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Chris Alexander

Chris Alexander
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
58% Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (2016) It's probably the most unnecessary and unwanted remake in film history and yet Franco plays it straight (ahem) and respectful.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
71% It's Alive (1973) It's Alive is a marvel, with a solid performance by Ryan and a mesmerizing score by the late, great Bernard Herrmann.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2018
33% Tattoo (1981) As Kinksy, Dern offers the best of what he can do, giving us a character who is in some respects, neither man nor monster, but a different species entirely.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
79% Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) This is a mean, violent picture.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
75% The Brides of Dracula (1960) Fisher directs like a bat out of hell, the movie looks sumptuous...Hammer at its best.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
88% Horror of Dracula (1958) Lee is effortlessly cool, fluid and dangerous...‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
75% The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) It all climaxes in one of the most affecting, tragic and strangely beautiful final acts I've ever seen a horror movie. If you can even call THE WITCH FROM THE SEA simply a horror movie. It is one, but it's so much more...‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
No Score Yet Kill and Go Hide (1977) Bloody, sloppy, strange, serious, sometimes too somber but always more than a little bit spooky...‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
No Score Yet There's so much to savor, including the lilting, romantic and delightfully tacky Garry Mills song "Look for a Star", and of course the endless array of violent, theatrical murders... ‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
94% Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (1979) A stark statement about how sometimes a brief life filled with warmth, love, beauty and belonging is better than an endless one filled with nothing but want. ‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
No Score Yet L'√©ventreur de Notre-Dame (The Sadist of Notre Dame) (1979) Each one of Franco's movies is a piece of a larger puzzle, a brush stroke on a massive, complex canvas and a tapestry of passion that has never been equaled. But Sadist is certainly among his best pictures.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
No Score Yet Scalpel (1976) It's like someone hired Jess Franco to direct an episode of Love, American Style.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
13% Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger) (1955) When the final moments of the movie wind down and Marsh finally fully hits the wall and Mitchum finally dissolves, it's startling and heart-wrenching.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
No Score Yet Mangiati vivi (1980) Eaten Alive is a revolting gem of cartoonish depravity and yes, the titular promise of characters being consumed while conscious does in fact play out...‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
91% The Elephant Man (1980) The Elephant Man is a perfect movie and, as John Hurt once said "If you're not moved by the time The Elephant Man is over...then you're not someone I want to know." I agree.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
47% Tales From the Hood (1995) If Get Out is about the way racism now hides behind America's grinning, faux-liberal facade, Tales is about how poverty and ignorance are causing young black men and women to rage war against themselves.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
22% The Guardian (1990) The Guardian is a deeply strange picture with a history as tortured as the perverted limbs of the fabricated tree itself...‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
65% Byzantium (2013) "You don't have to be a fang-fetishist to fall in love with Jordan's evocative masterpiece. This is a movie that demands to be just as immortal as its startling heroines."‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
99% Get Out (2017) Get Out teaches us to be ever-vigilant and aware and that's not being paranoid, that's just sad, bitter common sense.‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
75% The Monster Club (1980) "There's so much to adore about The Monster Club..."‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
70% Rabid (1979) "It's Cronenberg's best full-stop horror movie, I think, one where the horror comes first and the subtext is almost accidental. Later, it would be the reverse..."‐ Alexander On Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
8/10 82% Cult of Chucky (2017) The seventh Chucky film is the most personal, elegant and deranged one yet and sees franchise creative mainstay Don Mancini in top form.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet The seventh Chucky film is the most personal, elegant and deranged one yet and sees franchise creative mainstay Don Mancini in top form.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
54% The Lodgers (2018) The Lodgers is an almost pornographically Gothic movie. If you adore this sort of stuff -- and I most certainly do -- you'll eat every inch of it.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
74% The Limehouse Golem (2017) For those of us whose hearts skip beats at seeing good actors dressed in finery and speaking such eloquent prose (Jane Goldman's script is incredibly articulate), this is a must see.‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Sep 11, 2017
8/10 33% Jackals (2017) Saw VI director Kevin Greutert's lean, mean and rough horror movie Jackals is a dirty little gem.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
No Score Yet Peelers (2017) Peelers is a fun, innovative, hot and bloody bit of mayhem, professionally made with flair. Here's hoping Schelenz and DeVita team up for more stuff.‐ ComingSoon.net
Posted Jul 19, 2017
7/10 16% Wish Upon (2017) Teen-oriented thriller is a serviceable and well-produced slice of supernatural horror.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
8/10 75% Killing Ground (2017) Ruthless Australian horror movie is a tight, taut and well-directed tread on familiar turf.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
9/10 78% The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola's elegant and slow-burning remake is erotic and expertly performed by its talented cast.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
7/10 42% The Bad Batch (2017) Director Ana Lily Amirpour's allegorical future-shock cannibal drama is almost a masterpiece, with startling images and ideas.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
9/10 89% Maudie (2017) Sally Hawkins is marvelous as real-life folk artist Maud Lewis in this gentle, moving biopic.‐ ComingSoon.net
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
4/4 No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery (2015) Scooby Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery is a great, light fantasy for little kids and the perfect companion to/improvement upon KISS Meets the Phantom.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Montauk Chronicles (2015) By the time the film wraps, many questions are asked about the dirty deeds done and no matter your take, Garetano's intelligent sense of cinema is a force to be reckoned with, and his ability to visualize the stuff nightmares are made of is peerless. ‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Why Horror? (2014) What makes Why Horror? truly appealing and unique as a film is Zimerman himself. This is his show all the way. ‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 97% It Follows (2015) It Follows is an incredibly evolved, joyously alive piece of "dead teenager" cinema that likely requires a few viewings to properly assimilate its rhythms.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Deep Sleep (Sonno Profondo) (2013) When taken as moving art installation, Sonno Profondo is nothing short of audacious, if occasionally a bit too frenetic. Recommended for horror fans who like their stuff weird and challenging.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet The Reach (2017) The Reach is tons of fun and is best viewed in a theatre with a rowdy crowd, blasted onto the biggest screen possible.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Pieces Of Talent (2014) I was really impressed by PIECES OF TALENT-by its craft, intelligence and style. ‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
4/4 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) The film becomes the purest of horror film, the sort of picture where once the lights come up, we thank whatever deity we adore that, despite our own ample flaws, we are not these people. ‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3.5/4 88% Backcountry (2015) For what it intends to do, BACKCOUNTRY is an almost perfectly realized film, making the best of its humble budget and exploiting its stunning locations to maximum effect.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Yellow (City of Lust) (2013) Holcombe has fashioned a work of style and wit, circumnavigating his lack of funds with nifty visual ideas, deft editing and rough, elegant edge.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
2/4 13% Rage (2014) Sadly, Rage is generally a slog and it's not Cage's fault. ‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Indie Director (2013) There's an energy though, an attitude and a kind of New Wave middle finger to convention that I find wildly appealing.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
4/4 42% Here Comes the Devil (2013) Here Comes the Devil is one of the most interesting, frightening and thoroughly alive-both intellectually and viscerally-works of horror and dread this critic has seen in a very, very long time.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet The Invoking (Sader Ridge) (2012) A slow, scary, ambiguous descent into the darkest part of the human psyche and one assembled by filmmakers who remember that what you don't see almost always trumps what you do.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) There is a serious voodoo swirling around in [Only Lovers Left Alive] that you will not find anywhere else in any other vampire movie. That power will stick with you long after the lights go up.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
4/4 84% Under the Skin (2014) Under the Skin is a movie that truly defies articulation. It's visceral; not violent or exploitative, but challenging and exotic.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3.5/4 50% Skull World (2013) Really, what makes McConnell's study of Sommer and the secret society in which he reigns so great is that he doesn't judge his subjects.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
4/4 84% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) No one has ever inverted the European horror film with such wit, eloquence and purpose to challenge its audience. If you love this subgenre, you'll feel like BERBERIAN was made exclusively for you. I certainly know I did.‐ Fangoria
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017