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Heather Wixson

Heather Wixson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 15% 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 50% 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 91% 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 80% 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 85% Ghost Stories (2018) I cannot recommend it enough. It's an absolute blast.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3/5 67% 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 No Score Yet 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 75% 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 80% 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 72% 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 63% 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 63% 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 87% 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 33% 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 91% 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 78% 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
4.5/5 100% 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 64% 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 78% 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
5/5 100% 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 73% 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!) (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 83% 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 (2018) 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
3/5 100% Haunters: The Art of the Scare (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 94% Ravenous (Les affamés) (2018) 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 (2018) 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 92% 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 31% 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 93% 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 92% 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