Cassadaga Reviews

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
October 15, 2013
Cassadaga is so close to being hauntingly endearing, but an overly "Hallmark" feel and laughable serial killer destroy any excitement or pleasure genre fans might be teased with.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
October 8, 2013
Attempts to leverage the horror genre in the service of inducing epiphanies, but keeps tripping over its confused tangle of genres.
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Miriam Bale
New York Times
October 10, 2013
This eager film piles on common fears: evil puppetry, haunted homes and overly generous hosts. So despite a sloppy and humorless execution, it is scary by association.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
William Goss
The Dissolve
October 8, 2013
...cribs equally from "Ghost Whisperer"-like spiritual melodrama, ghostly mystery, and grisly torture porn.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
October 14, 2013
Cassadaga flirts with conventions of both paranormal horror films and more traditional serial killer thrillers, but is marked by listless characters and indistinct dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2013
"Cassadaga" tries to scoop up enough tropes to satisfy a wide range of potential fright fans but lacks the cohesion to ever truly be effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 24, 2013
Watching the opening moments of the new independent horror movie 'Cassadaga,' you might be forgiven for assuming the word is medical jargon for "self-administered impulse penectomy.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dennis Harvey
October 9, 2013
This silly throwback to the post-'Psycho' shockers of the '60s offers a sluggish giallo-like murder mystery spiked with grotesque sadism.
Steven Boone
October 11, 2013
Anthony DiBlasi's "Cassadaga" is the state of the art in horror movie storytelling, and the state of the art is horrendous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
October 28, 2013
A hodge-podge of horror tropes that frequently congeals into something fun.
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