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Heather Wixson

Heather Wixson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100% Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Release (2017) I cannot recommend the 4K version of Close Encounters of the Third Kind enough.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4.5/5 93% Suspiria (1977) A film that has been hugely influential amongst fans and filmmakers alike for four decades now, Suspiria remains one of the greatest horror movies ever concocted, and the new 4K restoration is the perfect celebration of Argento's mad genius.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 13% Temple (2017) Temple falls apart repeatedly throughout its 78-minute running time, with a story that feels truncated, characters that never really make any sort of impact, and a few "twists" that really aren't twists at all.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
5/5 85% It (2017) Everything about the film hits all the perfect notes-the cast, the score, the aesthetic, the unflinching horror, and an astute attention to the details-making IT one of the very best horror movies to come out during 2017.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 55% It Stains the Sands Red (2017) I'd absolutely recommend it to all fans, but especially those who have felt like they need to see something new when it comes to their zombie cinema.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Cut Shoot Kill (2017) For those in search of an indie horror diamond in the rough, you might really find a lot to like in Cut Shoot Kill.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3.5/5 84% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) For those of you looking for some kick-ass movie action, you'll definitely dig on all the blood-soaked mayhem Sook-hee and her murderous skill set bring to the table here.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 100% Fashionista (2016) If a director knows how to push all the right buttons in a way that makes their stories resonate with my own sensibilities, then I'm all for movies that challenge and provoke a response, even if things get a little uncomfortable along the way.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 92% Better Watch Out (2017) Basically, if you're looking for Home Alone with a bit of a darkened edge to it, Better Watch Out will have you decking all your horror-fied halls later this year.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 77% Dave Made a Maze (2017) For those of you out there who have ever dared to follow your dreams, still yearn for something more in life, or are looking for a light-hearted escape from the nastiness that our reality delivers up ... I cannot recommend Dave Made a Maze enough.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Desolation (2017) Desolation served as a great reminder to me that camping is just something I never need to do in my life. Ever.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Never Here (2017) I'd highly recommend checking it out, if for nothing else but to see what you might come away with from your own viewing experience.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 83% Midnighters (2017) A crafty potboiler that offers up more twists than a piece of rigatoni, Midnighters is wrought with a palpable tension that hits amazing heights during the film's final 20 minutes.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/5 89% Replace (2017) For those who dig on mystery-infused psychological thrillers, be sure to see Replace as soon as you can. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) I would recommend to anyone interested in seeing Valerian to do it on the biggest screen possible, as Besson's bold vision truly is deserving of that kind of larger-than-life presentation.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3.5/5 18% Wish Upon (2017) The film's final moments are a total gut punch I definitely did not see coming, and I applaud Leonetti for doing something as ballsy as he does with Wish Upon's finale.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/5 29% Camera Obscura (2017) It's evident from his work here that Koontz is a huge admirer of the horror genre, and I'm genuinely curious to see what he can do on his next effort.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) I still don't feel like I've even come close to giving War for the Planet of the Apes the due it deserves; I just loved it so very much, as Reeves gave me everything I was hoping for and beyond as a fan.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
4/5 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) With Annabelle: Creation, Sandberg successfully moves the James Wan-iverse forward with an unyielding sense of glee, and I think he's done something very special with his latest film. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3.5/5 53% 47 Meters Down (2017) 47 Meters Down may not be a "perfect movie," but it's a perfectly fun cinematic experience all the same. I highly recommend seeing this one on the big screen to really get the impact of what Roberts accomplishes here visually.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 16% The Mummy (2017) And while there was a lot of action to be found, it's apparent early on that Kurtzman wasn't screwing around when it came to the horror aspects of The Mummy, making this action/horror hybrid a fantastic start to the new Dark Universe.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Tilt (2017) This one really surprised me.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
4/5 68% Take Me (2017) It's just excellent stuff all around, and I highly recommend seeing it as soon as you can .‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
5/5 100% The Endless (2017) Once again, Moorhead and Benson have raised the bar in the realm of indie filmmaking with their collaborative efforts on The Endless.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3.5/5 70% Alien: Covenant (2017) The big-picture conversations that Scott and his team of screenwriters pose in Covenant are intriguing and comprise the majority of what makes this latest Alien installment so interesting. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
3/5 40% Phoenix Forgotten (2017) Phoenix Forgotten does an admirable job of blending fact and fiction, and overall, co-writer/director Justin Barber crafts an intriguing sci-fi-fueled mystery that hooked me from the very beginning.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2017
24% The Amityville Horror (2005) I would implore anyone who ever wrote it off as a soulless remake to dig a little deeper with a rewatch, because you might just be surprised at how great of a modern horror movie it truly is.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Honor Farm (2017) While it may not be wholly cohesive, I will give Skloss a lot of credit for constantly defying conventions and taking some risks in The Honor Farm.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1.5/5 No Score Yet Assholes (2017) I'm all for weird, gross-out, experimental comedy as much as the next person (for example, I fell head over heels for last year's The Greasy Strangler), but Assholes just pushed me to my absolute limits as a viewer.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/5 87% 68 Kill (2017) There's no denying that 68 Kill is still a wickedly fun heist movie that subverts genre fan's expectations by playing around with gender conventions, delivering several impressive storytelling swerves that genuinely kept me guessing up until the very end.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) It may not be the deepest modern action film we've seen, but Theron absolutely fricking rules in Atomic Blonde. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/5 67% Game of Death (1978) If the game itself is haunted, which I'm supposing is plausible, there's nothing set up in Game of Death that would even insinuate that possibility, making for an experience that doesn't seem to make a lick of sense.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 60% Like Me (2017) Like Me soars on Timlin's infectious performance, a delicate mix of instability and curiosity.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 43% M.F.A. (2017) While it may not be a "feel good" experience by any means, M.F.A. is a genuinely necessary film that takes on an important issue and explores the many-faceted emotions and responses to rape with a great sense of nuance and emotional centeredness. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/5 67% Freehold (Two Pigeons) (2017) We get no sense of finality in the conflict between Hussein and his sadistic antagonist, leaving me with a bit of a "ho-hum" feeling at the conclusion of Two Pigeons.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 100% Mayhem (2016) With its infectious energy, ambitious story and effects, and a frenetic and frenzied pace, Mayhem is a wickedly fun survivalist horror action hybrid that takes on office politics with an assured sense of precision and wit.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 66% Free Fire (2017) A brutally brilliant slice of gonzo action filmmaking, Free Fire is yet another confidently made effort from Wheatley, who once again proves he's consistently full of surprises as a director. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Madre (2016) Not only is it a disconcerting psychological thriller with some great body horror moments peppered throughout, it's also a thoughtful parable about whether or not parents are too focused on having "perfect" kids, instead of just having good kids.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 89% Hounds of Love (2017) Writer/director Young smartly focuses his efforts on the emotional destruction at play throughout Hounds of Love, making his film a standout amongst many of its peers that are more interested in pushing the boundaries of violence.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 54% The Belko Experiment (2017) The Belko Experiment is one of the most shockingly violent major genre releases to hit theaters in quite some time, and is a brilliant social satire that's not afraid to go for the jugular. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 95% Prevenge (2017) A beautifully horrific, pitch-black comedy that perfectly nails the complexities of love, loss, and motherhood, Prevenge is a stunning debut from Lowe, and I hope we get more projects like this from her in the future.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 80% Us and Them (2017) Us and Them feels precisely like the type of movie we so desperately need right now.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 86% The Transfiguration (2017) Horror has always been a powerful vehicle for delivering subtle socio-political messages, and with The Transfiguration, O'Shea has created a beautiful love letter to the genre.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
5/5 94% Tragedy Girls (2017) While Tragedy Girls is a triumphant comedy/horror hybrid, it also has a bit of a message on its mind, particularly when it comes to our obsession with social media and everyone getting their "15 minutes."‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) From beginning to end, Kong: Skull Island is one geek-out moment after another, and I'm so glad that this new iteration of the iconic character gets such a glorious cinematic treatment as he does here.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) As a whole, A Cure for Wellness feels a bit excessive at times, but as far as provocative and boldly bizarre horror movies go, Verbinski runs the gauntlet here with an effort that I can't help but admire despite a few bumps in the road.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3.5/5 92% A Ghost Story (2017) A Ghost Story is a bit of a downer in its execution and functionality, but I appreciate the way Lowery wasn't afraid to try and do something wholly against the grain by giving us a new perspective on the realm of the supernatural.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2.5/5 64% Bitch (2017) I'll be honest, Bitch was probably the most taxing film I saw at Sundance-I just could not get into the vibe of Palka's narrative whatsoever. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 43% Bushwick (2017) The themes that Murnion and Milott explore here, as well the breakout performances of both of its co-stars, make for a solidly entertaining and thought-provoking experience, even if Bushwick feels a bit rough around the edges at times.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4.5/5 80% Colossal (2017) A thoughtful and ingenious creature feature that raises the bar for modern monster movies, Colossal is now an early front-runner for one of my favorite films of the year.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017