Chris Ward

Chris Ward
Chris Ward's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Flickering Myth
Publications: Flickering Myth

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
67% Breeder (2020) As far as being a horror movie designed to shock goes, Breeder succeeds. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
74% Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) If you go into Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story expecting accuracy and fact then you aren't going to get it but that doesn't stop it being a highly entertaining movie full of humour, action and romance - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
74% King of New York (1990) King of New York is an underrated gem that got a bit buried upon its original release. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
44% Black Water: Abyss (2020) Black Water: Abyss can be put aside on your watchlist as late-at-night viewing when there is absolutely nothing else to watch. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
33% Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers' (1992) Sleepwalkers has one big thing in its favour, namely that it is so much damn fun! - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
15% 976-EVIL (1989) 976-EVIL is a good, fun horror movie but not a great one and, looking back, is probably one of the last throes of a type of movie that was fast becoming out of style at the time. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
94% The Deeper You Dig (2019) Despite the sluggish pace and messy storytelling The Deeper You Dig does show that its creators have a knack for creating strong visuals, but their lofty ambitions ultimately outweigh what their budget and storytelling limitations can provide. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
71% Becky (2020) In a year that has given us more than few home invasion-style horrors, Becky remains one of the more entertaining ones, despite the knowledge that a few tweaks here and there would have made it more of a standout. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
48% The Deep (1977) Get past the Jaws connections and The Deep is a good, but not great, underwater adventure with fleeting moments of excitement to keep you invested - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2020
71% Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) If you go into Deep Blue Sea 3 expecting something similar to the first movie you will be slightly disappointed but if you go into it wanting something better than Deep Blue Sea 2 then you will certainly have a good time. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
No Score Yet Bloodstone (1988) Bloodstone is awkward from the start and just seems to get worse as it goes on. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2020
80% Mr. Vampire (1985) Mr. Vampire is tremendous fun, full of atmosphere, funny and exciting in all the right doses. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2020
88% Black Rainbow (1989) Black Rainbow is intriguing enough to overcome its flaws and make for a darkly entertaining and solidly put together thriller. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
29% Screamers (1996) The cheap B-movie version of better sci-fi movies, with a few things about it to like and a lot of things you just have to tolerate - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
65% The Shed (2019) The Shed isn't terrible and it does have promise as a concept but thanks to its lethargic execution there isn't a great deal to recommend it beyond adding it to your queue if it pops up on your streaming service of choice. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
53% Phase IV (1974) An oddity that does what all good sci-fi should do by asking questions but unfortunately not quite managing to deliver on its initial promise. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
50% Runaway (1984) Runaway is an enjoyable slice of 1980s sci-fi that may induce more laughter these days than was originally intended. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
83% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Daniel Isn't Real is a psychological trip that you feel genre cinema has taken before but there are enough stylistic flurries and touches here to make it a memorable film and one that only benefits from repeated viewings. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
45% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) It isn't quite the Syfy-like catastrophe it could have been but there isn't a lot here to take away that you can't get from the far more appealing and satisfying double feature of The Descent and Jaws 2. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
97% Harpoon (2019) It may not be the most original single location thriller you'll ever see but it is certainly one of the most tense and engaging. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
88% Upgrade (2018) Upgrade is much more than the sum of its parts, is as enjoyable as hell and taps into all of those innovative sci-fi movies that you already love without being a mere copycat. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
No Score Yet Hitch Hike to Hell (1978) Hitch Hike to Hell is a sleazy 1970s exploitation movie that offers up very little from its basic premise and does exactly what it says in the title. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
No Score Yet Rise of the Footsoldier: The Heist (2020) Rise of the Footsoldier: Marbella is a surprisingly engaging yet throwaway example of the low-budget British crime thrillers that have flooded the market in recent years - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
82% Oldboy (2005) Oldboy still stands up as a modern revenge masterpiece, full of extreme violence and brutal shocks but with heart and a story that draws you in and keeps you invested with every twist and turn. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
81% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Memory: The Origins of Alien is full of interesting content but most of it, sadly, is not presented in the most consistent way. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
76% Big Bad Wolves (2014) Big Bad Wolves is certainly a film that gets its point across in a very satisfying way - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
No Score Yet Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer (1993) If you were inclined to line up a marathon of serial killer movies you could pair it with the likes of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Manson Family or Maniac, although you'll need a damn good shower afterwards. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
59% Charlie Says (2019) Charlie Says, for all of its noble intentions, has the spirit and nods towards similar territory as Helter Skelter or The Manson Family but, whether due to restraint, interference or whatever, just never quite gets there. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
10% Chill Factor (1999) This dull and uninspiring mess has very little to offer other than an unoriginal idea in an under-utilised setting. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
57% Weird Science (1985) Weird Science is pretty much as perfect a 1980s teen comedy as has ever existed. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
83% The Hole in the Ground (2019) Worth a rental for a fix of creeping dread with little depth, if such a thing is your wont. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
64% The Running Man (1987) The Running Man remains as much fun to watch as it was back in 1987 and thanks to a perceived drop in social standards it is more relevant now than it has ever been. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
51% Escape Room (2019) Escape Room provides just about enough entertainment for the first two-thirds of its running time to get away with being a reasonably enjoyable Saturday night rental. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
70% The Terror of Hallow's Eve (2017) Given how much padding there is around the lively '80s throwback of the second act it probably would have served the material better to have made it as a tighter, more fun-filled short as part of an anthology. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
84% Avengement (2019) Avengement can rightfully claim to be the hardest hitting British action thriller for years, provided you don't take it too seriously and just enjoy it for what it is - a ridiculously entertaining thrill ride - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
80% Rondo (2018) Despite its flaws, Rondo still has enough intrigue to make it worth watching once if violent crime thrillers flick your switch - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
60% Heretiks (2018) Average on an entertainment level and another title to tick off the list for nunsploitation obsessives. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
74% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot is a wonderfully cinematic and heart-warming movie that won't appeal to everyone. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
87% Lifechanger (2019) a fairly unique horror movie that should appeal to a wider audience than its body horror roots will probably allow it to. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
60% Kolobos (1999) An overlooked curiosity from a slightly confused era of horror filmmaking that doesn't really hold up to modern scrutiny. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 27% Outlaws (2019) If you go into Outlaws expecting a polished and inoffensive ride then think again because this is brutal stuff designed to appeal on a primal level, which it does very well. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
3/5 54% Boar (2017) Boar does what it needs to do without too much fanfare and you'll either like it for the silly creature feature that it is or be totally indifferent towards it for not being as good as Jaws or King Kong - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 75% Class of 1984 (1982) For a film that revels in its own grittiness Class of 1984 really is highly enjoyable and very rewatchable - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
2/5 50% Crucible of the Vampire (2017) Despite its best efforts Crucible of the Vampire just doesn't have enough weight behind it to achieve what it really wants to. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019