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Heather Wixson

Heather Wixson

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 11% The Forest (2016) "The Forest is an incredibly well-made effort from first time feature filmmaker Jason Zada and features strong performances from both Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 75% You're Next (2013) "Screenwriter Simon Barrett masterfully blends horror and pitch black comedy throughout his story, and continuously finds clever ways to subvert the typical cat and mouse games we're used to seeing in these types of projects. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 35% Aftershock (2013) "Aftershock is a pretty fun little movie if you don't take it too seriously and has an enjoyable nasty streak to it once the world begins to go to hell, only if you can forgive the extra-long set-up that gets us there. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 85% Sightseers (2013) "Sightseers is everything you could want from a dark comedy infused with horror and is by far Wheatley's most assured work to date. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 55% Hatchet III (2013) " It may not be perfect, but Hatchet III is still a ton of fun and McDonnell does a great job at delivering a sequel that feels much bigger and bolder than anything we've seen so far in the Hatchet series. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 73% Cockneys vs Zombies (2013) "Cockneys vs. Zombies doesn't offer much ingenuity in the zombie subgenre, but it's a rather enjoyable movie if you're looking for foul-mouthed, gun-toting octogenarians battling hordes of the undead with a caper twist thrown in for good measure. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 69% The Fog (1979) "Carpenter has always been a master of scaring us with what we're not seeing as opposed to delivering an onslaught of carnage to assault our senses and The Fog shows that you can scare the hell out of people without showing them a lot. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
5/5 92% Halloween (1978) "Why Halloween works is because even in its minute flaws, there's an inherent charm to the basic effectiveness and fundamental workmanship on display & it's hard to say that about many films who have tried to follow in its footsteps ever since. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2.5/5 78% Body Bags (1993) "You can tell everyone had their hearts in the right place with Body Bags, but the end product just doesn't really deliver the goods the way I was hoping it would. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 82% Night of the Comet (1984) "I think it's the film's ability to embrace its own zaniness that has cemented Night of the Comet's legacy in modern horror as by far one of the most inventive cult classics to have been spawned during the 80's. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 10% Saturn 3 (1999) "It's easy to see why Saturn 3 has achieved a certain type of cult appeal over the years- it has an incredible cast, an interesting killer robot running amok, some cool ideas, and a beautiful score by famed composer Elmer Bernstein. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 37% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) "Hands down, The Marked Ones is absolutely relentless, creepy as hell and a ton of fun on the big screen- it totally surprised me and left me with my enthusiasm for the PA series renewed. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 64% Cat People (1982) "Cat People does manage to exhibit a few moments of genius filmmaking with an intoxicating and almost dreamlike atmosphere that ultimately makes it a memorable- albeit uneven- exploration of obsession, repressed sexual desires and death. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2.5/5 18% Devil's Due (2014) "Devil's Due, the latest from the filmmaking team known as Radio Silence, is a perfectly serviceable horror movie with some rather neat mythology that unfortunately gets lost in the trappings of its own storytelling format. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 0% Crawlspace (1986) "Crawlspace is an effective little horror movie with a bevy of tension coursing through its dark and sleazy veins and offers up an air of unpredictability for horror fans who think they've seen it all. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 14% The Beast Within (1982) "Because Mora doesn't go the usual route for The Beast Within, the film ends up being a bit of an oddball creature feature that often stumbles a bit tonally and suffers from some pacing issues around the midway point. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 55% Nurse (2014) "Nurse 3D successfully embraces its exploitatively sexy and sleazy demeanor with a wink and a nod, going for broke with such gonzo-style gusto that you just can't help but admire the end result. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 38% Night of the Demons (1988) "Instead of going with just another spooky house/slasher mash-up approach, Kevin Tenney made a film that's fun, tawdry, scary, and atmospheric with just the right amount of camp and T&A peppered in. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2.5/5 50% Witchboard (1986) "By and large, Witchboard is a movie I enjoy, but mostly for the nostalgia factor and the fact that Tenney was taking some risks at that particular time in the genre. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 83% Darkman (1990) "Darkman still remains one of Sam Raimi's most ambitious projects to date and it's hard to do anything but admire the kind of lofty ambitions Raimi tosses at the screen with his self-created superhero crime thriller/dark comedy mash-up. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 78% Grand Piano (2014) "Eugenio Mira's Grand Piano is a stylish and taut thriller that wastes no time on spectacle, instead choosing to meticulously focus on story, characters, atmosphere and building tension throughout. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 44% Almost Human (2014) "or Almost Human, writer/director Joe Begos does a brilliant job of blending together the alien abduction and slasher subgenres all while hearkening back to many genre fans favorite era of horror films- the 1980's. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 33% Haunt (2014) "While it may not necessarily give horror fans a case of the heebie jeebies any time soon, it's just nice to see a moderate supernatural thriller actually put forth some effort and not just give us another paint-by-numbers spookfest " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
5/5 79% The Raid 2 (2014) "The Raid 2 is to the action genre what The Godfather II became to the mob drama subgenre- pure cinematic perfection and an epic follow-up that manages to surpass its already impressive predecessor in both scope and storytelling. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 54% Return to Nuke 'Em High (2014) "Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 is an absurdly entertaining slapstick gore-fest that also manages to effectively pass along a timely message or two along the way. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 88% Doc Of The Dead "Doc of the Dead certainly has a lot on its undead-loving mind, it just never figures out what exactly it's trying to say. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 79% Afflicted (2014) "Rather than letting their budgetary constraints hold back their story, Prowse and Lee let their stunning visuals and compelling story do all the heavy lifting, creating a horror tale that's as scary as it is endearing. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 73% Oculus (2014) "Flanagan effectively turns his inanimate killer very much into an entity that's just as deadly as anything with a pulse- a remarkable feat- all while cleverly concocting an intriguing and complicated tale that isn't afraid to get a little nasty. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 34% Stage Fright (2014) "Written and directed by Jerome Sable, Stage Fright is a clever, gory and wickedly fun time that truly celebrates everything we love about horror musicals with an unabashed enthusiasm that you can't help but fall in love with. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 100% Rewind This! (2013) "Though VHS' best days may have come and gone, Rewind This! certainly proves the case for the technology's enduring legacy by speaking with those who were there to live through it and with those who continue to collect and sell tapes even today. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 50% Contracted (2013) "A thoughtful and wonderfully cringe-inducing body horror story, Contracted is an often frightening and nasty exploration of isolation and desperation that grabs hold from the start and doesn't let up until the film's bitter conclusion. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 8% Visiting Hours (1982) "While it may not do a lot for viewers looking for more of a gory, high-octane horror romp, Visiting Hours is truly an underrated slow-burn gem that deserves a watch, Ironside's performance alone making it a truly worthwhile experience. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 11% Bad Dreams (1988) "Bad Dreams is a highly effective but deeply flawed psychological horror story that boasts a couple of nasty kills, some great shock moments and great performances from a cast who elevates the material. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2/5 17% Final Exam (1981) "I ended up being more than underwhelmed by Jimmy Huston's 1981 slasher Final Exam, which suffers from an almost total lack of atmosphere, violence & logic as well as a killer that might very well be THE most boring knife-wielding psycho stalker ever. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 47% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) "With all the makings of a future cult classic, All Cheerleaders Die is an infectiously fun, razor-sharp romp that feels right at home amongst its high school horror peers. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 74% Godzilla (2014) "While I don't necessarily think it revolutionizes the idea of the summer blockbuster, on a technical level, Edwards has created something of a visual masterpiece with Godzilla & it's an absolutely a worthy new chapter for "The King of the Monsters." " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 94% Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (1979) "An evocative exercise in alienation and existential dread, Herzog masterfully tackles one of the greatest gothic stories ever with Nosferatu the Vampyre with the unforgettable (as always) Klaus Kinski as the titular blood-sucker. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 83% Sleepaway Camp (1983) "The story of Sleepaway Camp is pretty much everything you'd expect from a slasher movie and nothing you'd ever expect, which is what makes Hiltzik's campy and disturbing summer camp tale still one of the more memorable horror movies ever made. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 46% Evilspeak (1982) "There's plenty of weirdness to the story of Evilspeak that I dug but I just couldn't get into a movie that does nothing but emotionally pummel its protagonist for the first 70 mins then doesn't give him or the audience a truly satisfying conclusion. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 88% Coherence (2014) "A no-budget, mind-bending exercise in the fragility of human relationships with a bit of quantum physics thrown in, Coherence is thoughtful and well-made thriller with a hint of mystery to it that simmers nicely below the surface. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4.5/5 95% Snowpiercer (2014) "With Snowpiercer, Joon-ho demonstrates just how to make a boldly inventive modern sci-fi film without giving a damn as to what Hollywood thinks a blockbuster film should be. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 17% Final Terror (1985) "While it's absolutely not a game changing film by any means, The Final Terror is still a really solid horror movie that holds up thanks to a few unique twists and gleefully gory kills to boot. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "It's a refreshingly taut and intelligently made punch in the arm for a subgenre that so desperately needed it. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "A vast improvement and a more well-conceived concept this time around, The Purge: Anarchy is a ridiculous amount of fun and Frank Grillo is truly one of the better cinematic anti-heroes we've seen in some time. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 39% Lake Placid (1999) "A light-hearted monster movie that offers up plenty of laughs, Lake Placid is still a really fun and well-made creature feature that doesn't ever treat its characters- or the audience- like morons. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Call Girl of Cthulhu "Not a film meant for everyone, Call of Cthulhu is still just a ridiculous amount of fun and has the earmarkings of a midnight movie in the making. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 67% Motel Hell (1980) "Motel Hell is a rather well-executed dark comedy that plays it fairly straight, much thanks to the outstanding performances from Calhoun & Parsons who give the film a nice sense of gravity against the film's more cartoonish supporting characters. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 14% Leviathan (1989) "The combination of well thought out characters and an incredible cast to bring them all to life is a huge reason why Leviathan will always be one of my personal favorite underwater monster movies. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
2.5/5 20% Deadly Eyes (The Rats) (1982) "The film takes its premise very seriously, but it's the use of Daschunds in rat costumes that has given Deadly Eyes something of an unintentional comedic spin, making for a rather uneven horror experience. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 63% Pumpkinhead (1988) "Amongst a sea of sequels and remakes that year, Stan Winston's tragic and terrifying backwoods fairy tale stood out as something wholly unique and also gave us some incredible character development by way of Henriksen's tragic character. " ‐ Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
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