There’s no better way to celebrate the 4th than to recall the best in Independent American Horror Cinema! You WILL recognize a lot of these films, all done for $1 million or less, with cinema sweat equity. Check out the movies that changed the genre!
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Mike’s Review: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)
★★ out of ★★★★★
In 1974 we were treated to a gory nightmare that served as a haunting metaphor for the Viet Nam War. Now, 48 years later we’re being served a vile and equally nightmarish metaphor for class war and the cultural disposability of the elderly. There’s even a nice treatise on the perversion of the current real estate market in the United States.
Director David Blue Garcia even throws in a discussion of gun violence in America, the growing tension between red and blue states, and some light rumination the country’s history of racial injustice. Sound like too much? Well, it is.
Dead List: Gas Station Horror!
What’s the scariest setting in a horror movie? A graveyard? A dungeon? A basement? Nah. Try gas station. The gas station is a favorite point of conflict in a horror movie. If it shows up in your favorite horror film, you know something really bad is going to happen. Check out our dead list of how awful gas stations really are in horror movies.
The Scariest Things Episode CXVI: Our Favorite Horror Trailers (Part I)
Coming soon, to a theater near YOU! Are you the type of person to check out a trailer as soon as it hits the internet? Well, this episode is tailor made for you. The Scariest Things is joined by John Foley, a veteran trailer producer and horror fan, to discuss our favorite horror trailers.
Dead List: Our Favorite Killers
Killers! Almost every horror movie has one but not all are as memorable as the method of their kills. From franchise favorites to indie maniacs, to make The Scariest Things’ list you need to have style, panache or a really high body count.
Top 25 Horror Films with Disabled Characters
That deaf, dumb, blind kid sure knows how to kick some monster ass! We celebrate the 29th anniversary of the ADA with a look at 25 impactful movies featuring characters with disabilities.
Robert’s Review: What The Waters Left Behind (2017)
★1/2 out of ★★★★★
A giant pile of poorly executed clichés makes a crappy movie in any language.
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XLII: The Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time #10-1
A veritable hall of fame of horror lines up for our top 10! But, in what order? You know these titans of terror, so let’s count them down!