★ out of ★★★★★ All the old adages about aging are sadly true. While there are a handful of unique exceptions to aging, largely the process is mean, maddening, and without fail. The longer you stay in the game the harder it is to compete at your once prolific rate. That 12th album, might not quite be as fresh as that first lighting in a bottle 30 years prior. That 300th game might be a tad disinclined. It’s just a fact of our meager little life on planet earth and this impact is felt by all — including Dario Argento.
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.
Robert’s Review: Verotika (2019)
★ out of ★★★★★
Danzig’s horror movie debut. No. Just no.
Joseph’s Review: The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (Fantasia Film Festival)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ This Canadian occult tale is one of dread, rebellion, and revenge. It’s a masterful work that […]
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CV: Cosmic Horror
Inexplicable, unfathomable, abominable, and utterly incomprehensible: Cosmic Horror is designed to blow your mind. The concepts are vast and often come with a metric ton of tentacles. Behold and beware, it’s Episode 105! The Stars are Right and your fates have been sealed. You MUST listen to this podcast!
Dead List: Top 10 Found Footage Films of All Time
You love ’em. You hate ’em. You don’t know where to start. You worship at their altar. All these things are true. One of the most polemic (and satisfying) devices in the horror genre — shaky cam/found footage flics.
Eric’s TV Review: Lovecraft Country Season 1(2020)
★★★★★ out of ★★★★★
HBO’s big budget Jordan Peele produced series is off to a ripping start. It is both timeless and timely, and the HBO pedigree shines through. Great acting, great characters, stunning visuals, a promising plot, and some very intense and gory moments mark the first entry to the show.
Joseph’s Review: Before the Fire
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ It takes some time for the thriller angles to get going in this pandemic-set outing, but […]
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 […]
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!
Eric’s Review: Contracted (2013)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
A brutal and difficult to watch examination of a young woman laid low by a necrotic wasting case of VD. Emotionally rough and viscerally horrifying, this is not one for the weak of heart or stomach.
Joseph’s Review: Sputnik
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ This Russian take on a cosmic creature wreaking havoc on Earth is a winning effort that […]
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CIV: Horror Collaborations
We all know that horror movies are not the work of a single individual. That the production is a team effort. In many cases, these collaborative partnerships become long-lasting and reflect upon the skills and efforts of two (or a few) closely collaborating individuals that become forever linked together, and The Scariest Things takes a look at some of our favorites.
Mike’s Review: The Pool (2019)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ So close. Not quite. Just about there. One more try. Close but no cigar. You’re right in the ballpark. Just. One. More. Inch. This is the prevailing and effectively repeated trope in the 2019 (U.S. release) Thai film, the Pool.
Joseph’s Review: Host
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ Host is highly effective Zoom-based horror in which the cast members were also responsible for their […]
Joseph’s Review: Peripheral
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ Peripheral is a claustrophobic science fiction/horror hybrid that casts a satirical eye on technological addiction. It’s […]
Dead List: Top 10 Animal Horror Films
Thumper, Ben, Lassie, Willard, Cujo…my pet gator? Why have you chosen to forsake me? In Episode 16 we explored this very question and got down and dirty in the animal kingdom. These are some of the scariest pets and animals to have ever graced the silver screen and boy have they gone bad! They PRETEND to be man’s best friend but ultimately they’ve got other things in store for us weak and inferior humans. Before you race out to the pet store watch the ten scariest films ever made featuring animals!
Eric’s Review: Under the Skin (2013)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
A look back at one of the least-sexy sexy movies ever made. Under the Skin is the rough equivalent cold wet blanket of a movie that will absorb your soul and use it as a cleaning rag. Scarlett Johansson takes huge risks at the height of her acting career, and it really pays off.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CIII: Summer Horror!
Ah, summertime! School is out, and bored kids (and adults) manage to find ways to get themselves hunted in the woods. Summer horror movies reflect the frisky and fun side of the genre. Time to break out those campfire tales and conspiracy theories. And, spend far too much idle time at a lonely cabin in the woods. Good thing there’s cell phone coverage out here right? No? Well, good luck!
Eric’s CFF Review: Attack of the Demons (2020)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Origami Horror! Attack of the Demons is a unique artisan-crafted animated cut-paper gore flick that worships at the altar of Dario Argento and Sam Raimi and largely succeeds in its efforts.
Dead List: Our Favorite Killers
Killers! Almost every horror movie has one but not all are as memorable as the method of their kills. From franchise favorites to indie maniacs, to make The Scariest Things’ list you need to have style, panache or a really high body count.
Mike’s Review: Impetigore (2019)
★★★★.5 out of ★★★★★ Ghosts, doomed villages, tortured family dynamics, the blackest of black magic, and thousand year old Javanese curses all come home to roost in the latest spookfest from Joko Anwar. Possibly (read: possibly) the best horror film director out currently, Anwar knows his way around a story, cinematic shots, and the creation of truly sympathetic characters.
Joseph’s Review: The Rental
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ If, thanks to horror movies, you already have enough reasons not to go in the water, […]
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.
Robert’s Review: The Waiting (2020)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A brand new horror-romance-comedy from the mind of F.C. Rabbath.
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.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CII: GORE!
We’re usually a fairly PG-13 site. This will be an exception. We’re bringing the blood! Be warned if you click on this post, as we explore the gore in horror. This page will be very NSFW and pretty disturbing. But that’s what you like about horror, right?
Movie News: Soska Sisters Take On Sensory Horror
Just when you thought it was safe to rely on all your senses.
Super Channel and Blood in the Snow Partner to Bring Virtual Festival to Horror Film Fans across Canada
Following is the official press release from Canada’s fantastic Blood in the Snow Film Festival announcing its plans to show […]
Joseph’s Review: Deathcember (Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ It’s Christmas in July as South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) film festival presents […]