The art world is a tough nut to crack. The politics, the sexuality, the fortunes, the fame, the critics, the notoriety, the legacy — oh, yeah, and we almost forgot, the art. Art is often a vessel for missing elements in society, wanting, longing, and a respite from the day to day hum/drum attributes of life. Art can subjugate the mundane and keep our darker and more horrifying desires at bay. That is, when art is obeyed and respected. When it’s not…watch out.
Tag Archive for ‘scary movies’
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 […]
Mike’s Review: The Green Slime (1968)
Yes. It’s true. Some films are so awesomely bad that they’ve come full circle and are just plain awesomely awesome. And that’s the truth. One such film is the truly underrated and much ridiculed, 1968’s, the Green Slime. I mean the name kind of says it all.
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 […]
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!
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)
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.
Horror Movie News: Golem Trailer
Well you knew it was a matter of time before Hollywood ran out of ideas. Or, maybe, just maybe, it’s […]
Mike’s Review: Puppet Master (1989)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ Written by Charles Band and directed by David Schmoeller There’s some things in life that you […]
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 […]
Mike’s Top 10 Films of 2018
Hey 2018! Nice job. Really. You did pretty well. Or rather you really blew it on a lot of fronts, […]
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: Terrifier (2017)
★out of ★★★★★ It’s rather rare that I, or for that matter, any reviewer starts a review with “…don’t watch this […]
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.
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 […]
Movie Posters We Love: Witchcraft 70 (1970)
Haxan’s younger brother came to life in 1970! Complete with orgies of a secret sect of evil; sensual ecstasies of […]
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 […]
Movie Posters We Love: Die Sister Die (1978)
Run sister, run! Get out there! Pronto! According to the horror team at IMDB this fun little slab of celluloid […]
Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XXX (The Most Overrated Horror Films)
Get ready for some HOT TAKES. This is likely to make some of you guys mad, but you know what? These films are not as good as their reputations suggest.
Movie Posters We Love: Uncle Sam (1996)
Have a super-scary 4th of July!
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 […]
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!
Movie Posters We Love: Goal of the Dead (2014)
It’s WORLD CUP time. That means lots, and lots, and lots of football — and the UNDEAD! Haven’t seen this […]
Movie Posters We Love: Big Legend (2018)
Has there ever been a good Bigfoot movie? Well…that’s debatable. But this one looks like it could really be contender. […]
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.
Eric’s Review: The Hallow (2015)
★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A Brooding and beautiful, if fairly straightforward modern Irish horror folktale.