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    I won’t be the first and probably not the last to proclaim 2020 a dumpster fire of a year. And somewhere in that fire horror movies were able to burn bright! I’m not sure if it has been an amazing year because I got to watch more horror than ever, or that they were just that damn good. So good I’m doing this list a little different this year.   First will come my top 10 films of the year instead of the top 5. I almost made it a top 20, but couldn’t come to an order of films that I was happy with. So instead I’ve broken down some categories to able to mention some films that deserve recognition. And still with the categories I know some films were left out that need to be watched, and I’m sorry to those films.   If you’ve followed me on Twitter and/or the podcast you might have some clues as to the films I’ve really liked. I think I’ve tried to remain consistent starting with my #1 pick, which shouldn’t be a shock, and was the only film this year that I gave 5 pools of blood to.


Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies - ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients. Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, and Jennifer Jason Leigh Directed and written by: Brandon Cronenberg Check out the video below and find out how many pools of blood it received...


  Deep in the snowy hills of Alaska during the early 1990s. A large number of cattle have mysteriously vanished without trace from near a small ski-resort in one of the valleys. Not as much as a singe drop of blood left in their wake. The local hunting team lead by Damien’s father is given the task of finding out if a bear lies behind these attacks. Starring: Veron Wells, Christian Arnold, and Ralf Beck Directed and written by: Titus Paar   Some people might not have a “Fear of the Woods,” but that might change once they see what’s waiting for them in these snowy hills. Damien (Christian Arnold) is following his dad (Vernon Wells) and his Uncle Joe (Ralf Beck) into the woods to find what has been killing people’s cattle. Not many people seem to know what’s doing it, but his father is pretty sure it’s a bear. A special bear that might act differently than the average one.   Uncle Joe seems to sense something is out there, but Damien is doubtfully. He listens to his dad talk about


  In the holiday themed, hour-long episode, “Shapeshifters Anonymous,” written and directed by Creepshow showrunner Greg Nicotero, based on a short story by J.A. Konrath (Last Call), fearing he is a murderer, an anxious man searches for answers for his “unique condition” from an unusual support group. Starring: Anna Camp, and Adam Pally   “Shapeshifers Anonymous” is an early Christmas present from Creepshow and Shudder. Someone has been murdering people around town, and Robert (Adam Pally) thinks he might be the murderer. How could he not know that he’s a killer? Well he has some hints to what could be happening, but he's having a hard time remembering what’s happening on certain nights.   In need of some help, he does what many of us do. He goes to a support group looking for answers to his problem. This is a unique group that should be able to help him. The group isn’t sure about helping him at first, but then they welcome him in. The group is led by a woman named Irena (Ann


  Joseph and his family live in the remote wilderness as fur trappers, but their tranquility is threatened when they think they are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf, and Joseph leaves them behind to track it.  Starring: Camille Sullivan, Summer H. Howell, and Devon Sawa Directed and written by: Shawn Linden   “Hunter Hunter” takes audiences into the wilderness, and examines who is really the hunter. Joseph (Devon Sawa), his wife Anne (Camille Sullivan), and young daughter Renee (Summer H. Howell) have spent a lot of time surviving in the woods. Many things can put their lives in danger living alone out there, and for now it appears to be a wolf. The wolf seems to be eating everything they’re trapping for food and fur, and they worry about their safety as well.    Being a good hunter, Joseph decides to put an end to the wolf, and goes hunting for it. Renee is eager to follow in her father’s footsteps, and insists on accompanying him. Maybe not the best idea, but he takes her w


  Where The Scary Things Are Episode 74 CASTLE FREAK with Director TATE STEINSIEK and EMILY SWEET This week we are talking CASTLE FREAK 2020 with Emily Sweet and Director Tate Steinsiek. Support the show ( Apple Spotify


  A serial killer goes about his evening routine until he is interrupted by an uninvited guest.  Starring: Jeff Payne Directed by: Mason McDonald   “September” takes a dive into a serial killers' world. This short film opens with a killer coming home with his latest victim. He unloads them, takes them to the back of the house, and snaps a few pictures of them. He then comes back to the house, and shows the audience just how organized of a serial killer he is. Of course he's hungry after all the work so he prepares a snack, but his meal is cut short.   Before he can sit down to enjoy his sandwich, notices something strange at the door. He then finds some of his things have been moved. This can’t sit well with someone so organized. As his anger builds he heads to the bathroom where the shower is running. The film comes to a head when it appears the killer meets his unexpected visitor.   “September” is a very interesting short film because instead of leading the audience t


  A woman with a rare medical condition, believes she is responsible for several murders in the Kansas City area.  Starring: Sarah Mcguire, Katie Rohlfing, Jennifer Femiano, and Kristin Rea Directed by: Patrick Rea Written by: Patrick Rea and Michelle Davidson   “Fused” opens with a trip to the doctor’s office for Sarah. It’s not her first time there, as she seems to have a condition that the doctor is trying to figure out how to cure. On the way home, she has to pull over because she’s not feeling well. A  jogger comes to help her out, but that help isn’t very welcome. She also hasn’t been very welcoming to her girlfriend Cassie, who comes knocking on her door looking for answers.   Later that night the two have a serious conversation about her illness. What appears to be a skin condition is a whole lot more. She talks about blackouts and events she can’t remember before mentioning she has another set of DNA in her. With that, Sarah asks Cassie to watch over her for the next few days


  A young man comes into contact with a mysterious internet video sent to him by his friend, Adam. “What’s done, is done… when two men become one!”  Starring: Bayden Redshaw and John H. Shelton Directed by: John H. Shelton   “The Crimson Video” is a short film with two main components. One is a young man who is filming a video of himself talking about receiving a video. He received the video from a friend and didn’t think much of it at first. However, after time he tells the audience that things in the video he received have started to become real. He’s basically using the video looking for help, and even leaving a video behind if something happens to him.   The second component is this video that he received. As he talks the audience gets to see the video a couple of times. It’s a man with a mask on laughing and repeating the phrase, “What’s done, is done… when two men become one!” There is a red lighting in the man’s background making it a little more intimidating.    All together “T


  Max Fist (Manganiello) claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to Earth, where he has no powers. No one believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster. Together, they take to the streets to wipe out the local drug syndicate and its vicious crime boss known as The Manager.  Starring: Joe Manganiello, Skylan Brooks, and Zolee Griggs Directed and written by: Adam Egypt Mortimer   In most superhero movies, to have an “Archenemy” means you should be a hero first, and that’s the big question here. Max Fist (Joe Manganiello) appears to be a homeless man just interested in drinking, and telling a wild story. A story about being a hero from another dimension, battling an archenemy, and losing all his powers when landing in the present day dimension. He seems to be just another lost soul until he crosses path with a young man named Hamster (Skylan Brooks).     Some might say Hamster is lost as well, but he’s just trying to find his place in this w


  El Señor, the leader of a small cult in the mountains, returns one day to his village with a child who is purported to be the new messiah. But when only pain and destruction befall the community, El Señor finds himself under attack from his own followers, including his three daughters, whose burgeoning femininity has already caused them to question their faith. Starring: Yuri Vargas, Conrado Osorio, Andrea Esquivel, and Sharon Guzman Directed and written by: Juan Diego Escobar Alzate   “Luz: The Flower of Evil” is one flower you don't want to bloom. El Señor (Conrado Osorio) is in control of a small group of people in the mountains. Unfortunately he has suffered the loss of his wife Luz, and now is left to take care of his daughter and two other young girls. He’s very strict with them, but might be misguided with his thoughts on religion.   A s much as he tries to keep the devil away, he seems to always be lurking around. One night El Señor  brings home a woman and her young chil