Melissa Hannon

Melissa Hannon
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I am the owner and editor-in-chief of Horror Geek Life (HorrorGeekLife.com). Prior to starting my online publication in May 2016, I covered news, reviews, and interviews for Pophorror.com, ScaredStiffReviews.com, and CrypticRock.com. I was named Member of the Month in 2016 for Eli Roth's Crypt TV and served as an official film judge for the 2017 and 2018 Women in Horror Film Festival. For Horror Geek Life, I have covered SXSW Film and the Dallas International Film Fest as press since 2016, as well as several other film fests, providing film reviews and interviews.
Publications: Horror Geek Life

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.6 60% Satanic Panic (2019) With gruesomely impressive FX and fun dark humor, Satanic Panic offers plenty of gory, devilish fun. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
3.8 63% It Chapter Two (2019) The performances were solid and the humor was spot-on. However, we needed more effective horror to tip that scale. Despite its flaws, fans were given an emotionally-satisfying conclusion for our beloved Losers' Club. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
4.5 68% 68 Kill (2017) '68 Kill' is a gritty, insane, violent, and twisted ride that doesn't let up until it's over. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
5 93% Most Beautiful Island (2017) Ana Asensio's 'Most Beautiful Island' is a powerful and relevant film with strong acting and beautiful cinematography. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 78% Freehold (Two Pigeons) (2017) 'Two Pigeons' features a stellar cast, solid acting. and a wickedly disturbing tale of revenge. It blends dark humor and drama well. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 85% The Transfiguration (2017) 'The Transfiguration' is a powerful film that explores dangerous obsessions with horror. The performances were brilliant and the atmosphere remained tense from start to finish. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 68% The Cured (2018) 'The Cured' is thought-provoking, well-executed and brings something new and refreshing to the zombie sub-genre. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3.5 61% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) 'Unfriended: Dark Web' is a fun watch, even for those who didn't quite enjoy the first film. The story gets away from the supernatural, and the acting was much more solid across the board. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
5 89% Hereditary (2018) 'Hereditary' features fantastic performances, with Toni Collette giving her all. The film is absolute nightmare fuel and will make your heart pound almost the whole way through. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) 'A Quiet Place' proves that PG-13 horror can be scary. A solid cast, strong family dynamics, and sheer terror makes the film a hit for the genre. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 97% Science Fair (2018) 'Science Fair' is an outstanding documentary featuring brilliantly entertaining teenagers from around the world. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 89% Prospect (2018) 'Prospect' is a visually stunning film and may be one of the best lower budget sci-fi films we've seen in years. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3.5 70% Summer of '84 (2018) Despite the film's character flaws, a twisted ending that viewers won't see coming helps elevate it. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 No Score Yet Sick for Toys (2018) 'Sick For Toys' is a fantastic Christmas horror thriller, and a fresh take on the "family is everything" storyline. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
5 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' reminds viewers of the good that is in this world, even in the most challenging of times. The documentary is a wonderful tribute to Mister Rogers and should be watched by fans young and old. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4 74% Monster Party (2018) 'Monster Party' features a great cast with some familiar faces, and has a nice blend of gruesome action and twisted story. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3.5 38% Tone-Deaf (2019) Despite some flaws, the witty script and solid performances still makes Tone-Deaf an entertaining watch. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 100% Stuffed (2019) 'Stuffed' did well at presenting the subject in a respectful and artistic way, and featured interesting and inspiring taxidermists. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
5 83% Little Monsters (2019) 'Little Monsters' is a fantastic black comedy featuring perfect performances and a lot of laughs...and zombies. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) 'Annabelle Comes Home' is one of the strongest and most action-packed films in the Conjuring Universe. The film doesn't go light on the horror and never struggles to keep up the momentum. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 64% Child's Play (2019) 'Child's Play' is entertaining and solid enough to stand on its own, with fun kills and a great cast. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 57% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn is a satisfactory "what if" Superman origin tale with top-notch performances and a well-balanced mix of horror and drama. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4 57% The Highwaymen (2019) The Highwaymen is a well-done period piece and stands out as an original Bonnie and Clyde themed tale. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3 64% Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Body at Brighton Rock has solid performances and directing, but loses its intensity as it becomes too reliant on jump/noise scares. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' successfully brings some of the most memorable stories we grew up with to life, in both design and storytelling. - Horror Geek Life EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019