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Michael Scrutchin

Michael Scrutchin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B No Score Yet Dead and Rotting (2002) A gleefully wicked black comedy. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
D+ No Score Yet Hell Asylum (2002) The gore flows like wine, showering us with a nice supply of spilled innards, but the violence has very little impact. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
C+ No Score Yet There's many lengthy lesbian sex scenes peppering the lowbrow comedy antics. I shamefully admit I laughed more than I thought I would. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
D No Score Yet Mummy Raider (2002) For those of you looking for your softcore lesbian porn fix, I'd suggest looking elsewhere. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
B+ No Score Yet Townies (1997) It never looks down its characters -- however weird they may be -- and instead views them with a kind of curious affection. I think John Waters would be proud. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
B No Score Yet Evilmaker (2000) A surprisingly accomplished and creepy ghost story with enough twists to keep you guessing until the final frame. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
C+ 40% The Tunnel (2001) It's like a weird dream -- the kind you just have to tell your best friend about after waking up, but then can't seem to remember much about an hour later. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
C 58% Fade to Black (2004) A darkly comic thriller with a good script and some kick-ass dialogue, but it's hampered by its budgetary limitations. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
B No Score Yet The After School Special (2000) A low-budget teen comedy that has cult classic written all over it. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
C+ No Score Yet Blood for the Muse (2000) Many of the actors in bit roles are pretty bad and render moments of an otherwise somber horror film laughable. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
A- No Score Yet Scrapbook (1999) Scrapbook is often as brilliant as it is brutal. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2002
B No Score Yet Track 16 (2001) A highly enjoyable, intriguing thriller. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted May 23, 2002
B No Score Yet Drainiac (2000) Writer-director Brett Piper crafts a genuinely creepy mood that has faint echoes of the original Evil Dead. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted May 22, 2002
C- No Score Yet Alien Agenda: Under the Skin (1997) This one has charm in a Mystery Science Theater kinda way, but it's not enough to let me recommend it. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted May 22, 2002
B- No Score Yet Addicted to Murder (1995) Addicted to Murder has an uneasy, nightmarish quality that never lets up. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted May 20, 2002
A- No Score Yet Hardcore Poisoned Eyes (2000) May be the scariest film since The Blair Witch Project. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted May 2, 2002
B- 19% Jason X (2002) Jason X is the kind of mindlessly fun action-horror romp that Resident Evil could have been if it hadn't taken itself so seriously. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 29, 2002
D- No Score Yet Third Society (2002) There are a few moments of laugh-out-loud bad movie hilarity that almost make it worth it. Almost. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 26, 2002
B No Score Yet Evil Laugh (1987) As far as cheesy '80s horror movies go, Evil Laugh is one of the long-forgotten gems. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 25, 2002
B 41% Big Bad Love (2001) It doesn't seem like it's following a fixed path to the finish. Unlike so many movies, it feels alive. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 5, 2002
B- 76% Panic Room (2002) A sly game of cat and mouse that's intense and thrilling at times, but occasionally stretches believability to its limits and relies on predictable plot contrivances. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Mar 29, 2002
A 100% Rashômon (1951) Though I'd been meaning to see it for years, watching the Criterion Collection DVD was my first time. I'm almost at a loss for words. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Mar 28, 2002
C- 34% Resident Evil (2002) A loud, annoying, and gloriously dumb action-horror movie that might have been a good popcorn flick if it were more fun. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Mar 24, 2002
C No Score Yet Scary Tales (2001) Admirable attempt at making a good old-fashioned comedic horror anthology, even if the results feel distinctly run-of-the-mill and lacking punch. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Mar 13, 2002
C+ No Score Yet Witchouse 3: Demon Fire (2001) Well-made forgettable fun and not much more. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 20, 2002
B- No Score Yet Cremains (2001) A few missteps can't obscure the film's thick atmosphere, which just drips of dread and unease. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 14, 2002
B+ No Score Yet Addicted to Murder 2: Tainted Blood (1998) A dark, clever, and amusing horror film that actually breathes some fresh life into the vampire subgenre. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 12, 2002
B+ 53% Storytelling (2002) This is a movie that one will grow to appreciate more with subsequent viewings -- or that one will grow to hate more passionately, as the case may be. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 8, 2002
A- 96% Peeping Tom (1960) A memorable performance by Carl Boehm as one of the most pitiful and sympathetic psycho-killers you'll ever meet in the movies. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 3, 2002
B+ No Score Yet American Nightmare (1983) One of the best American slasher films since Scream. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 31, 2002
B- No Score Yet The Night Heaven Fell (1958) A shameless melodrama that takes itself way too seriously. But that's precisely why it's so engaging. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 21, 2002
B- 80% Plucking the Daisy (En effeuillant la marguerite) (1957) This screwball romantic comedy is as good an introduction to the charms of Brigitte Bardot as I could have asked for. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 16, 2002
A- 89% Ginger Snaps (2001) Really cares about its characters and isn't afraid to tell a story that has real emotional resonance -- along with a wicked sense of humor and a few gallons of blood. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 15, 2002
D No Score Yet The Double-D Avenger (2001) It's a bad movie and it's supposed to be, but it never reaches the point where it becomes so bad that it's good. It's just bad. Period. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 2, 2002
B+ 73% Fat Girl (2001) Fat Girl has the disturbing ring of real life, with all of its staggering cruelty, and it remains haunting long after it's over. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 1, 2002
A+ 97% Notorious (1946) I don't think I'd be exaggerating to say that it's as thrilling and suspenseful a romance as you're likely to see. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 3, 2001
A- 89% Amélie (2001) Probably the most easily enjoyable movie of the year. It's a ragtag blend of surreal images and good-natured, quirky charm that's both visually and emotionally intoxicating. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 3, 2001
A- 98% The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988) Genuinely chilling. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Nov 2, 2001
A 88% American Beauty (1999) A haunting, hilarious, and heartfelt masterpiece. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 30, 2001
A No Score Yet Hall of Mirrors (2001) A gripping and suspenseful modern-day film noir. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 30, 2001
A+ 82% Mulholland Drive (2001) May be the best film David Lynch has ever made... It's more potent and mesmerizing than any film in recent memory. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 29, 2001
B No Score Yet Strawberry Estates (2001) Despite being released on the heals of 1999's Blair Witch Project, it holds its own and provides a similarly chilling (if less effective) experience. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
B- No Score Yet Hell's Belles (1997) An enjoyable and often creative excursion for fans of cheesy B-movies. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
B- No Score Yet The Dead Hate the Living (2000) Chock full of in-jokes and horror movie references (kinda like a low-budget zombie version of Scream, but not as clever). ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
C+ No Score Yet The Boneyard (1991) It turns into a gooey monster fest about halfway through and the creepy atmosphere it established in the beginning is lost, making way for that hilarious mutant poodle. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
C No Score Yet Alien Agenda: Endangered Species (1997) Just wait till you see the computer-generated flying saucers. Ed Wood would have been proud. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
B- No Score Yet Zombie Bloodbath 2: Rage of the Undead (1994) A fast-paced and extremely sickening shot-on-video gorefest. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
C- 33% Leprechaun in the Hood (2000) Most of the acting is pretty poor, but Ice-T seems to be aware that this is nothing more than a lame B-movie and he has fun with it. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
B- No Score Yet Alien Agenda, The - Out of the Darkness (1996) Worth a look for low-budget sci-fi and horror junkies. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001
B- No Score Yet Witchouse 2: Blood Coven (Witchouse II: Blood Coven) (1999) Although there's much to like about Witchouse 2, it's not all that scary. ‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 24, 2001