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Heather Wixson

Heather Wixson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 13%

The Beast Within (1982)

"Because Mora doesn't go the usual route for The Beast Within, the film ends up being a bit of an oddball creature feature that often stumbles a bit tonally and suffers from some pacing issues around the midway point." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 59%

Nurse (2014)

"Nurse 3D successfully embraces its exploitatively sexy and sleazy demeanor with a wink and a nod, going for broke with such gonzo-style gusto that you just can't help but admire the end result." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 44%

Night of the Demons (1988)

"Instead of going with just another spooky house/slasher mash-up approach, Kevin Tenney made a film that's fun, tawdry, scary, and atmospheric with just the right amount of camp and T&A peppered in." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2.5/5 46%

Witchboard (1986)

"By and large, Witchboard is a movie I enjoy, but mostly for the nostalgia factor and the fact that Tenney was taking some risks at that particular time in the genre. " ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 83%

Darkman (1990)

"Darkman still remains one of Sam Raimi's most ambitious projects to date and it's hard to do anything but admire the kind of lofty ambitions Raimi tosses at the screen with his self-created superhero crime thriller/dark comedy mash-up." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 78%

Grand Piano (2014)

"Eugenio Mira's Grand Piano is a stylish and taut thriller that wastes no time on spectacle, instead choosing to meticulously focus on story, characters, atmosphere and building tension throughout." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 47%

Almost Human (2014)

"or Almost Human, writer/director Joe Begos does a brilliant job of blending together the alien abduction and slasher subgenres all while hearkening back to many genre fans favorite era of horror films- the 1980's. " ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 38%

Haunt (2014)

"While it may not necessarily give horror fans a case of the heebie jeebies any time soon, it's just nice to see a moderate supernatural thriller actually put forth some effort and not just give us another paint-by-numbers spookfest" ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
5/5 79%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"The Raid 2 is to the action genre what The Godfather II became to the mob drama subgenre- pure cinematic perfection and an epic follow-up that manages to surpass its already impressive predecessor in both scope and storytelling." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 57%

Return to Nuke 'Em High (2014)

"Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 is an absurdly entertaining slapstick gore-fest that also manages to effectively pass along a timely message or two along the way." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 89%

Doc Of The Dead (2014)

"Doc of the Dead certainly has a lot on its undead-loving mind, it just never figures out what exactly it's trying to say. " ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 81%

Afflicted (2014)

"Rather than letting their budgetary constraints hold back their story, Prowse and Lee let their stunning visuals and compelling story do all the heavy lifting, creating a horror tale that's as scary as it is endearing." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 73%

Oculus (2014)

"Flanagan effectively turns his inanimate killer very much into an entity that's just as deadly as anything with a pulse- a remarkable feat- all while cleverly concocting an intriguing and complicated tale that isn't afraid to get a little nasty." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 35%

Stage Fright (2014)

"Written and directed by Jerome Sable, Stage Fright is a clever, gory and wickedly fun time that truly celebrates everything we love about horror musicals with an unabashed enthusiasm that you can't help but fall in love with." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 100%

Rewind This! (2013)

"Though VHS' best days may have come and gone, Rewind This! certainly proves the case for the technology's enduring legacy by speaking with those who were there to live through it and with those who continue to collect and sell tapes even today." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 53%

Contracted (2013)

"A thoughtful and wonderfully cringe-inducing body horror story, Contracted is an often frightening and nasty exploration of isolation and desperation that grabs hold from the start and doesn't let up until the film's bitter conclusion." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 15%

Visiting Hours (1982)

"While it may not do a lot for viewers looking for more of a gory, high-octane horror romp, Visiting Hours is truly an underrated slow-burn gem that deserves a watch, Ironside's performance alone making it a truly worthwhile experience." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 18%

Bad Dreams (1988)

"Bad Dreams is a highly effective but deeply flawed psychological horror story that boasts a couple of nasty kills, some great shock moments and great performances from a cast who elevates the material." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2/5 14%

Final Exam (1981)

"I ended up being more than underwhelmed by Jimmy Huston's 1981 slasher Final Exam, which suffers from an almost total lack of atmosphere, violence & logic as well as a killer that might very well be THE most boring knife-wielding psycho stalker ever." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 50%

All Cheerleaders Die (2014)

"With all the makings of a future cult classic, All Cheerleaders Die is an infectiously fun, razor-sharp romp that feels right at home amongst its high school horror peers." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 74%

Godzilla (2014)

"While I don't necessarily think it revolutionizes the idea of the summer blockbuster, on a technical level, Edwards has created something of a visual masterpiece with Godzilla & it's an absolutely a worthy new chapter for "The King of the Monsters."" ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 94%

Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (1979)

"An evocative exercise in alienation and existential dread, Herzog masterfully tackles one of the greatest gothic stories ever with Nosferatu the Vampyre with the unforgettable (as always) Klaus Kinski as the titular blood-sucker." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 83%

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

"The story of Sleepaway Camp is pretty much everything you'd expect from a slasher movie and nothing you'd ever expect, which is what makes Hiltzik's campy and disturbing summer camp tale still one of the more memorable horror movies ever made." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 43%

Evilspeak (1982)

"There's plenty of weirdness to the story of Evilspeak that I dug but I just couldn't get into a movie that does nothing but emotionally pummel its protagonist for the first 70 mins then doesn't give him or the audience a truly satisfying conclusion." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 88%

Coherence (2014)

"A no-budget, mind-bending exercise in the fragility of human relationships with a bit of quantum physics thrown in, Coherence is thoughtful and well-made thriller with a hint of mystery to it that simmers nicely below the surface." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4.5/5 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"With Snowpiercer, Joon-ho demonstrates just how to make a boldly inventive modern sci-fi film without giving a damn as to what Hollywood thinks a blockbuster film should be." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 29%

Final Terror (1985)

"While it's absolutely not a game changing film by any means, The Final Terror is still a really solid horror movie that holds up thanks to a few unique twists and gleefully gory kills to boot." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 28%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"It's a refreshingly taut and intelligently made punch in the arm for a subgenre that so desperately needed it." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 56%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"A vast improvement and a more well-conceived concept this time around, The Purge: Anarchy is a ridiculous amount of fun and Frank Grillo is truly one of the better cinematic anti-heroes we've seen in some time." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 40%

Lake Placid (1999)

"A light-hearted monster movie that offers up plenty of laughs, Lake Placid is still a really fun and well-made creature feature that doesn't ever treat its characters- or the audience- like morons." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Call Girl of Cthulhu (2014)

"Not a film meant for everyone, Call of Cthulhu is still just a ridiculous amount of fun and has the earmarkings of a midnight movie in the making." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 70%

Motel Hell (1980)

"Motel Hell is a rather well-executed dark comedy that plays it fairly straight, much thanks to the outstanding performances from Calhoun & Parsons who give the film a nice sense of gravity against the film's more cartoonish supporting characters." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 17%

Leviathan (1989)

"The combination of well thought out characters and an incredible cast to bring them all to life is a huge reason why Leviathan will always be one of my personal favorite underwater monster movies." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
2.5/5 17%

Deadly Eyes (The Rats) (1982)

"The film takes its premise very seriously, but it's the use of Daschunds in rat costumes that has given Deadly Eyes something of an unintentional comedic spin, making for a rather uneven horror experience." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 65%

Pumpkinhead (1988)

"Amongst a sea of sequels and remakes that year, Stan Winston's tragic and terrifying backwoods fairy tale stood out as something wholly unique and also gave us some incredible character development by way of Henriksen's tragic character." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 41%

Tusk (2014)

"You have to be on board for all of Kevin Smith's lunacy or you won't be able to connect with some of the choices he makes, but I found Tusk wildly inventive and am hopeful it earmarks a bold new chapter for Smith's filmmaking career." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 75%

Starry Eyes (2014)

"An age-old fable given a modern Hollywood twist, Starry Eyes is a sublimely satirical and horrific examination of the real price of blind ambition that isn't afraid to let things get nasty or weird." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 56%

The Legend of Hell House (1973)

"Despite the fact that it was released over 40 years ago, John Hough's The Legend of Hell House still remains one of the greatest and most effective haunted house films ever committed to celluloid. " ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 69%

Late Phases (2014)

"Without a doubt, Late Phases is one of the finest lycanthrope films of the last 20 years and a shining example of great independent horror." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
2.5/5 21%

The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015)

"Tom Harper does a truly admirable job of using atmosphere and the movie's creepy setting to give audiences a sense of unease, but moves away from the deadly force we were introduced to in 2012, which feels like a bit of a step backwards." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 21%

Alien Outpost (2015)

"Alien Outpost may not necessarily be the most inventive film you'll ever see but it's a well-made indie film that feels much bigger than its budget and manages to also put a clever twist on the alien invaders that you don't see very often these days." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4.5/5 73%

The Voices (2015)

"While it may not necessarily be a film that will be universally embraced by genre fans, The Voices is a triumphant example of independent filmmaking at its very best and is undoubtedly one of the best roles Reynolds' has tackled to date." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 79%

WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015)

"Wyrmwood is the kind of film that gives me hope for the zombie subgenre- it's clever, hellaciously entertaining and masterfully executed by Roache-Turner, who shows us that you can still find new and exciting ways to fight zombies. " ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 7, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet

Crazy Bitches (2014)

"While it may not necessarily be a great film, Crazy Bitches is still moderately entertaining and an admirable effort from Clark who shows a lot of promise here. " ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 6, 2016
3.5/5 38%

The Phantom of the Opera (1989)

"Focusing more on the horror contained within Leroux's original story, this version is a wickedly ghastly and blood-soaked tale of obsession that allows Robert Englund the room to do what he does best as a performer- go nuts." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 6, 2016
3/5 14%

The Lazarus Effect (2015)

"As far as cautionary tales go, The Lazarus Effect is pretty good stuff overall and effectively rises above its mild approach to deliver a thoughtful and intense horror experience that I had a lot of fun with despite all its flaws." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 6, 2016
2/5 40%

Ejecta (2015)

"Over the course of Ejecta's 83-minute runtime, it felt like I was watching three very different movies at once, but they never quite all come together cohesively. The film also squanders a strong performance from Julian Richings." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 6, 2016
4.5/5 88%

The Invitation (2016)

"More than a story that explores just what draws people into cults, The Invitation takes that idea a bit further and fully examines the power of grief, guilt, death and how our society tends to self-medicate rather than deal with pain straight-on." ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 6, 2016
5/5 86%

Deathgasm (2015)

"Deathgasm is gloriously low-brow, yet insightful (such a fine line to walk and yet, Jason Lei Howden makes it look easy here), and the comedic strokes throughout the script are absolute gold. " ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 6, 2016
4/5 89%

Turbo Kid (2015)

"A perfect blending of over-the-top gore, comedy & high-octane action, Turbo Kid does a fantastic job of keeping its story engaging, creating characters that are well-conceived & delivering some of the most hysterical gore gags I've seen in a while. " ‐Daily Dead
Posted Jan 6, 2016
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