★★★.5 out of ★★★★★ One medium with possibly more sub-genres than horror is futbol, AKA, football, AKA soccer. There’s so many villains, tales, rivalries, and subtext to the beautiful game. Much like horror its a bottomless barrel of impossible possibilities. The other medium with more sub-genres than futbol and horror? Zombies.
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Mike’s Review: Lights Out (2016)
★★ out of ★★★★★ The tweens are taking over! Hollyweird has handed over the castle keys to a gaggle of focused-grouped 13-year olds. Scary films are now purposely trying to not be scary. All is lost.
Mike’s Review: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
★★ 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.
Mike’s Review: The Color Out of Space (2020)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Is the ultimate test of a director the ability to grow, mature, and evolve? Pick up new tricks, devices, and viewpoints? Create new and unique takes on the film medium? OR, is it the director’s job to figure out what formula works, stick with that, and never grow, mature, and evolve. Sort of a “greatest hits” approach to filmmaking.
Mike’s Top 10 Horror Films of 2019
2019 was as year that was awfully similar to its most recent astrological brethren, 2018. There were some awfully big, earnest, and well-heeled horror offerings – while at the same time, 2019 served up the weird, the indy, and the quirky in spades!
Mike’s Review: Sisters (1972)
🔪🔪🔪🔪out of 🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪
Siamese Twins at Birth: What the Devil hath joined together let no man cut asunder.
Mike’s Review: Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
★★ out of ★★★★★
Now with 30 percent less jump scares!
Mike’s Review: The Lodge (2019)
❄❄❄❄❄ out of ❄❄❄❄❄
2017 gave us Get Out. 2018 gave us Heriditary. 2019’s dive in to intellectual terror is the Lodge. Just as its forefathers were dark, brooding, thought-provoking, and terrifying, so is this year’s entry in to the new age of thinky-horror. Note: thinky-horror is not yet an industry-accepted term, but you heard it here first.
Mike’s Review: Pet Sematary (2019)
★★★.5 out of ★★★★★
Wait. Hold up. It took four cats to play the cat “Church”? And it took two kids to play Gage? That’s commitment!
Horror Movie News: Velvet Buzzsaw Coming Soon
When good art goes bad? When bad artists attack good artists? When good artists attack bad critics? Who knows? All […]
Movie Posters We Love: Zombie Lake (1981)
Zombie Lake, AKA, Zombie’s Lake, AKA Le lac des morts vivants, AKA Lake of the Living Dead is a 1981 […]
Mike’s Review: Piranha (1978)
★★★★out of ★★★★★ Ah. Near 1970s perfection. Gory, but not too gory. Pretty people, but not too pretty. Scary, but […]
Movie Posters We Love: Frightmare (1983)
Wow. Just wow. Haven’t seen this flic, but the posters is a whole bag of cool. I try not to […]
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XV: The Best Darn Hillbilly Horror
Dear god…where do these people come from? More importantly, who makes this stuff up? Some of the grizzliest, nastiest, most […]
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XII: The Greatest Horror Directors
Roger Corman, James Wan, George Romero, Alfred Hitchcock, Dario Argento, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Tobe Hooper, Jennifer Kent, Mario Bava, […]
Happy Valentine’s Day Horror Fans!
Happy Valentine’s Day from 1981!
The Scariest Things Podcast – Episode IX: Favorite Killers
What’s scarier than scary? People, things, and unnatural beings that KILL! Join us for Episode IX where we look at […]