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Your gateway to the tropes and trends of the horror genre! The Scariest Things Podcast breaks it all down for YOU. Whether it’s zombies, ghosts, cannibals, or kids we help you figure out where to start with list upon list upon list of scary movies...and things that go bump in the night.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 38 Ratings

Your gateway to the tropes and trends of the horror genre! The Scariest Things Podcast breaks it all down for YOU. Whether it’s zombies, ghosts, cannibals, or kids we help you figure out where to start with list upon list upon list of scary movies...and things that go bump in the night.

    Ghost Game (2024) Review: Portland Horror Film Festival

    Ghost Game (2024) Review: Portland Horror Film Festival

    ★★★1/2 out of ★★★★★

    Intensity 🩸🩸 out of 🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸

    In Ghost Game, a trio of mischief-makers stakes out an old manor with a dark legend surrounding it. Their goal: stay in the house without the new residents discovering them. Internal relationship conflicts, a disturbed resident family, and the potential of a supernatural haunt upend their Ghost Game efforts. A solid cat-and-mouse thriller with fun haunted house tropes propels this film, which was the centerpiece of the Portland Horror Film Festival.

    • 39 min
    DID I? Review (2024): Portland Horror Film Festival

    DID I? Review (2024): Portland Horror Film Festival

    ★★★★ out of ★★★★★

    Intensity: 🩸🩸out of 🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸, with sexual assault trigger warnings.



    DID I?, the winner of the Portland Horror Film Festival's Goule D'Or (Best Feature in Festival) Award, takes an honest approach to the cruelty and ramifications of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). The psychological thriller invests its time with Genevieve, a bookish junior editor at a publishing company who struggles with her alter ego, Stevie, who is a bit of a wild child. Her traumas are buried deep, and it puts several new wrinkles into the good/evil dichotomy that films that used what used to be called multiple personality disorder under the microscope.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Invisible Raptor (2024) Review: Portland Horror Film Festival

    The Invisible Raptor (2024) Review: Portland Horror Film Festival

    ★★★★ out of ★★★★★

    Intensity: 🩸🩸🩸out of 🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸 for copious comic gore



    The Invisible Raptor is a crowd-pleaser, plain and simple. This spoof of Jurassic Park flips the script on the behemoth tentpole franchise by not trying to do digital dinosaurs at all. Instead, The team behind The Invisible Raptor did the monster movie without the monster, and it worked brilliantly. This is a meta-movie for the Easter Egg enthusiasts, but be warned, there is so much blood and shit in this movie that it isn't for the squeamish or the kiddos! (Though the twelve-year-old me would LOVE this movie.)

    • 38 min
    Gothic Horror: The Scariest Things Podcast Episode 184

    Gothic Horror: The Scariest Things Podcast Episode 184

    It was a dark and stormy night! Prepare to enter the foggy moor with The Scariest Things as we discuss the genre's roots in Gothic Horror, the ornate and narratively complex origins of horror film.

    Prequel, Sequel, Reboot: Episode 183

    Prequel, Sequel, Reboot: Episode 183

    It has become something of a Hollywood crutch. The cynical amongst us consider prequels, sequels, and reboots to be lazy storytelling. Franchise horror comes in all forms. When obvious profits are predicted, big-budget studio films and straight-to-streaming B-movies fall into the same formula. Rinse, repeat, and rinse again. We think we can do this a little better.

    • 58 min
    Podcast Extra: An Interview with New Life Director John Rosman

    Podcast Extra: An Interview with New Life Director John Rosman

    At the Overlook Film Festival, The Scariest Things caught up with up-and-coming director John Rosman, who was on hand to present his debut feature film New Life. This thriller was a sleeper surprise at the festival. A political thriller that morphs into a toe-curling body horror show halfway through. The film is in limited theatrical release and can be streamed online now!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

plonker138 ,

Excellent listen

Nice meeting y’all at sxsw. Cheers and see you soon.

Mr. Woodfall ,

Discover Great New Horror

Great podcast for discovering new horror movies. Yeah, they’ll chat up the staples from time to time, but this is THE place to come to discover the small horror movie from years past that flew under your radar.

Fun, friendly, informational. What more could you ask for?

ZuzzyBoo ,

Discovering cool movies!

This is such cool podcast, I love the dynamics of the three reviewers especially when they unanimously agree about a movie. It makes me excited for horror again, when sometime it’s a genre that I inadvertently overlook. I’ve discovered so many scary movies that were off the mainstream radar because of them and I always look forward to their “best of” shows.

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