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Jonathan Barkan

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 87% Tumbbad (2018) Tumbbad [is] a fascinating journey into Indian horror with a timely, relevant historical twist.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/5 76% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria ... lives and breathes in a world of its own, weaving an enchanting, dizzying, and frightening spell.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/5 93% Overlord (2018) Overlord gave me exactly what I wanted. Tight, fun, vicious, and brimming with practical FX gore, you'll be hard-pressed to find a film as gleefully bloody this year.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
4.5/5 83% Halloween (2018) Halloween pays loving and respectful homage ... while making a very bold and decisive claim for its own existence. This is the real deal and it is every horror fan's dream come true.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
2/5 33% The Predator (2018) Poor story choices and strange, if not outright silly, character decisions result in an experience that will ultimately leave audiences feeling a great amount of "meh".‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4.5/5 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017) Audiences will leave this movie with a rekindled love - and appreciation - for cinema in general.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/5 90% Climax (2018) ... a dizzying, disorienting, descent into damnation.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
4/5 83% Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires (2018) It's crude, it's childish, and damn if it's not a good time!‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
.5/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) Boring, predictable, uneven, and clunky, The Darkest Minds is simply not worth the money or time.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Unfriended: Dark Web is an unrelentingly effective, albeit cruel, experience. If you've never thought to put tape over your webcam, this movie will scare you into doing so.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
80% What Keeps You Alive (2018) This film never falters in terms of engaging audiences.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
3.5/5 62% Blood Fest (2018) If you're able to look past [the] flaws, or simply accept them, Blood Fest should certainly please a great many. Played right, it could become the party horror film of the year.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
1.5/5 44% Incident In a Ghost Land (Ghostland) (2018) Unpleasant, vicious, and mean-spirited, Incident in a Ghostland ... sets horror back and gives credence to those who decry the genre as misogynistic and regressive.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
4.5/5 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2017) Issa López's Tigers Are Not Afraid will be spoken of in the same breath as The Orphanage and Pan's Labyrinth while still being able to stand on its own.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/5 42% In Darkness (2018) In Darkness may feature a fantastic performance from Natalie Dormer but the rest of the film falters in bringing anything new, or even remotely exciting, to the table.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
1.5/5 0% Dark Crimes (2018) Dark Crimes may be bolstered by Carrey's nuanced and fascinating performance but the thoroughly unpleasant film feels like it simply wants to punish viewers ...‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3.5/5 85% The Cleanse (2018) ... certainly rocky in terms of pacing and unsure how to handle all of its characters, it blends horror, comedy, romance, and emotion into an original film ...‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3/5 100% The Dark (2018) Faults aside, The Dark is still effective and emotionally charged. With enough kills to satisfy the bloodthirsty, it will certainly have an audience who love films about the undead but are craving something with a different taste.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4.5/5 78% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) (2018) The Night Eats The World is engaging, emotional, scary, and simply a masterpiece. This is the kind of movie that takes the tried and true subject of zombies and gives it a wonderful twist.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
2.5/5 63% Us and Them (2018) Us and Them is anchored by stellar performances, Roth especially, but it can't decide what it wants to be or who it wants to champion.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018) Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum is the real deal. Deeply unsettling and unrelentingly scary, it is a film that must be seen.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/5 53% Rampage (2018) ... Rampage ultimately tries to bring too much ham-fisted emotion into an overly long movie ...‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
1/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) ... here's hoping that Truth or Dare tanks and we don't have to endure a spate of horror films based on innocuous party games.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 85% Blue My Mind (2017) Blue My Mind is a coming-of-age tale that intimately enters the terrifying world of a young woman's maturation.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
3.5/5 91% Satan's Slaves (Pengabdi Setan) (2017) [This] Indonesian Occult Horror Remake Gets it Right‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 71% Wildling (2018) Wildling takes traditional the werewolf transformation mechanism and uses it as the foundation for a more immediate and relatable story ...‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
1.5/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) An overabundance of pop culture references can't save Ready Player One from its own mediocrity‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
4/5 86% Upgrade (2018) Upgrade is a pure adrenaline shot of sci-fi body horror thrills. ‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) One of the most inventive, emotional, and terrifying films I've seen ...‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3/5 83% Mohawk (2018) These kinds of stories need to be told, not only because they ensure that we do not forget our past but also for our need to recognize the complicated nature of history.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
5/5 87% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is a bold, gorgeous, and stunning melting pot of horror, sci-fi, and drama, culminating in one of the most fascinating films I've seen this decade.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
2.5/5 18% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) ... started off incredibly strong and petered out to a predictable and dull ending. Not great, not awful, it's certainly a disappointment.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
3/5 60% The Monster Project (2017) Let me put your fears to rest before we go any further... YES, there are monsters in this movie, and HELL YES do you get to see them. ‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
3/5 67% Summer of '84 (2018) If you can battle through the unnecessarily long runtime, you'll come to an ending that is darkly satisfying.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Children of the Fall (2016) Overly long, you'll get a really great slasher that is bogged down by uneven social and political commentary.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4/5 56% Bullet Head (2017) Tightly contained, surprisingly emotional, and undeniably entertaining, Bullet Head is a film that should not go unseen.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4.5/5 100% Creep 2 (2017) From impeccably timed comedy to white-knuckle, anxiety-inducing tension, Creep 2 delivers all the goods.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4.5/5 59% Jungle (2017) Some minor pacing issues aside, Jungle is, without a doubt, the most thrilling, exhilarating, and inspiring film I've seen this year.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3/5 90% Trench 11 (2017) Packed with gore and atmosphere, it suffers from pacing issues and an out-of-place score.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3.5/5 79% Tokyo Ghoul (Tôkyô gûru) (2017) A beautiful but flawed adaptation.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3/5 83% Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017) Mon Mon Mon Monsters is exciting ... but there are serious issues with pacing. ‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Junk Head (2017) Junk Head is a marvel of imagination, scope, and detail. While the story is a little thin and the ending was clearly left open for a sequel, there's a ton to love here.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4.5/5 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) Blade of the Immortal is Miike's hyper-violent self at its finest and it proves that he is just as capable now as he has ever been.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
2.5/5 87% 1922 (2017) [If] you're looking for something engaging or haunting, 1922 is about as barren as Wilfred's fallow fields.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4.5/5 90% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Zahler's latest offering is an assault on your senses that sees Vaughn in one of the best performances of the year.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Maus (2017) There is no doubt that Maus is a powerful film; but with so much going on, it ultimately takes away from the overall experience. ‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3.5/5 50% Vampire Clay (Chi o sû nendo) (2018) Vampire Clay isn't perfect, not by any stretch of the imagination, but it is one of the most gleefully absurd and visually engaging films I've seen this year!‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4.5/5 90% Gerald's Game (2017) ...a powerful, tense, inspiring Stephen King adaptation.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
2/5 67% Downrange (2017) ...the film simply suffers from poor pacing, bad editing, and a ridiculous ending that is so implausible that it's actually laughable.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4.5/5 69% mother! (2017) Whether you love it or hate it, mother! will leave you shaken and inspired...‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018