Do not open that door! You never know who might come barging in. Home Invasion horror is the topic for this week’s Scariest Things Podcast. Liz, Eric, and Mike talk about the deep and unsettling fear of being attacked where you live.
Mike’s Review: The Boar (2017)
🐷🐷.5 out of 🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷
The planet is running out of animals. Literally and figuratively. Hollyweird has given us sharks (Jaws 1-4), rabbits (Night of the Lepus), bears (Grizzy), fish (Piranha), and man’s best friend (Cujo). There’s even been birds, wolves, snakes, rats, and gators, and whatever the hell a sharktopus is supposed to be. One of the things that Hollyweird hasn’t gotten its money-grubbing paws on is the pig, javelina, or boar – until now.
Robert’s Popcorn Frights Review: Infeccion (2019)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
The first zombie movie filmed in Venezuela hits the screen with some biting social commentary.
Mike’s Review: Green Inferno (2013)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Are you looking for that something extra to jolt you out of life’s day-to-day doldrums? That little something to shock your system in to a complete state of hysteria? Something so odious and vile that your mind won’t know how to process the capital “G” grisly-gore? Your pals at the Scariest Things Podcast have found just the thing. Enter…Green Inferno.
Eric’s Popcorn Frights Review: Villains (2019)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Bumbling burglars and crazy retro-suburbanites collide in the horror-adjacent home invasion comedy Villains, featuring a couple of familiar genre faces.
Robert’s Popcorn Frights Review: Itsy Bitsy (2019)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
It’s time to pick on the arachnophobes again.
Horror Tourism: The Blair Witch Experience
Welcome to Burkittsville! I hope you brought a map with you, because the 20th Anniversary of the film is upon us, and The Blair Witch Experience will let you retrace the steps of Heather, Mike, and Josh. Hopefully, you’ll come back from the experience alive.
Trailer Alert: Little Monsters (2019)
ZOMBIE ALERT: Two decidedly different performances (well three, technically) from the same actor in two horror films in the same year? Say it ain’t so!
Trailer Alert: The Hunt
They kidnapped the wrong person for sport. Betty Gilpin (Glow) gets a starring turn in the upcoming human safari film, The Hunt. And we’ve got TWO trailers for you, one with zero spoilers, and another one which reveals some big plot points.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXX: ADA Horror
But wait! There’s more! Following up on our popular 25 movies with disabled characters, we decided to put our thoughts on the matter to the Podcast. And wouldn’t you know it, we dug up some more!
Joseph’s Fantasia Review: Homewrecker
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ With splendid performances from its two stars and crackerjack direction, Homewrecker combines some of the darkest […]
Trailer Alert: Ready Or Not
Witness the worst-case wedding scenario as Samara Weaving has to survive a game of hide-and-seek in her new in-law’s palatial mansion.
Trailer Alert: The Lighthouse
Robert Eggers is back at it again, with another grim-looking period piece in glorious black and white. The trailer oozes with foreboding and brooding melancholy and stars Willem Dafoe and Robert (Batman) Pattinson.
Eric’s Review: Trench 11 (2017)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Trench warfare in World War I was an ugly scene. It just got uglier in the worm-infested zombie-ish horror flick Trench 11.
TV Terror: 10 Terrifying Shows From Europe & the UK
Look kids! Big Ben, Parliament, and, oh yes, ghosts! Take a European vacation from your couch with the Top 10 Horror TV Shows from Europe and the UK!
Horror TV News: Creepshow coming to Shudder
Walking Dead director and effects wizard, Greg Nicotero, is picking up the baton from George Romero and Stephen King, bringing a new Creepshow anthology show to Shudder! (Trailer linked here!)
Trailer Alert: Zombieland: Double Tap
We’re getting the band back together! The madness continues all the way to the White House in the horror comedy’s return to the big screen.
Top 25 Horror Films with Disabled Characters
That deaf, dumb, blind kid sure knows how to kick some monster ass! We celebrate the 29th anniversary of the ADA with a look at 25 impactful movies featuring characters with disabilities.
Scariest Interview: Sitting down with The Wretched’s Brett Pierce
A great Q&A with Brett Pierce, one of The Pierce Brothers who brought us the fantastic new movie, The Wretched.
Rutger Hauer 1944-2019
The Hitcher has passed away at age 75. One of the great character actors, and best screen villains of his generation, has died following a short battle with illness.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXIX: Cannibal Horror
What’s for dinner? How about a roast leg of YOUR NEIGHBOR! With a side helping of your mom’s eyeballs! Yes, we are talking about Cannibal horror this week, and Eric is already turning green just thinking about it. Beware, bad puns await.
Scariest Interview: A Chat with writer/director John McLoughlin
Chatting with the writer/director of Underwood, John McLoughlin!
Eric’s Fantasia 2019 Review: Sator (2019)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Still Life, with horror and dread. Sator is both an artistic triumph but also a difficult movie to get into. The film is elegant, quiet, and cold to the point of aloofness, but there is some very potent material if you are patient.
Ten Films to Catch at the Popcorn Frights Festival
The Horror Festival is in full swing, and on August 8-16 (An EIGHT DAY festival) our friends at Popcorn Frights are presenting a bevy of great films for you to catch. Some we’ve seen, some we’ll screen, but our recommendation? Go to the festival and have your own little… SCREAM! (Rhymes! YES!)
Robert’s Fantasia 2019 Review: The Wretched (2019)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Reminding us that witches are supposed to be scary.
Movie News: Momo gets her own Momovie
Momo is dead; long live Momo!
Joseph’s Review: Luz
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ This artistic, sometimes surreal approach to a movie about demonic possession may alienate some viewers with […]
Eric’s Review: Crawl (2019)
🐊🐊🐊🐊1/2 out of 🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊
CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP! Crawl is a superb summertime survival horror flick, with characters who you really root for, with an adrenaline-packed plot full of aggressive alligators. CHOMP!
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXVIII: Killer Dolls
So ya like playing with dolls still, do ya? Well, these films will make you think twice about playing with those creepy little automatons.
Horror Shorts: Living with Jigsaw & Working with Jigsaw (2013,2016)
Project Greenlight alum Chris Capel wants to play a game with one of the biggest horror franchises around!