Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 33% Intrusion (2021) 'Intrusion' is a forgettably derivative home invasion thriller that, to quote a famous Springfield resident, will make you feel nothin' at all. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2021
3/5 41% Kate (2021) The administration of a fatality countdown pegs an inherent intensity as every second matters-but I can't say Cedric Nicolas-Troyan makes them all count. - The Gist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
3.5/5 82% Nightbooks (2021) 'Nightbooks' is a warm and wicked entry point for younger horror fans, with a few treats thrown in for older audiences who've seen everything from 'The Lost Boys' To Peter Jackson's goriest flicks. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
3.5/5 77% Malignant (2021) Malignant isn't James Wan at his most refined or sharpened, but it's unapologetically the horror maestro at his zaniest, highest-reaching, and most absurdly enjoyable. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2021
3.5/5 100% Junk Head (2017) Expect a blend of everything from CHAPPIE to SILENT HILL to energetic anime as Takahide Hori pours his soul, creativity, and funds into this heartwarmingly steampunkish tale of an amnesiac robot who can and will. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2021
3.5/5 93% Martyrs Lane (2021) 'Martyrs Lane' is a delicate, docile horror story that uses its childhood charms as a means of retelling familiar thematic beats that never lag nor feel repetitious. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
3/5 85% Superhost (2021) 'Superhost' welcomes horror into the sweetest of homes through a remarkably maniacal performance by Gracie Gillam that is a killer marquee attraction. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
2.5/5 62% Mosquito State (2021) 'Mosquito State' is a collision of gorgeous insectoid cinematography and enrapturous storytelling that loses itself in the symbolism of its titular buzzers. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2021
1.5/5 20% Behemoth (2021) 'Behemoth' might sport some slick visual effects but that doesn't excuse forgettable performances and an eco-horror production that detrimentally becomes nothing more than a one-note VFX showcase. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
4/5 84% Candyman (2021) 'Candyman' is a powerful reinvention of the original and a reclamation of themes that DaCosta commands as her own. - The Gist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
3/5 100% Hellbender (2021) 'Hellbender' is a punk-rock tale of adolescence with an occult witchcraft bend that's best in its quietest threats, as generational pangs are both satanically sweet and bloody dangerous. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2021
3.5/5 95% The Sadness (2021) Prepare yourself for seething mania in this violent, vile outbreak take on "THE CRAZIES meets THE PURGE" (and then some). - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2021
3.5/5 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) 'Shang Chi' starts out strong with some majestic martial artistry which does fade later on, but it's always visually engaging as Cretton builds an extension of the MCU that feels successfully standalone. - The Gist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2021
3/5 36% Gutterbee (2021) 'American Sausage Standoff' holds America accountable as an outsider faces prejudice against artisanal sausage ideals, marrying zanier humor and indictment like grain mustard and smokey brats. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2021
2/5 15% Demonic (2021) 'Demonic' struggles to be anything more than its sci-fi "volumetric capture technology," as the actual terror outside digital realms is virtually non-existent. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2021
3.5/5 86% The Night House (2021) 'The Night House' is a tempered approach to horror that's never reliant on jump scares and yet remains so enthrallingly devastating as Rebecca Hall navigates the murkiest depths of mental health as a horror metaphor. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
3.5/5 100% Bull (2021) 'Bull' becomes a breakneck warpath that isn't much more than another addition to the pantheon of risen warriors fighting back-execution is just a swipe, stab, and dismemberment above. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
3/5 83% The Last Matinee (Red Screening) (2021) 'The Last Matinee' replicates a graphic slasher movie in the theater you'd normally watch such violence on screen, never as more than a gory throwback to spaghetti-sloppy Italian horror. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
3/5 43% Don't Breathe 2 (2021) DON'T BREATHE 2 is a pulse-pounder and a jawbreaker in terms of its heated action scenes-but does struggle at times to meet the narrative challenge of continuing a killer's story this way. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2021
2.5/5 77% Teddy (2020) 'Teddy' is a defanged werewolf tale that tries to combine coming-of-age angst with quirky comedy and a horror story in there somewhere, none of which shine particularly bright. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
4/5 80% Free Guy (2021) It truly is 'The Lego Movie' for gamers, but don't fret; delightful themes ring true whether you're a button masher or not. - The Gist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
3.5/5 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) 'Jungle Cruise' is a delightful adventure that flies by thanks to oodles of charm up-and-down the cast-in Jaume Collet-Serra we forever trust, like we should. - The Gist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
2/5 15% Masquerade (2021) 'Masquerade' is as paint-by-numbers a criminal caper you'll witness this year, lacking the ability to take big swings and execution to sell simplicity. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
3/5 97% The Boy Behind the Door (2020) 'The Boy Behind the Door' is simple and efficient storytelling that understands how to sustain tension with nothing more than a few characters in an extremely traumatizing scenario. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
3/5 88% The Green Knight (2021) 'The Green Knight' oozes Arthurian style on a more intimate, visually hypnotic level akin to A24's slow-and-stunning signatures, and while it undoubtedly feels its length, does showcase David Lowery's keen directorial eye with the right spotlight. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
2/5 37% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) The biggest problem of 'Snake Eyes' is an action film that stacks its cast with martial arts talent and then opts for the ugliest shaky-cam cinematography-a tragic disservice to most involved. - The Gist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
2.5/5 50% Old (2021) 'Old' tries a high-concept approach at fearing life's fragility but strands itself without a life vest thanks to lackluster performances and a vision that's enamored with its themes but forgets execution matters more. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
2.5/5 77% Kandisha (2020) 'Kandisha' blends religious demonism with modern womanly horrors and comes up with something that's a rather rudimentary take on stalk-and-kill terrorization. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2021
3.5/5 89% Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) Leigh Janiak unites the 'Fear Street' trilogy with a thoughtful conclusion, blending together different influential horror eras that play nicely together-tonal shifts are fluid. - The Gist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
2.5/5 47% Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) 'Escape Room: Tournament Of Champions' architects another extravagant game from a production standpoint but fails the original's cliffhanger ending with its distractingly narrow minded continuation. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
2/5 42% Great White (2021) 'Great White' takes all the staples of shark cinema and does nothing with them, especially when it comes to its rather unsightly titular beast. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2021
1.5/5 48% The Call (2020) 'The Call' falls short in just about every conceivable aspect, wasting talents like Lin Shaye and Tobin Bell on a supremely unfrightful eyesore. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
2.5/5 50% A Classic Horror Story (2021) 'A Classic Horror Story' is as graceful as the gymnast in 'Final Destination 5' when it comes time to stick its convoluted, detrimentally overlong finale. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
3.5/5 80% Blood Red Sky (2021) 'Blood Red Sky' is a transatlantic terror that blends action, excitement, and unexpected sweetness into what sounds like any Saturday night SYFY headliner but is so much more. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
3.5/5 76% Son (2021) 'Son' is a horror story from a mother's perspective that intensifies engagement as what we perceive to be the film's reality becomes an ensnaring and divisive question mark. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
3/5 88% Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Fear Street Part 2: 1978 fails to blend its Friday the 13th love into an original adaptation with the same balance or invigoration as 1994's embracing of Scream, but I'm still invested in the Shadyside universe. - The Gist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
4/5 83% Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) Its cinematic DNA might reflect everything from SCREAM to IT FOLLOWS, but staying indebted to R. L. Stine's imagination leaves that fresh new-flick smell. - The Gist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
3/5 49% The Forever Purge (2021) 'The Forever Purge' is more action than horror and it's proficient enough at both, but the gunslinger aesthetic looks good on the franchise as it succinctly rails against the last four years with a vengeance. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021
3/5 88% Till Death (2021) 'Till Death' isn't a seamless utilization of its handcuffed restrictions, but Megan Fox shoulders an immense performative weight to sell the heck out of this implausibly engaging chiller. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
3/5 80% Too Late (2021) 'Too Late' might get heckled for its lack of horrors, but tells a poignant story from a woman's perspective in an industry where she's surrounded by monsters. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
3/5 87% Vicious Fun (2020) If you're into the twisted playfulness of Vicious Fun, you'll holler and howl as the 80s fight (and bite) back with a vengeance. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
2.5/5 70% An Unquiet Grave (2020) 'An Unquiet Grave' blends the consequences of grief-driven actions into a sullen ghost story riff that is, unfortunately, a little too quiet for its own good. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
2/5 98% My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2021) 'My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To' requires immense patience and won't be everyone's speed given how the film's empathy and sorrow rely on experience that feels double its length. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
3/5 92% Ultrasound (2021) 'Ultrasound' pushes narrative boundaries but can be a bit careless with its simultaneous plot diversions, if only to somehow still stoke the fires of healthy sci-fi intrigue. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
3.5/5 56% We Need to Do Something (2021) 'We Need To Do Something' starts slowly if only to amplify the madness that unleashes once nothing appears to be what it seems. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
3/5 85% Werewolves Within (2021) 'Werewolves Within' is more about the murders than it is deception and tongue-lashings, which is a bit of a disappointment as the mystery subsides-but never an outright failure. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
3/5 59% F9 (2021) 'F9' punches into gear when it matters most-staying away from the script's sentimental seriousness that doesn't boast half the charisma of signature turbo-tremendous action insanity. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
2.5/5 83% Untitled Horror Movie (2021) 'Untitled Horror Movie' is best suited for horror fans who haven't tired of the kind of screenlife antics the film leans into. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
2.5/5 83% Caveat (2020) 'Caveat' is a confident debut but won't be everyone's speed, given how unknowns and sluggish pacing become the film's ultimate signatures. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
2/5 75% Spare Parts (2020) 'Spare Parts' is a middling grindhouse inspiration that forgoes crucial development in place of rocker-girl action thrills, but even those highs are few and far between. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021