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James Evans

James Evans
James Evans's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 46% The Beastmaster (1982) The Beastmaster is a film shot through with love for the genre.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
8/10 33% Xtro (1983) Xtro has... some great attempts at atmosphere and an emotional core to the story and if you get with the general sense of escalating weirdness you'll have a good time.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Evil of Dracula (1974) The trilogy is completed with 1974's Evil of Dracula, with a stronger European influence in its tale of breast-biting, boarding school-dwelling vampires.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Lake of Dracula (1971) If you're into Japanese horror or British and American gothic horror classics (or both) you're unlikely to be disappointed.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Yûreiyashiki no kyôfu: Chi o suu ningyô (Fear of the Ghost House: Bloodsucking Doll) (1970) It's a deft and entertaining mix of all of its influences.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
7/10 73% Breakheart Pass (1975) It's a fun film that whips by and, a few moments of brief but bloody violence aside, is one for the whole family.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
9/10 No Score Yet La morte ha sorriso all'assassino (Death Smiles on a Murderer) (1973) This is one of [Joe D'Amato's] very best films.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
5/10 58% Dark Blue (2003) It's not totally without merit (Kurt, mostly) but there's little nuance or replay-ability here.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet The Boneyard (1991) Writer-director James Cummins actually plays a pretty nifty double hand here. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet The Passion of Paul Ross (2017) Whether you consider any of this good or bad or if you find Enk's experimentation compelling or irritating is entirely subjective. It's almost redundant to offer review for work like this.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
7/10 63% The Lair of the White Worm (1988) If you're a Russell fan you should know what you're in for and, overall, it's a well-constructed, entertaining film.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches (2018) It's no salacious biography, so you're not going to find any mention of scandal or any dark side to the dream Taylor went after. It's instead more a celebration of his achievements and as such is going to be of most interest to Taylor's fans. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3/10 5% Hangman (2017) Karl, we hate to do things like this ... But really, no-one should think maybe because it's got you in it, or Pacino, or they like other films like Seven or that type of film, that this might be good, because it isn't.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (1973) It's a dreadful misfire, alternately laughable and dull and never managing to become more than a cult oddity.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Fear in the Night (Dynasty of Fear) (Honeymoon of Fear) (1972) There's some influence from the burgeoning giallo films, but here done with a drab, autumnal early '70s British approach, which is actually interesting. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
9/10 No Score Yet Witches' Hammer (Kladivo na carodejnice) (1969) It's subversive, haunting, horribly compelling stuff, and that comparison with The Devils is one Witchhammer can well withstand.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
8/10 75% The Vikings (1958) Curtis' 'hero' is an unmitigated swine who cuts a swathe of destruction through the lives of all around him. Highly recommended.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
5/10 60% The Return of Captain Invincible (1984) This film is one of those bizarre ideas that you're surprised in retrospect ever got off the drawing board. It's not especially funny, but it's hard to hate a film where a bad guy tries to kill Invincible with a machine gun hidden in a plastic fish.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
9/10 No Score Yet J.D.'s Revenge (1976) Its appeal is certainly wider than simply a Blaxploitation curio and it transcends any labels to be a great thriller, horror film and social commentary. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
8/10 91% The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) The film itself stands alongside other contemporary films as an example of how science fiction can be used to comment on the world it exists in at the same time as being a very entertaining spectacle.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet The Moose Head Over the Mantel (2017) It's a compelling, bleak film that's well made and worthy of your attention.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
4/10 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Bay assures us this is his last Transformers film but really, it doesn't matter, the damage is already done. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Cuadecuc, Vampir (1970) If you're a Franco fan or like interesting takes on how film is constructed, or how film can subtly comment on the world it exists in, then you're likely to get something out of this and for you.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet Dementia 13 (2017) If you do manage to catch this, you're not likely to be thrilled but you'll probably not hate it either. By no means is this inessential or worth seeking out, but overall, it's alright for what it is.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
9/10 100% The Public Enemy (1931) 1931's The Public Enemy is still at this stage one of the best gangster films ever made. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Ghosts Of Darkness (2016) It has a commendable ambition to simply entertain and benefits greatly from its two central performances. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet Primal Screen (2017) Even though you might not think dummies are that creepy or scary it's rather the themes that are universal and that's what works. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet Black Gunn (1972) It's not a particularly great thriller and even at 96 minutes is too long.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/10 No Score Yet Psychos (2017) It aims for the status of psychological thriller but is not deep enough in either character or motivation and certainly it doesn't thrill.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet Teenage Ghost Punk (2014) Limited, undemanding and slight certainly, but ultimately sweet and inoffensive.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/10 No Score Yet American Exorcism (2017) Unnecessary and inessential, this film is definitely, inarguably a film. Meh.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet The Demon Inside (2017) It's an odd dance of tones Moran is trying to work together here and he's to be admired for it, even if only for the bonkers nature of the concept. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl (2016) Whilst it certainly won't be to everyone's tastes, we enjoyed this twisted little meditation on loneliness reaching beyond death, and recommend you give it a try.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
6/10 33% Bethany (2017) The real problem comes from struggling to figure out who would actually enjoy this.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Bloodrunners (2017) This is filmmakers having a good time and making something eminently fit for a late Friday night's undemanding viewing, and sometimes that's all you need.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Blind Sun (2015) There's an arthouse influence that's just as heavy as any horror or thriller elements and it's this that threatens to undermine the sense of slow build panic that Ashraf experiences‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet We Go On (2016) It never quite pulls together, never quite chills as it could do, but overall is a decent film that has ambition and is an agreeable enough way to spend an hour and a half.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet The Id (2015) That this sad, grim drama remains compelling to its end is down to the work of Wyss, Peduto, Stewart, and Hutson.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet Hell Town (2016) It's pleasing that adventurous filmmakers like Balderson and Spear are producing low-budget, competent, exciting movies that are made by film fans for fans of film.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016