Michael Scrutchin

Michael Scrutchin

"Good... Bad... I'm the guy with the gun.--Ash (Bruce Campbell), Army of Darkness"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Flipside Movie Emporium
Total Reviews:
166
Total QuickRatings:
2
Location:
Houston, Texas

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 166
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B- —— Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman) (1973) " Surprisingly compelling, partly thanks to stylish cinematography and, more importantly, [Brigitte] Bardot's ice-cold performance." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
B —— Dead and Rotting (2002) " A gleefully wicked black comedy." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
D+ —— Hell Asylum (2002) " The gore flows like wine, showering us with a nice supply of spilled innards, but the violence has very little impact." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
C+ —— Play-Mate of the Apes (2002) " There's many lengthy lesbian sex scenes peppering the lowbrow comedy antics. I shamefully admit I laughed more than I thought I would." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
D —— Mummy Raider (2002) " For those of you looking for your softcore lesbian porn fix, I'd suggest looking elsewhere." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
B+ —— Townies (1997) " It never looks down its characters -- however weird they may be -- and instead views them with a kind of curious affection. I think John Waters would be proud." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
B —— Evilmaker " A surprisingly accomplished and creepy ghost story with enough twists to keep you guessing until the final frame." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
C+ 40% The Tunnel " It's like a weird dream -- the kind you just have to tell your best friend about after waking up, but then can't seem to remember much about an hour later." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
C 58% Fade to Black (2004) " A darkly comic thriller with a good script and some kick-ass dialogue, but it's hampered by its budgetary limitations." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
B —— The After School Special " A low-budget teen comedy that has cult classic written all over it." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
C+ —— Blood for the Muse " Many of the actors in bit roles are pretty bad and render moments of an otherwise somber horror film laughable." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
A- —— Scrapbook (2003) " Scrapbook is often as brilliant as it is brutal." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
B —— Track 16 " A highly enjoyable, intriguing thriller." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted May 23, 2002
B —— Drainiac (2008) " Writer-director Brett Piper crafts a genuinely creepy mood that has faint echoes of the original Evil Dead." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted May 22, 2002
C- —— Alien Agenda: Under the Skin " This one has charm in a Mystery Science Theater kinda way, but it's not enough to let me recommend it." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted May 22, 2002
B- —— Addicted to Murder (1995) " Addicted to Murder has an uneasy, nightmarish quality that never lets up." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted May 20, 2002
A- —— Hardcore Poisoned Eyes " May be the scariest film since The Blair Witch Project." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted May 2, 2002
B- 20% Jason X (2002) " Jason X is the kind of mindlessly fun action-horror romp that Resident Evil could have been if it hadn't taken itself so seriously." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 29, 2002
D- —— Third Society " There are a few moments of laugh-out-loud bad movie hilarity that almost make it worth it. Almost." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 26, 2002
B —— Evil Laugh (2005) " As far as cheesy '80s horror movies go, Evil Laugh is one of the long-forgotten gems." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 25, 2002
B 41% Big Bad Love (2001) " It doesn't seem like it's following a fixed path to the finish. Unlike so many movies, it feels alive." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 5, 2002
B- 76% Panic Room (2002) " A sly game of cat and mouse that's intense and thrilling at times, but occasionally stretches believability to its limits and relies on predictable plot contrivances." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Mar 29, 2002
A 100% Rashômon (Rashomon) (In the Woods) (1951) " Though I'd been meaning to see it for years, watching the Criterion Collection DVD was my first time. I'm almost at a loss for words." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Mar 28, 2002
C- 33% Resident Evil (2002) " A loud, annoying, and gloriously dumb action-horror movie that might have been a good popcorn flick if it were more fun." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Mar 24, 2002
C —— Scary Tales " Admirable attempt at making a good old-fashioned comedic horror anthology, even if the results feel distinctly run-of-the-mill and lacking punch." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Mar 13, 2002
C+ —— Witchouse 3: Demon Fire (2002) " Well-made forgettable fun and not much more." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 20, 2002
B- —— Cremains (2001) " A few missteps can't obscure the film's thick atmosphere, which just drips of dread and unease." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 14, 2002
B+ —— Addicted to Murder: Tainted Blood (1999) " A dark, clever, and amusing horror film that actually breathes some fresh life into the vampire subgenre." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 12, 2002
B+ 53% Storytelling (2002) " This is a movie that one will grow to appreciate more with subsequent viewings -- or that one will grow to hate more passionately, as the case may be." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 8, 2002
A- 95% Peeping Tom (1960) " A memorable performance by Carl Boehm as one of the most pitiful and sympathetic psycho-killers you'll ever meet in the movies." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 3, 2002
B+ —— American Nightmare (1983) " One of the best American slasher films since Scream." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 31, 2002
B- —— The Night Heaven Fell (1958) " A shameless melodrama that takes itself way too seriously. But that's precisely why it's so engaging." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 21, 2002
B- —— Plucking the Daisy (En effeuillant la marguerite) (1957) " This screwball romantic comedy is as good an introduction to the charms of Brigitte Bardot as I could have asked for." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 16, 2002
A- 89% Ginger Snaps (2001) " Really cares about its characters and isn't afraid to tell a story that has real emotional resonance -- along with a wicked sense of humor and a few gallons of blood." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 15, 2002
D —— The Double-D Avenger (2001) " It's a bad movie and it's supposed to be, but it never reaches the point where it becomes so bad that it's good. It's just bad. Period." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 2, 2002
B+ 72% Fat Girl (À ma soeur!) (2001) " Fat Girl has the disturbing ring of real life, with all of its staggering cruelty, and it remains haunting long after it's over." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 1, 2002
A+ 97% Notorious (1946) " I don't think I'd be exaggerating to say that it's as thrilling and suspenseful a romance as you're likely to see." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 3, 2001
A- 88% Amélie (2001) " Probably the most easily enjoyable movie of the year. It's a ragtag blend of surreal images and good-natured, quirky charm that's both visually and emotionally intoxicating." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 3, 2001
A- 100% Spoorloos (The Vanishing) (1988) " Genuinely chilling." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Nov 2, 2001
A 88% American Beauty (1999) " A haunting, hilarious, and heartfelt masterpiece." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 30, 2001
A —— Hall of Mirrors " A gripping and suspenseful modern-day film noir." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 30, 2001
A+ 81% Mulholland Drive (2001) " May be the best film David Lynch has ever made... It's more potent and mesmerizing than any film in recent memory." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 29, 2001
B —— Strawberry Estates (2001) " Despite being released on the heals of 1999's Blair Witch Project, it holds its own and provides a similarly chilling (if less effective) experience." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
B- —— Hell's Belles " An enjoyable and often creative excursion for fans of cheesy B-movies." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
B- —— The Dead Hate the Living (2000) " Chock full of in-jokes and horror movie references (kinda like a low-budget zombie version of Scream, but not as clever)." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
C+ —— Bone Yard (1991) " It turns into a gooey monster fest about halfway through and the creepy atmosphere it established in the beginning is lost, making way for that hilarious mutant poodle." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
C —— Alien Agenda: Endangered Species (1998) " Just wait till you see the computer-generated flying saucers. Ed Wood would have been proud." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
B- —— Zombie Bloodbath II: Rage of the Undead (1998) " A fast-paced and extremely sickening shot-on-video gorefest." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
C- 33% Leprechaun in the Hood (2000) " Most of the acting is pretty poor, but Ice-T seems to be aware that this is nothing more than a lame B-movie and he has fun with it." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
B- —— Alien Agenda, The - Out of the Darkness " Worth a look for low-budget sci-fi and horror junkies." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
B- —— Witchouse 2: Blood Coven (Witchouse II: Blood Coven) (1999) " Although there's much to like about Witchouse 2, it's not all that scary." — Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
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