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Tuesday, December 31, 2019


When one horror year ends and another one begins the ‘best of' lists start appearing on everyone’s favorite sites and blogs. Now it’s my turn at making a list. Honestly, I hate doing this when I know I’ve missed some important movies that might have ended up on this list. However, I’ll do the best with what I saw, and note some of the ones I missed at the bottom. While I call it a ‘best of' list, it's really just my favorite horror films of 2019. So here are my favorites…

5. Us- Yes, I probably ranked one or two others higher during the year, but looking back at all the movies as a whole I feel this deserves a spot up here. It was creepy, tense, and weird. If it missed the spot with some people, it was how the film wrapped up.

4. Satanic Panic- Either horror comedies have gotten better or I’ve gotten softer because I’ve enjoyed more of them every year. This one wins for horror comedy of the year for me with a great story that all adds up in the end. The comedy never stops, and it has plenty of terrific performances especially from Ruby Modine.

3. IT: Chapter Two- While I’m still undecided on which chapter I liked more, you still can’t avoid what Pennywise as meant to horror over the last couple of years. I’m always in for scares, and Pennywise definitely brings them. Not to mention the fantastic cast they were able to put together. It would be awesome to see Pennywise bring terror in a new way at some point.

2. Daniel Isn’t Real: This one could have very easily been number one. Just an amazing story from beginning to end touching on so many aspects of life. It gets crazier and crazier as it goes, and everyone in the movie was perfectly cast for their roles. Really deserved a bigger release than it got.

1. Haunt: Probably only beats Daniel Isn’t Real because this is truly my kind of movie. I love referring to it as the ‘haunted house from hell.’ It will certainly remind you of movies you’ve seen, but still manages to have some of its own uniqueness. For me, it’s always about the blood, guts, and deaths and this has plenty of it. And while some other films failed in the end, this one had a great ending!

Some of the films I missed include Ready or Not, Doctor Sleep, Midsommar, 3 From Hell, and a lot more than I thought (shame on me). Also note I didn't include One Cut of the Dead like on some other people's list because I saw it last year, and you'll find it on my top 5 from last year for sure! While there were some good films that got major theatrical releases, smaller festival films did plenty of damage. I’m sure Daniel Isn’t Real will make some top 10s, and there are other festival films that will be making top 10s. It’s good to see more films land on outlets like Shudder for all to see. Remember to give films a chance cause you never know when you find a gem. And no, I decided not to do a top 5 worst movies list, but will say The Dead Don’t Die is probably one of the worst I saw this year.

As a bonus, here are some short films that are worth a watch if you ever come across them:

La Noria, Other Side of the Box, Wild Love, Chowboys: An American Folktale, Frost Bite, Your Last Day on Earth, Boy Eats Girl: A Zombie Love Story, Finley, Most Steps Ever, Overkill, We Got a Monkey's Paw, Belphegor, Trick or Treat - Healing Old Wounds, and Baby Bird.


Saturday, December 28, 2019


A romantic comedy about two zombies who fall in love while fighting over a dead woman’s intestines.

Starring: Brandon W. Jones, Alexandra Ryan, and Annie Abrams

Directed by: Sarah Gurfield

Written by: Lauren Hynek, and Elizabeth Martin

  “Boy Eats Girl: A Zombie Love Story” starts the way ever zombie film should…with someone getting chased and eaten. In this case, a woman is running away from a boy zombie until she runs into a girl zombie. She falls down, and the two zombies start eating their meal. At first the boy is aggressive and pushes the girl away from the food, but then he seems to take a better look at her. In almost Disney like magic, the two zombies are struck by love, and turn their attention towards some zombie love making!
  Yes, the two zombies make their way over to some bushes for a little private time. Of course the boy falls asleep, so the girl gets up and wanders off. Soon enough the boy wakes, and is sad not to find the girl next him. He walks away apparently wanting more than a one night stand, but will he ever see her again?
  I’m always hesitant about watching romantic horror, but “Boy Eats Girl: A Zombie Love Story” easily proves why it’s an award winning short film. It’s not afraid to create zombies that still have some feelings other than that need to feed. It’s how they tell a typical relationship story, and make it work with zombies instead of regular people. They manage to find the right mix of horror, romance, and perfectly timed humor that makes it so entertaining. This film is definitely worthy of more festival awards, and hopefully will be made available for more audiences to see how this love story ends!


Friday, December 27, 2019


So where will 2019 ultimately end up in horror history? Well time will tell, but it didn’t seem to be too bad of a year. I’ll make my picks so enough, but I want to know what you thought of horror in 2019. What was your favorite movie? What was the best movie? What was the worst? What movies did you miss that you hope to see in the future? To help I put together a little video to remind you of some of the 2019 horror movies. I’m probably missing some, and others you can argue about release dates. Regardless, just take a look, see what 2019 brought horror fans, and let me know what you thought of 2019 horror…

Tuesday, December 24, 2019


Happy Horrordays, and Merry Christmas to all! Your gift to us has been your support, and now we have a gift for you. Just because Halloween has past doesn’t mean you can’t have a little horror with your holiday fun. So take a few minutes, grab some eggnog, and check out some of the short Christmas horror films that we found for you! Hopefully you’ll find something more scary than sitting around the fireplace with your long lost relatives!

Merry Christmas,

HorrO’s Gory Reviews


Monday, December 23, 2019


A neo pagan couple is terrorized by a divine presence after Agave, our heroin, accidentally spills some blood on the figurines while building a nativity scene. 

Starring: Alice Pintus, Marco Battaglia, and Alessandro Melito

Written and directed by: Lorenzo Fassina

  Everyone has their own way of decorating for the holidays. Some very simply put up a tree while some go all out with lights. And for others putting up a nativity scene is very important to them. However, you wouldn’t expect that to be the case for a pagan couple. Well it’s not the usual for Agave (Alice Pintus) and her boyfriend (Marco Battaglia), but she has been doing some reading and got too curious about other religions. While setting it up, she cuts her hand on a star, and the blood sparks the nativity scene and kicks starts “Presepe Vivente (Living Nativity).”
  The boyfriend wakes up in the middle of the night to find Agave standing next to the nativity scene. He’s shocked by her, and falls on the floor only to witness the first of several crazy moments. Make no mistake, the boyfriend does a lot of the watching like the audience, and Agave drives most of the action. She surprisingly brings the evil into the world, and she takes it out in glorious bloody fashion.
  Just think of “Presepe Vivente” as a nightmare for a pagan couple. This couple is thrown into their own wild, and bloody version of the birth of the Lord. When things seem to settle down, the couple and their family bring the nightmare to life in a very different Christmas dinner. Overall, it’s a great story that’s not afraid to push the limits while still managing to find the right moments for some humor. Dare to celebrate Christmas the pagan way, and watch this great short horror film.

Watch the film today in the Sunday Scares section of at:


*There's an after credits scene*

Tuesday, December 17, 2019


Evil lives among us on the tree lined streets and painted homes of Suburbia. Be careful whose door you knock on. It doesn’t take much to arouse it.

Starring: Barry Tangert, and Kerwin Gonzalez

Written by: Joseph Sorrentino Jr.

Directed by: Daniel Brown

  When people first started doing door-to-door sales, it was probably a much safer time. It’s hard to imagine a world where people would actually leave their doors unlocked. Thanks to Amazon, the days of door-to-door salesmen are coming to an end. “House Call” proves it’s probably better that way!
  This short film doesn’t waste too much time getting to the point, as a salesman (Kerwin Gonzalez) soon enough finds himself strapped to a crazy man’s (Barry Tangert) table. Of course nothing good is going to happen to the salesman because the crazy man thinks he’s a doctor, and is ready for surgery. He original calls for heart surgery, but decides to add a couple of procedures before getting to the big one. 
  Barry really makes this short film work with how smoothly he plays the crazy doctor. He acts like he’s doing nothing wrong, and just going about his business. Also, his dialogue while operating is great, as he talks to a snowman and waits for a nurse that’s not there. For those who like a little blood and guts, they manage to torture the salesman just enough to make those with weak stomachs turn away! While this should mark the end of door-to-door salesmen, the ending reminds us of someone else who still knocks on the door these days! You’re better off watching terrific short films like “House Call” than knocking on strangers doors!

Watch the film today in the Sunday Scares section of at:



Where The Scary Things are Episode 25: KILLER THERAPY with Barry Jay

We welcome back Barry Jay to the show. He talks about his upcoming movie KILLER THERAPY. Muse talks about Sibling Rivalry in her SINISTER 6. Kacy creeps us out in the Creepy Chronicles. MonsterMash Ken introduces a new segment: Horror Movie Flashback. Creature Feature of the Week with Chris the Creature: BLOOD! 666 Rundown with HorrO!


Saturday, December 14, 2019


The Holiday Horror Wish List has become a tradition, so let me introduce it to those who haven't seen it yet. It's very simple, just imagine you are a little kid again, and are about to write a letter to Santa telling him what you want for Christmas. Except think of it as if you are writing to the Santa from "Silent Night, Deadly Night,” and are only going to be asking for things that are horror related. Basically I want all of you to come up with your own Holiday Horror Wish List. It could be something that you could really get like a DVD of your favorite horror movie of 2019, or an autograph from your favorite horror icon. Your list could also be something you would like to see happen in the world of horror for 2020 such as, a sequel to a horror movie, or no more remakes (not happening by the way)! To give you a few more examples, here's my Holiday Horror Wish List!

-Hopefully the Friday the 13th lawsuit will end in 2020 and we can get another movie! Of course, Kane has to play Jason! 
-If not Jason, I’ll take Kane as Crowley again!
-How about more festival films making it to the big screen instead of remake after remake? 
-Follow that with more conventions and festivals around the country for horror fans to enjoy.
-Continued success of Shudder and the awesome movies they bring horror fans!

-Any chance they change their minds and Supernatural comes back?
-It’s Christmas time so why not another Gremlins?
-HorrO wants a death scene in a horror movie! So if you're making a movie in Florida and need someone to die for free, let me know! 

-Continued success for everyone involved with horror. All the best to all the blogs, websites, podcasts, authors, filmmakers, and every creator of horror!
-Finally on a personal note, another big year at

Now it's your turn! Please post your Holiday Horror Wish List in the comment section below or on our social media, and we will see if Horror Claus can make it come true!

Monday, December 9, 2019


Where The Scary Things Are Episode 24: PLAGUERS with Director and Producers BRAD and JOSEPHINA SKYES

In this Episode speak to Brad and Josephina Sykes director producer of PLAGUERS. This sci fi horror is a must see. Muse talks her Must See Recommendation in the Sinister 6. Chris the Creature gives his personal review of Plaguers. Killer Kacy creeps us out with her Creepy Chronicles and HorrO jumps in for the 666 Rundown

Friday, December 6, 2019


A medieval warrior’s gruesome collection of heads is missing only one - the monster that killed his daughter years ago.

Starring: Christopher Rygh, and Cora Kaufman

Directed by: Jordan Downey

Written by: Kevin Stewart, Jordan Downey

  Sometimes you want to see a horror movie just based on the title. You don’t need to know what it’s about because the name just sparks your imagination, and the possibilities to come. “The Head Hunter” had my head spinning with all the wonderful horrors that could come from that title. So the question is... did it live up to the title?
  First, it’s good to see a movie in the olden days because it changes things up, and gives the audience a new environment to take in. The lonely warrior (Christopher Rygh) lives in a home that looks nice, but has some interesting decorations (more on that soon). He tries to keep busy, but there is clearly something that is on his mind. Apparently he lost his daughter to a monster, and is taking out his anger and grief on all the monsters in the area until he finds the one who killed her. 
  Once he kills a monster, or two it’s easy to get anxious to actually see this happen, instead of him just coming back with the head. Yes, admittedly I was hoping for a few good monster fights, but there’s really only one fight which isn’t a grand production. While somewhat disappointed I can appreciate the direction they take, and they made it work. Instead of the fights, they build on the daily life of the warrior, and give more and more information about how he goes about finding and killing the monsters. It’s pieced together well, and manages to leave a little mystery out there.
  So if the audience doesn’t get monster kills, at least it gets to see him spike a few heads on the wall (yup the aforementioned decorations). When he finally finds the monster that killed his daughter, it might seem like this is going to be the fight the audience is waiting, but it’s not. He comes back victorious again with another head, and the movie is over. No, it’s time for a little twist, and something happens that won’t be spoiled here. A few of the things that are shown to the audience before come into play, and it extends the life of the film. The real beauty of it is what happens at the end, and how the title of the film really comes to light. 
  A final credit goes to Christopher for pulling off this character. He doesn’t have a lot of lines because the movie is so story driven, but he has to say a lot with his actions. He does well at playing the anger warrior, but never lets the audience forget he’s mourning the death of his daughter. Christopher brings out the everyday struggle the warrior goes through, and the eagerness to kill the next monster on his list. Never have I been so sad for a warrior!
  So yes, “The Head Hunter” lives up to its title, but not in the way I imagined. Yes, once it’s clear the story is about a warrior killing monsters I wanted nothing less than to see him decapitate a few of them. However, it also becomes clear that this movie is more about the story and set up to the twist, than showing off their special effects skill. Maybe it’s his grief, but there’s something that will keep the audience watching his journey even without the blood bath. In the end, it pays off and if the audience looks at the title and thinks about what just happened it should bring an extra little smile to their faces. With that, I give it 3.5 pools of monster head blood!


*Showing as a Shudder exclusive

Monday, December 2, 2019


Where The Scary Things Are Episode 23: ECHOES OF FEAR with Laurence Avenet Bradley and Trista Robinson

In this Episode we welcome Producer Laurence Avenet Bradley and Lead Actress Trista Robinson from 2018's Echoes of Fear. Muse gives her worst family get togethers in Horror Movies in the Sinister 6. Creepy Chronicles with Killer Kacy. Chris the Creature reviews 1979 EFFECTS and HorrO gives us the Promote Horror 666 Rundown

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


Where The Scary Things Are Episode 22: HAPPY THANKSKILLING Listen and Watch

HAPPY THANKSKILLING HORROR FANS. The Where The Scary Things Are celebrate Demon Turkeys and Topless Chicks on this day of giving. Come with us to Listen and Watch the movie with us. HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


A workplace robot, AUTO, transforms into a killing machine when he discovers he will be replaced by a more efficient model.

Starring: Elissa Dowling, Parry Shen, Graham Skipper, Sarah French, and Sadie Katz

Directed by: Garo Setian

Written by: Garo Setian, Rolfe Kanefsky, and Matthew L. Schaffer

  It’s clear times are changing, and workers are getting replaced all the time. First it was older workers getting replaced by young ones, and now computers are replacing workers of all ages. Skip ahead to the future, like in “Automation,” where robots are starting to take the place of people. No one is ever happy about it, and the robots won’t be either when it’s their time.
  Enter AUTO, the only robot employed at Alert Insulation. He’s capable of doing a lot of the heavy lifting, but spends most of his time engaging in conversation to learn more about human behavior. He seems to have found a friend in a contracted employee named Jenny (Elissa Dowling). While their relationship grows, the audience also gets to meet some of the other employees, including Devin (Graham Skipper) who makes fun of AUTO and later attacks him.
  AUTO has a faulty battery, and it’s causing him to have flashbacks of his previous programming. Apparently he was a wartime robot instructed to save his allies, and destroy the enemy. It’s Susan’s (Sadie Katz) idea to replace a good portion of the workforce with robots created by Alan (Parry Shen). While discussing their plan, AUTO listens in, and is shocked by the news. He tries to get Jenny to help him, but there’s little she can do so the fun begins.
  As expected, the robot’s wartime programming begins to take over, and he starts taking down the enemy. Even after disposing of his enemy his usual personality would still pop up. He still tries to save Jenny, but she’s freaked out by his new death mode attitude. Now she’s out to save her life, and anyone else who has escaped his laser gun. 
  “Automation” keeps everything simple, and even in the most tense moments AUTO tries to stay true to himself. Maybe taking a cue from a movie like “Short Circuit,” they try to give the robot a bit of emotions, and make the audience care about him in the same way. His innocent personality matches his basic robot look, so even when he goes rogue it’s a little hard to believe anyone is in real danger. If you're looking for a killer robot movie with a little heart, and humor, this might be it. With that, I give it 2.5 pools of blood.


AUTOMATION will land on Blu-Ray and VOD December 3rd from Epic Pictures and DREAD following a limited theatrical run kicking off November 29th. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019


An exploration of ‘80s horror movies through the perspective of the actors, directors, producers and SFX craftspeople who made them, and their impact on contemporary cinema.

Directed and written by: David A. Weiner

  Many of us horror fans love ‘80s horror for numerous reasons. To start, many of us grew up in that era, and our first horror movies came during that time. Now almost 40 years later Hollywood has gone back to that time to remake many of our favorite films, or steal some of the ‘80s magic to create new shows. So it seems like the perfect time to bring “In Search of Darkness” to horror fans!
  This is one hell of a documentary at just over 4 hours long! Why so long…because it goes year by year instead of just talking about ’80s horror in general. Yes, there’s some talk about the time period in general, but the real work here is done going year by year. They point out many of our favorite movies, and probably some that the audience forgot about.
  They bring back all kinds of horror icons to talk about the movies like John Carpenter, Cassandra Peterson, Doug Bradley, Joe Dante, Heather Langenkamp, and Kane Hodder. It’s great to see these stars talk about their films, and add some insight that the audience might not have known. Sometimes it’s about what happened during film, and other times about the effect of the film on horror.
  Also, they bring in pop culture icons, and industry experts to add their opinions including Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Joe Bob Briggs, Heather Wixson of Daily Dead, and Michael Gingold formerly of Fangoria. They talk about their reactions to some of the films, and how it effected them during that time period. They take a look at it from a fans’ perspective like you or me. It’s nice to see what they like, and what they were doing during that time.
  So what movies are mentioned? It might be easier to talk about what movies are not mentioned. Of course all the big time slasher movies with the Freddy’s, Jason’s, Michael’s, comparing werewolf movies like “The Howling” and “American Werewolf in London,” Stephen King movies, and lots of sequels. It’s crazy how so many movies had sequels and even trilogies during one decade. With all the complaints about remakes/reboots, it’s also amazing to see how many good movies haven’t gotten one yet (and lets keep it that way).
  Really, there’s nothing to complain about here other than maybe the 4 hour time span. There’s plenty of insight most likely on some of your favorite movies. It’s great to sit back, watch them talk about it, and reminisce on how you felt watching the movie. It will definitely take you back to one of the best decades of horror, and it’s clear to see why. If anyone wants to know why this decade gets so much attention, just watch this documentary. With that I give it 4 pools of blood, and will look to turn on some ‘80s horror!


Monday, November 18, 2019


Where The Scary Things Are Episode 21: DIE YOU ZOMBIE BASTARDS with Director Caleb Emerson and Splatterhead from Los Gatos Locos

Probably our craziest review yet, DIE YOU ZOMBIE BASTARDS. We speak to director/producer Caleb Emerson and Chuck Splatterhead from Los Gatos Locos. Muse gives her top Zombie Scenes in her Sinister 6. Creature Feature of the Week with Chris the Creature reviews Amityville Horror A New Generation. HorrO gives the 666 Rundown. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019


Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by The Projectionist. Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings showing there deepest fears and darkest secrets over five tales. 

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Richard Chamberlain, and Adam Godley

Directed by: Alejandro Brugues, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryuhei Kitamura, and David Slade

Written by: Sandra Becerril, Alejandro Brugues, Lawrence C. Connolly, Mick Garris, Richard Christian Matheson, and David Slade

    Less and less people are going to the cinema these days, and opting instead to watch movies on VOD, Netflix, etc. Older theaters are closing up leaving just a shell of themselves behind. One of those theaters seems to be Nightmare Cinema, although it’s still able to pull a few souls thru its doors. Unfortunately for them, there’s still one person working at the theater, who intends on keeping them their forever!
  This anthology of horror starts off with ‘The Thing in the Woods.’ It seems very much like the typical slasher kills teens in the woods kind of story. There’s plenty of deaths, including a humorous use of knives in one of them. Just when the audience thinks this will end in the usual way, it throws a fantastic twist at them. 
Because of the twist, this short alone makes this anthology worth watching. 
  There’s still plenty more to like including the next short ‘Mirare.’ A young couple is about to get married, but before they do, the woman sees a plastic surgeon to fix a scar on her face. The surgeon agrees to fix it along with some other minor improvements. While in recovery the woman feels something strange is happening, and by the end the audience will find out just how bad plastic surgery can be. 
  A Father walks into the theater next meaning the audience is about to get an exorcist film called ‘Mashit.’ The demon does a good job of hiding itself within this religious boarding school until the shit hits the fan. Unexpectedly, the demon possesses all of the children, and they try to kill the Father, and nun. It’s a wild scene with the Father and nun actually killing some of the kids. It continues the dramatics until the end with nothing stopping this demon!
  ‘This Way to Egress’ is definitely the weirdest of the short films. A woman has completely lost touch with reality while trying to get help. She battles to stay in reality with her two children, but her world is getting darker and dirtier by the minute. Everything she sees, and the conversations she has with people are just strange. She’s told the only way out is suicide, but struggles to make that her true reality.
  The final short, ‘Dead,’ is a combination of supernatural and serial killer action. Things go bad during a robbery leaving a boy without his parents, and recovering in the hospital. It’s not really clear to him, but his mother is trying to convince him to come to the other side with her. Yes, the boy can see ghosts in the hospital, which can be a crazy thing. That’s not his only problem, as the guy who robbed his family has come to the hospital to finish him off. It’s interesting to watch him first have the decision to die or not, and then have that decision possibly made by the killer.
  “Nightmare Cinema” should go down as another very good anthology. It has a nice variety of stories giving a little something to all kinds of horror fans. There are plenty of things to like about each story, but ‘The Thing in the Woods’ had me sold on this anthology from the start. Mickey Rourke plays the projectionist, who controls the movies, and the people’s fate. He’s doesn’t get a lot of screen time, but is a welcome creepy host in this one. With all that said, I give it 3.5 pools of blood.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019


  “20 Seconds to Live” is a web series made up of several short horror films. Each film has its own characters, and twist. The audience watches a brief set up, but when the timer hits the screen someone will die in 20 seconds. There really are no happy endings here!
  The first of the fours films that will be mentioned here is called “Inspiration.” A scientist believes she’s successfully created a machine for time travel. In her excitement, she says goodbye to her boyfriend, and gets in the machine. Her boyfriend is left staring at a board with all her mathematical work on it. The timer starts, and leaves this with a very chilling end.
  The next film is called “Fish.” Who knew a film with a man, and a fish could be so much fun. It’s the holidays and the man has brought home a fish in a bag as a present. As he sets up the bowl, the fish decides to try and escape. He’s a slippery little sucker, and creates a game of hot potato as the timer begins to tick!
  “Daddy’s Girl” is the third film, which plays on many high school boys’ worst fear on prom night…their date’s father! The boy is told the rules, and that he will die if they are broken. One of the rules is to be back by 11pm, which at first they seem to be early. However, they waste too much time coming in, and are now he must face the father. The timer begins, and the audience gets to see why you have to follow the rules!
  And finally film number four, “Suburban Evil.” A couple decides to help out the neighborhood, and rid it of a monster that has taken residence there. Like the other films, all it takes is one mistake while the timer begins, and it’s all over for someone. Is it the couple, or the monster? Watch and see who made the big mistake this time!
  Overall “20 Seconds to Live” presents a really fun group of films for its second season. You might recognize some faces from popular tv shows or movies, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe. The acting is solid, and each film is shot really well. Each film presents some humor where characters make deadly mistakes. The countdown to death is just an added bonus of enjoyment. Here's to not so happy endings, and hoping there will be a season 3!

Get a taste of what the films are with this one below, and check out more at!


Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Episode 20: The Gingerdead Man with Halloween Baking Champion Karl Fong

Food Networks Halloween Holiday Baking Championship Winner Karl Fong Joins us for a quick interview and discusses the behind the scenes of the show. MonsterMash Ken, Muse and Killer Kacy review The Gingerdead Man. Sinster 6 with Muse: Memorable Food Scenes. Creepy Chronicles with Killer Kacy. Creature Feature of the Week with Chris The Creature: Werewolf In A Girls Dormitory. 666 Promote Horror Rundown with HorrO returns to give us the latest News in the Horror World.

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