Roll out the red carpet! Break out your best Versace and Vera Wang outfits. It’s time to hand out some Thingy hardware! The best in horror movies from 2021. It may have taken us a while to get here, but we’ve got some winners to announce.!
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The Scariest Films Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time (2018 Edition)
Behold, THE BIG LIST. In 2018, we summoned a jury of our fans and horror insider contacts, to develop a weighted list of our favorite horror movies of all time. This doesn’t necessarily mean these are the BEST movies, in a technical sense, but these are the films we love the most.
The 2022 Thingy Awards!
Celebrate the best of 2021 Horror in the 2022 Thingy Awards! Yeah, it’s a little late in the Awards season, but we’re all still recovering from the Will Smith slap heard around the world, and now that we have recovered from being stunned, it’s time to concentrate on the Scariest Things you saw from last year. Once again, you are invited to fill in a ballot for your favorites from 2021!
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: The Greatest Movie Monster of All Time Bracket Fight!
A little extra treat for our Podcast Listeners. We had a live run through of one of our favorite activities: A Bracket Fight! A live audience of about 150 got to hoot and holler for their favorite monsters and selecting a creature feature champion. There were some great upsets and definite fan favorites. Who won? You’ll have to listen in to find out.
The Scariest Things LIVE at Rose City ComicCon: The Greatest Movie Monster of All-Time Tournament!
Attention Northwest fans of the Scariest Things! Come to Rose City Comicon, the biggest convergence of genre fans in the Portland Area, and help us pick the Greatest Movie Monster of All Time! Saturday, September 11 at 5:00 at the Oregon Convention Center in Room E145 and E146. Be there, and get ready to select a movie monster bracket champion. There can be only one!
The 10 Best Horror Shorts of 2020
The festival circuit was strong in 2020 with lots of great horror shorts. These 10 horror shorts made it on to our 2021 Thingy Awards. Check out the full short films included for your review!
The 2021 Thingy Award Nominations: Open Ballot!
It’s awards season! And for horror genre fans, it is time for the third annual Thingy Awards! 2020 was a scary year for more ways that we could have imagined, but despite the cinemas being closed down, movie makers delivered some great movies for us. The Scariest Things once again invites our valued fans to vote for who they thought was the best of 2020. Our industry insiders will also be weighing in, for what should be a very interesting award!
Scary Radio Plays: A Garden of Terrible Blooms
Award-Winning playwright Sharon Yablon taps into her noir sensibilities for a new podcast of genre radio dramas, A Garden of Terrible Blooms. Prepare for the surreal one-act dramas that touch on elements of mystery, horror, and true-crime centered around L.A.’s famed Sunset Boulevard.
The Scariest Things Last-Minute Christmas Horror Gift Guide
It’s getting late! Do you have your present for your horror fan family member or friend? If you’re looking for some unique and well crafted horror themed items, here are some suggestions.
500,000 Scariest Views!
Half a million visits to our humble horror website! It’s a little hard to fathom, and we’re so proud of it! We’re so glad to have each and every visit, and we’re proud to be your source of information of the trends and tropes of the horror genre. Our big goal is 2 million views, which is when we will be eligible for Rotten Tomatoes. So keep coming back! We promise to keep bringing you the spooky!
Horror on the Menu: Profondo Rosso (Deep Red), the Cocktail
Pietro Testa, the bartender/director at Al Tagliando in Milan has come up with a bloody concoction for you to celebrate the seminal work of Dario Argento: Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) the cocktail! It’s Giallo, in a glass!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode C : The Horror Movie Championship Tournament LIVE run through!
It’s hard to believe, but we made it! The Scariest Things turned 100 episodes old, and we had some of our Patreon pals and horror media associates to celebrate with us by picking through our Horror Movie Championship Tournament, where we picked the best Horror Movie of all Time!
The Scariest Things Podcast is Now Available on Spotify and Deezer!
By popular demand, our Podcast is now available on the streaming audio giant, SPOTIFY! We also are now streamable via the new(ish) Microsoft platform DEEZER,the choice is yours… and we’ve got plenty of options to cover your streaming needs.
The Scariest Things Horror Movie Championship Tournament!
The Scariest Things is recording its 100th Podcast Episode soon, and in celebration we are going to host a Horror Movie bracket-style royal rumble to determine the best horror movie of all time and we’d like you to join in on the fun!
The Scariest Things Public Service Announcement: Save Our Independent Cinemas!
Horror fans, unite behind a cause! Support the great independent theaters that cater to the little horror films that we love, that nobody else will put on the big screen. If we don’t help them now, some of them may not be back after we escape from this virus nightmare.
An Open Ballot: The 2020 Thingy Awards
Forget Super Tuesday! Vote for something that really matters… like the best horror movies, actors, actresses, and directors from the genre in 2020! The Scariest Things 2020 Thingy Awards are being made open to our fans to be the jury for our second annual awards!
Horror Tourism: The Dearly Departed Homicide True Crime Tour : Hollywood
Just when I was beginning to think Los Angeles was actually rather quaint and endearing, I went on a journey to La La Land’s dark side. The Dearly Departed Tours: Homicide True Crime Tour. I just may need to sleep with the lights on tonight!
Creepy Doll Video from Our Friends at Unsettling Toys
Oh, these dollies are the give me the creepies! Our Patron and friend of the Podcast, Brian Jillson has some slightly (OK sometimes REALLY) disturbing toys that need homes. Are you brave enough to get one?
Happy Thanksgiving from The Scariest Things!
That’s right! It’s a face-hugger turkey! The Cthurkey craze has inspired folks to come up with some pretty dreadful Thanksgiving feast options, including this here monstrosity. Make sure to drain this of acid blood before Serving. These images may make you want to think twice before cutting into the celebratory roast this year.
Happy Halloween from The Scariest Things!
It’s our favorite time of the year! Everybody have a safe (but scary) Halloween out there! TST suggests this is when you make your scary movie commitments and resolutions. Settle in for the evening waiting for the trick or treaters, and put on a spooky flick. You deserve it! The best time to map out a solid schedule of horror movies is when you are completely addled with sugar.
Horror Tourism: The Blair Witch Experience
Welcome to Burkittsville! I hope you brought a map with you, because the 20th Anniversary of the film is upon us, and The Blair Witch Experience will let you retrace the steps of Heather, Mike, and Josh. Hopefully, you’ll come back from the experience alive.
Creepy Stuff: Unsettling Toys
Do you have a toy that is staring at you from the corner of your bedroom, and you just can’t handle it anymore? Well, Unsettling Toys is here to help you out.
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: The Portland Horror Film Festival 2019
MICK GARRIS, WORLD PREMIERES, AND MONSTERS APLENTY AT PORTLAND HORROR FILM FESTIVAL™ JUNE 5th-8th
Scariest Things Podcast Wizard World Video Recap!
Hey! Did we meet you at this year’s Wizard World in Portland, Oregon? Yes? Well, then good to see you again. If we didn’t meet you at Wizard World you can still check out the fun, fearsome, and freaky times that were had by all in this short video recap by the hyper-talented Matt Howl!
Noted Horror Film Journalist Joseph Perry is joining TST!
Now we’re getting professional! No more of this charlatan crap! Queue the dubstep soundtrack. (Bwaaaa bwaaa bwaa BWWAAAAA)
The Scariest Things at Wizard World Recap!
Wow! Did we have some fun at Wizard World this year or what? Big takeaway? We made a lot of new friends!
Scariest Things News: Wizard World Portland Update!
Our big public event approaches, and there’s lots of cool news announcements surrounding it. Two days and counting until the fun begins. Check out what new news we’ve got!
The Scariest Things and Wiz World are Teaming up!
Come see the Scariest Things LIVE at Wizard World Portland from February 22-24!
Scariest Tourism: Seattle’s MoPOP
In the bowels of one of the more remarkable structures in the PNW is a little permanent exhibit featuring some of the most remarkable artifacts from horror films.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode L: A One Year Retrospective
One year in the books, and it’s time to reflect upon our experience as Podcasters and Writers!