Steve Newton

Steve Newton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Steve Newton's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 59% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "The new Insidious: Chapter 3 is hardly required viewing if you've already seen the first one. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 5, 2015
1.5/5 33% Poltergeist (2015) "Anyone wanting real supernatural scares in 2015 should let this deafening cash-grab slide into oblivion and seek out the truly chilling It Follows instead. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 22, 2015
2.5/5 61% Unfriended (2015) "If you thought the shakey-cam hell of "found footage" horror was hard to take, prepare yourself for pixelated purgatory. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 18, 2015
5/5 96% It Follows (2015) "Every once in a while a low-budget indie fright flick comes along that makes everything on the major studios' horror plate look like a pile of steaming crap. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 25, 2015
1.5/5 No Score Yet The Intruders "I hardly see the need for this watered-down twist on that '70s TV-movie Bad Ronald. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 18, 2015
1.5/5 13% The Lazarus Effect (2015) ""This is too much weird s---!" declares one victim-to-be, as if he were writing this review instead of me. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 26, 2015
1.5/5 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Sorry J.Lo, but since you also had the gall to executive-produce this shameless turkey, your nickname now is J.New-Low. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jan 24, 2015
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) "Forget Insidious and its ilk, The Babadook is where it's at for supernatural horror in the home. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Dec 3, 2014
1/5 7% Ouija (2014) "Man am I sick of seeing people getting dragged out of shot by invisible forces. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Oct 23, 2014
4/5 41% Horns (2014) "Horns is right up there with The Cabin in the Woods as among the most engrossing horror flicks ever made in and around Vancouver. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Oct 21, 2014
2/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) "Dracula Untold is so patently ridiculous that it's hard to even fathom how it came to be. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Oct 12, 2014
3.5/5 29% Annabelle (2014) "Annabelle ranks as one of the most entertaining Hollywood horror outings of the year. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Oct 6, 2014
2/5 39% Tusk (2014) "Considering how supergonzo it is, I'm surprised I didn't like it more. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2.5/5 27% As Above, So Below (2014) "By the time the truly freaky stuff starts happening you might wonder if it was all worth the wait--not to mention the pounding shaky-cam headache. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Sep 1, 2014
2.5/5 51% The Calling (2014) "The Calling seems like it might be trying to be a horror flick for the Fargo set. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Aug 29, 2014
1/5 46% Detroit Rock City (1999) "Like KISS's music, it's juvenile, crass, bombastic, and loud. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Aug 12, 2014
3/5 86% Doc Of The Dead "Doc of the Dead is a zombie study that aims for the head " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Aug 6, 2014
2/5 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "Unless you're the type who thrives on endless images of folks being shot, stabbed, and burned to death, you'll hardly think that the social commentary is worth the numbing ride. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jul 18, 2014
1/5 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "The movie poster declares INSPIRED BY THE ACTUAL ACCOUNTS OF AN NYPD SERGEANT, as if that's supposed to impress anyone. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jul 3, 2014
1.5/5 67% WolfCop (2015) "It's got the look and feel of a cheapjack college film, but with dialogue from somebody's kid brother in Grade 8. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2.5/5 74% Godzilla (2014) "...the kid in me was hugely disappointed by the latest take on the legendary Lizard King. And the adult wasn't too thrilled, either. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 16, 2014
1.5/5 34% Stage Fright (2014) "Once Meat turns up the heat it's hard to look away, although plugging your ears is always an option. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 8, 2014
2.5/5 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) "Its retro melding of [The Conjuring and Insidious] with a heavy dose of Carrie-style telekinetic mayhem doesn't result in anything particularly memorable. Apart from the Slade, that is. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 28, 2014
.5/5 8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) "I almost laughed when Wayans pulled out a pair of nunchucks to stupidly battle a swarm of dark moths and nunchucked himself in the nuts. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 18, 2014
4/5 50% Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It (2014) "...a crazed road trip to Chuckleville. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 15, 2014
2/5 73% Oculus (2014) "After viewing Oculus I'm gonna agree with my boy that haunted-mirror movies suck-just like the last one I saw, 2008's Mirrors. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 9, 2014
4.5/5 83% In Fear (2014) "A masterful example of lean 'n' mean outdoor nightmare-making that resonates with the same power of Wolf Creek, but without all the torture and gore. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 28, 2014
1.5/5 43% Pet Sematary (1989) "Without any real scares, there's no reason at all for this movie to exist. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3.5/5 68% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) "The latest installment isn't quite as terrifying as the second, but it's still extremely creepy and engrossing and everything you'd want in a 21st-century nightmare maker. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 72% Stuck (2008) "Stuck is not only the most entertaining horror flick to hit North American theatres this year, it's arguably the top Canadian shocker of all time. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 22, 2014
3/5 35% Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) "Horror fans-particularly those who enjoy the Tales From the Darkside TV show-should be content with this two-out-of-three. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 22, 2014
3/5 22% The First Power (1990) "When you get right down to it, make-up and masks aren't nearly as scary as a human countenance hiding a black heart. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2/5 38% Nightbreed (1990) "The only really strong aspect of Nightbreed is the 'breed itself-there are some truly bizarre and imaginative monstrosities on display. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 19, 2014
1.5/5 38% Night of the Demons (1988) "It's hardly worth seven bucks to see Linnea Quigley, in the flick's wildest scene, thrust a lipstick into her own breast. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 19, 2014
3.5/5 33% A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 - The Dream Child (1989) "Don't wait for this one to come out on video-see it in the theatre and sit close to the screen. Roller coasters are always better at the front. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 19, 2014
1.5/5 9% Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) "The makers of the Friday films wouldn't even consider stopping the series till they hit that magic number: Part XIII. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 19, 2014
2.5/5 83% They Live (1988) "Carpenter should stick to what he's good at-scaring folks-and leave the political satire to Spitting Image. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 19, 2014
3/5 83% Dead Ringers (1988) "In a weird variation of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde theme, the Mantles are drawn relentlessly and frighteningly towards an inevitable and appalling fate. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 18, 2014
2.5/5 54% Alien Nation (1988) "With the sci-fi and horror aspects toned down, Alien Nation becomes little more than a cop show with a twist-and one that will satisfy only the most gullible of action fans. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 18, 2014
3/5 59% The Lair of the White Worm (1988) "A totally strange, gore-drenched horror/comedy about ancient pagan rituals that leaves you with only one certain thought in your head: that Ken Russell is one very bent fellow. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4/5 67% Child's Play (1988) "With equal portions of frolic and fear, Child's Play is a hilarious hair-raiser that is highly recommended for horror fans. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 14, 2014
2.5/5 49% RoboCop (2014) "All the eye-popping gadgetry in the world can't forgive the fact that RoboCop is rife with filler and drags on way too long. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 12, 2014
0/5 No Score Yet Watchers (1988) "Watchers is a real mess, and it's only a couple of steps up from the dismal Maximum Overdrive, the last Stephen King story to be slaughtered on the screen. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 10, 2014
3.5/5 36% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) "It's R. Lee Ermey of Full Metal Jacket fame who deserves most of the credit for this remake earning its mutilated thumbs-up. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
1/5 4% House of the Dead (2003) "The novelty of seeing rampaging zombies get shot in the head wears off after 40 minutes or so. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
.5/5 12% Cold Creek Manor (2003) "There are no surprises at all in this totally predictable mistake of a movie. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
2.5/5 63% Cabin Fever (2002) "If you take away the shocking makeup-effects work of KNB EFX Inc. there's not much there at all. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
1/5 8% The Order (2003) "You'll be wishing you'd gotten your satanic-flick fix by staying home and renting The Omen. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
2/5 23% Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) "Of course, the thing doesn't actually die. It just folds up its face and hibernates for another 23 years, or at least until the inevitable Jeepers Creepers 3: More Goo for You. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
1.5/5 14% Gothika (2003) "The same story was told much more skillfully-and with a lot more scares-three years back, when it was called What Lies Beneath. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
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