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Heather Wixson

Heather Wixson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 95% 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 76% 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 94% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2017) 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 80% 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
4/5 100% Revenge (2017) Shudder recently acquired Revenge and I do recommend folks give it a view, even if you find the subject matter at hand particularly hard to handle. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/5 71% Happy Death Day (2017) I'll be the first to admit that Happy Death Day maybe isn't going to be for everyone, but as someone who has a deep appreciation and admiration for horror comedies and murder mysteries, I thought the latest from Christopher Landon was an absolute blast.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Haunters (2017) While it may be unfocused at times, there's no denying that there are plenty of intriguing parts to Haunters that maze enthusiasts would want to check out in this documentary.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 80% Ravenous (Les affamés) (2017) For as much as Aubert relies on familiar tropes here, he also brings some unique twists to the table for Les Affamés, and I'd be interested to see whatever he does next .‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
5/5 92% Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) With a wink in its eye and a song in its heart, Anna and the Apocalypse is poised to be another holiday horror classic, and I cannot wait to add it to my December repertoire of films I watch every Christmas season.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 100% King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (2017) For anyone who loves Cohen's work and offbeat storytelling sensibilities, you'll undoubtedly enjoy what Mitchell has crafted with King Cohen, and even cinephiles in general should have a lot of fun with this one, too.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 60% Rabbit (2017) Rabbit expertly blends together several genres-sci-fi, medical horror, and psychological thriller-and goes in some very unexpected directions. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Featuring some of the most impressive long-take fight sequences I've seen in some time, Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a grisly and exceptional follow-up to Zahler's equally impressive debut, Bone Tomahawk.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
5/5 92% Super Dark Times (2017) Phillips has crafted one helluva directorial debut with Super Dark Times, an experience laced with palpable tension akin to a boiling kettle that's ready to blow at any given moment, and I highly recommend that genre fans seek this one out.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2/5 33% Leatherface (2017) As someone who has spent so much of my life invested in this horrific world and these larger-than-life characters, I personally could not get past the ridiculousness that is the last 20 minutes of Leatherface. Such a bummer, indeed.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/5 91% Thelma (2017) Trier admirably mixes up a number of horror and science fiction tropes in Thelma, effectively creating a story that consistently defied expectations for me at every turn. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
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 58% 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 82% 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 87% 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 78% 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 83% 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 92% 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 49% 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 17% 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 69% 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 54% 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 80% Tilt (2017) This one really surprised me.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
4/5 70% 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 68% 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 44% 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 A*sholes (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 76% 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 76% 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 58% 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