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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "I haven't suffered such anguish at the movies since reviewing Uwe Boll's appalling Alone in the Dark back in 2005. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 3, 2016
2/5 25% The Boy (2016) "As creepy-doll flicks go, The Boy isn't the worst I've ever seen. That honour would probably go to 2007's Dead Silence. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jan 22, 2016
1.5/5 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "It's disasters like this that make you welcome any conquering species, as long as they agree to vapourize Hollywood first. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jan 21, 2016
2.5/5 11% The Forest (2016) "You're left feeling like you could get just as creeped out by reading a good Stephen King story and then going for a hike in Stanley Park. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jan 7, 2016
2/5 17% Cell 213 (2011) "The film's overall quality rarely rises above decent direct-to-video product, and its underlying theme...is a tad ambitious, all things considered. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Dec 12, 2015
3/5 65% Krampus (2015) "It all leads up to a noisy, overdone climax...but only leaves you hoping for another onslaught from those twisted versions of that show-stealing cookie from Shrek. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Dec 4, 2015
3.5/5 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "By the time Frankenstein's monster shows up to raise holy hell in the last act, you're not even that interested, because its lumbering violence is just no match for the intriguing story of its makers. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Nov 25, 2015
1.5/5 44% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) "These days you can barely swing a chainsaw without hitting a zombie-based movie or TV show, but Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse doesn't further the undead cause one iota. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3.5/5 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "Crimson Peak has a lot going for it, and may well be the most ravishing horror movie ever made. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Oct 16, 2015
4/5 83% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "It's the most unsettling identical-twin psycho-thriller I've seen since The Other-and that was back in '72! " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Oct 9, 2015
2.5/5 35% The Green Inferno (2015) "It's a total shame that this time around the celebrated fearmonger was more concerned with bodily functions and corny jokes than with generating any worthy scares. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Sep 25, 2015
2.5/5 63% The Visit (2015) "Will M. Night Shyamalan ever clue in? Just because there's a twist in a movie doesn't mean the movie's any good. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Sep 11, 2015
88% Backcountry (2015) "It all leads up to a scene of flat-out, primal horror that brings to mind how Werner Herzog might have felt listening to that tape of Timothy Treadwell's final moments in Grizzly Man. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Aug 24, 2015
1/5 13% Sinister 2 (2015) "Just when it looked like Blumhouse was on a winning terror track with The Gift-not to mention the quirky little Netflix item Creep-it got detoured straight into S***sville with this groan-inducing cash grab. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Aug 19, 2015
3.5/5 95% Creep (2015) "Duplass's whacked-out performance keeps you fairly riveted to the screen, wondering what crazy s*** Josef's gonna pull next-and how the tormented Aaron will respond. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Aug 9, 2015
3.5/5 93% The Gift (2015) "After striking it rich with demon-based, supernatural franchises...it seems as if charmed production company Blumhouse has found a winning way with human-based horror as well. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Aug 7, 2015
1.5/5 15% The Gallows (2015) "Watching The Gallows made me pity today's young horror fans. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3/5 60% 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 30% 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 62% 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 97% 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 (2015) "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 22% 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 40% 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 26% 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 88% 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 68% 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 36% 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
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