★★ out of ★★★★★ Sometimes less really is more. And sometimes way less is really way more. Eschewing all prior entries in Paranormal Activity franchise, and more importantly questioning the simple aesthetic of the found footage horror sub-genre. Enter Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. For those of you keeping track at home — and sadly, at this point, you really need to keep track to follow this franchise — this is number six.
Robert’s Review: Mass Hysteria (2019)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
While it’s more comedy than horror, this splattery witch-based tale is an entertaining cat & mouse chase around Salem, Massachusetts.
Mike’s Review: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ Young women. Adventurous young women. Genetically perfect adventurous young women. Impossibly tight spaces. Blind killing creatures who’ve not seen the light of day for millennia. It’s the Descent for the tween generation! Plus, did we mention the forever hunky John Corbett?
Joseph’s Review: Cursed Films
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Shudder’s Cursed Film series takes an entertaining, even-keeled, engaging, and often emotional look at why some […]
R.I.P. Stuart Gordon: 1947 – 2020
The horror genre lost one of the great rebel independent horror movie directors in Stuart Gordon, who passed away at age 72 from unknown causes.
Robert’s Review: The Grudge (2020)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
It’s a remake? It’s a reboot? It’s a… sidequel! And we’ve got jump scares aplenty in the most recent addition to Grudge lore.
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode 92 : Sexy Horror
Hey baby. How ya doin? Why don’t you come sit a little closer? Wait! That’s close enough. Six feet please. Yeahhhh, good, that’s better. Ok, relax, it’s time to Netflix (or Shudder) and Chill to the erotic side of the horror genre. The Scariest Things has now strutted into the realm of the scary AND steamy. Mike even put his finest fishnets on for this one.
Movie News: Popcorn Frights Festival Streaming Catalog
Popcorn Frights, one of our favorite film festivals, is going to try and help you get over being scared about corona virus, and making scared about something else! They are providing links to how to find their festival movies past, for your enjoyment.
Trailer Alert: Pathosis (2020)
Womp Stomp Films — makers of the astounding Friday the 13th fan film, Never Hike Alone (2017) — have their very first original short film hitting the festivals this year.
Joseph’s Review: Butt Boy (Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow Film Festival)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ If you are in the mood for a mind-blowing cinematic experience, look no further than the […]
Robert’s Review: The Night They Knocked (2020)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Don’tcha hate it when a gang of crazies interrupts your relaxing weekend at a remote cabin with an unexpected home invasion?
Dead List: Horror Movies on (and under) the High Seas
The old notification on medieval maps stating “Here there be monsters!” still applies within modern genre film. Many of our greatest, and more than a few of the worst genre films are set at sea. The Scariest Things has a guide for those of you who like a little salt water with your scares.
Joseph’s Review: Exit 0
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ An oblique mystery thriller with supernatural horror elements, Exit 0 boasts strong performances and plenty of […]
Movie News: Coronavirus pushes Horror Movie Release Dates
Funny… it doesn’t look that scary. But we all know the truth, don’t we? That damned virus is crushing everything in it’s path, including the cinema.
Liz’s Book Report: The Girl in the Video
Michael David Wilson wants to slide into your DMs with The Girl in the Video.
Joseph’s Review: Disappearance at Clifton Hill
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ Disappearance at Clifton Hill is a horror-adjacent mystery thriller that should please viewers who have a […]
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XCI: The Scaredy Cat Challenge part 2
We had so much fun recording this episode, it’s a two parter! Now we get to the real hard-to-stomach material. The Bridge Too Far movies. How did our sissy chicken friends fare? Listen and find out!
Joseph’s Reviews (Women in Horror Film Festival): Cleanse, The Last Vacation, In Her Shoes
Atlanta’s Women in Horror Film Festival offered a fine selection of shorts, including these tales of psychic baggage, inevitable doom, […]
Robert’s Review: Snatchers (2019)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
A mildly raunchy, splattertastic, alien invasion creature feature with a Mean Girls twist crossed with a teen pregnancy after school special? Yes, please!
Horror Shorts: The Hide Behind (2019)
Real deep rooted fears saturate the Hide Behind, one of last year’s great short horror films. Sometimes horror in broad (tree dappled) sunlight can be as scary as anything in the dark.
An Open Ballot: The 2020 Thingy Awards
Forget Super Tuesday! Vote for something that really matters… like the best horror movies, actors, actresses, and directors from the genre in 2020! The Scariest Things 2020 Thingy Awards are being made open to our fans to be the jury for our second annual awards!
The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XCI: The Scaredy Cat Challenge (part 1 of 2)
The scaredy cat is back! And this time in comes in the form of our friends (and patron) Dan Bradbury and Mike Halstead. These two gentlemen are what you would call horror movie averse. So, we decided to challenge them to watch nine horror movies, and to see if they could handle it! Heh… heh… heh…
Liz’s Review: The Invisible Man (2020)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
What you can’t see can kill you in this terrifying and timely update of Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man.
Movie News: Extra Ordinary Hits the Streets on March 6
Our universal fav’ film from 2019 gets its official release on March 6! Prepare to laugh, cry, and get 👻 spooked.
Trailer Alert: Candyman (2020)
Candyman… Candyman… Candyman… Candyman…. no, I can’t do it! One of the great villains in all of horror is getting a reboot. Yahya Abdul Mateen stars as a man returning to Cabrini Green, and the famed killing grounds of the Candyman. Check out the trailer here!
Joseph’s Review: Blood on Her Name
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ A woman follows her conscience after a murder and winds up making her life an absolute […]
MidWest WeirdFest Lineup Boasts Ghosts, Monsters, UFOs, and More
The cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, paranormal, and just plain weird known as MidWest WeirdFest returns to the […]
Horror Short: Nose Nose Nose Eyes! (South Korea)
South Korean film is having a moment, isn’t it? This film took its cues from the Takashi Miike school of horror. Five bucks suggest that you can’t watch this without wincing or having your toes curl.
Mike’s Review: Dr. Sleep (2019)
★★★.5 out of ★★★★★
Nearly 1,000 pages of creepy thoughts, actions, and psychic happenings were laid out between the Shining and its murderous offspring, Dr. Sleep. It seemed impossible that 1) the Shining would be made in to a film, 2) that Stephen King would be so dissatisfied in one of the true horror greats, 3) that it would deserve a remake, 4) the story would evolve in to a 500 page psychedelic mishmash, and 5) that mishmash would be made in to its own celluloid opus. Seem fantastical? Well it is.
Horror Tourism: The Dearly Departed Homicide True Crime Tour : Hollywood
Just when I was beginning to think Los Angeles was actually rather quaint and endearing, I went on a journey to La La Land’s dark side. The Dearly Departed Tours: Homicide True Crime Tour. I just may need to sleep with the lights on tonight!