We’ve got some films for you to look forward to in 2020. Once again, we’re faced with an onslaught of remakes and sequels, but you know what? There are some really interesting films that are coming out, and we’re here to slap you some horror wisdom!
Robert’s Review: Jack Frost (1997)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
It’s a holiday classic! This very B-grade movie overcame studio bankruptcy, anomalous weather, and the fact that it’s about a goofy-looking 7-foot tall rubber snowman to achieve cult status as a direct-to-video release.
Trailer Alert: Color Out Of Space (2020)
The most fully realized film version of an HP Lovecraft story? More psychedelic freakouts from Nick Cage? The return of more Mandy-like weirdness? A real live Cthulu monster? Director Richard Stanley’s (Island of Dr. Moreau, Hardware, Dust Devil) return to greatness? SO. MANY. QUESTIONS!
Mike’s Review: Mausoleum (1983)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ 1983 just called. Your VHS tape is overdue!
Mike’s Review: The Marshes (2020)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ Word has it that the kids are in to mash-ups. Girl Talk, Danger Mouse, a little Jay Z, a little Beatles. Throw it all together and see what sticks. 2020’s the Marsh (originally released in 2018 in Australia) does just that — but maybe a little too much.
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?
Robert’s Review: Countdown (2019)
★1/2 out of ★★★★★
This Final Destination rip-off is cliché, derivative, and predictable. You’ve got better things to do with your time.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXXXVII: The Worst Horror Films of 2019
What’s that smell? That, friends of the podcast, is the stench of the worst horror movies of 2019! It’s a smell that lingers and we’d like to move past, but we have to acknowledge the stinkers of last year.
Joseph’s Review: The Wave (2019)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ The Wave bends time and film genres, and it is bound to bend viewers’ minds, too, […]
Joseph’s Review: The Numbers (Horror-on-Sea Film Festival)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ Fans of classic British horror anthologies should find plenty to admire in independent chiller The Numbers. […]
Eric’s Review: Underwater (2020)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★.
Underwater is a furiously paced movie that applies the pressure early (pun intended) and rarely lets you up for air (pun intended again). The familiar setting and lack of character arcs are overcome by a strong cast, great production values, and a simple but well-executed plot.
Horror Shorts: The Bloody Ballad of Squirt Reynolds (2018)
Welcome to Camp Nawgnamakit! (get it?)Come sit by the fire and be seranaded with tales of the tragic tale of revenge that is The Bloody Ballad of Squirt Reynolds! One of our favorite short films of last year has finally arrived for view courtesy of Antrum.
Trailer Alert: Gretel & Hansel (2020)
The son of the original Psycho has reimagined the witchy tale from The Brothers Grimm and it’s being released on January 31st.
Liz’s Book Report: How to Survive a Horror Movie
You know the trends and tropes of the horror genre but do you know what to do when your corn has children in it? No? Read this book if you want to live…
Joseph’s Review: A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ This dark comic take skewers (pun intended) self-help gurus and followers alike as a murderer and […]
Eric’s Review: Ruin Me (2017)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
What’s the worst thing somebody just coming out of rehab should do to relax and find peace in the world? Go to a slasher camp re-enactment! This film telegraphs its moves like a brass band marching through the forest.
Trailer Alert: A Quiet Place Part II
Can they pull it off again? The monster hit (both literally and figuratively) from 2018 is back, and pretty much everyone involved before is at it again. The first full trailer has dropped.
Eric’s Review: Nekrotronic (2019)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
This crazy mash-up cyberpunk-comedy-horror really shouldn’t have worked. Surprisingly, it did. A movie that should have felt derivative comes out feeling like it has fresh ideas and has you on board for this Australian comic-bookish Satanic techno ride.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXXXVI: The Best Horror Movies of 2019
The Golden Era of Horror films shows no signs of letting up if judging by the quality of features offered up in 2019. Now it’s time to talk about our favorites!
Eric’s Review: The Head Hunter (2019)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
A stark and haunting minimalist horror-fantasy, about a vengeful father fulfilling his oath to bring down the monster that killed his daughter.
Eric’s Top 19 Horror Movie Moments from 2019
It’s not just about the movies, it’s about the MOMENTS within the movies that often make the difference between memorable and forgettable. Eric looks back on his favorite scenes from 2019.
Joseph’s Top 10 Film Festival Horror Movies of 2019
For my The Scariest Things “best of 2019” list, I decided to do something a little different and focus on […]
Robert’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2019
2019 was another epic year for our favorite genre! Choosing only 10 to be the Best of the Best this year was hard work!
Movie Posters We Love: Top 10 Horror Posters from 2019
Once again Hollyweird cranked up the almighty money-making hype machine and got to work on some very fine artistry. While it’s got to be more and more difficult for graphic designers to cram all of the fear, fright, and gore on to an iPhone screen, designers have not yet thrown in the towel!
Movie Posters We Love: The Voices
How did this get past us? Ryan Reynolds is hearing voices from a good dog, and a bad bad cat. The cat is much more fun. This one came to our attention from appearing in Liz Williams’ top movies of the decade. This was her sleeper film from 2014!
Eric’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2019
It was a great year for Horror Films, and without an individual film that was head and shoulders above the rest, making this a bit of a challenge to pick a top 10. There was a nice mix of film festival independent darlings, as well as some surprisingly good major studio offerings this year. If you haven’t done so already, go listen to our favorite movies of the decade. I believe we are still in the middle of the golden age of quality horror stories.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXXXV: Our Favorite Horror Movies of the Decade
There can be little doubt that the past decade has been another wonderful golden era for horror movies. The generational change of horror voices arrived in a big way in the Teens, and horror movies have found serious purchase in both critical and popular appeal. The Scariest Things brings the WHOLE TEAM to the podcast this week, as Robert and Joseph join Mike, Liz, and Eric to promote our favorite genre offerings from the past ten years.
Scariest Interview: F.C. Rabbath returns with “The Waiting”
F.C. Rabbath returns with a ghostly new horror-adjacent project, The Waiting. Coming in 2020!
Liz’s Top 10 Horror Films of 2019
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…year end list time!
Mike’s Top 10 Horror Films of 2019
2019 was as year that was awfully similar to its most recent astrological brethren, 2018. There were some awfully big, earnest, and well-heeled horror offerings – while at the same time, 2019 served up the weird, the indy, and the quirky in spades!