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 […]
Mike’s Review: The Beach House (2019)
★★★.5 out of ★★★★★ If you’re not completely freaked out by the current pandemic, the strange and uneven response to the greatest crisis the world’s faced in the modern era, then have we got a film for you! This is not a fun filled family fete at the beach, oh no, The Beach House is a dark and twisted look at our current state of affairs filtered through the very real possibility that the worst is yet to come.
Eric’s Review: Yummy (2019)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Do you want to see a Euro-trashy zombie film in a Balkan backwater black market plastic surgery center? This film is proof positive that not all European horror films are intense and artistic sociological statements. Sometimes you just want to let it rip. Yummy cuts it loose (for better and worse).
Eric’s Review: After Midnight (2019)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
After Midnight is a languid, beer-soaked monster metaphor for a romantic relationship in freefall. It’s a well-executed break-up movie, with terrific indie horror bona-fides, but it is also certainly not for your average horror movie fan.
Horror News: Horror Host Live (Dead) Stream Panel!
Our guest host for Episode 101, David Dastmalchian is having a special streaming event tomorrow night! Or… tonight, depending on when you see this. If you are a fan of late-night horror hosts, you’ll want to catch this panel and a watch party for the Karloff Classic The Old Dark House.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CI: Drug-Induced Horror!
If you want to dive into the essence of darkness, enter the psychedelic realm of narcotic horror. To guide us through this trippy maze is our friend, and star of the silver screen and comic author, David Dastmalchian, who is back on the podcast to lend his unique point of view on this corner of horror. Plus, we have a video of this Podcast!
Horror Short: Desert Quarantine (2020)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ “Timely, topical, and terrific.” Well that’s what the Scariest Things Podcast would say if Variety came calling for a pull quote. Joe Burke’s (Four Dogs) brand spanking new horror short Desert Quarantine is a perfect reflection of a perfect reflection of society’s current spate of worry, hate, fear, and confusion.
A Celebration of Slashers Part 2: Slasher Movie Bracket Fight!
What’s the best slasher film of all time? What better way to find out by doing a bracket fight! 64 of the most notable horror films face off in a tournament-style bracket. The all-time classics you know face off against the underground fringe exploitation fare… who comes out on top? You pick!
Eric’s PHFF Review: Witness Infection (2020)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
When worlds collide! Witness Infection is a goofy and fun mashup of mob movie and zombie movie tropes. Family, duty, and mob justice become secondary for nice-guy Carlo when tainted Italian sausages ignite a zombie pandemic. Ooooo, maybe you shouldn’t have had seconds!