Tropes are the backbone of the horror genre. The familiarity with the cliches, types, and recognizable story elements provide knowing winks. We talk about our favorites in Episode 44!
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The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XLIII: Insights from Our Top 100
That’s right, Bub! Mike and Eric have gone through and broken down our top 100 Horror movie list. The close calls and could have beens and the maybe shouldn’t have beens. Listen in!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XLII: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #10-1
A veritable hall of fame of horror lines up for our top 10! But, in what order? You know these titans of terror, so let’s count them down!
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: Immortal Macabre
Explosive parasite infections! A child killer who wears the scalps of her victims! And a tale of romantic betrayal and shallow live burials! Or, in other words, just another day keeping Portland weird.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XLI: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #20-11
We’re at the top 20! Can you believe it? Now with 33% more X chromosomes!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XL: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #30-21
This batch of films is proof positive that you can still do a good remake or a good sequel that surpasses its predecessor. The top 100 marches on! You can’t stop it!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXXIX: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #40-31
Dramatic psychological horror builds a home in this grouping. And, probably the biggest surprise of the whole survey shows up here! You won’t believe what’s at #36! (How’s that for click bait?)
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXXVIII: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #50-41
We have now crossed over the #50 threshold! Listen to Mike and Eric eat some serious crow on air, as the jury has spoken. (And Mike and Eric are apparently wrong.)
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXXVII: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #60-51
You want gross movies? Here we go! This section of our top 100 features blood and guts to spare!
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXXVI: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #70-61
Who wants bonus horror? Well, we’ve got it for you… a little extra has been put into our Top 100 list between 70-61. It stretches the entirety of the genre, from the very beginning to the very recent. Black and white, goofy, and somber. Drink in the next batch of our Top 100 list!
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXXV: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #80-71
The breadth of the genre really shows up in this episode! Gateway kid horror shows up, for the first time (and not the last), plus the movie that launched “torture-porn”, a couple of stellar Korean films, and a feathered gift from the Master of Suspense.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXXIV: The Top 100 Horror Films of All Time #90-81
We move on with our favorite Horror Movies of all Time. Here come the Horror Comedies! And, J-Horror has landed, along with a couple of very recent favorites.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXXIII: The Top 100 Horror Films OF ALL TIME #100 to 91
Every good horror website needs a master list, so The Scariest Things has finally come up with our TOP 100 HORROR MOVIES OF ALL TIME! And, tonight, we start at the bottom and work our way to the top.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXXII: Best Survival Horror
The worst case scenario movies show the folly of a combination of dumb bad luck and poor decisions, in these movies about the will to survive against the odds, and most importantly avoid a horribly ugly demise. Cue the propmaster! Make those walls shake!
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXXI: The Matinee Era Part 2
The height of the atomic age! Monsters get bigger and stompier! Xenophobia and flying saucer sightings rule the day. And a dramatic change is on the horizon.
Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXX (The Most Overrated Horror Films)
Get ready for some HOT TAKES. This is likely to make some of you guys mad, but you know what? These films are not as good as their reputations suggest.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXIX: The Matinee Era Part I
Get your Geiger counter out, and ready that rad suit, as The Scariest Things talks about the Matinee era of Horror, the second great era for genre films!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXVIII: Good and Bad Horror Dads
It’s a few weeks late, but the Scariest Things crew were inspired by Father’s Day to examine the best dads in horror. As a bonus, you get to hear Eric do some terrible impressions!
The Scariest Things Podcast: An Exclusive Interview with Cinestate!
Producer Amanda Presmyk of Cinestate called in to chat with The Scariest Things about their movie Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, and to discuss the studio and its new brand FANGORIA!
Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXVII (Portland Horror Film Festival Recap)
Ain’t no horror festival like to the Portland Horror Festival — cuz the Portland Horror Festival don’t stop! This one […]
Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXVI (The Best Horror Sequels)
Good artists create. Great artist steal. No truer words could ever be spoken regarding the horror genre.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXV: The Peak and the End of the Golden Age of Horror
Do you like weddings, psychology, inheritances and people talking in Trans-Atlantic accents? Oh… and do you like classic monsters? Then listen in to Episode XXV where we discuss the rise and fall of the first age of Horror movies!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXIV: An Interview with the Portland Horror Film Festival
Mike and Eric got a chance to sit down with Brian and Gwen Callahan, the organizers of the upcoming Portland Horror Film Festival. Madness and mayhem ensued! Or, at least some great horror movie conversations.
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXIII The Best Horror Remakes
CAN’T. BE. DONE. That film is sacrosanct! It’s untouchable. It’s pure perfection and should never be subject to the sleazy […]
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXII Defining the Golden Age of Horror Part 1: the 1920s
Get in that way back machine. No not that one. That way, way, way back machine. Because we’re going back in time before mankind knew of color or sound.
Scariest Things Podcast Episode XXI: Horror Films We’re ASHAMED We Haven’t Seen
Shame. Guilt. Dishonor. Dereliction. Sin. Or, maybe we were just busy that weekend.
Scariest Things Podcast Episode XX: Scariest Horror Soundtracks
Can music make a film? Break a film? Raise the hairs on the back of your head? You bet your bottom dollar!
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: The Overlook Film Festival Wrap
The Overlook Film Festival has come to a close, and Eric had the time of his life. New Orleans was the perfect setting for a spooky festival loaded with the best that independent horror had to offer. Listen in for a preview of films that are coming your way soon!
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra!: An Interview with St. Agatha Director Darren Lynn Bousman
The Scariest Things Podcast hits the road with this EXCLUSIVE interview with THE Darren Bousman at the Overlook Film Festival. Intrepid podcaster, Eric Li, sits down with famed horror director Darren Bousman to talk about the world premiere of his new flick, St. Agatha and all things horror.
Scariest Things Podcast Episode XIX: When Horror Goes Too Far…
In the ultimate subject question we try to get at the idea can, does, and will go too far. Or does it?