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We look back at a killer year, discussing the highlights (and lowlights) of 2023 horror, as well as looking ahead at a promising 2024.

Evil Dead Rise

Evil Dead Rise

What better way to bring in 2024 than talking about the year that was 2023 in Horror! Join the gang as we chat about what we loved & hated, and what we’re looking forward to this year!

2023 was another huge year in horror, with a refreshing bounty of killer genre content and a few groan-inducing duds.

Of course, we had to kick off a new year by taking a look back at the year’s biggest hits and misses. We invite you to join us to see if you agree or disagree with our favorites and what we consider to be the standout highlights of 2023. And though it was a year that mostly brought the heat, we have plenty of picks for the most hated horror of 2023.

It was a year heavily weighted with the return of heavy hitters, with new franchise entries for juggernaut franchises like Saw and Evil Dead.

Some entries, like Evil Dead Rise, really shined and made our highlight reel, while others, like The Exorcist: Believer, left many horror fans in the cold. Several sequels, like The Nun II, were perfectly fine but forgettable. Some, like Saw X, surprised us and felt like a franchise rebirth, while others, like Scream VI, felt like they heralded a necessary end to endless sequels.

However, when thinking about the year’s most memorable offerings, original independent horror like Talk to Me and When Evil Lurks easily rise to the cream of the crop.

We also got the highly original and highly divisive Skinamarink that made many “Best of 2023” lists but left others scratching their heads, the completely insane The Outwaters, the unique body horror The Infinity Pool, and the surprising spin on alien films, No One Will Save You.

We debate whether or not M3GAN deserves its flowers, discuss Shyamalan’s later horror offering, and recommend a few great indie horror films you may have missed, like Candy Land.

We’re also happy to report that, for the first time in maybe ever, a Thanksgiving horror film gave us a reason to cheer as horror fans.

You’ll also want to stick around for a great discussion about what we have to look forward to in 2024. 

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The Spookshow is a collection of guys (and, now, one incredible lady!) with varying degrees of Horror fandom. Since 2018, we’ve reviewed Horror, Cult, Action flicks, and, of course, total crap, so you don’t have to, but we encourage you to nonetheless. If you’ve listened to us before, thank you! If you’re new to our brand of stupidity, then welcome. We want you to enjoy watching these films with us; join us in having fun with them & learning about them as well.

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