Michelle Swope

Michelle Swope
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T-Meter Title | Year
4.5/5 83% Freaky (2020) Freaky is fueled by witty, and sometimes meta, dialogue and in-your-face kills, but what makes this film an especially fun watch is the way Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton believably become each other's characters. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
3/5 58% Shortcut (2020) While there are great performances, intense moments, and a little bit of blood, Shortcut is a creature feature whose creature comes up short. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
4/5 87% Come True (2021) Come True presents some thought-provoking concepts about sleep and dreams in a visually dazzling way that is genuinely terrifying. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
4/5 96% The Block Island Sound (2020) Believable characters discovering that something sinister might be causing them to behave strangely, coupled with the gruesome imagery presented in an extremely well-written story make The Block Island Sound quite a compelling horror movie. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
5/5 77% 12 Hour Shift (2020) 12 Hour Shift is deranged, blood-splattered, and sometimes hysterical, thanks to an outstanding cast and a clever story. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
4/5 51% The Pale Door (2020) Boasting striking makeup effects, impressive gore and practical effects, as well as showcasing an amazingly talented cast, The Pale Door is a wildly entertaining, bloody good time. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
4/5 82% Fried Barry (2020) Gritty cinematography and honest writing allow Kruger to succeed at conducting a social experiment in human depravity. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
4/5 73% Followed (2020) Followed remarkably combines social media and found footage to tell a spine-chilling story that will make you want to leave the lights on. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
74% Jumbo (2021) Whittock's writing makes the characters feel genuine and Merlant's quirky but exquisite performance as Jeanne make Jumbo a heartwarming story. - F This Movie! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
4.5/5 97% Z (2019) Extraordinarily unnerving and featuring exceptional, thought-provoking writing and standout performances from Keegan Connor Tracy and Jett Klyne, Z is guaranteed to get inside your head and haunt you for days. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
5/5 80% The Battery (2014) Something Else is a hell of a love story and a nightmarish monster movie and an overall fantastical experience. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
54% Lost Transmissions (2020) Lost Transmissions is an illuminating, poignant portrayal of living with mental illness in a country with an inadequate, and often reluctant, healthcare system. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
86% Color Out of Space (2020) Stanley's modern vision and execution of the story of the fate of the Gardner family in all its psychedelic, gory, stunning glory is something I recommend every horror fan witness - Ghastly Grinning EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
4/5 56% Rabid (2019) Rabid manages to beautifully pay homage to Cronenberg and jaw-droppingly brilliant makeup and practical effects allow The Soska Sisters to also put their own unique body horror thumbprint on the film. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
No Score Yet Sex Madness Revealed (2018) Overall, I was unfortunately personally disappointed in this film. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Special (2020) The Special is not a love story. It is a lesson and it is taught phenomenally well. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
No Score Yet The Purging Hour (2015) For a found footage film, this film wasn't terrible. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Ditch Day Massacre (2013) This film is basically a teenage slasher story, but Bill Oberst Jr. carries the film. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Sensoria (2015) Sensoria does a great job of capturing the dark, moody atmosphere that seems to be prevalent in Swedish horror. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
0/5 No Score Yet The Dark Military (2019) This is an interesting story that could have been executed in a much better way with better writing, practical effects, and people that cared about the final product. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
0/5 No Score Yet The Hospital 2 (2015) This movie tries to be a cool murder mystery with a snuff film subplot, but instead looks like someone's cheap home movie that would be hidden in the back of a bookshelf. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Tribe (2016) Overall, The Tribe Is a slow burn, so patience is required, but the film offers an original story with outstanding performances. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Burst Theory (2015) The cinematography and acting almost saved this movie, but I believe it would have been a lot more effective without the nonlinear storytelling. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Red Billabong (2016) [T]he film was so well done. The creature effects were good and there were some great scary moments. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Candiland (2017) I applaud the director for even attempting to document this very twisted love story. Well done. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Capture Kill Release (2016) Found footage is going to have shaky cameras, but this movie took it to a level at times that I thought was a bit too much. The story is original though and that kind of made up for the extreme shaky cameras. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Evil Nanny (2017) I thought that this movie had potential as a thriller, but overall the story fell flat and other than Lindsay Elston, a lot of the acting just wasn't believable. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Attack of the Killer Donuts (2017) Despite the insane subject matter, this movie manages to be entertaining and funny. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Land of Smiles (2016) I felt like this movie started going in one direction, with a good story and a pretty solid cast, but ended up crashing and burning before it got to its destination. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 69% Trash Fire (2016) All of the performances in this film were strong, but those of Fionnula Flanagan and Angela Trimbur definitely stand out. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Nigel & Oscar vs. The Sasquatch (Sasq-Watch!) (2014) Sasq-Watch! is an unrestrained, enjoyable movie. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Hollow Creek (2015) Guisela Moro is fantastic as Angelica and gave a remarkable effort with the direction of the film. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 90% The Dark Tapes (2017) This movie isn't perfect, but I do think it's intelligent, creative, independent horror done well on a small budget. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Reichsfuhrer-SS (2015) I can appreciate a good cheesy horror movie, but unfortunately this movie also lacks cheese. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 9% The Unspoken (2016) [O]n the surface this film looks like just another possession story, but the plot twist and big reveal of what's really been going on in the old house is incredibly creative and not something I've seen before in other films. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet American Exorcism (2017) It is possible to make a really good film on a low budget, but this film fails in every way possible. The acting is poor, the editing is not well done, and again nothing about it makes any sense. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Wrecker (2015) Wrecker is another generic evil trucker film. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Day of Reckoning (2016) This movie suffered mostly because of the truly awful special effects and the holes in the story. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Dead West (2017) Unfortunately, the dreadful dialogue, unnecessary mistreatment of women and the miscasting of the character of Dwayne cheapened it and made it a film that I'd like to forget. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The Dark Tower was interesting, but as I said, so much of the story was left out that in the end it was a disappointing film. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Shadow People (2016) As much as I wanted to like the characters in this film, the same scenarios kept repeating and by the middle of the movie, it felt a bit stale. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Bigfoot Project (2017) [A] horror/comedy with a great cast that relies a lot more on comedy than horror. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
4.5/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) [T]his film was such a fun ride (pun intended). - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 11% Eloise (2017) [Eloise] managed to deliver a few scares, and it was entertaining overall. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Call of the Wolf (2017) Excellent acting from the two leads, but there was just simply no reason for this movie to be as long as it was. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 17% Be Afraid (2017) [U]ltimately it felt like a TV movie, and I really wanted more than that. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Ghost Note (2017) I think the story is original and entertaining, but some of the acting is lacking. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Betrothed (2016) There is a lot of exploitation of women in this film, along with an excessive amount of scenes of torture and gore that are really drawn out to the point that it's almost boring. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
.5/5 No Score Yet Bigfoot Vs. Zombies (2016) Nothing really seems to happen in the fights between Bigfoot and the zombies. Bigfoot smacks a zombie and a zombie smacks him and then everyone leaves, until it's time to do it all over again. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 58% The Windmill (The Windmill Massacre) (2016) The scenery was beautiful and the acting overall was pretty good, but I did feel that the film was a bit slow at times. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019