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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Ranger (2018) Eschewing broad humor for sly wit, director Jen Wexler manages to emulate the slasher classics without ever getting silly about it. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
100% Ghost Stories (2017) Ghost Stories is as literate and subversive as it is plain old eerie fun.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
83% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) The movie is half clever, half ridiculous, surprisingly gruesome, and slickly entertaining.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
71% Upgrade (2018) The flick is more sci-fi/action than full-bore horror, but there are certainly several themes, jolts, and gory kills that'll keep the genre fans happy.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
50% Hellraiser: Judgment (2018) This is almost the exact same plot as Part 5! Is anyone paying attention to the Hellraiser machine anymore?‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
100% A Quiet Place (2018) In true Twilight Zone fashion, A Quiet Place delivers its creepy goods in a remarkably smooth and efficient manner. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4.5/5 61% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) The result is a colorful, crazy, and occasionally tasteless movie. One suspects that Doug Kenney would have approved.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
4.5/5 81% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Best of all, it's the sort of untraditional, original, personal indie flicks that seems to reward repeat viewings - and seems likely to pick up lots of fans over the next several years, albeit in almost exclusively word-of-mouth fashion.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) So while this one might not feel quite as exciting as discovering a new sports comedy classic, there's always something to be said for a sequel that captures the spirit of the original and forges some new ground of its own.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4.5/5 93% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) For plain old movie geeks, however, Score: A Film Music Documentary is nothing short of an absolute delight.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
5/5 85% Okja (2017) It may make you feel happy, sad, excited, dejected, angry, and hopeful... all at the same time, and that's a pretty rare feat for one movie to pull off. To me it feels like 1/3 Spielberg, 1/3 Gilliam, and 1/3 completely novel, exciting originality. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Trey Edward Shults' stark, sobering, and quietly fascinating It Comes at Night is for genre fans who are in the market for something more cerebral and personal than the average "end of the world" story.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
4/5 90% Hounds of Love (2017) Hounds of Love is so quietly engrossing and flatly terrifying, it may inspire you to read up on some of the tragic events that inspired the film. I know I did.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4.5/5 98% Kedi (2017) There's a lot of light, heart, and compassion to be found in this lovely little documentary, and I hope it finds a warm, sunny place in the hearts of cat lovers everywhere.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4.5/5 90% A Dark Song (2017) Once A Dark Song starts delving into issues like love, loss, faith, and the natural human reaction to sudden tragedy, that's when it blossoms from a novel concept to a truly powerful piece of genre filmmaking.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/5 63% House On Willow Street (2017) The House on Willow Street works unexpectedly well as a pulpy, unpretentious, horror comic book of a movie.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
5/5 95% The Love Witch (2016) I think it's one of the most interesting, captivating movies I've seen in years, and I look forward to dissecting its lovely, twisted, romantic genius in future viewings.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3.5/5 83% Mayhem (2017) Mayhem boasts a pair of leads that not only get the tone of the piece, but jump into its lunacy quite enthusiastically.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
4.5/5 94% Prevenge (2017) Prevenge turns out to be one of the best movies of its kind in quite some time.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Stake Land II (2017) If you dug the first flick enough to consider a second chapter a welcome diversion, then odds are you'll find something to like here.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3.5/5 26% Don't Knock Twice (2017) While a substantial early portion of Don't Knock Twice may feel a bit familiar, it quickly finds its feet and settles into a nice spooky groove that fans of indie/import horror will be sure to appreciate.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 81% Beware the Slenderman (2016) Emotionally unstable kids can do some terrible things, especially when provoked by terrifying ideas, but hopefully frank, honest films like Beware the Slenderman will help make us all a little more attentive to these things in the future.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
3.5/5 100% Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 (2016) Death Race... delivers the goods on tongue-in-cheek action, simplistic yet effective social commentary, and a bunch of actors who clearly get the tone of the piece, and are willing to go way over the top in silly, campy, and sometimes ultra-violent fun.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 20% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) If the Underworld series has finally run out of steam in its fifth chapter, at least it goes out with a decent enough bang.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/5 80% Spectral (2016) Spectral probably won't win many awards for originality, but if you're down for a "ghosts vs. soldiers" action flick that doesn't take itself all that seriously [and] moves at a nice pace... then Spectral will probably fit the bill.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
3.5/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) [As a] horror fan who tolerated and then promptly forgot all about Ouija '14, I found myself more than reasonably engaged by what Flanagan and company cooked up for this offbeat, soft-spoken, and subtly spooky prequel.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/5 44% Moonwalkers (2016) Rupert Grint earns a few chuckles throughout, as do a handful of the supporting players, but ultimately Moonwalkers feels a whole lot like a funny idea that never got fleshed out beyond its second act.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
2/5 5% Outcast (2015) The whole thing is a big mess, but sometimes it is an amusing mess -- and doubly so once Cage shows up. Bless his heart.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
3.5/5 50% The Pack (2016) Given how silly most of the films in the "killer dog" canon are, this one feels like a breath of fresh air.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
4.5/5 50% Bite (2016) Bite is one of the best indie horror films I've seen all year.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
3.5/5 80% Colossal (2017) The result is a strange but surprisingly effective pair of fractured characters who have the audacity to buck indie flick convention and head off into some dark, weird, and sobering places.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
4.5/5 61% Before I Wake (2018) We're still not sure when Before I Wake will get a release, but I can tell you at least this much: it hasn't been delayed for reasons of quality. It's actually pretty fantastic, truth be told.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 83% Doomed: The Untold Story Of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four (2015) While The Fantastic Four '94 may never (officially) see the light of day, it's still pretty satisfying that Doomed exists to give these filmmakers a brief moment in the spotlight.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
4.5/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Not only one of the most novel "home invasion" movies you'll ever see, but easily one of the best horror flicks of the year.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/5 67% Nerve (2016) How much you enjoy the flick will depend on your ability to accept its disregard for logic, reality, technology, and the laws of physics, but if you're willing to dig its lunacy, there's definitely some fun to be had here.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
3.5/5 76% Lights Out (2016) Lights Out may be a quick, simple, and slightly familiar piece of PG-13-level horror, but it's also a well-made and unexpectedly engaging thriller as well -- with an ending that's sure to generate at least a small amount of debate among horror fans.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/5 53% The Purge: Election Year (2016) We all want to watch what happens when crime is made legal, but deep down we all want to root for the heroes. That this series allows a viewer to have its cake and eat it too is only one of its cleverer aspects.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
3.5/5 72% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) If you're in the mood for a smart, mellow, handsomely shot, and quietly engaging espionage story, Our Kind of Traitor should easily fit the bill -- especially if you're a fan of all those other John le Carré adaptations.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
4/5 63% The Trust (2016) To its credit, The Trust is considerably more interested in character quirks and offbeat conversations filled with basic tropes and cliches, and the chemistry between the two leads is really quite entertaining.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
3.5/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Rogen and Byrne, in particular, have grown into quite the complementary comedic duo in both Neighbors flicks, and it's that pairing that will earn my ten bucks once again whenever the inevitable Neighbors 3 shows up at my local multiplex.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
3% The Darkness (2016) Almost painfully conventional, but the cast is solid and Act III delivers some decent chills.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 50% Holidays (2016) As is (almost) always the case with anthology films, Holidays is best described as a "mixed bag." And yet it's the wildly different collection of tones, attitudes, and storytelling styles that makes the collection so interesting.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
88% The Invitation (2016) The Invitation equires a bit of patience but it rewards the attentive viewer with a remarkably intense and disturbing series of scares.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
94% Hush (2016) A fast-paced, impressively efficient, and wildly suspenseful cat & mouse thriller.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
80% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) Great to see Reubens dive back into the Pee-wee Herman character with such sweet, silly, and satisfying results.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) While we'll always have the epic Apollo stories like the ones found in The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, and From the Earth to the Moon, it's refreshing to come across a documentary that illustrates how special the explorers actually were.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
81% Southbound (2016) A rock-solid horror anthology that boasts numerous nasty surprises.‐ TheHorrorShow
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
70% Trash Fire (2016) It's sure to make you feel just a little bit better about your own family issues.‐ TheHorrorShow
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
4.5/5 61% Carnage Park (2016) [If] Sam Peckinpah, John Boorman, or Arthur Penn ever opted to direct a low-budget 1978 horror flick, it might look a little like Carnage Park. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
6% Martyrs (2016) Not without its own minor merits, but if it's a horror flick you're looking for, I'd just stick with the French film.‐ TheHorrorShow
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016