Michelle Swope

Michelle Swope
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% Room for Rent (2019) Room for Rent is an enthralling psychological thriller and Lin Shaye's portrayal of Joyce will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
5/5 100% Something Else (2019) Sublime and emotional, Something Else is one hell of a love story, a nightmarish monster movie, and an overall fantastical experience. - Dread Central EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/5 97% 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
19% 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 87% 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 75% 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 95% 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 84% 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