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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 27%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"There isn't a ton of reinventing the wheel in terms of demonic possession or the police procedural, but the combination of those two genres makes it far more satisfying than it might have been otherwise. "

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Edward Douglas

2 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"It's a little light on fully realized human characters, but what does that matter when you've got a 350-foot monster with an astonishing amount of fight and resolve to root for? "

Posted May 14, 2014

Perri Nemiroff

3 62%

The Sacrament (2014)

"Enough solid dramatic moments that make it far more interesting than the typical "found footage" movie."

Posted Sep 11, 2013

Edward Douglas

4 63%

The Green Inferno ()

"A fun and interesting twist on the travelogue sub-genre of horror ... far better than many horror movies with twice the budget."

Posted Sep 11, 2013

Edward Douglas

5 74%

You're Next (2013)

"While the filmmakers clearly did their homework on how to make a scary gorefest, they fail to give us something that feels particularly new or different."

Posted Aug 14, 2013

Edward Douglas

6 69%

Stoker (2013)

"There's only so much Mia Wasikowska navel-gazing anyone should be forced to bear."

Posted Feb 27, 2013

Edward Douglas

7 65%

Mama (2013)

"A better than average horror premise and some clever bits that are often enough to make up for the more obvious moments that foray into cliché territory."

Posted Jan 15, 2013

Edward Douglas

8 24%

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

"The filmmakers now realize they can just do the exact same thing for a fourth time and the fans will eat it up, even if it does nothing to move the overall story forward."

Posted Oct 17, 2012

Edward Douglas

9 63%

Sinister (2012)

"Offers enough seriously scary moments to feel somewhat fresh due to the way Derickson blends overused horror clichés with more original and disturbing visuals."

Posted Oct 8, 2012

Edward Douglas

10 61%

The Awakening (2012)

"A haunting film and Rebecca Hall's performance is something that sets it apart from other recent ghost story movies, but the ending may leave you more confused than thrilled."

Posted Aug 14, 2012

Edward Douglas

11 87%

ParaNorman (2012)

"Solid storytelling, clever humor and incredible craftsmanship and animation skills puts ParaNorman a few steps above the normal kid-friendly fare."

Posted Aug 2, 2012

Edward Douglas

12 37%

Dark Shadows (2012)

"Your enjoyment may depend entirely on how much seeing Depp as a vampire makes up for the weak storytelling."

Posted May 8, 2012

Edward Douglas

13 41%

Silent House (2012)

"The type of horror film that will build a substantial unscalable wall between those who love it and those who hate it, although even the latter group should be able to appreciate it for the incredible craft at work."

Posted Feb 22, 2012

Edward Douglas

14 48%

Black Rock (2013)

"Black Rock makes subtle changes that distinguish it as a marginally more thoughtful stalking killer movie, but horror fans will find its twists and turns too familiar to leave a lasting impression."

Posted Jan 24, 2012

Todd Gilchrist

15 35%

The Thing (2011)

"Van Heijningen does a fine job recreating the look and tone of Carpenter's film, and there's enough alien-infested craziness to keep this prequel entertaining."

Posted Oct 12, 2011

Edward Douglas

16 90%

Attack the Block (2011)

"Cornish's film stands on its own and also fits comfortably into a proud cinematic tradition; it owes nothing to any antecedent, and yet feels like the latest in a lineage of crowd-pleasers."

Posted Jun 24, 2011

Todd Gilchrist

17 8%

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011)

"a lazily-assembled greatest-hits collection of horror iconography stitched together with little depth, less purpose, and almost no entertainment value."

Posted Apr 29, 2011

Todd Gilchrist

18 ——

Little Deaths (2010)

"four-square and alt-horror fans alike will find much to like in these three stories as they offer more substantive fare even within the parameters of the film's vignette format."

Posted Apr 29, 2011

Todd Gilchrist

19 79%

The Innkeepers (2012)

"The Innkeepers is both a celebration and deconstruction of jump-scare style horror."

Posted Mar 16, 2011

Todd Gilchrist

20 58%

Red State (2011)

"For better or worse, Red State just doesn't have the elements we expect from a Kevin Smith movie, and horror fans will feel especially ripped off with how little the film resembles anything that may be deemed conventional horror. "

Posted Jan 24, 2011

Edward Douglas

21 58%

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

"Paranormal Activity 2 is precisely what a horror sequel should be, a quality film that takes the terrifying concept of the original and raises the stakes - big time."

Posted Oct 21, 2010

Perri Nemiroff

22 9%

My Soul to Take (2010)

"Easily the worst movie of Craven's career and not even remotely scary or creepy or any of the things you expect from a good horror movie."

Posted Oct 7, 2010

Edward Douglas

23 57%

A Horrible Way to Die (2011)

"an effectively intense and moody horror film that rests on its writing and acting rather than subscribing to rote depictions of violence."

Posted Oct 1, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

24 68%

Rubber (2011)

"operates as actively on a metaphorical level as a visceral one, provides commentary in addition to compelling visuals, and ultimately exceeds the value of its central conceit thanks to execution that seamlessly merges form and content."

Posted Sep 30, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

25 71%

Monsters (2010)

"Monsters feels a little bit like the end result of an adaptation of War of the Worlds that Steven Spielberg might have made back when he still had the limited resources and boundless inventiveness of his Jaws days"

Posted Aug 24, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

26 78%

Red White & Blue (2010)

"Red White & Blue succeeds because it shows you the devastating violence that can be wrought against others, as well as the depths of humanity that its perpetrator can possess."

Posted Aug 24, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

27 71%

[Rec] 2 (2010)

"Rec 2 juggles a fresh approach while placating those who are looking for the same unyielding attitude of the first film."

Posted Jul 9, 2010

Ryan Rotten

28 84%

Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2011)

"Eli Craig's feature debut celebrates genre conventions while turning the traditional view of horror-movie heroes and villains upside down."

Posted Mar 23, 2010

Todd Gilchrist

29 62%

Frozen (2010)

"Frozen is horrifying and brutal at times but without ever losing sight of important things like creating characters you really care about whether they live or die."

Posted Feb 1, 2010

Edward Douglas

30 74%

I Sell the Dead (2008)

"There is much to love about I Sell The Dead. A great script, great acting, great set design and fantastic makeup make this a must see film." EDIT

Posted Aug 7, 2009

31 85%

Trick 'r Treat (2007)

"One of the best horror films I've seen in years."

Posted May 27, 2009

Ryan Rotten

32 17%

The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

"Hopes for a haunted house thriller that intelligently delves into supernatural territory are usurped by an abundance of cheap scares and a plot derivative of far superior predecessors."

Posted Mar 26, 2009

Edward Douglas

33 31%

The Uninvited (2009)

"Too derivative and laden with plot twists to be effective, it's hard to enjoy this cluttered remake knowing how much better the original movie is."

Posted Jan 29, 2009

Edward Douglas

34 49%

Twilight (2008)

"Essentially, a CW take on Anne Rice, catering to the gooey-eyed fans of Meyer's novels and their unrealistic romantic expectations."

Posted Nov 20, 2008

Edward Douglas

35 69%

Alone with Her (2007)

"It's a mesmerizing companion piece to films like the underappreciated My Little Eye -- and most recently Vacancy -- that comments on the technological advancements we've made to satiate and manipulate the human condition."

Posted Oct 28, 2008

Ryan Rotten

36 87%

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008)

"You never get the sense that Del Toro's flourishes are egotistical excess. It's just part of the world he has created. It's organic."

Posted Jul 7, 2008

Ryan Rotten

37 38%

Zombie Strippers (2008)

"If you like zombies and you like strippers, than this movie has them both ... and that's about the only good thing that can be said about this awful waste of time."

Posted Apr 17, 2008

Edward Douglas

38 22%

The Eye (2008)

"Someone else should have seen the obvious hurdle of making a horror movie that relies solely on Jessica Alba's acting abilities."

Posted Feb 1, 2008

Edward Douglas

39 12%

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2) (2007)

"An uninventive, unexciting and ultimately ineffective follow-up ... We can only hope that the sub-title means that this moneymaking farce is finally over."

Posted Dec 25, 2007

Edward Douglas

40 86%

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

"This grisly, grim and ghoulish gothic tale of vengeance is a thoroughly entertaining gore-filled experience, whether you're a fan of musicals or not."

Posted Dec 17, 2007

Edward Douglas

41 23%

Awake (2007)

"With better actors in the two main roles, this movie would probably have been great, but with Christensen and Alba, it's just okay."

Posted Nov 30, 2007

Edward Douglas

42 25%

Halloween (2007)

"Fans will be chomping at the bit waiting for the slaughter to begin ... it's hard not to walk away feeling disappointed about the return of Michael Myers."

Posted Aug 30, 2007

Edward Douglas

43 79%

Teeth (2007)

"[Keeps] the viewer entertained with a mix of suspense and humor, but not exactly 'date night' material, because it's doubtful anyone will be having sex right after seeing it."

Posted Jan 21, 2007

Edward Douglas

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