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Your Gateway to the Trends and Tropes of the Horror Genre






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!


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode C : The Horror Movie Championship Tournament LIVE run through!

It's hard to believe, but we made it! The Scariest Things turned 100 episodes old, and we had some of our Patreon pals and horror media associates to celebrate with us by picking through our Horror Movie Championship Tournament, where we picked the best Horror Movie of all Time!


The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XCIX: Technological Horror

Do you ever feel like you are being monitored? That your communication device of choice is actively working against you? That the soulless automatons of industry are going to rise up and crush you? Well, we do! Join the Scariest Things as we talk about technology and horror!


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LCXVIII: Ranking the Films in Our Favorite Franchises

By popular demand, The Scariest Crew is breaking down some franchise horror. We decided to pick three series each and rank the movies within the series. We'll be doing this again because we had so much fun comparing and contrasting the films, and there are SO MANY franchises that we weren't able to talk about.


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XCVII: Exploring Horror Anthologies

Anthology horror is the traditional extension of gathering around and telling each other scary stories. They hearken back to the oldest root forms of scary storytelling. Come, gather 'round, and the Scariest Things will tuck you in and tell you all you need to know about horror Anthologies in Episode 97!


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XCVI: Horror Down Under!

G'day! Grab yourselves a coldie (beer) from the pesky (ice chest), and get ready for some true blue Oz and Kiwi horror films. Listen in to The Scariest Things talk some Southern hemisphere horror.


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XCV: Holy Horror!

As we exit Easter and enter Ramadan, it's a good time to explore the relationship between horror movies and religion. Whether you like your horror featuring sweaty preachers or ancient prophecies, we scour the archives for some great holy horror nuggets for you!


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XCIV: The Thingy Awards!

The ballots have been totaled and the winners can be declared! It is now time to celebrate the best horror movies from 2019. The Scariest Things 2020 Thingy awards are being announced right here, on Episode 94. Strike up the orchestra! Cue the lights!


The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XCIII: Terror at Six Feet A.K.A. Pandemic Horror

This is, shall we say, the horror trope of the moment. As we all sit at home and pick what we want to watch streaming from the comfort of our living rooms, a lot of us have been fascinated with the horror that is contagious.


The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode 92 : Sexy Horror

Hey baby. How ya doin? Why don't you come sit a little closer? Wait! That's close enough. Six feet please. Yeahhhh, good, that's better. Ok, relax, it's time to Netflix (or Shudder) and Chill to the erotic side of the horror genre. The Scariest Things has now strutted into the realm of the scary AND steamy. Mike even put his finest fishnets on for this one.


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XCI: The Scaredy Cat Challenge part 2

We had so much fun recording this episode, it's a two parter! Now we get to the real hard-to-stomach material. The Bridge Too Far movies. How did our sissy chicken friends fare? Listen and find out!


The Scariest Things Podcast: Episode XCI: The Scaredy Cat Challenge (part 1 of 2)

The scaredy cat is back! And this time in comes in the form of our friends (and patron) Dan Bradbury and Mike Halstead. These two gentlemen are what you would call horror movie averse. So, we decided to challenge them to watch nine horror movies, and to see if they could handle it! Heh... heh... heh...


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XC: Black History Horror : Our Favorite Characters

In the sophisticated current age of genre fare, black characters are getting meatier and more significant roles in horror feature films. It hasn't always been that way though. In Episode 90, The Scariest Things discusses the pioneers of black horror cinema, as well as some of the new faces looking to move the genre forward.


The Scariest Things Podcast Episode LXXXVIII: Celebrating Women Horror Directors

Happy Women in Horror Month! In celebration of the contributions of women creators and directors, The Scariest Things invited Gwen Callahan from The Portland Horror Film Festival to discuss some of the great contributions from women behind the camera.