberg), Possessor allegedly involves some high-falutin corporate espionage, some brain control devices, and a whole lotta’ assassinating.
Movie News: Soska Sisters Take On Sensory Horror
Just when you thought it was safe to rely on all your senses.
Horror News: Horror Host Live (Dead) Stream Panel!
Our guest host for Episode 101, David Dastmalchian is having a special streaming event tomorrow night! Or… tonight, depending on when you see this. If you are a fan of late-night horror hosts, you’ll want to catch this panel and a watch party for the Karloff Classic The Old Dark House.
Movie News: ‘Scream’ franchise relaunch is coming!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for new Scream!
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 […]
Horror News: Daft Punk is Scoring the Next Dario Argento Film
What?!?!? First Thom Yorke dips his toes in the water with his somber interpretation of the Goblin’s color-soaked Suspiria vision, and now Daft Punk is scoring the next Dario Agento film? Color us shocked and awed.