Jonathan DeHaan

Jonathan DeHaan
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Jonathan is the Co-Host and Co-Creator of Nightmare on Film Street. His favorite horror movies are Evil Dead 2, Videodrome, and The Blair Witch Project.
Publications: Nightmare on Film Street

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 100% The Djinn (2021) A great example of how indie filmmaking can utilize its shortcomings to make compelling, suspenseful stories with well-thought-out characters and a damn good monster. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2021
9/10 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Godzilla vs. Kong is blockbuster filmmaking at its finest and proof that these characters are going nowhere. It's Kong and Zilla's world, we're just living in it. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
6/10 91% Here Before (2021) Here Before features another stellar performance from Riseborough who gracefully conducts the film's mystery and musings on the consuming nature of grief. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
10/10 96% Alien on Stage (2020) Alien On Stage is the perfect pick-me-up, the quintessential reach-for-your-dreams reminder, and the ultimate document of outsider art. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
7/10 83% Gaia (2021) Even though Gaia may be a little frustrating to think about, it is always a delight to feast your eyes on its topsy-turvy visual language. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2021
7/10 72% Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) Broadcast Signal Intrusion never dives into the deep end of the psychological pool enough for me but not enough good can be said about the titular broadcast signal intrusions and their hallucinatory cousins. They are never not nightmarish - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2021
9.5/10 61% Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break (2021) The underdog story to end all underdog stories, Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break is a shot of courage and a comforting mug of warm milk served on a tray with the heads of your enemies as a garnish. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2021
8/10 84% Jakob's Wife (2021) Come for the brilliantly heartfelt midlife crisis, stay for vampires tearing people open like pressurized cans of human ravioli. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
8/10 90% Keep an Eye Out (Au Poste!) (2018) Wonderfully weird, and endless eye-popping, Keep An Eye Out is a late-night cup of coffee spiked with mild hallucinogens. Dupieux's films are undeniably unique, frequently brilliant, but always unmistakably his own. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
8.5/10 88% Sputnik (2020) Sputnik is a chilling cold war era sci-fi horror hiding its heart in a pile of guts. It's an absolute must-see for space race nerds and pure nightmare fuel for space horror fans. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
6/10 93% Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business (2020) There's no denying that Clapboard Jungle should be watched by every kid with a camera dreaming of becoming a director, but I wish McConnell had partnered with a documentarian to shape his footage into something a little more focused. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
9/10 87% Survival Skills (2020) Quinn Armstrong perfectly recreates the feeling of an over-produced (half-baked) instructional video that thinks the world's complicated problems are as simple as programming a Toshiba VCR - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
7/10 50% The Pale Door (2020) I want to live a world with more western horror movies and I want them all to be as fun and freaky as The Pale Door. Yee-haw! - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
8/10 86% Special Actors (2019) By no means does Special Actors reach the heights of One Cut of The Dead but it's a damn charming and endlessly entertaining send-up of con movies and heist hijinks. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
6/10 78% 12 Hour Shift (2020) A little too uneven to be a laugh-out-loud riot or a raw-emotioned tale of slapstick survival, 12 Hour Shift is a 20 cc shot of absurdity, but one that didn't quite hit the main vein. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
6/10 77% The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) If the screenplay, the performances, and the direction of a film are the ingredients of a spell meant to bewitch the audience, The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw could have used double the toil and trouble to make that cauldron really burn and bubble. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
7/10 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) In keeping with the quantum spirit of the film, Bill & Ted Face The Music is at one time both most excellent and most heinous. How you react to this painfully cheerful story all depends on what version of yourself you are when you press play. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
6/10 78% For the Sake of Vicious (2021) There is a repetition to the attacks in For The Sake of Vicious that worn me down a little bit but the movie really makes up for it with some A+ practical effects.d - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
6/10 92% The Stylist (2020) The Stylist has a great opening and one of the best finales of any serial killer film of the last decade but it is asking a lot to have two tentpole scenes support an entire feature. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
8/10 100% The Boy Behind the Door (2020) Movies as tense as The Boy Behind The Door are perfect for that dark movie theatre experience but let it be known that this movie is just as nerve-racking and stressful on your living room sofa as Don't Breathe was at your local multiplex. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
10/10 93% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Delivering some of the most inventive sequences of the year (sorry, Tenet), Possessor is a visceral, soul-shattering experience unlike anything you've ever seen before - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
7/10 90% Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020) Vampires Vs. The Bronx is a perfect low-stakes horror that pokes fun at the extinction so many communities are facing right now in major cities, but it's also just a super fun vampire flick. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
7\10 91% Bloody Hell (2020) Bloody Hell is a lot of fun. The characters are fun, the dialogue between Rex and his Ego is fun, even the camerawork is fun. If you don't like fun, I wouldn't recommend it. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
9/10 94% Frank & Zed (2020) Frank & Zed is absolute madness, and I loved every minute of it. It's the perfect movie for anyone who complains that happy endings are boring because they don't have enough entrails. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
6/10 72% Honeydew (2021) There is a foreboding sense of unease oozing from Honeydew in its strongest moments. It's firing on all cylinders in those more anxiety-amped sequences but the climax reveals a different film that feels in-line with more by-the-books rural horror. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
8/10 45% Malasaña 32 (2020) Sure, there are some questionable choices made in it's chaotic finale but 32 Malasana Street has some of the best-built scares of 2020! - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
6/10 70% Kindred (2020) Despite its tendency to tiptoe around some of the truly dark elements of the story, Kindred is an unsettling slow-burn featuring two powerhouse performances from Tamara Lawrance and Fiona Shaw. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
6/10 67% Lingering (2020) Lingering doesn't break the ghost story mold but it does have some appropriately freaky frights. Although you never learn enough about these people to truly fear them or feel for them, it still manages to craft a ghostly tale about our refusal to let go. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
77/100 89% Sator (2019) The film is a nightmare that lures you deeper and deeper into its dark recesses. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
6.5/10 84% We're All Going to the World's Fair (2021) We're All Going To The World's Fair is at its most haunting in its quietest, most stripped-down moments. It's kind of The Blair Witch Project for the creepypasta crowd. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
8/10 57% Mother Schmuckers (2021) Mother Schmuckers is a psychotic cartoon come to life. There are things in this movie you cannot unsee but the flip side of that coin is that there are things in this movie that you cannot see anywhere else. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
8/10 86% Coming Home in the Dark (2021) Unbearably tense, brutally nerve-racking, and worth every flutter of your fight or flight response. Ashcroft manipulates the narrative focus of this tense tale to paint a larger picture about the destructive nature of trauma. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
6/10 76% Eight for Silver (2021) Eight For Silver's werewolf curse is unparalleled in the subgenre but falls short is in how it utilizes that curse to build effective scares. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
9/10 68% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) Any documentary about simulation theory is bound to spark discussion but there is genuine, heartbreaking tragedy on the dark side of the digital rainbow and A Glitch In The Matrix is not afraid to take you there. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
7/10 75% In The Earth (2021) There is definitely a goldilocks zone of hallucinogenic drug-taking for a movie like In The Earth because zero is clearly not enough for this stripped-down, synth-wave folk horror. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
6/10 81% Knocking (2021) Knocking the slowest of slow burns, calmly talking you from peace to paranoia. It's an eerie and unsettling tale of mental illness that takes the viewer deep inside the mind of an unstable narrator but one that I found incredibly frustrating. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
7.5/10 87% Censor (2021) A psychological swan dive into insanity, bathed in the neon glow of analog era horror. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
8/10 94% Hunter Hunter (2020) Hunter Hunter is a twisted journey into the darkest parts of the forest where only the most bloodthirsty animals survive with the most effective, macabre, gut-punch ending of 2020. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
6.5/10 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) When Shadow in The Clouds drops everything it holds precious to roll up its sleeves and fight, it's firing on all cylinders. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
5/10 44% Run Hide Fight (2020) If the opportunity arises for you to see Run Hide Fight without subscribing to The Daily Wire (which, unfortunately, is the only place the film is currently available), I'd encourage you to check it out. - Nightmare on Film Street EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021