Michelle Swope

Michelle Swope
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 95% Starfish (2019) Starfish is a visually stunning, Lovecraftian journey into grief, monsters, mixtapes, and one girl's desperate attempt to save the world as she knows it. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
20% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) The Possession of Hannah Grace is a truly scary film and a unique and creative take on the demonic possession subgenre. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 59% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) With a believable concept that is told in a personal and terrifying way, Unfriended: Dark Web is a solid and very scary horror film. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Forlorned (2017) This movie is a bit of a slow burn, but there were a few times that I thought the pace of the film slowed down a little too much. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Spiritualist (2016) The final act of the film is so intense and entertaining that I really wish the pace had picked up sooner - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3.5/5 90% The Dark (2018) The Dark masterfully builds to an emotional final act. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
3.5/5 86% Beyond the Night (2018) Beyond the Night is an enthralling thriller with a unique supernatural twist that is slightly flawed by missing pieces to the mystery at the center of the film. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
3/5 43% Bleed (2016) Bleed is a supernatural horror film that I want to recommend, but the final act leaves a lot to be desired. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet The Night Before Halloween (2016) Giant holes in the storyline that were impossible to ignore, and just general mass confusion. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 33% The Charnel House (2016) Tame horror you can watch with the whole family. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet American Gothic (2017) Once the real identities of the characters are divulged there are still a lot of questions, and by the time the movie was over I had lost interest in finding out the answers. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Inhumanwich! (2017) The writing and the acting just didn't cause me to become invested enough in the story to allow me to fully enjoy the film the way I believe the filmmakers intended. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3.5/5 60% Chimera Strain (2019) This is an enjoyable movie, but the dialogue is too heavy with scientific terms, which can be distracting from the story. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Soft Matter (2018) Worth watching for the insane dance scenes alone, but the over the top performances and comedic timing combined make it a surprisingly entertaining film. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
5/5 95% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) Good Manners is a seductive werewolf fairytale that left me feeling stunned, exhilarated, and craving more. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet #Screamers (2018) #Screamers feels like a journey into digital madness. It's up to you to watch the film and decide what is real. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
5/5 65% Downrange (2017) The intensity in this film builds skillfully to achieve a gratifying crescendo in the final act, which had me on the edge of my seat and actually screaming at the screen. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
4/5 74% Abducted in Plain Sight (2017) Abducted in Plain Sight is an excellent documentary that proves truth absolutely can be stranger than fiction. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
4/5 93% The World Is Yours (Le monde ou rien) (2018) The World is Yours is a gleeful romp through one bad situation after another punctuated by a gifted cast, comedic brilliance, and imaginative writing. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Island Zero (2017) Island Zero is almost kept afloat by an enticing storyline and strong performances, but ultimately sinks once the creature design and endgame are revealed. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
5/5 85% The Transfiguration (2017) A wonderfully told modern vampire tale set in the inner city. The film features strong performances and stunning cinematography by Sung Rae Cho. The ending left me reeling. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
5/5 78% Boys in the Trees (2016) Boys in the Trees is a wonderful love letter to Halloween that explores friendship, growing up, and death. Magnificent to look at and devastating, it is a masterpiece. - HorrorNews.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 79% The Forest of the Lost Souls (A Floresta das Almas Perdidas) (2018) The cinematography is so striking in this film that I found myself trying to take in every single detail. One of the most unusual and intriguing films I've ever seen. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
5/5 91% Mandy (2018) With hypnotic red and purple drenched cinematography, animated fantasy sequences, and the most intense Nicolas Cage performance in history, Mandy is incredible. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4.5/5 40% Death House (2018) Blood-Spattered Mayhem Destined to Become a Cult Favorite. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Perfect Skin (2018) Perfect Skin is an extraordinary directorial debut. Spellbinding cinematography and Richard Brake's arresting performance guarantee this film will get under your skin. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018