A Patreon special request! What horror movie scenario would be you least like to be subjected to, either as a victim or as the monster? Mike and Eric dive into deep movie fears in Episode 55.
Larry Cohen: 1936-2019
“Many of the A-movies are long forgotten. They’re boring, slow, and tedious. The B-movies are fast-moving, exciting, and energetic.” – Larry Cohen (RIP)
Liz’s Book Report: Ugly As Sin
Prepare for a beat down with Ugly As Sin!
Joseph’s Review: Assassinaut (2019; Boston Underground Film Festival)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Alien invasion, slasher elements, creature feature fun — this dazzling low-budget winner has it all, with first-rate characterization and solid performances, to boot!
Directed by Drew Bolduc
NJ High School Thespians create Alien: The Play
North Bergen High School, you’ve done it! You’ve turned the greatest science fiction horror film of all time into a stage drama and succeeded spectacularly. That was a remarkable achievement, and you deserve to take a bow.
Movie Posters We Love: Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
Frankenstein? Bride of Frankenstein? Transgendered Frankenstein? Why not all of it? That’s an awful good question! This super-groovy French poster […]
Horror TV: What We Do in the Shadows on FX
A television spin-off of the great What We Do in the Shadows is arriving on FX on March 27. Good […]
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)
Eric’s Review: Us (2019)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Jordan Peele’s proves that Get Out was not a fluke. Us is a beautifully scripted, funny, thrilling, and surprisingly heady film, with a performance for the ages from Lupita Nyong’o and brilliant comic timing from Winston Duke.
Robert’s Review: The Gown (2019)
★ out of ★★★★★
Don’t say “yes” to this dress.
Eric’s Review: The First Purge (2018)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
The First Purge has a lot to say, but it does it with a rather ham-fisted approach. There isn’t much subtlety to this movie. It is an interesting but flawed social commentary concept piece.
Mike’s Review: 31 — A Rob Zombie Film (2016)
★ out of ★★★★★
If you went to Sunset Strip and asked a hip-looking millennial what elements exemplified the grindhouse cinema era, what do you think the response would be? Confused? Indifferent? Bored? Titillated? Or do you think they’d start to rattle off a listed of oft-used Rob Zombie tropes and tripe?
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: An Interview With Author Ben Goldsmith of Source Point Press
When at a comic convention, you’ve got to talk comics! The last of our Wizard World interviews is with Ben Goldsmith, author of the just released horror comic The Seance Room from Source Point Press. This was a fun interview!
Horror Shorts: The Alien 40th Aniversary Short Film Project
In space, no one will see your fan-made homage to Alien.
That is, unless 20th Century Fox funds your film as a winner in their 40 year anniversary of the landmark Ridley Scott movie! Catch the trailer for the upcoming short film releases.
Movie Posters We Love: Demons of the Mind (1972)
Nothing says Hammer Films like repressed Christians, the Victorian age, and whole lot of pent up sexual frustrations. Enter: Demons of the Mind from 1972.
Eric’s Review: Cold Hell (2017)
★★★★out of ★★★★★
A cab driver witnesses a serial killer murdering one of his victims, and finds herself his next target. She’s much tougher than she looks though, in this smartly scripted thriller with strong statements about culture, family, responsibility and raw courage.
Liz’s Book Report: The Visible Filth
“Do you have to be dead first? Or will it break you open while you’re still alive?”
Eric’s Review: Pledge (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Pledge is a pressure cooker! Full Stop.
Mike’s Review: Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
★★★.5 out of ★★★★★
You’ve seen the VHS tape. You’ve seen the poster. Hell, you’ve probably even seen the trailer for this 1980s slice of brilliance, BUT have you actually seen the movie?
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: The Unipiper and the Portland at the Movies Podcast
Keeping it Weird at Wizard World! Mike is joined by Brian “The Unipiper” Kidd and Todd Werkhoven, hosts of Portland at the Movies to talk about some oddball horror movies shot in Portland.
Trailer Alert: Midsommar
Make a great movie, and great things are expected. Ari Aster’s follow-up to Hereditary is a pagan cult movie that will be released this year, and the trailer just dropped. It is Aster’s prove it moment!
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: Dread Fright and Brews, and the Theatre of Horrors
Wizard World 2019 gave The Scariest Things an opportunity to meet some of our Oregon sibling horror organizations, and in this interview we got a chance to sit and talk with Lee Despain of the Dread Fright & Brew Podcast and Brandy Dixon of The Theatre of Horrors cosplay for charity organization.
Eric’s Review: Vampire Clay (2017)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
This oddly creepy Japanese Golem movie has some great individual moments, with a treatise that art can be so bad that it will devour its creators.
Trailer Alert: Child’s Play (2019)
Chucky is back, and this time he’s got wifi. OOOOOO! Scary! Nothing is scary as new untested technology! Production conflicts lead to some interesting questions.
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: A conversation with Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon
The Scariest Things had the good fortune at Wizard World Portland to get a quick interview with Xander Harris himself, Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon. As a bonus, Nicholas even sang for us!
Liz’s Book Report: Will Haunt You
★★ out of ★★★★★ By Brian Kirk I am not really sure where to start with Will Haunt You the […]
The Scariest Things Podcast: LIVE from Wizard World – Terror From Abroad!
At Portland Wizard World we were fortunate enough to do a panel in front of a live audience, where we got to be your discount Rick Steve’s travel guides for a trip around the globe and looking at other countries through their horror films!
Eric’s Book Review: Abomination
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Monstrous body horror meets a fantasy hero’s tale in this Medieval England tale of stubborn honor, […]
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!