★★.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.
Tag Archive for ‘horror’
Mike’s Review: Vast of Night (2019)
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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.
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 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. […]
Mike’s Review: Mercy Black (2019)
★★★.5 out of ★★★★★
Say it ain’t so! A real life ghost story that just might be about real life GHOSTS! Not only is this a solid little flick with a gaggle of ghostly misdirection, it’s also a film that features THE Janeane Garofalo. Sadly, while Ms. Garofalo isn’t in the film too much, her absence is made up by lots and lots of strange and ghoulish apparitions — or not.
Horror Shorts: Treevenge (2008)
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Ah…the holidays. Yes. Those holidays. The Christmas-y ones. The holidays that fill you full of joy, happiness, togetherness, peace, family…frustration, long lines, anger, resentment, hatred, and, AND, AND….CHRISTMAS TREES! The bane of the past, present, and the future. Commercialism mixed with a toxic cocktail of entitlement, greed, waste, and environmental cynicism and acrimony. Just a plain ol’ dislike for mother earth.
Mike’s Review: Demons 2 (1986)
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This film doesn’t make a damn bit of sense, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad film. Au contraire.
Mike’s Review: Lizzie (2018)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
Andrew Borden : You’re an abomination, Lizzie.
Lizzie Borden : And at last, we are on equal footing, father.
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: The Silence on Netflix
Who knew there was a sub-genre of horror now being referred to as sensory horror. At some point there’s enough […]
Movie Posters We Love: A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)
Whoa boy! A lot to unpack here. This Spanish-French erotic horror thriller (cuz’ there’s nothing more erotic than horror) was […]
Movie Posters We Love: Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
Frankenstein? Bride of Frankenstein? Transgendered Frankenstein? Why not all of it? That’s an awful good question! This super-groovy French poster […]
Mike’s Review: 31 — A Rob Zombie Film (2016)
★ out of ★★★★★
If you went to Sunset Strip and asked a hip-looking millennial what elements exemplified the grindhouse cinema era, what do you think the response would be? Confused? Indifferent? Bored? Titillated? Or do you think they’d start to rattle off a listed of oft-used Rob Zombie tropes and tripe?
Movie Posters We Love: Demons of the Mind (1972)
Nothing says Hammer Films like repressed Christians, the Victorian age, and whole lot of pent up sexual frustrations. Enter: Demons of the Mind from 1972.
Movie Posters We Love: Le Crane Malifique (1965)
Peter Cushing! Christopher Lee! Oh my! This one’s got it all. Most importantly it’s got two of the giants of 1960s horror. The boys had a corner on the market for sure.
Horror Movie News: Fuck You Immortality Trailer Release
We’ll just park this little 54 second trailer right on over hear in the “huh” category. The Scariest Things Podcast challenges you to find a weirder, more off-putting, and more kick-ass fun trailer. Just try it. You won’t succeed. We promise you.
Horror Movie News: THE Wu Tang Clan are Making a Horror Movie
Ya’ heard that right. Word on the gritty streets of Staten Island is that the rap super-group, THE Wu Tang […]
Horror Movie News: The Hole in the Ground Trailer
Wow! Irish horror! There’s some spooky stuff happening in this A24 trailer for sure! According to Empire Magazine, the Hole […]
Horror Movie News: Things Are Happening in the Dario Argento Universe
Recently, THE Dario Argento (Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Profondo Rosso, Suspiria, and the list goes on…) took part in […]
Eric’s Review: Terrified (Aterrados) (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Welcome to the horror movie party, Argentina! Paranormal nastiness infects the whole neighborhood in this bloody South American take on hauntings.
Horror Movie News: Lords of Chaos Trailer
Well this certainly looks interesting! Much like horror with all of its weird and appurtenant sub-genres, heavy metal, has got […]
Mike’s Review: You Might be the Killer (2018)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
If something is around long enough it’s going to be parodied. There will be barbs, jabs, satire and plenty of loving imitation. Even the tropes and trends that surround a specific genre will get reworked, turned inside out, and devotedly re-re-re-imagined.
Horror Movie News: Pet Sematary Trailer with Zelda
Oh…snap! It’s on! The new Pet Sematary trailer just dropped and it’s got a shot of Zelda! Yes. ZELDA.
Eric’s Review: Below (2002)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A haunted WWII U.S. submarine. A great premise, but in the end: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda.
Horror Movie News: Lindsay Lohan Werewolf Movie
Um…we’re not exactly sure where to park this, but here it is…Lindsay Lohan is in a werewolf movie.
Horror Movie News: The Exorcism of Karen Walker Trailer
Do you like 1970s horror? Exorcisms? Hammer films? Of course you do! Just got word of a new flick that […]
The Scariest Things and Wiz World are Teaming up!
Come see the Scariest Things LIVE at Wizard World Portland from February 22-24!
Mike’s Review: The Witch in the Window (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Many have characterized this film as “Hallmark Horror.” Which is, of course, lazy short hand for the fact that the film has an emotional component and it manages to draw the audience in to a deep and meaningful concern for the main protagonists. Mind you this is not “This is Us” or some other network pablum, but a legitimate exploration of a father/son relationship in the throws of pre-teen puberty — set against HORROR, glorious horror.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode L: A One Year Retrospective
One year in the books, and it’s time to reflect upon our experience as Podcasters and Writers!
Mike’s Review: Slenderman (2018)
★.5 out of ★★★★★
There are those films that need no exposition, and there are those that need a-plenty. The 2018 pre-teen fright fest, Slenderman, is a film that requires ample elucidation. Unfortunately, it contains little to none (read: none). While Slenderman does have some partially admirable elements, it also contains a bag-o’-problems.