Joey Keogh

Joey Keogh
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
59% The Wave (2020) How much you enjoy The Wave will depend on your tolerance for smash cuts, wild detours, and the dismantling of previously established rules of time travel. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
25% Madness in the Method (2019) Messy, tonally inconsistent, offensive, and ultimately pointles - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
67% Red Letter Day (2019) The familial dynamic... is so strong that many of the story's obvious faults can be forgiven just by virtue of the fact we enjoy watching these people fight for their lives. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
83% Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made (2019) Antrum is pure folk horror eeriness, right down to the brilliantly off kilter score, and has the potential to be a major cult hit, given its ingenious hook. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
No Score Yet Automation (2019) For all its allusions to Robocop, Automation is its own beast; funny, scrappy, and loaded with tons of heart. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
40% Black Christmas (2019) A darkly satisfying festive surprise. ...A rallying cry for all of us to be fighters, to stop just accepting that this is how things are, and to take control of our destiny. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
64% She's Missing (2019) More mood piece than cohesive story, it's impressive chiefly in how McGuinness mirrors the desolate bleakness of the protagonists' lives with the parched cinematography of their surrounding landscape. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
7/10 30% Trick (2019) The film is a bit all over the place at times, but it's also quite charming. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
8/10 100% Spiral (2019) Comparisons to Get Out notwithstanding, this is one of the most powerful, socially conscious, and memorable horror movies of the year. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
No Score Yet Ham on Rye (2019) Ham on Rye floats meaninglessly from one scene to the next with no real sense of urgency or anything resembling a plot to force it along. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
2/10 No Score Yet Gothic Harvest (2018) Gothic Harvest is like a rejected concept for an Avenged Sevenfold video. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
7/10 50% Deadcon (2019) Although Deadcon is light on violence and gore, the movie maintains a strong atmosphere of unease throughout. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Witches in the Woods (2019) It's a well-told story of betrayal, survival, and personal responsibility with a darkly historical twist that's cleverly unraveled in a single, snowy setting. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
6.5/10 59% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) Insidious 3 mostly works quite well. It easily outdoes the dire second installment, ramping up the tension from the outset and refusing to let go. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
9/10 89% Bliss (2019) An utterly involving, frightening, and totally thrilling deep-dive into the dark underbelly of Los Angeles via a fierce female lead, Bliss is one of the most fascinating and essential horror movies of the year. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
67% Life (2017) Life's true, B-movie genius, lies in its ability to consistently put its ostensibly super-smart group of scientists and engineers in real, considerable danger. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
8/10 61% Trespassers (2019) [Trespassers] maintains an impressively tense, eerie atmosphere throughout... It plays with our expectations, surprising us with each shocking new development. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
8/10 79% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) One of the most gorgeous and compelling horror movies of the year. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet 3rd Night (2017) [F]or the most part 3rd Night is a decent little thriller that never betrays its low budget limitations. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Truth or Dare (2017) Truth Or Dare is too safe to really commit to the darkness and instead leaves one wondering why it really needs to exist in the first place. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
8/10 68% Downrange (2017) It's ruthless, efficient, and endlessly clever. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
79% Halloween (2018) Horror fans can rest easy, while newcomers will be delighted by this nasty new modern take. A triumph. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
88% Hounds of Love (2017) [Hounds of Love's] more memorable and chilling than any of its gorier counterparts could hope to be. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
92% Thelma (2017) Thelma is the kind of brooding, emotionally-charged movie that demands your full attention at all times. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
90% Veronica (Verónica) (2017) [Paco] Plaza's tale of teen possession is powerfully scary. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) The film is an endurance test at times, but it's breathtakingly shot, capturing the beauty in the grim. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
93% Revenge (2018) Revenge is not quietly revolutionary. It makes its message quite clear. Loud, brash, neon-colored and shot like a music video, the flick is unabashedly cool. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
92% Set It Up (2018) As a showcase for two actors who more than deserve their moment to shine, Set It Up is hugely satisfying. As a modern romantic comedy, it's glorious. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
100% Leave No Trace (2018) Leave No Trace finds its tension in the growing gap between father and daughter as Tom's worldview widens while Will's closes in. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
90% Bodied (2018) Bodied is a blisteringly urgent and inescapably topical meditation on race, class and identity. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
90% Female Human Animal (2018) The behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world she inhabits is fascinating but, again, all too fleeting. The thriller elements, meanwhile, are neither fleshed out enough to garner any actual fear, nor left unknown to the point of requiring further reflection. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
100% Peripheral (2018) Even when too much stuff is being thrown at the screen, it's hard not to admire Peripheral for trying. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
No Score Yet 24 Weeks (2016) 24 Weeks is not an easy watch, though it's compelling throughout. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
No Score Yet Flemish Heaven (Le ciel flamand) (2016) This could've been a cold study of a difficult life but Monsaert focuses on love instead, and on growth through hardship. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
60% New Money (2019) The film is scattershot at times and tonally inconsistent throughout, flirting with elements of a crime thriller and a goofy comedy. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
7/10 71% Gwen (2019) Gwen is all atmosphere, a chilly feeling permeating through every corner of its expertly-curated frame. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Arbor Demon (Enclosure) (2016) By the end, Enclosure has far outstayed its welcome, lumbered with a decent concept that is neither fully developed, nor has enough scare potential to properly sell it. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Mercy (2016) For the most part, Mercy is a tense, often very frightening little home invasion chiller that makes great use of a terrific cast, isolated setting and some neat twists on the sub-genre. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Downhill (2016) The body horror aspect of Downhill is strong enough on its own, but stuck in a movie that throws everything into the pot and stirs it all up just to see how it tastes, it's not hugely memorable. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
2/10 No Score Yet Broken (2016) [Broken's] a movie that doesn't work either as a grimy kitchen sink thriller or a gut-wrenching, realistic drama. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
3/10 No Score Yet Ibiza Undead (2016) It isn't particularly funny and the horror elements aren't strong enough to justify it as a real zombie movie. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
9/10 82% Beyond the Gates (2016) Beyond The Gates is colourful and lively but it's packed with great spooks, especially when the very literal gates appear down in the basement. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
2/10 74% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) There's nothing realistic about these scenes, nothing new or potentially boundary-pushing. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/10 64% My Father, Die (2017) Unfortunately, there's not much of a story here outside of the ill-advised revenge plot we've seen a million times over. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
2/10 No Score Yet Blood Feast (2017) Blood Feast 2016 has no reason to exist beyond the source material. And even then, it's a stretch. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
8/10 100% Found Footage 3D (2016) Found Footage 3D is just a terrifically funny, brilliantly meta horror-comedy that manages to somehow hit all the beats of a great found footage movie, too. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
6/10 38% Morgan (2016) With a cast this good, it'd be near impossible for Morgan to be anything less than gripping. And it is, for the most part, establishing its central mystery, and odd tone, right off the bat. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
7/10 88% Let Her Out (2017) [Let Her Out's] an intoxicating, gory and hugely involving exercise in body horror and female empowerment that could reasonably stand alongside the likes of Carrie. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
8/10 47% 31 (2016) [T]his is relentlessly entertaining, brilliantly bloody, carnie carnage with a career-defining performance from Richard Brake at its heart. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Night of Something Strange (2016) [T]hey don't really make 'em like this anymore, which is one of the many reasons Night Of Something Strange is so special. It's queasily, disgustingly brilliant, yet another argument for practical over CGI and it's funny as all hell. - Wicked Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019