It’s hard enough being an older actor in the movies. In horror movies, it can be exponentially harder to make an impact, but there is a new and growing trend to feature older performers in horror movies. Is it a change in the movie culture? Is the audience growing older? The truth is probably that Horror films are casting a wider demographic net than ever, and Hollywood may now recognize that audiences who grew up as teens loving their ’70s cult films and ’80s slasher flicks are now in their 50s and 60s… and we still love our horror!
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Eric’s Review: Superhost (2021 Popcorn Frights Film Festival)
★★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Smash that Like Button! Two travel YouTubers on a mission to bolster their diminishing viewer interest visit a vacation rental cabin with an eccentric “superhost” who transforms from an off-putting oddball to imminent threat over their vacation stay. This movie has inertia like a locomotive covered in razor blades, with a near-perfect build of tension and release.
Podcast Extra: An Interview with Jakob’s Wife director Travis Stevens!
One of the big features released in the SXSW film festival Midnighter selections was Travis Steven’s sophomore feature effort, Jakob’s Wife, starring Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden. It was a wonderful character study of a middle-aged woman finding the most unusual (and bloody) way to break out of a mid-life crisis. The Scariest Things got a chance to break down this remarkable film with Travis.
Eric’s Review: Jakob’s Wife (2021) (SXSW Festival)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Jakob’s Wife is an essay on a mid-life menopausal crisis, by way of vampirism. Jakob’s Wife delivers great character arcs and engaging acting. Barbara Crampton has been given a meaty role, and she delivers perhaps her best screen performance in memory. Larry Fessenden also is stellar as the well intentioned minister Jakob.
Robert’s Review: Sacrifice (2020)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Barbara Crampton steals the show in this Norwegian folk-horror affair replete with vivid nightmares, tentacles, and the sea.
The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival 2020 Press Announcement
Our favorite film festival, The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival kicks off its 25th anniversary virtually in 2020! This streaming event is just around the corner, from Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4. For fans of Cosmic Horror, this is annually a can’t miss event. Tickets are on sale now!
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.
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 Portland Horror Film Festival 2019
MICK GARRIS, WORLD PREMIERES, AND MONSTERS APLENTY AT PORTLAND HORROR FILM FESTIVAL™ JUNE 5th-8th
Horror Movie News: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich Trailer
OK, you’ve heard me praising this movie. Now you can see the trailer for yourselves!
Horror Movie News: Castle Freak is being re-made by Cinestate!
The low-budget video nasty is getting an upgrade! Barbara Crampton announced, and Cinestate has confirmed, that they are in production […]
The Scariest Things Podcast: An Exclusive Interview with Cinestate!
Producer Amanda Presmyk of Cinestate called in to chat with The Scariest Things about their movie Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, and to discuss the studio and its new brand FANGORIA!
Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXVII (Portland Horror Film Festival Recap)
Ain’t no horror festival like to the Portland Horror Festival — cuz the Portland Horror Festival don’t stop! This one […]
Eric’s Review: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Gonzo, Gory, a little meta, a little offensive, and a big step up for the venerable franchise.