Scott Weinberg

Scott Weinberg
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Editor / Film Critic -- Movies.com, FEARnet.com, and Twitch.com <br> Formerly managing editor of Cinematical and writer for more websites than you care to read about. <br> Twitter: @scottEweinberg
Favorites:
(In no particular order):Fight Club, The Blues Brothers, Young Frankenstein, Dark City, Se7en, Airplane!, The Princess Bride, Miller's Crossing, The Lord of the Rings, Moulin Rouge, Alien
Location: Philadelphia, as seen in several wonderful movies

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
56% Attack of the Demons (2019) Clearly made as a low-budget labor of love, but it's also just a fine piece of horror/comedy lunacy. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
50% Triggered (2020) Throw a slasher movie, a Saw sequel, and one of those sci-fi flicks about explosive electronic collars into a blender - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
71% Yummy (2020) a very broad and very gory story about a plastic surgery hospital that's beset by zombies and killers and all sorts of mayhem. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
83% Freaky (2020) a fast-paced, funny, and sometimes ferocious multi-genre stew that's sure to get paired up with the director's Happy Death Day - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
100% His House (2020) This is a powerful, enlightening, tragic, and frequently very scary piece of work. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
91% Love and Monsters (2020) A monster movie, a quest adventure, a semi-romance, and a bunch of laughs. What's not to like? - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
98% Spontaneous (2020) There's a whole lot here to unpack in this funny, shocking, and somehow touching dark comedy. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
89% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) This sharp, smart, and consistently entertaining genre mash-up is simply a blast, and easily one of the year's best surprises, as far as indie genre films go. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
75% The Cleansing Hour (2019) Most horror fans have seen more than enough possession stories by now, so it's a good thing this quick and creative chiller has a few new wrinkles to throw our way. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
64% Bad Hair (2020) There's always room for another spin of the Faustian wheel, and this clever throwback to late-'80s psycho-thrillers is a worthy addition to the field. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
98% The Swerve (2020) a rough, powerful, disturbing character piece anchored by a frankly stunning lead performance by Azura Skye. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
81% Synchronic (2020) On the surface it's about a fancy new narcotic that makes people do very nasty things, but like most smart genre films, it works on a variety of levels. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
76% Spiral (2019) Shades of Rosemary's Baby and Rear Window are sprinkled about but the filmmakers also have their own points to make. And scares to deliver. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
82% Scare Me (2020) more of a dark comedy than a full-bore horror tale, but genre fans will dig it all the same. the two leads are clearly having a good time, and it starts to infect the viewer. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
93% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Visually intense, harshly violent, and packed with fantastic performances, this is a memorably brutal piece of sci-fi horror. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
No Score Yet Nicole (2019) An impressive micro-budget black & white character piece about an unhinged woman who's simply had enough with the dating scene. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
33% Metamorphosis (2020) A bit too long and beholden to similar possession flicks, but there's still some impressive filmmaking here. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
82% Hosts (2020) Delivers a decent handful of legitimately scary, shocking, and unsettling moments. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
94% Alone (2020) The cat & mouse premise may be somewhat familiar, but the presentation is top-notch. Scary, suspenseful, and altogether compelling. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
88% #Alive (2020) We're all a bit zombied out these days, but this clever Korean import kept me more than suitably entertained. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
80% The Honeymoon Phase (2020) two great performances, a smart sci-fi script, and a few dark twists you might not see coming. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
89% Sputnik (2020) a surprisingly intelligent, compelling, and (yes) very icky piece of science-fiction horror. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
53% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) not nearly as efficient as its predecessor, but there's still a good deal of fun to be had here - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
87% Get Duked! (2020) Sort of a goofball combination of The Most Dangerous Game and Attack the Block, this one's a lot of fun - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
86% 1BR (2020) Just when you're sure you know what's going on, the clever screenplay makes another sharp left turn. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
55% The Antenna (Bina) (2020) slowly evolves into a legitimately creepy tale about media consumption, conformity, and the generally selfish nature of mankind - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
95% The Mortuary Collection (2019) A worthwhile effort for anyone who loves Creepshow, V/H/S, or the old Amicus anthologies. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
76% 12 Hour Shift (2020) A fast-paced, funny, and intermittently very twisted horror comedy. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
90% The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Unsettling, starkly personal, and undeniably powerful - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
28% Antebellum (2020) Audacious, compelling, and technically stunning - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
97% La Llorona (2020) This is an excellent, powerful, sobering horror film from Guatemala, and easily one of the finest genre imports of the year. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2020
82% Bulbbul (2020) This densely layered and visually stunning Bollywood import plays a little like the classic Japanese horror film Audition. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2020
71% Followed (2020) Nothing revolutionary here, but does deliver some clever, scary moments along the way. - Thrillist EDIT
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85% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Weird, challenging, and sometimes downright haunting. - Thrillist EDIT
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100% Host (2020) The visual hook of the "online seance haunting" wouldn't amount to much without some interesting characters, solid acting, and some really good scares. Host has all that stuff. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) Remarkably intense, consistently clever, and full of characters worth caring about, this is one of the best "studio" horror films in recent years. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
79% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2020) a Twilight Zone-level mind-bender mixed with a dark psychological horror film full of pointed social commentary. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
88% Swallow (2020) A compelling and visually impressive fable anchored by a powerhouse lead performance by Haley Bennett. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
47% Underwater (2020) Yes we've seen this story before, but when it's re-told this damn well, you can sign me up every time. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
74% The Lodge (2020) this new spin on old fairy tales tropes is loaded with great performances, fun jolts, and unexpected surprises - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
69% Amulet (2020) This odd, offbeat, and visually fascinating horror fable may meander a little, but its final destination makes for one of the most memorable scary tales of the year. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
94% The Deeper You Dig (2019) Now here's a low-key, out of nowhere horror/thriller winner. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
81% The Beach House (2020) This is a sly, smart bio-horror story that takes a few minutes to warm up, but then does so in supremely impressive fashion. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
94% Monstrum (2018) Fans of Bong Joon Ho's brilliant The Host will want to check out this fantastic monster epic immediately. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
91% Relic (2020) It's about an old woman who goes missing for a few days, and the ways in which her daughter and granddaughter deal with the mysterious event. And then it gets scary. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
65% Gretel & Hansel (2020) A quietly compelling and surprisingly unique piece of genre cinema. Plus it's really beautiful to look at. Expect this one to be re-appraised in a decade. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
75% The Other Lamb (2020) This is a strange, creepy, challenging thriller from Poland. Visually stunning, too. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
87% Shirley (2020) Half a semi-biopic of a celebrated and controversial author and half a dark psychological thriller about the nature of co-dependence and hero worship. And Moss is amazing. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
95% Impetigore (Perempuan Tanah Jahanam) (2020) Starts out as a familiar tale in an exotic setting, and then quickly takes a sharp left into downright terrifying. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
87% Come to Daddy (2020) Darkly funny and enjoyably unpredictable. And sometimes plain old weird. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020