★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Two Christian knights find themselves at odds against each other when they try to convert pagans […]
Mike’s Review: Midsommar (2019)
🌸🌸🌸 out of 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 This is the true story, of nine strangers, picked to participate in weirdo cult hapennings, work together, and have their lives destroyed. Find out what happens, when people stop being polite, and start getting real…its a world of real cults!
Horror Shorts: The Beaning (2017)
Damned Yankees indeed! This quasi-documentary short film chronicles the last death that happened on the field in Major League Baseball and indicts the New York Yankees as being a satanic cult hit job that used pitcher Carl Mays to kill Cleveland Indian star Ray Chapman with a beanball, forever changing the fortunes of both franchises.
The Portland Horror Film Festival Recap
The 2019 Portland Horror Film Festival is now in the Scariest rear view mirror, and it was an absolute blast to attend. It is a Mecca for great horror shorts and a true fan festival of the first order.
Robert’s Review: What The Waters Left Behind (2017)
★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A giant pile of poorly executed clichés makes a crappy movie in any language.
Mike’s Review: Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
★★ out of ★★★★★
Now with 30 percent less jump scares!
Robert’s Review: Underwood (2019)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A micro-budget haunted murder mystery thriller with zombies!
Podcast Extra: An interview with Horror Legend Mick Garris
Eric and Mike got a wonderful opportunity to host an on-stage conversation with genre icon, Mick Garris, live at the Hollywood Theater for the Portland Horror Film Festival! Listen up all’s y’all!
Mike’s Review: Friday the 13th Part VIII (1989)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★ Is this really too good to be true? Too bad to be believed? So ridiculous we all laugh with it? Or so horrible we curl up in a cringe-worthy ball of shame? Answer: All of ‘em.
Joseph’s Review: The 16th Episode (2019)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ This possession shocker is as all over the map as its three globetrotting vlogger protagonists, which […]
Liz’s Book Report: Growing Things and Other Stories
Whether you’re a new fan or have read all his novels, grab a copy and get tangled up in Growing Things by Paul Tremblay.
Amy’s Review: Child’s Play (2019)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Chucky is back! Well, sorta.
Joseph’s Cinepocalypse Reviews: “Kindred Spirits” and “The Last to See Them”
Kindred Spirits ★★★ out of ★★★★★ This thriller about an unhinged woman who craves revisiting adolescence feels watered down compared […]
Pride Month: TST Celebrates 25 Important Queer horror films
The Scariest Things celebrates Pride Month by looking back at the sometimes awkward but always fascinating role of queer culture has in horror movies. In a word: Progress.
Eric’s Review: Meatball Machine (2005)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Ugly, vulgar, obnoxious, and totally entertaining. Meatball Machine has perfected the low-brow J-Horror splatter-fest. You don’t get more gonzo than this!
Eric’s TV Review: Swamp Thing (2019)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
DC Universe ups the horror ante with Swamp Thing, a smart, brutal, and completely engaging tale that is both complex and comprehensible. Beautiful, and savage. Worth the price of subscription for sure. Too bad it’s only going to be one season!
Joseph’s Cinepocalypse Reviews: “The Swerve” and “Achoura”
The Swerve ★★★★ out of ★★★★★ A woman battles depression, rodents, guilt, and more in this superbly acted slow burner […]
The Scariest things Podcast Extra: An Interview with FANGORIA’s Amanda Presmyk
The Scariest Things were gifted with an interview at the Overlook Film Festival with Satanic Panic’s Producer, Amanda Presmyk, who gave us her behind the scenes insights on her new movie and the movie business. Get the scoop in our Podcast Extra!
Mike’s Review: Vast of Night (2019)
👽👽👽👽 out of 👽👽👽👽👽
UFOs are real! Well, they might be real. Or, they’re probably imagined. Rather, we’re all crazy and we’re collectively imagining them. Or, maybe, just maybe, they really are real and the space aliens are making us crazy in an attempt to make us believe/not believe that they’re real/not real. All are real possibilities and 2019’s The Vast of the Night lays all of them on the table for us to sort out.
Eric’s Review: Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ if you like Kaiju vs. Kaiju battles.
★1/2 out of ★★★★★ if you don’t
It’s rock-em-sock-em Kaiju in Godzilla’s return to the western screens. The monster-on-monster action is gorgeous and frenetic, and the humans are superfluous. This is Toho-style stompy monsters with a big Hollywood budget.
Creepy Stuff: Unsettling Toys
Do you have a toy that is staring at you from the corner of your bedroom, and you just can’t handle it anymore? Well, Unsettling Toys is here to help you out.
Horror Movie News: The Banana Splits Movie gets a trailer and an R rating
Horror is a big, broad, wide, deep and inviting genre. Everybody is welcome to hang out, have some chips, try […]
Horror Movie News: Another Black Christmas Remake
We’ll just park this over here in the What the What!?!?!? category. Apparently, and justifiably, unsatisfied with the 2006 remake […]
Eric’s Review: Nightmare Cinema (2019)
★★★1/2 Out of ★★★★★
Nightmare Cinema is an anthology horror feature, with some of the biggest names in the genre directing a series of grisly short films, and uses an abandoned cinema as the connecting thread. As with most anthologies, it’s a bit of a mixed bag in quality and style.
Horror Movies News: 3 From Hell Trailer
Love ‘im or hate ‘im, Rob Zombie is back for more in the latest installment of groady, gruesome, grindhouse gore. […]
Eric’s Review: Depraved (2019)
★★★★1/2 Out of ★★★★★
Depraved is a modern retelling of Frankenstein and manages to preserve all the empathy of the source material while making a more sophisticated and nuanced take on the classic tale.
Liz’s Review: In Fabric (2018)
★★ 1/2 out of ★★★★★
The horror comedy (?) In Fabric unravels
Horror Shorts: Blood Stains (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
What are you willing to sacrifice to realise your dreams?
Eric’s Review: Stay Out Stay Alive (2019)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Digital effects wizard Deane Yurke takes a seat in the director’s chair for his first feature, Stay Out, Stay Alive, a cautionary tale of greed unchecked as five young campers fall prey to the lure of a haunted gold mine.
The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: The Overlook Film Festival in Review
The Scariest Things went to the Big Easy and saw LOTS of movies, and for good measure also checked out some really cool live panels. Many of these films will be getting wide release later this summer and fall, so give a listen for a preview of what’s worth checking out!