Shannon McGrew

Shannon McGrew
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I've been reviewing films, with a focus on the horror genre, for the past four years. I own a horror website titled Nightmarish Conjurings and have written for genre sites such as Rue Morgue, Blumhouse, Bloody Disgusting, 1428 Elm, and more since. Being able to share my reviews with the world has been something that I absolutely love.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Home is the best film out of the Annabelle franchise and easily the most terrifying. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
5/5 96% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar is truly a masterful work of art that only comes around every 90 years or so. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/5 60% The Houses October Built (2014) [The Houses October Built was very creepy and unsettling...you should [see it] especially if you are interested in the haunt industry. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
3.5/5 62% Child's Play (2019) Child's Play may not be perfect but it delivers over-the-top gore, loads of humor, and, surprisingly, breathes new life into one of horrors most beloved and iconic characters. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3.5/5 57% Satanic Panic (2019) [Satanic Panic is a love letter to 80's practical effects ... with an entertaining story that gave [Chelsea] Stardust the tools to bring it to life in all its bloody glory. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
3.5/5 96% Villains (2019) With memorable performances from our four leads, you'll be hard pressed to not laugh and cringe as each horror and misstep unfolds, which is why this makes Villains one of the most fun-filled horror comedies of the year. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
4/5 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 was the perfect way to wrap up one of the most successful and endearing franchises in history. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
94% CAM (2018) All in all, I found CAM to be a tightly wound thriller that kept me guessing throughout its entire runtime. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) I won't go so far as to say that Men In Black: International is a bad movie ... but the overall execution left a lot to be desired. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
4.5/5 52% The Dead Don't Die (2019) THE DEAD DON'T DIE will find its place among fans of Jarmusch's work and those who are looking for an offbeat take on a subgenre that could easily use a fresh facelift - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
4/5 98% Housebound (2014) It's one of those movies where you will be grateful for a change from the modern every day "scary" movies. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
3/5 64% The Sacrament (2014) It doesn't offer many scares or scare tactics but it definitely shows you how evil the human race can be. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
4.5/5 65% The Beyond (...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà) (1981) I really believe that everyone who loves horror should see and experience this movie. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
2/5 50% The Dyatlov Pass Incident (Devil's Pass) (2013) If you are going to do a movie like Devil's Pass or Chernobyl Diaries - both that have such a mysterious and creepy back story - you need to do it well. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
3.5/5 90% I Am Mother (2019) Though it may not be reinventing the wheel in terms of uniqueness, I Am Mother will impress you with its ability to quickly ratchet up the tension while also providing powerful performance and extraordinary visuals. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 63% 13 Sins (2014) I wouldn't say this movie was scary but it had a lot of dark humor and was incredibly entertaining. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3.5/5 89% The Taking Of Deborah Logan (2014) There is something really unsettling about watching someone, especially an elderly individual, descend into a place that they are clearly never going to come out of. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3/5 36% Stage Fright (2014) Overall, I did enjoy this movie, [but] it's definitely not for everyone though. I suggest going into this movie with an open mind and no expectations. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet The Devil's Carnival (2012) [The Devil's Carnival] is dirty and gross yet captivating and horrific and beautiful and mesmerizing. It evoked feelings and emotions from me that other movies of this genre haven't done. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
2/5 14% The Pyramid (2014) [The Pyramid] does not bring anything new to the table or to the horror genre in general. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) The Babadook is our worst fear and it clings to us in hopes to suck us dry of happiness and joy and love - the Babadook wants us to turn into everything that is wrong and evil in the world. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3/5 45% Tusk (2014) Is [Tusk] a good movie? Eh. Did it make me laugh? Absolutely. Will I watch another "horror" movies by Kevin Smith? YES. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 56% Ma (2019) MA is a summertime thriller that horror fans will have a blast with and proves again how prolific of an actress Octavia Spencer is. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3.5/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters is an astonishing creation and one that I think Godzilla fans far and wide will enjoy. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
4/5 73% The Perfection (2019) The Perfection is one of the craziest horror films I've seen this year and will keep the audience guessing until the very bloody end. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 57% Brightburn (2019) I can say with complete sincerity that Brightburn is the type of [superhero] horror film I want in my life at all times. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 57% Aladdin (2019) I was shocked at how fantastic Aladdin was. I would even go so far as to say that this is one of, if not the best, live-action adaptations that Disney has released thus far. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
5/5 55% The Beach Bum (2019) The Beach Bum isn't made for everyone and that's okay, a lot of people will struggle with the point of the film which, ironically, I kind of think is the point of the film. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Dumbo is a film that has a lot of compassion and captures the imaginative spirit along with the more creepier elements. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
2.5/5 17% Hellboy (2019) If Mignola's goal was to make a movie that was darker and grittier than the one that Del Toro created, he may have missed his mark. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
3.5/5 89% Missing Link (2019) If you are a fan of adventure movies and/or love anything that has to do with myths and legends without all the unneeded conspiracy theories ( ... ) check out Missing Link. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
4/5 91% Come to Daddy (2019) Come To Daddy is one of the best debut films I've seen in 2019. It's incredibly surprising, shockingly funny, and ruthlessly violent. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
4/5 100% Something Else (2019) Something Else is truly a special film and hits on topics that I wish were addressed more in horror films. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
3/5 67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a cute, fun, and heartfelt film that will appeal to both kids and adults. - Nightmarish Conjurings EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019