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Heather Wixson

Heather Wixson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) A striking and elegantly told tale of survival that turns the tables on everything we've come to expect from zombie cinema, McCarthy has crafted something very special with The Girl with All the Gifts. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4.5/5 90% Raw (2017) A bold and fiercely unflinching debut for Ducournau, Raw absolutely left me wrecked (in the best possible way).‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/5 53% Sadako Vs Kayako (2016) While it may be missing that epic feeling we'd hope for in a cinematic fight like this, it's still an entertaining endeavor that I'd recommend to fans looking for some goofy, supernatural fun.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 47% The Bad Batch (2017) As a whole, Amirpour has a lot to be proud of with The Bad Batch. Her work is bold, unflinching, and often challenging, and I would expect nothing less from her as a filmmaker.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) A sequel far better than anyone probably could have expected after seeing the first installment, Ouija: Origin of Evil is a real treat for horror lovers, and it's one of Flanagan's most well-crafted efforts to date. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 92% Demon (2016) We've seen weddings explored as a chaotic setting in cinema numerous times before, but there's something uniquely compelling and wholly original about what Wrona creates with Demon.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
4.5/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) The Handmaiden may not be the most concise effort we've seen from Chan-Wook as a director, but it's still an absolute masterpiece all the same.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
4/5 96% The Love Witch (2016) A vibrant and eye-catching homage to the Technicolor films of the 1960s, writer/director Anna Biller's The Love Witch is a seductive and clever twist on the gender politics, witch-centric cinema, and pulp storytelling of that era.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 78% The Monster (2016) There's no doubt that with The Monster, Bertino has confidently reestablished himself as a master of intimate horror.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) A genuinely intriguing and compelling gothic mystery.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
4/5 70% Phantasm: Remastered (2016) Whether you've always loved Phantasm, never saw it, or never even had the affection for Don Coscarelli's nightmarish tale, I cannot think of a better way to experience this film now than with the remastered version.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
5/5 90% Green Room (2016) In Green Room, Jeremy Saulnier masterfully creates a brutal and relentless thriller that deftly subverts expectations while continually raising the stakes for everyone involved-two earmarks of great storytelling.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/5 43% Bite (2016) Bite is still a wholly ambitious affair and a tenacious effort from Chad Archibald, who proves he has a strong grasp of how to make an intelligent horror movie that often defies genre expectations.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
4/5 61% High-Rise (2016) As a character-driven exploration of societal collapse and the anarchy that always follows, High-Rise is captivating work from Wheatley, whose sublime, darkly comedic tongue remains firmly planted in his cheek throughout his latest film. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
2.5/5 4% The Darkness (2016) The Darkness does offer up several great moments visually that are pure nightmare fuel, but what follows truly lacks any sort of boundary-pushing that you'd hope to see from the guy who introduced us to the murderous Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
4.5/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) The Conjuring 2 might very well be the best horror movie we've seen from James Wan yet, marking a confident return to horror for the director who has repeatedly changed the genre time and time again throughout his career. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Fender Bender (2016) For those of you who enjoy a slasher movie that gets to the point and wastes very little time, Fender Bender is a great reminder that there's an advantage (and an artistry) to keeping things simple. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
4/5 80% Beyond the Gates (2016) A genre-infused adventure with a lot of heart that was made by a highly passionate cast and crew, Beyond the Gates is a wonderful example of indie horror done right and a great first-time feature for Stewart.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
2.5/5 50% Officer Downe (2016) While a lot of the movie feels disjointed and doesn't necessarily succeed in its efforts, the parts that do come together in Officer Downe give the movie some really weird and wildly fun moments. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/5 48% Clown (2016) With Clown, Jon Watts has crafted a genuinely creepy and disturbing body horror experience unlike anything I've ever seen before. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
2.5/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) I really was excited to see what Refn's sensibilities would bring to the world of horror when The Neon Demon was first announced, but unfortunately, all we get is a beautiful-looking film, and not much else.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
3.5/5 77% The Shallows (2016) Taut, thrilling, and viciously fun, The Shallows is a great summer thriller that perfectly demonstrates the truth of that old adage: sometimes less truly is more.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
4/5 55% The Purge: Election Year (2016) It delivers the violence and mayhem you'd expect from a Purge movie, but it also doesn't shy away from exploring a lot of the important issues currently plaguing our nation and even our society as a whole.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
4/5 35% Blair Witch (2016) Adam Wingard crafted a relentlessly creepy affair that is a perfect tribute to its revolutionary originator, but also takes the story in some frightening new directions.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
2/5 60% Red Christmas (2016) Red Christmas is just one missed opportunity after the next, and I'm left wishing Anderson had done more with both his story and his characters.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
4.5/5 75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) A hauntingly provocative slice of Gothic cinema that sticks with you long after it ends, the film brims with a palpable sense of dread and unease from start to finish.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
3.5/5 59% The Mind's Eye (2016) Begos' latest feature is an ambitious throwback telekinetic tale that's explosively fun and a solid step forward for him as a visual storyteller.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
4.5/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) It's not hyperbole in the least bit to say that Star Trek Beyond perfectly celebrates 50 years of the franchise, while taking these stories into a bold new future where anything is possible for Captain Kirk and the fearless crew of the USS Enterprise.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
3.5/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) It successfully does what all good reimaginings do: it takes familiar source material, stays true to its intentions, but then also steps out and tries to be its own thing.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
4/5 76% Lights Out (2016) Lights Out is real-deal filmmaking, folks -- a horror movie that's absolutely worth your attention.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
4.5/5 94% Hush (2016) An allegory for how isolation could be the downfall of humanity wrapped up in a smart and effectively scary home invasion story, Hush really impressed and left me with an even deeper appreciation for Flanagan's approach as a visual storyteller.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/5 50% Hardcore Henry (2016) It's made for a particular audience and for that audience, Hardcore Henry delivers a truly innovative and immersive experience that's also a wicked amount of fun.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
5/5 76% In a Valley of Violence (2016) If there's one simple rule of life to follow, it's to never get between a man and his dog, and that's the theme at the heart of In A Valley of Violence.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
4.5/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) It's nice to see [Alvarez] flex his filmmaking muscles a bit more independently, and I do hope this is only the start of his very promising career as a genre director because Don't Breathe is an amazing sophomore effort.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
4/5 64% Ava's Possessions (2016) Ava's Possessions is a fantastic take on demon-centric storytelling and offers fans something a bit different and far more character-driven than we've seen in the horror genre as of late.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
4/5 44% Synchronicity (2016) Synchronicity is a wonderfully clever sci-fi outing that rises above certain trappings that would have ultimately tripped up a director with a lesser vision and ability at the helm.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
3.5/5 63% The Greasy Strangler (2016) Certainly not a film for everyone, I can't help but admire The Greasy Strangler for just simply existing, as we need more movies like it to keep pushing the envelope and reinvigorating the cult cinema landscape. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
5/5 61% Carnage Park (2016) With a sense of swagger and an unflinching pace, Carnage Park is truly a cinematic triumph from top to bottom.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
3.5/5 45% The Blackout Experiments (2016) The Blackout Experiments evolved into a surprisingly transformative journey for the participants, exploring their connections to Blackout and demonstrating how the haunt has become something more personal to many who have dared to take its challenge.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/5 70% Trash Fire (2016) While Trash Fire may not be nearly as seamless as his previous efforts, I'm a big fan of Bates' mordant sensibilities as a storyteller and enjoyed Trash Fire, minor flaws and all.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
4/5 52% 31 (2016) 31 may not be as ambitious as Lords of Salem or as epic as The Devil's Rejects but, by and large, it's a ton of blood-soaked fun that gives us real characters, introduces us to some incredibly twisted assassins and goes for broke at every possible turn.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
5/5 91% The Witch (2016) Taut, ripened with tension from start to finish, and anchored by a star-making performance from Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch is a nightmarish exploration of female suppression and familial strife in pre-Colonial America.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/5 10% The Forest (2016) The Forest is an incredibly well-made effort from first time feature filmmaker Jason Zada and features strong performances from both Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 75% You're Next (2013) Screenwriter Simon Barrett masterfully blends horror and pitch black comedy throughout his story, and continuously finds clever ways to subvert the typical cat and mouse games we're used to seeing in these types of projects.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 36% Aftershock (2013) Aftershock is a pretty fun little movie if you don't take it too seriously and has an enjoyable nasty streak to it once the world begins to go to hell, only if you can forgive the extra-long set-up that gets us there. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 86% Sightseers (2013) Sightseers is everything you could want from a dark comedy infused with horror and is by far Wheatley's most assured work to date.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 57% Hatchet III (2013) It may not be perfect, but Hatchet III is still a ton of fun and McDonnell does a great job at delivering a sequel that feels much bigger and bolder than anything we've seen so far in the Hatchet series.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 74% Cockneys vs Zombies (2013) Cockneys vs. Zombies doesn't offer much ingenuity in the zombie subgenre, but it's a rather enjoyable movie if you're looking for foul-mouthed, gun-toting octogenarians battling hordes of the undead with a caper twist thrown in for good measure.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 71% The Fog (1979) Carpenter has always been a master of scaring us with what we're not seeing as opposed to delivering an onslaught of carnage to assault our senses and The Fog shows that you can scare the hell out of people without showing them a lot. ‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
5/5 93% Halloween (1978) Why Halloween works is because even in its minute flaws, there's an inherent charm to the basic effectiveness and fundamental workmanship on display & it's hard to say that about many films who have tried to follow in its footsteps ever since.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016