Johnny Butane

Johnny Butane

Agrees with the Tomatometer 55% of the time.

Publications:
CHUD , Dread Central
Total Reviews:
73

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/5 —— Sympathy (2007) " Yes, you'll see some of the many twists coming a mile or so away, but there are others that aim to blindside, and do a damn fine job of it." — Dread Central
Posted Apr 13, 2010
5/5 90% Zombieland (2009) " Zombieland is a killer comedy with a vicious sense of humor." — Dread Central
Posted Oct 7, 2009
4.5/5 30% Survival of the Dead (2010) " Add in some extreme violence and wonderful performances from the lead actors, and we have a movie that is (arguably) one of the best in the series." — Dread Central
Posted Oct 7, 2009
2.5/5 —— Plague Town (2009) " The director's got a genuine love for horror & you can tell he's trying with his limited resources & experience to make a film that relied more on atmosphere than gory kills." — Dread Central
Posted Apr 14, 2009
4.5/5 —— Blood River " What's so great about Blood River, is that nothing is spelled out for the audience. Your hand is not held nor your steps guided through this plot." — Dread Central
Posted Apr 14, 2009
2.5/5 17% The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) " This convoluted story becomes mired in drama to the point where you'll care little when you finally find out what is actually in the house. You'll care even less when they take a stab at a twist ending, performed at the same blistering pace as the rest of" — Dread Central
Posted Mar 27, 2009
2/5 47% The Broken (2009) " At it's heart there are some good ideas in The Broken but, as I said in the beginning, it's very, very slow in revealing those ideas." — Dread Central
Posted Jan 10, 2009
2/5 26% Anamorph (2008) " No more interesting than any standard episode of "CSI" or any of the other myriad of cop-centric whodunits polluting our airwaves." — Dread Central
Posted Dec 4, 2008
2.5/5 —— The Lazarus Project (2008) " For all this grumbling, The Lazarus Project is technically a well put together film. It looks good, and is reasonably well acted." — Dread Central
Posted Nov 15, 2008
4/5 71% Splinter (2008) " Splinter's got all the elements that make for a great midnight movie, something horror fans will be telling one another about for weeks, maybe months, afterwards." — Dread Central
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2.5/5 —— Eskalofrío (Shiver) (2008) " Shiver is shot beautifully, though, and director Ortiz never lets the plot slow down once it picks up speed. It's not a bad film by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not anything you'll be talking about for very long afterward." — Dread Central
Posted Sep 16, 2008
3.5/5 70% The Burrowers (2008) " J.T Petty takes viewers on an unusual and frightening venture into the Old West with The Burrowers." — Dread Central
Posted Sep 10, 2008
4/5 56% Pumpkinhead (1988) " MGM has done a great service to Pumpkinhead and its fans with this new Collector's Edition DVD and you'd be a fool to overlook this." — Dread Central
Posted Aug 31, 2008
2.5/5 14% Mirrors (2008) " It skirts along the edge of greatness, but for every one thing it does right, it does another so inconceivably wrong." — Dread Central
Posted Aug 15, 2008
3.5/5 87% Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes) (2007) " Timecrimes is not for everyone, it's leisurely yet tense pacing sees to that, but for those looking to utilize their gray matter some when digesting a horror film, you'll find a lot to dig about it." — Dread Central
Posted Aug 13, 2008
4/5 60% Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007) " ...believe the hype for Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer; this is a fun, monster-filled movie that knows exactly what it wants to be and I hope only the first of many movies in what could easily be a really kickass franchise." — Dread Central
Posted Aug 10, 2008
91% Transsiberian (2008) " Anderson's most accessible film to date." — Dread Central
Posted Jul 17, 2008
3/5 —— 100 Tears (2007) " At times genuinely funny, outright ridiculous, painfully bad, and screamingly entertaining." — Dread Central
Posted Jun 9, 2008
3/5 18% Faces of Death (1999) " As a curiosity piece, Faces of Death is well worth a look, especially if you've not seen it in a very long time. As for its place in horror cinema history, well, that remains to be seen." — Dread Central
Posted May 13, 2008
4/5 50% Spiral (2007) " "The camera moves are jarring at times and soothing at others ... a skillful, well crafted piece."" — Dread Central
Posted Feb 3, 2008
5/5 51% 30 Days of Night (2007) " 30 Days of Night grabs this hoary monster by the throat, pumps it full of the thick rich blood of life, and shoves it out to greet you, eat you, and coat you in glorious mists of red firing from oh-so-many newly exposed arterial sprays." — Dread Central
Posted Sep 24, 2007
4/5 36% The Tripper (2007) " Horror fans with a sense of humor will really enjoy this slice of gory goodness." — Dread Central
Posted Jul 13, 2007
4.5/5 71% Fido (2007) " Fido is just a damn smart film, whether you want to classify it as a horror or a comedy or a horror/comedy or a zomcom; it just works on almost every level." — Dread Central
Posted May 1, 2007
4.5/5 70% Black Sheep (2006) " A good, midnight movie crowd is best, but something tells me even the most jaded common moviegoer will have something to scream about in Black Sheep." — Dread Central
Posted Apr 30, 2007
3.5/5 —— The Mad (2007) " The acting (Zane is really in top comedy form here), the cinematography, the gore; it's all top-notch. Hell, even the music is appropriate. It's just too bad it couldn't have gotten one more pass in the editing bay before it was completed." — Dread Central
Posted Apr 23, 2007
3/5 8% The Number 23 (2007) " I can say I was never bored with The Number 23...so I guess that's a good sign that it works as a piece of entertainment if nothing else." — Dread Central
Posted Feb 20, 2007
3.5/5 —— Deaden (2006) " Deaden is a fun, bloody, mean-spirited indie film that I think horror fans will really enjoy." — Dread Central
Posted Feb 7, 2007
3/5 75% White Noise 2: The Light (2007) " It's a lot better than you might think!" — Dread Central
Posted Jan 24, 2007
3/5 15% The Breed (2006) " The Breed is not going to break any new horror or killer dog subgenre standards. As it stands, it is an acceptable time killer that won't challenge or offend." — Dread Central
Posted Jan 6, 2007
2.5/5 —— August Underground (2001) " Exploitation horror never went away, it just went underground." — Dread Central
Posted Jan 1, 2007
3.5/5 —— Long khong (Art of the Devil 2) (2005) " It's a very cool film with some colorful characters and fantastic death sequences." — Dread Central
Posted Jan 1, 2007
3.5/5 —— God of Vampires " A fun, bloody action/horror hybrid that actually presented us with a different kind of bloodsucker for once (always a good thing) and knew exactly what it was doing." — Dread Central
Posted Dec 20, 2006
3.5/5 —— The Hamiltons (2006) " ultimately The Hamiltons is still a damn solid film." — Dread Central
Posted Nov 21, 2006
3/5 40% Wicked Little Things (2006) " It is a fun undead romp with very attractive girls, creepy kids, and a good amount of the ole dark and chunky. If that's all you want out of it, you won't be disappointed." — Dread Central
Posted Nov 20, 2006
4.5/5 38% The Abandoned (2007) " Creepy, genuinely scary, and above all else, original." — Dread Central
Posted Nov 20, 2006
2.5/5 —— Dark Ride (2006) " There are bursts of slasher movie greatness in Dark Ride." — Dread Central
Posted Nov 18, 2006
4/5 —— Unrest (2006) " The bottom line is you've probably not seen anything quite like Unrest before." — Dread Central
Posted Nov 18, 2006
1.5/5 15% The Wicker Man (2006) " The pacing of The Wicker Man never escaped the velocity of a trotting horse. Think of an old man making his way across the room, on a walker, to get at the Jello cups." — Dread Central
Posted Aug 31, 2006
2.5/5 67% Satan's Playground (2006) " At the end of the day, Satan's Playground let me down, a fact that I attribute primarily to the bad acting, nonsensical storyline, and lack of an appearance by the monster." — Dread Central
Posted Aug 17, 2006
3.5/5 50% Headspace (2005) " Overall this is the kind of movie I wish could come from indie filmmakers more often." — Dread Central
Posted Jul 20, 2006
5/5 33% White of the Eye (1987) " The bottom line is that you have to see this movie." — Dread Central
Posted Jul 13, 2006
4/5 53% The Devil's Rejects (2005) " ...it's best to quote Captain Spaulding himself. "You like blood? Violence? Freaks of nature?" Then you're going to be satisfied by Rejects." — Dread Central
Posted Jul 6, 2006
4.5/5 29% Silent Hill (2006) " There is more blood, human remains and in your face kills in this film than we've seen on the screen in a looooong time." — Dread Central
Posted Apr 20, 2006
.5/5 37% Scary Movie 4 (2006) " Seriously. Bad. There, I just saved you 9 dollars." — Dread Central
Posted Apr 14, 2006
3.5/5 —— The Booth (Busu) (2006) " Ultimately, The Booth is a good indication of where the younger directors in Japan are heading; taking conventional ghost story elements and updating them with more intelligent plots, filled with twists and turns that keep the audience guessing." — Dread Central
Posted Apr 13, 2006
5/5 75% Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) " We realize that Leslie may be a fun-loving guy, but his idea of fun leads to dismemberment. A question becomes thrust upon the reporters as well as the audience. Could you just stand there and watch?" — Dread Central
Posted Apr 11, 2006
4/5 82% S&Man (2010) " Ultimately what Petty has managed to do with S&Man is produce a film that is both an interesting, discerning look at the most extreme of our genre." — Dread Central
Posted Mar 31, 2006
3/5 9% Stay Alive (2006) " Stay Alive isn't a total wash if you're looking to kill a Saturday afternoon or night if you get off on hearing little kids scream." — Dread Central
Posted Mar 24, 2006
4/5 68% Evil (Ondskan) (2006) " Director Mikael Hafstrom demonstrates a sure hand with the material and is definitely a talent to keep an eye on." — Dread Central
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3/5 80% Boy Eats Girl (2005) " Fun, plain and simple. Don't expect biting social commentary (pun intended), laugh-out-loud humor, or anything groundbreaking for the zombie genre." — Dread Central
Posted Mar 22, 2006
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