Patrick Cavanaugh

Patrick Cavanaugh
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I began reviewing films for my own blog in 2010, as my busy work schedule prevented me from ever interacting with friends or coworkers about horror films. With my blog, I could communicate with friends (and strangers) around the world through my passionate, connecting me with peers from around the country. I used my blog to gain access to film festivals like Sundance, SXSW, and Fantastic Fest, using my conversational and (hopefully) comedic voice to entertain readers regardless of whether or not they agreed with me or ever wanted to see a movie. Moving into more long-form reviews and spending time working with an editor, I continued to offer unconventional insight into films while using a more objective voice while still aiming to entertain readers. WIth every review written, I aim to find new perspectives from which to approach a film or TV show so readers are given an entirely unique point of view from which to appreciate a film.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 82% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Finds just the right balance between goofy teenage antics and full-blown nightmare fuel to delight fans both young and old. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) A compelling critique on gender roles and toxic masculinity that ultimately pulls its punches. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) A harrowing and hypnotizing descent into madness, despite landing at an expected destination for the genre. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
4/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) The best spinoff in the franchise yet, delivering playfulness and charming characters to remind you that a horror movie doesn't have to be a dreadful affair. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
3/5 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Jim Jarmusch offers one of the more unique zombie comedies in recent years, with its all-star cast barely salvaging the mixed bag of humor and horror. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/5 54% Ma (2019) Octavia Spencer barely salvages this tonally uneven thriller that feels both too absurd and too restrained at the same time. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
5/5 66% Suspiria (2018) Uncompromising, ambitious, captivating, and horrifying, Guadagnino pays off the original film's premise in truly unsettling ways. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
4/5 71% Hold the Dark (2018) The performers and Saulnier's eye for unconventional framing keep you glued to the screen in this exploration of trauma, violence, and isolation. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
3/5 94% CAM (2018) A compelling update of a B-movie storyline featuring a strong lead performance that fails to stick the landing. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
2/5 78% All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018) A mixed bag of laughs and scares, fans will be left wanting more of both, despite the unique interpretations of holiday horrors. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
2/5 38% Leprechaun Returns (2018) The one-liners and buckets of green blood are sure to elate devout fans of the franchise, though it offers little else to the uninitiated. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
4/5 82% What Keeps You Alive (2018) Fans of the home invasion subgenre are sure to enjoy the effective execution of well-worn tropes and unexpected narrative twists. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
5/5 77% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) Quietly explosive, the film effortlessly takes viewers on both an emotional and genre-bending journey. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
3/5 37% Glass (2019) Strong performances help keep Glass afloat but the experience ultimately manages to deliver audiences both too much story and not enough. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
4/5 89% Possum (2018) Possum manages to not only push boundaries with its nightmarish imagery, but also find the right narrative journey to justify those scares. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
2/5 8% The Amityville Murders (2019) The scares are tolerable and predictable, with the experience leaving you frustrated that the film's many opportunities were completely squandered. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
4/5 74% Lords of Chaos (2019) A fascinating exploration of a unique time in metal's history, in addition to delivering a cautionary tale of leading a performative life. - The Wolfman Cometh EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
4/5 100% Creep 2 (2017) Manages to continue the blend of humor and horror that made the first film a success while offering new emotional twists of the macabre subject matter. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
3/5 77% Nightmare Cinema (2019) A mixed bag of horrors will offer at least a little bit of excitement for genre fans, no matter what your tastes. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
3/5 80% Apostle (2018) Just barely delivers on its creepy folklore with its various twists and turns failing to fulfill its potential. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
4/5 80% Overlord (2018) Draws you in with its wartime drama before unleashing full-blown monster mayhem. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
3/5 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) The blend of family-friendly movie monsters is sure to inspire a love of horror in young audiences. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
4/5 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) An entertaining ride with engaging performances that is held back by its indecisive tone. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
3/5 60% Greta (2019) Huppert's captivating performance just barely manages to elevate the film above the limitations of its predictable narrative. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
4/5 93% Come to Daddy (2019) Ant Timpson's directorial debut is dark, deranged, and unexpectedly heartfelt. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
2/5 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Squanders the potential of the iconic supernatural figure by repeatedly offering nothing more than standard horror tropes. - ComicBook.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019