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.
Tag Archive for ‘scariest movies’
Mike’s Review: The Witch in the Window (2018)
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.
Mike’s Review: Leatherface (2017)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★ In 2015, when Leatherface principal filming began, something must have been amiss in the cosmos. There […]
Horror Movie News: Amityville Murders Trailer Released
Like it or not, it’s coming your way. On February 8, 2019, the seemingly bottomless well known as the Amityville […]
Horror Movie News: New Trailer for Us
Oh boy…it’s here. The new trailer for the next Jordan Peele joint, Us. I guess we should say, triple […]
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: Dogged (2017)
★★ out of ★★★★★ A Wicker Man rip-off with some surprising and enjoyable twists and turns. Directed by Richard Rountree. Allegedly Dogged […]
Mike’s Review: Mandy (2018)
★★★★ out of ★★★★★ A strange and visionary tale of strange visions and a chainsaw fight. Directed by Panos Cosmatos There […]
Mike’s Review: CAM (2018)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★ It should come as no surprise, but technology’s bad. It’s, well, surprising how many times we […]
Mike’s Review: Malevolent (2018)
★★ out of ★★★★★ It’s weird to think that the year 1986 is considered to be a throwback, or alternatively […]
Mike’s Review: Poltergeist II (1986)
★★ out of ★★★★★ Hear me out…Craig T. Nelson really is a solid actor. No really. For that matter so […]
Mike’s Review: The God Inside My Ear (2017)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★ This film is ambitious. The God Inside My Ear lets you know that it’s ambitious from the […]
Horror Movie News: Pet Sematary Trailer Released
Good artists create and great artists steal. So what can be said about someone who steals from a book/screenplay of […]
Mike’s Review: Unsane (2018)
Pure brilliance. Elegant simplicity. Well if Regency pictures came to me and asked me for a pull-quote blurb, that’s what I’d say. Because it’s true.
Mike’s Review: The Nun (2018)
★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Lay. Off. The. Fog. Machine.
Movie Posters We Love: Nightmares (1983)
Seems simple enough. Just shut your eyes…and scream. According to the brain trust over at IMDB this little chiller was […]
Horror Movie News: Mrs. Claus looks awfully naughty
What is that?!?! Is this sort of like when your local superstore starts putting out Halloween decorations in June? Sure. […]
Mike’s Review: Satan’s Slaves (2017)
★★★★.5 out of ★★★★★ Directed by Joko Anwar Why is it that so many contemporary films are pining for the days of […]
Mike’s Review: Piranha (1978)
★★★★out of ★★★★★ Ah. Near 1970s perfection. Gory, but not too gory. Pretty people, but not too pretty. Scary, but […]
Mike’s Review: Graduation Day (1981)
★★out of ★★★★★
The class of 81 is going out in style and they’re having the time of their life…
Horror Shorts: A Love Story (2018)
You’d think dating Justin Bieber would be the scariest thing that there ever once was. Turns out, dating young Biebs […]
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 […]
Mike’s Review: Incubus (1982)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
You know what’s cool about 1980s horror films?
Mike’s Review: Big Legend (2018)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
The Scariest Things got to check out the World Premiere of this Northwest myth put to film at the Portland Horror Film Festival!
Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXVI (The Best Horror Sequels)
Good artists create. Great artist steal. No truer words could ever be spoken regarding the horror genre.
Horror Movie News: Halloween Trailer is Here!
Holy crap! It’s here, it’s here, it’s here!!! Is it good? Will you see it? Will you take a date? […]
Mike’s Review: Shock (1977)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
Sometimes, just sometimes, a quiet stay in a bucolic looney bin really helps one’s psyche.
Mike’s Review: The Last Exorcism (2010)
★★★out of ★★★★★
When a coach, teacher, parent, or peer says “…hey there, that was a really competent job.” Competent? Yeah. Competent. A really condescending term that points to the ultimate in back-handed compliments. It’s not bad, per se, but it ain’t great either. Enter The Last Exorcism. A really competent piece of filmmaking.
Movie Posters We Love: The Video Dead (1987)
Just save your pennies and you might get a new TV too. But beware, there might be something living inside […]
Mike’s Review: Asylum of Satan (1972)
★★★out of ★★★★★ In 2013 Steven Speilberg and some other guy named George Lucas stood in front of a group […]