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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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2002
A- No Score Yet Scrapbook (1999) Scrapbook is often as brilliant as it is brutal.‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2002
B No Score Yet Track 16 (2001) A highly enjoyable, intriguing thriller.‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2002
C+ No Score Yet Witchouse 3: Demon Fire (2001) Well-made forgettable fun and not much more.‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2002
B+ No Score Yet American Nightmare (1983) One of the best American slasher films since Scream.‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2001
A- 98% The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988) Genuinely chilling.‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2001
A 88% American Beauty (1999) A haunting, hilarious, and heartfelt masterpiece.‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2001
A No Score Yet Hall of Mirrors (2001) A gripping and suspenseful modern-day film noir.‐ Flipside Movie Emporium
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2001