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Mark H. Harris

Mark H. Harris
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 8% The Offering (2016) Tong manages to cobble together a nice image now and then, but most of The Offering is painfully ineffectual and makes for a tedious viewing experience.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
2/5 50% Bite (2016) Bite is rife with unfulfilled potential. Even if all you want is to be grossed out, it doesn't push the envelope far enough and lacks the originality and sense of fun that could've made it a cult favorite.‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016
C 35% Stephen King's A Good Marriage (2014) Veteran actors Allen, Lapaglia and Stephen Lang add a level of gravitas that sells the material, countering the matter-of-fact direction from Peter Askin that lends the air of a made-for-TV movie. But they can do only so much with a story this listless.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/5 54% Holidays (2016) It's a middle-of-the-road anthology but boasts great energy and a sense of humor that runs throughout, helping make even the mediocre entries watchable.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2016
3.5/5 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) Tale of Tales has the epic scope and fantastic imagination to engender a childlike fascination in all of us.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/5 90% Green Room (2016) Green Room is a gloriously grisly free-for-all, a redneck Diehard meets Straw Dogs with an old school exploitation aesthetic that sacrifices depth for demented thrills.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
1.5/5 73% Darling (2016) For all its attempts to startle, the most startling thing about Darling is how off-target this promising director's third feature film is.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/5 87% The Invitation (2016) A delightfully demented mystery.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
2.5/5 44% Pandemic (2016) Pandemic is best experienced with the tempered expectations of direct-to-video fare.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/5 77% Baskin (2016) It's a testament to the power of Baskin's imagery and atmosphere (and the solid performances), then, that the shortcomings fall by the wayside for long stretches as we absorb this freaky world in which the protagonists find themselves.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
2/5 64% Ava's Possessions (2016) It becomes increasingly serious, creating an awkward middle-of-the-road tone in which neither comedy nor horror delivers a punch.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
1/5 0% Cabin Fever (2016) Unlike many horror fans, I'm usually open to remakes, but Cabin Fever's humorless, overly reverential redo might set a new standard for pointlessness.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
5/5 91% The Witch (2016) The spooky stuff, of course, makes the journey all the sweeter, delivering what is, if not a terrifying experience, one that is at least thoroughly unnerving.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/5 50% The Pack (2016) The attractiveness of the package and the steady pace at which it doles out the action more than make up for the character shortcomings in one of the best animals-run-amok horror movies in recent memory.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
2/5 80% Southbound (2016) Frankly, it's not even in the league of recent genre anthologies like A Christmas Horror Story and Tales of Halloween.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/5 10% The Forest (2016) Sara might be the victim on screen, but viewers forced to sit through her stupidity are the real victims in The Forest.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
1.5/5 45% Intruders (2016) The film doesn't know if it wants to be an over-the-top, sensationalized shocker with cartoonishly evil villains... or a more realistic, gritty thriller with human characters, and the end result lies in a muddied, thrill-less, exasperating middle ground.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
2/5 9% Martyrs (2016) While the end result isn't as disastrous as it could've been, it's predictably a more toothless effort that dulls the edges from start to finish.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
3/5 89% Backcountry (2015) MacDonald does a nice job of building up to an emotional finale that doesn't betray his dedication to brutal realism.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2016
3.5/5 44% Body (2015) With a generic title and a unsensational storyline, Body might not be remembered as readily as some other films, but that doesn't mean it's not worthy of standing out.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
2/5 66% Krampus (2015) Krampus is a toothless film on several levels.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/5 72% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) It can be a bit disorienting and some details might be missed, but it's hard not to get wrapped up in the story of a family trying to stick together and fight off invading forces.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
1.5/5 25% Condemned (2015) [Condemned] could have the twisted appeal of Cabin Fever, but by eschewing any sort of realistic character development, it fails to build any of that film's delicious tension and paranoia, leaving it with gore and goo and little else.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
1.5/5 15% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension plays as dumb as the title sounds.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
4/5 90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) Bone Tomahawk is a perfect blend of Western and horror, the casual, homespun nature of the former punctuated by the shocking violence of the latter.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
3.5/5 77% Tales of Halloween (2015) The pacing is fast and to the point, and even when the plots feel familiar, the short films manage to either pull the rug out from underneath us or just simply execute the stories with such a high level of skill, we don't mind the familiarity.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/5 71% The Final Girls (2015) The cast is littered with recognizable faces who deliver marvelous comedic performances that help ensure The Final Girls is much more of a comedy than a horror movie.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015
4/5 87% Deathgasm (2015) With its localized demonic outbreak, Deathgasm plays a bit like Demons or Evil Dead, but with the energetic, lighthearted appeal (and splattery gore) of Dead Alive and the clueless fanboy heroism of Wayne's World or even Beavis and Butthead.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
4/5 78% A Christmas Horror Story (2015) Perfect viewing for either Christmas or Halloween, A Christmas Horror Story is easily one of the best Christmas-themed horror movies in recent memory, ranking up there with foreign fare Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale and Saint Nick.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
4.5/5 97% It Follows (2015) A good old-fashioned spooky tale that forces us to confront the inevitability of death and asks what we would do if we could see it coming.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
2.5/5 10% Pay the Ghost (2015) It's standard supernatural horror stuff.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
1.5/5 36% The Green Inferno (2015) The Green Inferno successfully captures the essence of the Italian cannibal shock-fests of yesteryear -- that essence being exploitative, amateurish and numbingly one-dimensional.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
1.5/5 33% Some Kind of Hate (2015) An off-putting, predictable drag.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2015
2/5 13% Sinister 2 (2015) Sinister 2 plays like a sputtering, unnecessary fourth act that lacks the tension and sense of dread of the original.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
2.5/5 21% Amnesiac (2015) The journey in Amnesic is still too pedestrian to be memorable.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
3.5/5 92% The Gift (2015) The biggest strength of The Gift, however, might be the keenly observant characterizations.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
19% The Vatican Tapes (2015) It feels like a fraction of a good movie.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
3.5/5 20% Extinction (2015) he thrills are basically relegated to the beginning and the end of the film, but in between, the story manages to craft genuine drama and emotional ties.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
3.5/5 85% Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015) While it might not work as the scare-a-minute spookfest you think you're watching early on, it redeems itself as a grim, dramatic, emotionally charged tale.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
3/5 67% The Boy (2015) It succeeds in conveying the dark edge of an effective thriller, but it lacks the human sentiment -- the poignancy, the devastation -- that would've made it soar above less heady genre fare.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
2/5 25% Hellions (2015) McDonald does manage to craft a few striking visuals that take advantage of holiday elements like pumpkin patches and costumes, but other shots border on cheesy and overblown.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
4/5 66% The Visit (2015) The Visit not only marks Shyamalan's return to form, but it's also one of the best found footage horror movies of all time.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
3/5 75% Pod (2015) [A] tense, paranoid tale combining cabin-in-the-woods horror, sci fi creature feature and conspiracy theory thriller.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
4/5 95% We Are Still Here (2015) It's a captivating and remarkably assured achievement for first-time director Ted Geoghegan.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
2.5/5 17% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) The CGI effects are sensational, teaming with the beautiful, landscape-rich cinematography to create some stunning imagery. It's a shame it feels underutilized with this script full of war clichés and unsympathetic characters.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
B- 70% Girl House (2015) It's a welcome throwback to slashers of yore, with a premise reminiscent of the Sorority House/Slumber Party Massacre films.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2015
15% The Loft (2015) Despite a strong, recognizable cast, The Loft comes off a sterile, second-rate thriller more suited for the direct-to-video route.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 74% Oculus (2014) In a market increasingly saturated with ghost flicks, Oculus' cursed mirror setup seems to have the makings of a film that can stand out from the pack.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
1.5/5 86% Willow Creek (2014) Bobcat Goldthwait has proven himself to be such an outside-the-box visionary, it's unfathomable that his fertile mind could produce something as pedestrian as Willow Creek.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
4.5/5 98% The Babadook (2014) The Babadook is a stunning feature film debut for writer-director Jennifer Kent, who lends humanity to the genre without sacrificing the creep factor.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2015