Cheryl Eddy

Cheryl Eddy
Cheryl Eddy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): io9.com
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
84% Boys from County Hell (2020) As The Boys From County Hell amply demonstrates, sometimes it takes a dead thing to remind everyone of the reasons worth staying alive. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
61% The Banishing (2020) We've seen variations on this character before, but any time Harry's onscreen, The Banishing feels a little less stuffy, and while Brown Findlay gives it her all, you can't help but wish the story was more focused on Harry rather than Marianne. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2021
100% Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (2021) Janisse is an expert not just in horror films, but the ways in which we watch horror and how the genre shapes culture. She brings that vast knowledge to Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched with great success. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
72% Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) The movie compellingly traces how a man whose psyche is already damaged can quickly become obsessed with something that's little more than a shadow. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
97% Slaxx (2020) If you're looking for a fast-paced, fun, occasionally extremely gross horror-comedy with some social commentary tucked in behind all the severed torsos and spurting limbs-Slaxx definitely fits the bill. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2021
94% Lucky (2020) Grant's powerful yet understated performance, which also incorporates some intense physical combat, and Kermani's sure-handed direction, which steadily builds suspense and tension... spiral into total weirdness. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
68% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) A Glitch in the Matrix strives to explain why some people have come to believe it's possible, as well as the social and historical context that makes the idea even more compelling, if not convincing. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
27% Bliss (2021) Actors we're used to seeing in lighter fare, pinball between raggedy desperation and well-groomed serenity, but with layers to each that eventually begin to crack apart. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
91% The Queen of Black Magic (Ratu ilmu hitam) (2019) The new Queen of Black Magic is very much its own thing. An incredibly brutal thing at that-though its many creepy-crawly and splattery flourishes help propel a story that lays the groundwork for some excellent twists and turns. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
76% In The Earth (2021) In the Earth uniquely captures the mood we've been clawing our way through for nearly a year now. It's freaky, but it feels alarmingly relatable too. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
71% Cryptozoo (2021) This may not be an idea original to Cryptozoo, but rarely has any movie taken such a creative, eye-candy-bright, brilliantly surreal approach to illustrating exactly why that's true. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
100% Alien Xmas (2020) Alien Xmas' message about consumerism may be simple, but that doesn't make it any less valuable. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
100% Big Fur (2019) What filmmaker Wayne has captured, though, might be something just as rare: a glimpse into a world that's as unusual as it is specific with the help of a guy who's made that weird world his home. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
100% His House (2020) While "humans are the real monsters" is, again, a very common refrain in horror, it's deployed with unusual heft in service of this specific, precisely realized story. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
49% The Craft: Legacy (2020) Its use here as what amounts to a plot device is not particularly interesting, nor is it all that memorable-kind of like The Craft: Legacy itself, unfortunately. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
92% Leap of Faith (2019) Leap of Faith is a memoir, film history lesson, and deep dive into the creative process all rolled into one-with a focus on the blend of precise artisanship and twists of fate that went into making The Exorcist. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
100% J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius (2020) J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius captures a period in history when rebelling against the boundaries of reality could still be a positively charged, life-altering experience. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
71% Black Box (2020) While the twist is a pretty obvious one, the uncomfortable truths it dislodges are surprisingly effective, and Black Box manages to stay pretty grounded. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
63% Nocturne (2020) Quirke is clearly a talent to watch, as are Nocturne's young stars. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
53% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) If Peninsula lacks the exciting discovery element of Train to Busan, it makes up for it with its imaginative continuation of that film's story, building out its ravaged world while upping the horror exponentially. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
10% The Swarm (1978) The Swarm does impart a couple of lasting lessons. Putting your trust in science is a big one, but so is the nagging idea that -as stupidly entertaining as The Swarm can be-maybe every disaster doesn't need its own disaster movie. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
90% Blood Quantum (2020) Horror's long history of social commentary has seldom been so pointedly applied. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) If you don't spend too much time dwelling on the patchwork feel of the script, there is much to enjoy elsewhere, especially when it comes to the creature design. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar is very much its own beast, a folk-horror film in the tradition of The Wicker Man that also mines existential dread from the raw anguish felt by its main character. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
58% Prince of Darkness (1987) It may not be a perfect film, and that cliffhanger ending is an obvious tease. But it's highly effective nightmare fodder, with a bonus side of skin-crawling repulsion. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
24% The Nun (2018) A few pee-your-pants moments might even help wave away the sinking feeling that maybe this character didn't really need her own spin-off flick. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
63% Dead Night (2018) It's crammed with interesting ideas, but not everything works. The movie's biggest triumph, though, is one very enthusiastic performance-and it's enough to recommend it to scary-movie fans. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
67% Bloodsucking Bastards (2015) The movie is full of rapid-fire jokes and asides, delivered with complete nonchalance, and the humor is wonderfully on-target and unforced. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
68% mother! (2017) It's horrifying on many levels-and yet there's something deeply admirable about it. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
71% Annabelle: Creation (2017) It's like Annie, except R-rated and with screams of terror instead of singing. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) It contains zero scares and is devoid of any sense of fun. What it does have is whole lot of Tom Cruise, and a Mummy whose motivation feels very, very problematic. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
88% Mr. Holmes (2015) At its heart, Mr. Holmes could be about anyone feeling the sting of unfinished business as old age settles in; it presents a powerful message about admitting one's mistakes, and finding ways to seek closure that'll bring personal peace of mind. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
70% XX (2017) Absolutely anyone who prefers the unsettling creep of dread to predictable jump scares will enjoy this one. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
37% Morgan (2016) Morgan is not as boundary-pushing as it could have been -- it's nowhere near as original as last year's Ex Machina, which explored similar themes but felt completely fresh in a way that Morgan doesn't. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
10% The Forest (2016) The Forest [is] a decent horror movie that offers plenty of shriek-worthy moments. But its more interesting aspects are the repressed guilt and sorrow at its core. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
60% Maggie (2015) It's an interesting, admirable effort that just doesn't quite hold together at the end. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
46% The Abandoned (2016) The most annoying thing in horror has got to be when the protagonist is so utterly dumb that he or she makes decisions that everyone in the audience knows are a bad idea. Case in point: The Abandoned. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017