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The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode CXVIII: The Worst Horror Films of 2020

IIn a truly awful year, we just didn't get a whole lot of movies released, reducing the pool of the bad movies as well as the good movies. If you were going to describe the years less than stellar movies, I think you'd say they were disappointing rather than infuriating. But there's still plenty for us to throw shade at in this episode. The Scariest Things gets our adrenaline up, discussing our worst films of 2020.


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CXVII: Action Horror!

Do you like your horror with a side order of bullets? Do you find that horror and kung fu are completely compatible? Do you wish there were more superhero horror tales? This week we're talking action-horror in episode 117! Lights! Camera! Start the squibs!


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CXVI: Our Favorite Horror Trailers (Part II)

We're back for more horror movie trailer talk! The discussion about The Scariest Things continues, with the help of trailer writer/producer John Foley.


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.


The Scariest Things Podcast Extra: The Lloyd Kaufman Interview!

Provocateur, carnival barker, secret intellectual, comedian, and instigator: the great Lloyd Kaufman is joining The Scariest Things to talk about his latest and greatest offering, #Shakespeare's Shitstorm! Never boring, often crass, but always gracious, it was fantastic for the Scariest Things to spend some with the Mayor of Tromaville.


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CXV: The Best Horror Films of 2020

Well, that was a year, wasn't it? True life horror didn't need much help, but independent horror came to the rescue. Many of the most anticipated studio productions like A Quiet Place 2, Spiral, Halloween Kills, and Antlers never made it to the big screen this year, but thanks to streaming Festivals, there were some great offerings to be had this year if you knew where to look.


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CXIV: Ho Ho Horror!

Oh, you'd better watch out, you'd better not cry! You'd better not pout I'm telling you why! Santa Claus has a wood axe, for you! It is mind-boggling how many Santa themed horror movies there are. Do we all have deep-seated childhood fears of Saint Nick? Yes, yes we do. Listen to the Scariest Things for some Christmas-themed horror films for you to watch when you're on holiday.


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CXIII: Dysfunctional Family Horror

And you thought you had family issues! Parenting issues. Spouse issues. Mutant parent issues. Demonic spouse issues. You know, normal stuff. The Scariest Things invites you to discover the shocking sub-genre that is dysfunctional families!


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CXII: Edible Horror

Just in time for a Pandemic Thanksgiving, it's time to talk food-themed horror! There exists a special and not often seen niche in the horror genre, and these films range from throwaway light and silly movies to unforgettable acts of disgusting digestive distress. You might not want to eat before watching these movies. It's Scariest Things Podcast Episode 112: Edible Horror!


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CXI: The Nightstream Recap

We have seen the future of Horror Film Festivals, and it was the big Nightstream festival. While it was disappointing not to be able to go to these events in person, the streaming digital festival delivered a wealth of great movies, shorts, and special events that both horrified and delighted us. Listen in to the Scariest Things team report on our favorite moments.


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CX: Our Halloween Favorites!

Trick or treat! Smell my feet! Give me movies to repeat! It's that time of year, to binge scary films. So, it's time for the Scariest Things to recommend some highly thematic Halloweeny films for you to watch while you eat your (or your kid's) excess candy.


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CIX: The Son Of Horror Movie or Not!

Back from the grave, we are going back to one of our earliest and favorite podcasts, where we declare whether the horror adjacent films we know (and sometimes) love are horror movies or not! This is often a criticism of the criticism of films. "THAT'S NOT HORROR!" So, this is a hot take episode where we (mostly) take a definitive stance.


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CVIII: Witches

Witches. They used to strike fear in communities throughout the world. But Sabrina, Samantha, and Hermione have taken some of the edge off of the concept of the witch. Can a movie about witches still provide scares? Abso-witching-lutely!


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CVII: The Hot Take “Potluck” Challenge

You might be wondering "What in the world is a potluck challenge?" Well, The Scariest Things hosts wanted to start sharing and sampling movies that we know each other has not watched yet. So this is a "Try it, you'll like it!" moment at TST. And, like most potlucks you've got to try everything. Is that a finger in that jello salad? PASS!


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CVI: Abduction Horror!

Imagine that one day, you're just standing around, minding your own business and then ZOOP! You've been captured! Whisked away to a strange dungeon, and then tortured, and experimented on and... well it's not pretty, and for many, this a fate worse than death. The Scariest Things Crew explores this trope and has managed to drum up some real sleepers that might be new to you!


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CV: Cosmic Horror

Inexplicable, unfathomable, abominable, and utterly incomprehensible: Cosmic Horror is designed to blow your mind. The concepts are vast and often come with a metric ton of tentacles. Behold and beware, it's Episode 105! The Stars are Right and your fates have been sealed. You MUST listen to this podcast!


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CIV: Horror Collaborations

We all know that horror movies are not the work of a single individual. That the production is a team effort. In many cases, these collaborative partnerships become long-lasting and reflect upon the skills and efforts of two (or a few) closely collaborating individuals that become forever linked together, and The Scariest Things takes a look at some of our favorites.


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CIII: Summer Horror!

Ah, summertime! School is out, and bored kids (and adults) manage to find ways to get themselves hunted in the woods. Summer horror movies reflect the frisky and fun side of the genre. Time to break out those campfire tales and conspiracy theories. And, spend far too much idle time at a lonely cabin in the woods. Good thing there's cell phone coverage out here right? No? Well, good luck!


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CII: GORE!

We're usually a fairly PG-13 site. This will be an exception. We're bringing the blood! Be warned if you click on this post, as we explore the gore in horror. This page will be very NSFW and pretty disturbing. But that's what you like about horror, right?


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode CI: Drug-Induced Horror!

If you want to dive into the essence of darkness, enter the psychedelic realm of narcotic horror. To guide us through this trippy maze is our friend, and star of the silver screen and comic author, David Dastmalchian, who is back on the podcast to lend his unique point of view on this corner of horror. Plus, we have a video of this Podcast!