Dread Central

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 ——

Thicker Than Water: The Vampire Diaries Part 1 ()

"It demonstrates that Director Messerer clearly has an appreciation for dark humor and gore, and the flick shows moments of promise in terms of the director's abilities."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

2 ——

Laid to Rest (2009)

"Director Hall was able to create a slasher film with characters we care about but definitely doesn't take anything too seriously either, giving horror fans a movie that's both entertaining and a lot of fun to watch."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

3 ——

B.T.K. (2008)

"Overall B.T.K. is a decent watch if you enjoy delving into the depths with real serial killers."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

4 ——

Dark House (2010)

"It's rare to find a horror movie that I can laugh out loud during and still find creepy at the same time."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

5 55%

Orphan (2009)

"If you are a huge fan of the evil kid sub-genre of horror flicks, then this movie is definitely going to be right up your alley."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

6 ——

Cyrus: Mind Of A Serial Killer (2010)

"Cyrus is a remarkably fresh take on sort of a stale subgenre these days. Anchored by great performances and a unique storytelling approach, the film is a great find for all those indie horror fans out there. "

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

7 41%

The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)

"It has the potential to be a midnight cult classic that fans will discover for years to come."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

8 ——

Dark Reel (2009)

"Dark Reel comes so close to being a pretty decent horror flick but its being part ghost story and part slasher flick just end up making it seem like for me that someone filmed two separate movies and wove them together."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

9 45%

Drive Angry (2011)

"Drive Angry is fun-fueled exploitation bliss that hearkens to the golden days of grindhouse flicks and features the pure spectacle of the car/action movies of the 70s."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

10 0%

S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale (2009)

"Director Fisher does a decent job of taking the reins and delivers a dark and delicate tragic fairy tale to audiences. "

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

11 28%

Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood (1988)

"Enough goodies to keep the true Voorhees fans feeling finally satisfied after seeing what they'd been waiting on for almost twenty-years."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

12 9%

Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

"Overall, as a horror fan, even the weakest of movies can still hold a place in my heart and Jason Takes Manhattan is definitely one of them."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

13 62%

We Are The Night (2011)

"It's ambitious, energetic and downright fun. Director Gansel and his female-led cast manage to breathe refreshing new life into what some feel is an overdone subgenre in horror these days"

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

14 44%

The Perfect Host (2011)

"The Perfect Host is a prime example of why you don't need an insane effects budget or huge set pieces to give audiences a cinematic experience they won't soon forget. "

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

15 38%

Detention (2012)

"Nothing more than a loud, horrible cinematic experience that will leave horror fans demanding Kahn's head on a pike once the film gets released. "

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

16 ——

The Grudge 3 (2009)

"The Grudge 3 isn't perfect, and sometimes the film feels like it's trying a little too hard to emulate Shimizu's work. Ultimately though, the 3rd act left me feeling like the series had finally come to a satisfying resolution."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

17 0%

Fading Of The Cries (2011)

"At best, I'd say check Fading of the Cries out once it eventually hits Netflix Instant."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

18 44%

Yellowbrickroad (2011)

"It's rare these days to see a refreshing approach to backwoods horror, but YellowBrickRoad once again proves that there are still original and terrifying stories lurking in nature."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

19 23%

Chain Letter (2010)

"Director Deon Taylor loves the horror genre and still knows how to have fun but keep things gritty and intense at the same time."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

20 78%

Red Hill (2010)

"Red Hill is the perfect combination of well-paced storytelling, gritty violence and a compelling morality play of just how far one man would go in order to uphold the law even if it means going against his better judgment. "

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

21 80%

Wake Wood (2011)

"Wake Wood is an effectively creepy exploration of some of life's biggest moments (birth and death) and is definitely worth checking out"

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

22 ——

Prowl (2011)

"When the movie picks up the pace during the second and third acts, director Syversen knows how to keep the tension and body count building until the film's deadly climax."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

23 ——

Husk (2011)

"What Director Brett Simmons does effectively as a storyteller is establish a believable back-story to these creatures and pull you right into the victims' world with well-paced energy and some really great moments of tension."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

24 79%

Cold Fish (2011)

"The latest from Sono explores one simple man's search for balance alongside the gritty realism of the world of serial killers, making Cold Fish a movie that you won't soon forget."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

25 78%

The Reef (2010)

"Traucki manages to keep the tension running throughout the film's 94-minute runtime even before the shark ever shows up to make dinner out of the cast."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

26 69%

Good Neighbors (2011)

"Good Neighbors ends up being a rather unremarkable dramatic thriller that squanders any potential for greatness it had with a bland and uninspired finale."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

27 71%

Monsters (2010)

"If you're interested in engaging storytelling amidst some of the most visually striking cinematography and visual f/x work I've experienced, then I highly encourage you to seek out Monsters."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

28 44%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"Favreau had the opportunity to do something remarkable with Cowboys & Aliens but instead ended up making a movie that feels completely underwhelming once the credits start rolling. "

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

29 78%

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

"[35th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition] This is the definitive release of Rocky Horror Picture Show and you'd be hard pressed to find another from previous anniversary releases that leaves you this satisfied as a fan."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

30 74%

Bellflower (2011)

"Bellflower is ballsy, unflinching and an absolutely unforgettable experience; and I can't wait to see what Glodell does next as a filmmaker."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

31 ——

The Shrine (2012)

"The Shrine is an incredibly tense and entertaining cinematic experience that should keep horror fans guessing until the very end and further proves that Knautz is a filmmaking force to be reckoned with. "

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

32 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the antidote to the bloated summer blockbusters that have been taking over our multiplexes these last several months."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

33 61%

Final Destination 5 (2011)

"Final Destination 5 is not only gruesomely entertaining, but it has managed to breathe new life into the franchise."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Heather Wixson

34 58%

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)

"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is an expertly paced Gothic chiller that rises above most big-screen studio features thanks to the skill and enthusiasm of its crew and cast."

Posted Jul 1, 2011

Andrew Kasch

35 82%

Super 8 (2011)

"Super 8 is the perfect summer movie riddled with the kind of action, heart, and fun that most filmmakers would kill to be able to conjure."

Posted May 31, 2011

Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton

36 58%

Scream 4 (2011)

"Thankfully, the return of not only [Wes] Craven but original screenwriter Kevin Williamson and the surviving cast elevates this one beyond the typical cash-in sequel. "

Posted Apr 12, 2011

Andrew Kasch

37 44%

Bereavement (2011)

"It truly plays like one person's nightmarish descent into a world of total madness. It gives you a feel for who Martin Bristol is and why he's so lethal. On that level the film is a complete success. "

Posted Mar 3, 2011

Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton

38 51%

Vanishing On 7th Street (2011)

"With Vanishing on 7th Street Anderson turns in his scariest experience since [his] initial outing as a filmmaker."

Posted Jan 9, 2011

Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton

39 9%

Saw 3D (2010)

"It ain't high art, but you know what you're getting and you get what you pay for; the kind of hoot-and-holler entertainment best enjoyed with a flask and a whole group of buddies."

Posted Oct 28, 2010

Andrew Kasch

40 58%

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

"This is a rare sequel that complements and enhances the original without betraying the elements that made it work in the first place."

Posted Oct 20, 2010

Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton

41 72%

Machete (2010)

"Danny Trejo's Machete is more than just a legendary warrior or a deadly instrument of pain; he's the icon of a gritty new movement in action films. "

Posted Oct 5, 2010

Heather Wixson

42 52%

Devil (2010)

"Devil is an adequate film that won't bore you to death and, thankfully, ends in 80 minutes, allowing you to move on with your life in due haste."

Posted Sep 17, 2010

Paul "Nomad" Nicholasi

43 23%

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

"No matter how soulless the films, the video games still provide excellent story lines, monsters and creeps that excite horror fans with each release. I pray, one day, someone will do them justice."

Posted Sep 10, 2010

Paul "Nomad" Nicholasi

44 ——

Little Erin Merryweather (2007)

"A damn good movie. " EDIT

Posted Aug 31, 2010

45 72%

Piranha (1978)

" If you're looking for a senseless good time that goes a long way in terms of keeping you entertained, then this Piranha package may just be everything you've been hoping to sink your teeth into."

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton

46 56%

Humanoids from the Deep (Monster) (1980)

"You really need to go back and see how it was done back in the day ... with reckless abandon and lots of splattery fun in mind"

Posted Aug 5, 2010

Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton

47 ——

Parasomnia (2010)

"Blu-ray DVD:"

Posted Aug 2, 2010

Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton

48 36%

Galaxy of Terror (Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror) (Planet of Horrors) (Quest) (1981)

"One thing's for certain ... it's a great time to be a Roger Corman fan."

Posted Aug 2, 2010

Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton

49 95%

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

"In a cinema landscape populated with all kinds of digitally created creatures and setpieces, it's nice to take a look back and witness the birth of these ideas."

Posted Aug 2, 2010

Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton

50 78%

Predator (1987)

"Ultimate Hunter Edition"

Posted Aug 2, 2010

Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton

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