SoH Reviews: The Devil Bat (1940)

It has finally happened! Let us rejoice! For the first time this year, I watched a horror movie that wasn’t familiar territory. And I’m glad I did. I think I unintentionally burnt myself out last year by trying to top my own record of what I watched and it took so much out of me. … Continue reading SoH Reviews: The Devil Bat (1940)

My Personal Favorites of All Time (Film)

I’ve done something similar to this before. In 2020, I did a longer list that was about 50 films and I did 2 parts of it but I think now, 2 years later, I think I played it safe. A lot of the choices there were typical of what everyone else would say and there’s … Continue reading My Personal Favorites of All Time (Film)

Boogeymen: The NEW Killer Compilation

Yesterday (Sunday, 5/29) was the first time I purposely reached for something hor ror and got immediately inspired by it. I own both versions of the 2001 compilation Boogeymen on vhs and dvd and it has definitely aged.And by aged, I mean, we are in 2022, the horror genre has grown and became more mainstream, … Continue reading Boogeymen: The NEW Killer Compilation

Best & Worst Horror Movie Posters (imo)

We’re gonna discuss something that I am a BIG fan of and that is horror movie posters. When I was younger, I had TONS of them on my wall, some were horror and some were not like Bring it On, but there’s something inherently cool about movie posters. And when I was in my college … Continue reading Best & Worst Horror Movie Posters (imo)

Comfort Horror

I haven’t done this in a while, let me brush the dust off!I came up with this idea on the fly yesterday (this is being written 5/9/22) after essentially a month of no updating, writing (except poetry), reading comics, working on myself and taking a very interesting and long break but I think this is … Continue reading Comfort Horror

Favorites: Found Footage

This subgenre is hit or miss, in my opinion. You can have underrated ones, popular examples or ones that miss the mark and it can be because of something minor. I think what makes these films in general scary is that it is possible, more possible than anything else. You can come across old tapes … Continue reading Favorites: Found Footage

Horror Deep Dives

I was listening to a podcast and they were discussing horror movies (it is a horror podcast, if I can remember the name) and they were mentioning the popularity of horror versus the under the radar, you need to be a bit of a cinephile kind of horror movies that the general public doesn’t know … Continue reading Horror Deep Dives

School is Hell: Horror in the Formative Years

I’m glad I’m not in school anymore. Just school in general and definitely during a pandemic. I don’t know how anyone is surviving in schools during these times, student or teacher or employee. It’s a lot, and it’s going to change those formative years for students as young as they are. And that got me … Continue reading School is Hell: Horror in the Formative Years

Comedic Horror

I’m not the biggest fan of this subgenre of horror. I don’t mind them but I wouldn’t immediately rush to these types of films. I love supernatural, thriller, and even slasher horror but I wouldn’t go to comedy. But when you do it well, you do it very well and it has an impact. So … Continue reading Comedic Horror

Dysfunctional Family Horror

I’m shocked I hadn’t thought about this sooner. I guess I can give a writing generator prompt credit for bringing up a similar topic on what to write about or coming up with something fresher and left field. And boy this is left field. Families in film in general can shape the overall experience of … Continue reading Dysfunctional Family Horror

A Color Story: The Guardian (1990)

Title: The Guardian Year: 1990 Director: William Friedkin Writer(s): William Friedkin, Dan Greenburg (also novel author), Stephen Volk Producer(s): Joe Wizan Costume(s): Denise Cronenberg Cinematography: John A. Alonzo Starring: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell It was time to choose a film that’s really a deep cut but also distanced from the director himself. I’ve … Continue reading A Color Story: The Guardian (1990)

The Personal Childhood Horror Era

I love youtube.I also dislike youtube but the majority of the time, I like it. I got the inspiration for this post based off a few trending videos based around this topic of things we might have been influenced by as children that created some trauma. Not in the tragic definition of the word but … Continue reading The Personal Childhood Horror Era

100 Scariest Movie Moments Challenge

I’ve mentioned the Bravo special 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004) on here a few times; it is the special (documentary) that really piqued my interests in OTHER horror movies that I wasn’t aware of like Phantasm, Alice Sweet Alice, Duel, Suspiria, It’s Alive, The Wicker Man and so many, many more. I have been a … Continue reading 100 Scariest Movie Moments Challenge

Favorites: Top 10 Slashers

I’ve done these “favorites” lists for a while, as a way for you guys to get to know me and my taste levels of the genre. This one was a bit more difficult because the subject is quite oversaturated in my opinion. Especially when we break it up into decades and the 80s is right … Continue reading Favorites: Top 10 Slashers

Favorites: Top 10 Films With Demons

We know how much I love supernatural horror with witches, ghosts/hauntings, vampires but I haven’t talked about movies where demons are at the forefront. Comfort films maybe but I love seeing how different cultures and filmmakers go after a topic like ghosts or in this case, demons and what the beliefs are. A lot of … Continue reading Favorites: Top 10 Films With Demons

AQUATIC HORROR

Water is essential to our lives and our planet. It can be beautiful and mesmerizing in a waterfall, transform into snowflakes, hit the ground and grass as rain and that aroma hits your nostril. It can also be dangerous with floods, inhaling too much water, or keeping a big secret like a Megalodon still alive! … Continue reading AQUATIC HORROR

Horror Watchlist 2021

Oh 2021, you were something else. Running a blog when you are diagnosed with moderate anxiety and moderate depression really affected my energy level of wanting to watch anything to be honest. I tried my best, I would HAVE to make myself do these things and sometimes, I’m excited to watch films and in some … Continue reading Horror Watchlist 2021

Power Wielding Horror

Horror fulfills a certain itch within me. I’ve always wanted to have powers. But I didn’t want to be a superhero (or villain) but I wanted to do cool, amazing, unique things. I thought it would make my life a bit easier if I could make things move with my mind or go invisible or … Continue reading Power Wielding Horror

Atmospheric Horror

This has been brewing in my head for quite some time. Ever since I was watching through October with the 31DayHorrorChallenge, I’ve encountered movies that did some things quite effective. And by that, I’m talking about immersing myself into that world. The pacing, the cinematography, the acting, the atmosphere… and that’s what inspired me to … Continue reading Atmospheric Horror

Lightning Round Reviews

I need to knock these out before November just dips out and hello December! I briefly discussed the films I saw during October, documenting my experience giving some highs and lows and overall feelings about some of the films I saw. I didn’t go through depth for all 20+ but today I am but I … Continue reading Lightning Round Reviews

SoH Presents: Favorite CINEMATOGRAPHY

The intentions of this blog in 2015 was showcasing cinematography and the artistry behind and within horror films. Inspired by a random tumblr that focused on cinematography in dramas, I got the idea to do the same for horror. Thankfully in modern times, horror is taken more seriously, more recognition and acceptance but I still … Continue reading SoH Presents: Favorite CINEMATOGRAPHY

#31DayHorrorChallenge Experience – 2021

October exhausted me.October excited me and then exhausted me.October is my birth month and I decided to take on a challenge (put forth by Nightmare on Film Street), the #31DayHorrorChallenge which well, started out with a bang but fell off because life got a bit too real and busy for me. So instead of 31 … Continue reading #31DayHorrorChallenge Experience – 2021

Creature Features: Underrated & Favorites

Ahh Halloween is around the corner, literally on Sunday and I’ve seen plenty of costumes in stores and on my feed and I’m seeing the typical costumes: Disney, Ghostface, witches, vampires, odd references but not a lot of actual “creatures”. Like will someone ever dress up as Mothra? Also serving as an idea that occurred … Continue reading Creature Features: Underrated & Favorites

Unforgettable Scenes in Horror

It’s been a minute. I have thoroughly enjoyed my break and I’m gonna ease back into writing for the blog. I will say that this break has given me time to come up with new ideas/content and watched the most films I’ve watched this whole year so far at a time. But while watching some … Continue reading Unforgettable Scenes in Horror

When Horror Focuses on Kids

I did a post a while ago about children & horror, it was an interesting topic and well, I was reading through it and I kinda want to do part 2 but maybe a lightning round of even more movies that would/could be discussed more. I really focused more on horror media towards a kid … Continue reading When Horror Focuses on Kids

Top 10 Homebound Horror Films

Ah, we’re still spending our time indoors, in a place we call our home. It’s safe, you feel protected, it’s comfortable with food, clothes, water, and throughout the ups and downs of this pandemic, for some of us it has been stable. For others, it’s been unlucky and that is quite a shame. My very … Continue reading Top 10 Homebound Horror Films

Retro Rundown: Disney’s Original Series “So Weird”

Today is a definite stroll down memory lane. I forgot this show existed and one day it popped in my head and I thought… I wonder if Disney has this available and it should because it is a Disney Original and boom, there it was. All 3 seasons. And yet I don’t remember the third … Continue reading Retro Rundown: Disney’s Original Series “So Weird”

Retro Rundown: Goosebumps “One Day at Horrorland” Review

Another day, another episode of Goosebumps.I’ve been heavily occupied with the outside world lately and taking care of myself that today that I am typing this out (Tuesday), I rolled the dice and on my list of up to 27 episodes to watch, it landed on 13. Well, it landed on 7 which is an … Continue reading Retro Rundown: Goosebumps “One Day at Horrorland” Review

Top 10 On A Stage Horror Films

I thought about this topic for a while and I love watching other youtube channels talk on certain topics I haven’t thought of. I jotted this idea down around the 6th of this month and wrote down a lot of movies I could think of that would fit and here we are. So today, I … Continue reading Top 10 On A Stage Horror Films

SoH Reviews: Burnt Offerings (1976)

It’s been so long since I’ve sat down and watched a new movie. I did some calculations and the last time I watched a film, it was July and it was Piranha which I also reviewed and you can read that here! So there was definitely a break, unintentional and trying to up myself from … Continue reading SoH Reviews: Burnt Offerings (1976)

Retro Rundown: Goosebumps “The Haunted Mask” Review

Ahh another day, another episode of Goosebumps.However, unlike A Night in Terror Tower, this episode is the definition of iconic. An episode that was first premiered in primetime television hosted by The Cryptkeeper from Tales From the Crypt and did very well in the ratings.This isn’t the first book in the Goosebumps book series but … Continue reading Retro Rundown: Goosebumps “The Haunted Mask” Review

Retro Rundown: Goosebumps “A Night in Terror Tower” Review

Ahh Goosebumps, you were a part of my childhood. I watched you on Saturday mornings on Fox Kids and read and collected a few of your books! As someone who has been learning horror and rewatching the genre directed towards a younger audience, it’s interesting to watch your episodes with more fresher yet mature eyes. … Continue reading Retro Rundown: Goosebumps “A Night in Terror Tower” Review

Retro Rundown: Tales from the Darkside “Beetles” Review

"Archaeologist Arthur Hartley is accused of stealing expensive artifacts from a museum, is warned of a curse that befalls those who touch the artifacts, but won't be stopped in his quest for wealth." Or on the back of the vhs box, it reads "a chilling tale of an archeologist who enrages the ancient Egyptian gods … Continue reading Retro Rundown: Tales from the Darkside “Beetles” Review

Top 10 Weird(est) Horror Movies

Horror movies range from comedic to psychological, fun and spooky to downright boring. Yes, I have encountered unmoving, boring horror films. But then there are horror movies that make you go “what the fuck” whether it’s the plot, setting, villain, film style, more questions than answers, and we’re gonna talk about 10 of them today, … Continue reading Top 10 Weird(est) Horror Movies

Piranha (1978) Review

From the jump, I’m gonna say I had unexpected fun with this movie.I like when movies pleasantly surprise me, especially when my expectations are very, very low. That was the attitude I had going into this. I am a very indecisive person when it comes to watching movies and I was like “okay let’s watch … Continue reading Piranha (1978) Review

Favorites in Horror Decades: The 60s

A new “series” on the blog but I wanted to talk about my adventures into different decades of horror. We can talk about the 80s and 90s horror all we want, they are great, and the 80s is oversaturated but home of the big franchises but no one is really giving earlier decades its due. … Continue reading Favorites in Horror Decades: The 60s

10 Horror Films that gives ME the Chills

I, by no means, would classify myself as an expert in horror. Yes, I know things about film on a historic level and I watch tons and tons of horror content but in all the years I’ve consumed said content, there are only a handful that really got to me on some level. I’m an … Continue reading 10 Horror Films that gives ME the Chills

SoH Reviews: The Amusement Park (1973, 2019)

It’s a pieced together lost film of iconic director George A. Romero.It’s filled with surreal images and very pointed commentary.Thanks to Shudder and the George A Romero Foundation, we can finally watch a film that isn’t about gore and blood and getting a “scaredy cat” reaction out of you, this is more of a slow … Continue reading SoH Reviews: The Amusement Park (1973, 2019)

The Mummy (1932) Review

Today’s review is something that you either have seen or you know of the many remakes.. I’m not sure if this is available on streaming services right now but thankfully, I had this on vhs in my collection, still wrapped in plastic.I’ve been on a recurring journey of exploring horror films that are either black … Continue reading The Mummy (1932) Review

Night/Curse of the Demon (1957) Review

This movie, I don’t wanna confuse you so I’ll keep it straight forward. There are two versions of this. One, is the full 95 minutes, associated with the UK release under a slightly different title. The other, for American audiences, is short 13 minutes. Shudder luckily has the full version but titled it under the … Continue reading Night/Curse of the Demon (1957) Review

April Fools Day (1986) Review

Scanning through Prime, I found this available and made a mental note to add this movie to the watchlist, along with some others that are currently available. After wrestling with myself, I settled down and picked this movie from 1986. Now, I was aware of this movie, the title kinda gives it away but in … Continue reading April Fools Day (1986) Review

A Future Watchlist of 1987; the year I was born

1987. The year of countless, very cool, and underrated horror movies and also the year I was born in. I’ve thought about doing this for a while but not entirely on a “here are movies from the year I was born, go watch them” angle, which is kind of present but not. I always find … Continue reading A Future Watchlist of 1987; the year I was born

Top 10 Mother Nature Horror Films

I had done something similar to this with animal related horror. But I wanted to do something a little different. Now, with this list, these are my choices, my opinions and what I have seen so far. There are some movies that can go here that I haven’t seen like Frogs or The Swarm, more … Continue reading Top 10 Mother Nature Horror Films

SoH Reviews: Basket Case (1982)

This was an impromptu watch.I have NO regrets watching this.I finally, finally got to watch this and thank you to Shudder for having this film and a few others of the director’s films that I know of by title. Like you can’t ignore Frankenhooker, right? But we’re not talking about that. We’re talking about the … Continue reading SoH Reviews: Basket Case (1982)

SoH Reviews: 13 Ghosts (1960)

It’s been a while since I’ve done a review for this film, maybe the last one I did was for Cat People? Reviews have been scarce this year so far because I haven’t been watching a whole lot of “newer” movies lately, it’s been really rough but I am trying and it’s slowly coming back … Continue reading SoH Reviews: 13 Ghosts (1960)

Top 10 Favorite Slashers

I haven’t done a top 10 “insert subgenre” list in quite some time and I actually thought I had talked about this but checking through my docs and tags on the blog, nothing about a list of slashers. Here we go, slashers, a subgenre that I am not the biggest fan of but I appreciate … Continue reading Top 10 Favorite Slashers