Every year, the staff members of The Scariest Things look forward to the Fantasia International Film Festival — North America’s premiere genre-film fest — and the first wave announcement for the fest’s landmark 25th edition shows exactly why!
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Trailer Alert! Censor
Fresh off of its award-winning film festival run, the U.K. horror feature Censor is set to premiere at U.S. theaters on June 11, 2021, and then to debut On Demand on June 18, from Magnet Releasing. The Scariest Things has the trailer and poster debut for you!
Trailer Alert! Forever Purge
In light of all the insurrectionist lunacy that we faced in early 2021, it’s an incredible stroke of kismet that the horror gods would be throwing us the Forever Purge in the very same year. But they are.
Trailer Alert! Digging to Death
Supernatural consequences await a man who digs on his new property and accidentally finds millions of dollars buried next to a dead body in Digging for Death. The Scariest Things has the poster reveal and trailer for you! Following is the official press announcement.
Trailer Alert! New George Romero Movie: The Amusement Park
The almighty George Romero has a new movie coming out in June 2021! Wait, hasn’t he been dead since 2017!?!? Indeed he has, but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t create a mountain of content never before seen by human eyes. In the same way that Prince will be releasing albums well in to the next century, Romero may have some additional gems that have never made their way out of the crypt. Until now!
Horror News: HOST scribe to make video game with HOST cast!
Jed Shepherd, writer/executive producer of Host (2020), is Kickstarting a new horror video game!
Movie News! Neill Blomkamp’s “Demonic” Unveils 8mm Behind-the-Scenes Footage and First Stills
The first two stills and some cool 8mm behind-the-scenes footage has been released for director Neill Blompkamp’s upcoming horror movie Demonic.
Trailer Alert! My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To
Vampires and addiction are both addressed in the film My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To, which has […]
Warped Dimension Online Film Festival Features Death Wishes, Desert Monsters, and Darker Places
Zoom-based Warped Dimension online film festival, presented by the fine crew responsible for San Francisco’s Another Hole in the Head […]
Trailer Alert! The Conjuring III
Holy Beelzebub! The official/official trailer for The Conjuring III, AKA The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do it, is finally here! Complete with devils, god, witches, the Warrens, and waterbeds — which were a thing in 1981, trust us — this trailer has it all.
Trailer Alert! The Lockdown Hauntings
Otherwordly occurences during COVID-19 is becoming a current horror film subgenre, and a new U.K. feature looks to be a thrilling entry into that subgenre. Here is the trailer and poster reveal for director Howard J. Ford’s The Lockdown Haunting, which stars fright-fare icon Tony Todd.
Trailer Alert! Werewolves Within
IFC Films looks to have another winner on its hands with the upcoming release of Werewolves Within, which is based on the Ubisoft’s virtual reality video game. The Scariest Things has the teaser trailer and poster premiere for you!
Movie News: Dekanalog Acquires Award-Winning Taiwanese Horror Film “Detention”
One of the strongest entries into the historical horror subgenre in recent memory, director John Hsu’s Taiwanese chiller Detention has been picked up for theatrical and virtual cinema distribution by Dekanalog.
Movie News: RLJE Films & Shudder Announce Their Acquisition of North American Rights to “Great White”
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.
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.