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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 20%

H2: Halloween II (2009)

"H2 is tragically flawed, but it does have a few moments that work -- just not enough of them."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

2 ——

Giallo (2010)

"Argento continues his downward spiral in this laughably bad thriller."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

3 ——

Impaler (2008)

"A Satanic vampire runs for Governor Minnesota in this fascinating (and sad) documentary."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

4 22%

Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

"Not Even a Schoolgirl Beheading Demons with a Katana can Save Blood: The Last Vampire"

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

5 20%

Legion (2010)

"Quite possibly the stupidest film of 2010."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

6 ——

Entrails of the Beautiful Woman (1986)

"If nothing else, Entrails of a Beautiful Woman proves that you don't have to be a good movie to be a good gore film. Check your brain at the door for this one, sit back, pop a few beverages, and prepare for the sleaze"

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

7 60%

ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

"ZMD is not a great film, but if you're looking for a mindless low budget zombie romp, this should do nicely."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

8 67%

Isolation (2006)

"A creepy, and methodical, horror flick that is reminiscent of Carpenter's remake of The Thing."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

9 91%

Vengeance (Fuk sau) (2010)

"To continues to be the best filmmaker currently working in Hong Kong. Vengeance isn't his finest film, but it does certainly earn a spot in his top five."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

10 93%

127 Hours (2010)

"Danny Boyle and James Franco craft one of 2010's most compelling films in 127 Hours."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

11 96%

Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

"Real or not, Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop is still compelling viewing."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

12 79%

Black Water (2008)

"Black Water might be the best killer croc film of all time."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

13 82%

Collapse (2009)

"Collapse is scarier than any horror film I've ever seen."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

14 96%

Restrepo (2010)

"Restrepo isn't a film about the futility of the war in Afghanistan -- it's a film about the men we ship off to fight in wars and how that experience changes them - both for the better and the worse."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

15 63%

Exam (2010)

"No matter how much you cram, you're unlikely to pass this Exam."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

16 ——

Shin akai misshitsu (heya): Kowareta ningyô-tachi (Red Room 2) (2000)

" Only a select group of cult cinephiles who're interested in seeing films that push the boundaries of taste and decorum need to bother tracking this one down."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

17 50%

Fetishes (1998)

"Apparently, Fetishes was never intended to be anything more than 90 minutes of titillation. Broomfield's film is goofy to the extreme, but it provides some mildy risque entertainment."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

18 ——

Gurotesuku (Grotesque) (2009)

"It's a shame Grotesque isn't a better film overall. The pieces are there for another Japanese gore masterpiece, but it just never quite comes together."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Mike Bracken

19 90%

Winnebago Man (2010)

"Winnebago Man proves that stories about colorful people will never go out of style."

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Mike Bracken

20 ——

Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006)

"Not so much a film as an endurance test, Slaughtered Vomit Dolls works overtime to earn its title as "one of the sickest films ever.""

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Mike Bracken

21 ——

August Underground (2001)

"If faux snuff films are your thing, August Underground should make you happy. Everyone else has been warned..."

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Mike Bracken

22 ——

August Underground's Mordum (2003)

"The Toe Tag Pictures crew gives us another horrifying look into the abyss with August Underground: Mordum."

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Mike Bracken

23 87%

Black Swan (2010)

"Black Swan is powerful filmmaking - a movie featuring lots of subtext, great performances, and some dazzling technical virtuosity. "

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Mike Bracken

24 62%

Frozen (2010)

"Frozen is genuinely scary. "

Posted Oct 21, 2010

Mike Bracken

25 31%

Night of the Demons (2010)

"Night of the Demons is a middle of the road remake of a film most people haven't ever seen. There's some fun to be had for fans of the original."

Posted Oct 20, 2010

Mike Bracken

26 37%

Saw VI (2009)

"Saw VI is a step in the right direction, but it's still a film more likely to appeal to fans of the earlier entries than win new converts to the cause."

Posted Oct 24, 2009

Mike Bracken

27 85%

Trick 'r Treat (2007)

"Trick 'r Treat was well worth the wait and is destined to join Carpenter's Halloween as required viewing every October 31st."

Posted Oct 6, 2009

Mike Bracken

28 90%

Zombieland (2009)

"Zombieland doesn't take itself even remotely seriously, which makes it a nice counterpoint to all the nihilistic zombie flicks shambling around out there."

Posted Oct 3, 2009

Mike Bracken

29 29%

Deadgirl (2008)

"Deadgirl is a relatively schizophrenic viewing experience--one filled with bizarre tonal shifts that are odder than even the admittedly out there subject matter."

Posted Sep 21, 2009

Mike Bracken

30 ——

Dead Meat (2004)

"A loving homage to the gory morti viventi films of men like Peter Jackson, George Romero, and Lucio Fulci, Dead Meat makes up for its budgetary shortcomings with a lot of heart (and more than a few brains, too)."

Posted Sep 6, 2009

Mike Bracken

31 15%

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)

"With a title like Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, you probably don't expect a classic film-which is a good thing, because The Asylum's latest release is a terrible movie."

Posted Aug 2, 2009

Mike Bracken

32 31%

While She Was Out (2008)

"If you ever found yourself wondering what First Blood would have been like with Kim Basinger playing John Rambo, then wonder no more-just run to the video store, grab a copy of While She Was Out and prepare to be astounded-for all the wrong reasons."

Posted Jul 29, 2009

Mike Bracken

33 89%

Near Dark (1987)

"Near Dark still stands as one of vampire cinema's most underrated classics."

Posted Jul 26, 2009

Mike Bracken

34 40%

The Horsemen (2009)

"Horsemen proves that production company Platinum Dunes is capable of more than just screwing up remakes of classic horror films-they're equally adept at ruining original ideas as well."

Posted Jul 26, 2009

Mike Bracken

35 ——

Gutterballs (2008)

"Gutterballs may not have any redeeming value in the eyes of highbrow film fans, but for folks who love sleazy exploitation cinema it's time well spent."

Posted Jul 13, 2009

Mike Bracken

36 ——

Header (2009)

"Header is faithful to the novella that inspired it--right down to every repulsive detail. It's guaranteed to offend or disgust anyone with taste, but I loved it anyway."

Posted Jul 12, 2009

Mike Bracken

37 78%

Mum & Dad (2008)

"Mum & Dad feels like a Rob Zombie film merged with Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre, told with a distinctly English tone."

Posted Jun 22, 2009

Mike Bracken

38 66%

Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009)

"There's a Grand Guignol level of excess in the latter stages of Dead Snow, wherein Wirkola simply cuts loose and plays a game of "how can I top this?" with each new scene."

Posted Jun 19, 2009

Mike Bracken

39 ——

Cadaver (2009)

"For all it's twists and turns, Cadaver is really little more than a merging of lazy American horror screenwriting, Asian ghost girl cinema aesthetics, and some occasionally inspired cinematography."

Posted May 21, 2009

Mike Bracken

40 43%

Hush (2009)

"Hush never breaks new narrative ground, but Tonderai understands the ins and outs of the films he's aping and revels in giving us what we expect."

Posted May 18, 2009

Mike Bracken

41 55%

Martyrs (2008)

"The film's sense of philosophy is what elevates Martyrs from the "torture porn" ghetto and places it alongside more intellectually unsettling films by men like Michael Haneke, Pier Pasolini, and Gaspar Noe."

Posted May 11, 2009

Mike Bracken

42 71%

Splinter (2008)

"Splinter is another reaffirmation of my faith that horror can be more than boring remakes and sequels. It's proof that there are still good ideas out there."

Posted May 3, 2009

Mike Bracken

43 83%

Chugyeogja (The Chaser) (2008)

"The Chaser is one of the better Korean films to emerge since Park Chan Wook's Oldboy."

Posted May 3, 2009

Mike Bracken

44 38%

X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)

"Wolverine isn't on the same level as The Dark Knight or Iron Man, but it does just enough things right to justify the price of the ticket."

Posted May 1, 2009

Mike Bracken

45 ——

Autopsy (2009)

"I suppose the best way to describe my reaction to Autopsy is this: casual indifference."

Posted Apr 27, 2009

Mike Bracken

46 72%

Stuck (2008)

"Fans who like their films darkly humorous and filled with scathing social commentary (both subtle and obvious) should find Stuck to their liking."

Posted Apr 26, 2009

Mike Bracken

47 17%

The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

"The Haunting in Connecticut is never particularly scary--making it a horror film for people who don't really like horror films."

Posted Mar 27, 2009

Mike Bracken

48 41%

The Last House on the Left (2009)

"Last House on the Left stands as the second Craven remake where the new filmmaker manages to get more right than wrong."

Posted Mar 13, 2009

Mike Bracken

49 ——

Dead in Three Days (In 3 Tagen bist du tot) (2007)

"Dead in 3 Days isn't a particularly effective genre film, but it is more interesting than the DVD cover description would lead you to believe."

Posted Mar 8, 2009

Mike Bracken

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