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Heather Wixson

Heather Wixson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 10% Slender Man (2018) In terms of creating a creepy and unsettling movie for those who have been enthralled by the Slender Man character over the last few years, White delivers in that department.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 47% The Meg (2018) It may have a few rough patches, but as a whole, it's entertaining as hell and it really scratched my itch for aquatic-themed adventures this summer.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4/5 86% Searching (2018) To anyone who thinks they've "seen it all" when it comes to tech-based storytelling, I assure you that Searching offers up something very different and wholly memorable.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
4.5/5 90% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018) There's no doubt that Elliott and his distinctively rugged screen presence is a huge reason as to why The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot works as well as it does.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3.5/5 53% Our House (2018) Our House thoughtfully examines how those traumas can affect the familial unit, and how the worst of circumstances can sometimes bring out the best in people, especially when their loved ones are in jeopardy.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
29% Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988) Regardless of however you may feel about the movie, the one thing you have to give Cohen credit for is that ST14SB is truly unlike anything else that came out in 1988, or pretty much ever.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3.5/5 90% Nightmare Cinema (2018) Nightmare Cinema gets so much more right than it gets wrong, and I think fans are going to enjoy what these genre masters have cooked up in their anthological collaboration. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3/5 52% The First Purge (2018) ...The First Purge is another compelling (albeit clunky) examination of just how messed up our culture has become‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Gags (2018) As someone who is always up for more clown-based horror hijinks, Gags feels like something of a letdown; there is a genuinely good idea at its core, but his approach never really works for me as a viewer. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Wolfman's Got Nards (2018) As a whole, I cannot recommend Wolfman's Got Nards enough for those who love The Monster Squad, for fans of the horror genre, or even for anyone who has ever felt misunderstood by the world at large. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/5 100% Satan's Slaves (Pengabdi Setan) (2017) The film's intriguing mythology, as well as excellent performances from its cast as a whole, elevate Anwar's tension-filled exploration of the price that families can pay when someone dabbles in the dark side. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 91% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) While some folks might be turned off by a movie with subtitles (yes, those people do exist unfortunately), the themes and comedy in Heavy Metal once again proves that cinema might just be the greatest universal language there is.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4.5/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) When it comes to the new faces in Deadpool 2, Zazie Beetz steals the show as Domino, and is an incredible addition to the mix.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4.5/5 50% The 'Burbs (1989) When it comes to the movies that get replayed frequently in my house, Joe Dante's The 'Burbs is easily amongst the top five on that list. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) It's definitely not a horror movie for everyone, but to give you an idea of what to expect, Truth or Dare feels like a 2018 version of Wish Upon, which is completely my kind of jam (and I'm totally cool with being in the minority here).‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/5 52% Rampage (2018) The thing of it is, regardless of how I feel about the script, I still had a blast at Rampage, although I wouldn't fault anyone who feels otherwise.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 88% Lowlife (2018) Make no mistake, Lowlife has all the earmarks of a true cult classic in the making, and I do think it's a film that will not only be buzzed about for some time, but will also reap great rewards upon repeated viewings.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 83% Pyewacket (2018) When it comes to horror movies that leave the biggest impression on me as a viewer, it's usually the films that tap into my emotional core that hit me the hardest, which is why Pyewacket hit me with such a ferocious gut punch.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3.5/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) There's no doubt in my mind that Pacific Rim Uprising knows exactly the type of entertainment it wants to deliver-a larger-than-life science fiction-driven spectacle centered on giant, badass robots-and it does just that with a great sense of confidence.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 82% Ghost Stories (2018) I cannot recommend it enough. It's an absolute blast.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3/5 59% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Unfriended: Dark Web is still a viciously entertaining experience, even if it isn't nearly as much fun as its predecessor and gets slightly bogged down by its own mythologies in the end.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
4/5 58% What Keeps You Alive (2018) Anderson and Allen ... deliver two beautifully complicated depictions of women driven by very different emotions.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3.5/5 85% Upgrade (2018) Once Marshall-Green goes full-on Mr. Roboto, that's when the real enjoyment begins, with Upgrade delivering some brutally fun entertainment.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4/5 82% Prospect (2018) It does a beautiful job of embracing the sense of wonder that you want in a science fiction movie, but also does a few things with its story that allows it to march to the beat of its own futuristic drum. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4/5 69% Wildling (2018) I do recommend that genre fans keep an eye out for Wildling (it would make for a great double feature alongside Ginger Snaps or even last year's Raw).‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4.5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Beyond the fact that the film is an incredible piece of genre storytelling, on a technical level A Quiet Place is an absolute marvel as well, proving that innovation can be so very crucial when it comes to crafting movies in this day and age.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
4/5 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) I think having Bertino return as a writer on the sequel (he penned this script alongside Ben Ketai), is a huge reason why Prey at Night feels like such a great follow-up.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3.5/5 64% The Cured (2018) The Cured may not necessarily be a romp-'em-stomp-'em zombie flick with copious amounts of blood and gore, but it's still a powerful confrontation of many of the complicated socio-political affairs at the forefront of the news these days.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
3/5 91% Are We Not Cats (2018) It's DP Matt Clegg who transforms Are We Not Cats into something so wonderfully weird on a visual level, that you can't help but become smitten by Eli and Anya's blossoming, albeit highly unconventional, relationship.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
4/5 67% The Housemaid (Cô Hâu Gái) (2018) If you've been feeling a bit ho-hum about supernatural movies as of late, I'd recommend giving The Housemaid a try. It may just surprise you as much as it did this writer.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
4/5 88% Annihilation (2018) As far as great science fiction cinema goes, Garland's latest ranks up there as one of the most ambitious and audacious offerings we've seen grace the big screen in the last few years. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4/5 88% Opera (1987) For every gorgeously composed moment we see of the Macbeth live performances (inside an absolutely stunning opera house that I wish I could make into my very own lavish home), Argento in turn delivers up a merciless and savage death.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/5 30% Arizona (2018) Writer Luke Del Tredici had a golden opportunity here to utilize the housing crisis as a meaningful device, but really squanders some key storytelling potential, ultimately leaving Arizona feeling like a film that's just "okay."‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
4/5 92% Time Share (Tiempo Compartido) (2018) Time Share is beautifully lensed, the performances all around are excellent, and it also features amazing end credits that feel like a wonderfully twisted homage to Soundgarden's now-classic Black Hole Sun music video.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3.5/5 72% Never Goin' Back (2018) I found a lot in Frizzell's debut feature that I really related to on a personal level.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3/5 77% Assassination Nation (2018) Love it or hate it, there's no way you'll forget the events of Assassination Nation anytime soon.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
4/5 100% Lords of Chaos (2018) As someone who had no real emotional connectedness to the actual story, and was just looking to see a kickass movie, I found Åkerlund's shockingly raw coming-of-age tale to be endlessly engaging.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary still manages to overcome a slight sense of convolutedness to deliver a mind-blowing wallop of an ending that's on par with the likes of Carrie, Kill List, Possession, The Witch, or even Sleepaway Camp.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 62% Summer of '84 (2018) I enjoyed that [RKSS'] second feature gave these three filmmakers a chance to do something that is very different than Turbo Kid, and yet also feels like the perfect companion piece to their debut feature all the same.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
3.5/5 83% Piercing (2018) Piercing is certainly not a movie for everyone, but I wouldn't expect anything less from Pesce, and I hope he continues to push buttons in what's shaping up to be a very promising career.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
5/5 97% Mandy (2018) There are so many reasons why I loved Mandy, and I feel like I've barely scratched the surface here, but to be honest, so many of those things were genuine surprises for me as I was watching it, and I feel like that's the best way for anyone to see it.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 75% Mom and Dad (2018) A mix of survival/pandemic horror with a steady flow of pitch-black comedy coursing through its wonderfully nasty veins, Mom and Dad is just the right amount of wrong for this writer.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Rock Paper Dead (2017) While it probably won't be making my favorites list for this year, I was still entertained by Rock Paper Dead, just because it was refreshing to see a slasher film try and mix up the formula a bit with an unconventional approach to its killer.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
4/5 61% Before I Wake (2018) There's a tangible heartbeat to Before I Wake that you don't often see in modern genre films, and I think that's why I enjoyed it as much as I did each time.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3.5/5 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) I could not have asked for a better vehicle for Lin Shaye and her cinematic counterpart Elise Rainier to come full circle than Insidious: The Last Key. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is my favorite film of 2017, genre or otherwise, and it's no secret that my deep admiration for the work of del Toro rivals the way that the maestro himself worships at the altar of movie monsters.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
3/5 67% The Ice Cream Truck (2017) Overall, Johnston has crafted an engaging and easily relatable dark comedy in The Ice Cream Truck that made for a very enjoyable watch for this writer.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
4/5 78% Sweet Virginia (2017) Sweet Virginia rises above familiarity to create an evocative exploration of desperation that never loses sight of the humanity at the core of its story.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
3.5/5 95% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) There's no doubt in my mind that Let the Corpses Tan has all the earmarks of a cult classic in the making, so here's hoping that the often challenging visual prose of Cattet and Forzani can find the audience it so richly deserves.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/5 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) My Friend Dahmer serves as a portrait of one ordinary teenager who grew up to be anything but, and Meyers' deeply affective examination of teenage angst makes for a cinematic story that's both strikingly moving and wholly memorable.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017