Staci Layne Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Staci Layne Wilson's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet

Dead Awake (2016)

"Dead Awake is a dream come true for fans of modern horror with a classic look and feel." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Oct 13, 2016

Phantasm: Ravager (2016)

"Phantasm: Ravager is not the place to start with the series (noobs beware), but it's a helluva way to end it." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Oct 5, 2016

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"The Girl on the Train review says it misses the boat by not embracing the over-the-top potboiler parody it could have been, instead opting for Lifetime movie-of-the week blandness." ‐
Posted Oct 5, 2016

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

"It's definitely in a class of its own and one of the more unique kids' stories out right now." ‐
Posted Sep 8, 2016

Don't Breathe (2016)

"Deftly directed by Fede Alvarez, Don't Breathe hits the ground running and never slows to take a breath." ‐
Posted Aug 25, 2016

The Little Prince (2016)

"The Little Prince is a fond tribute, true to its source material and original unto itself. " ‐
Posted Aug 4, 2016
2.5/5 20%

Let's Be Evil (2016)

"I recommend this one only for die-hard fans of killer kids horror." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Aug 1, 2016

Lights Out (2016)

"This is the kind of movie that really gets audiences alternating between hiding their faces in their hands to outright applause." ‐
Posted Jul 21, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"There's a lot of predictable animal humor, but there are also several harrowing moments of nail-biting suspense." ‐
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/5 77%

The Shallows (2016)

"If you're in the mood for a thriller with a little action and you want to see Blake Lively in a bikini, then maybe The Shallows is worth an hour and a half of your time." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 83%

Abattoir (2016)

"Abattoir offers a smart story, compelling performances, and a great blend of talent and technique." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 16, 2016

The Neon Demon (2016)

"The Neon Demon is gushing with gory glam and oozing beautiful baroque patina from its every pore." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 6, 2016
4/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"The Conjuring 2 has enough texture and story to have appeal for all kinds of horror fans." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 4, 2016

A Bigger Splash (2016)

"A long, strange trip well worth taking. Crank it up!" ‐
Posted May 4, 2016

Just One Drink (2015)

"It's intriguing enough to turn into a feature." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Mar 18, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"It's a drama, it's a thriller, horror, sci-fi and mystery all in one." ‐
Posted Mar 10, 2016

Deadpool (2016)

"Oh, boy - is he fresh! Chances are you're going to love this well-written, witty, funny, romantic, sexy, silly, action packed, wild ride. I sure did!" ‐
Posted Feb 8, 2016

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"The Coen Brothers have done it again - made an ensemble crime caper comedy that's pure tinsel town gold!" ‐
Posted Feb 4, 2016

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

"Straddles the line between tradition and terror, fidelity to the source, forging new territory, and showing societal roles filled by brain-sucking zombies - with admirable aplomb." ‐
Posted Jan 29, 2016

Solace (2016)

"Solace has all the stuff I love. But not all the stuff everybody loves. It's a mixed bag." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jan 20, 2016

Standoff (2016)

"The dialogue is brisk, as are the twists and turns." ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2016
2.5/5 10%

The Forest (2016)

"It's best to wait for home viewing on this one." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jan 8, 2016

45 Years (2015)

"45 Years is not story-driven, it's character-driven - and how exquisitely nuanced these people are! " ‐
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 50%

The Abandoned (2016)

"I was somewhat dissatisfied with the ending, but that sort of thing is subjective, and I encourage everyone to watch The Abandoned to judge for themselves." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jan 5, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Dark (2015)

"It's not perfect, but Dark is one of the better arty indies I've seen in some time." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Dec 29, 2015

The Big Short (2015)

"It's like a cinematic listicle. In other words, there's an awful lot going on in The Big Short!" ‐
Posted Dec 9, 2015
3.5/5 65%

Krampus (2015)

"When it comes to Krampus, you'd better watch out." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Dec 4, 2015

Bleeding Heart (2015)

"Good movie, bad title. " ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2015

By The Sea (2015)

"The characters are not only unlikable, passive-aggressive jerks, they are boring and predictable to boot. Add to that stunningly stupid dialogue, and you're in for a shallow dive indeed." ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3.5/5 64%

The Funhouse Massacre (2015)

"I enjoyed The Funhouse Massacre and would watch it again; it's a good addition to the Halloween-themed canon. The title says it all: fun and massacre." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Nov 11, 2015

Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

"I already knew a lot about Janis Joplin, but that doesn't mean I didn't learn something - and, I was deeply moved by its inevitable end." ‐
Posted Oct 31, 2015

Dreams of a Life (2012)

" I like how Morely juxtaposes urban life with inner life, and how the two don't always intersect. " ‐
Posted Oct 31, 2015

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015)

"While I think it's a worthwhile doc, it runs too long and paints a rather (unintended, I believe) poor portrait of McQueen." ‐
Posted Oct 31, 2015

Trumbo (2015)

"Not only is the story engrossing - and true! - sometimes upsetting, and always informative, but it's also funny." ‐
Posted Oct 31, 2015

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

"No merit badge for Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse." ‐
Posted Oct 30, 2015

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)

"Looking for a good horror movie to watch this Halloween? Check out Crimson Peak." ‐
Posted Oct 23, 2015

Crimson Peak (2015)

"I wholeheartedly recommend everyone see Crimson Peak on the big screen. It's the most beautiful, bloody way to celebrate Halloween this year." ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2015
No Score Yet

Hell & Back (2015)

"Hell And Back may be for adults, but it is not very mature. Everything from drug use to rape is lampooned in this outrageous, R-rated comedy." ‐
Posted Oct 5, 2015

Tales of Halloween (2015)

"Treat!" ‐
Posted Oct 5, 2015
2.5/5 No Score Yet

The Hive (2015)

"The actors are good (especially Walsh, who was one of my favorites in last year's Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), the story sails right along at a brisk clip that's just right for its 89-minute running time, and there's even a romantic subplot." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Sep 25, 2015

The Visit (2015)

"It's a wild ride with a few thrills along the way." ‐
Posted Sep 9, 2015
2.5/5 15%

The Curse of Downers Grove (2015)

"The story moves right along, and the characters are fun." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Aug 24, 2015
3/5 13%

Sinister 2 (2015)

"The horror aspects are in full force: The snuff films through which Bughuul travels include unflinching looks at whole families being murdered in the most painful possible ways" ‐ Dread Central
Posted Aug 21, 2015
No Score Yet

The Devil's Carnival: Alleluia! (2015)

"If you're in the mood for a true spectacle that's as dark as it delightful, you must see Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival in all its gory glory." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Aug 17, 2015

Some Kind of Beautiful (2015)

"Kooky romantic comedies are nothing new and I don't mind retreads, but unfortunately Some Kind Of Beautiful is neither kooky, romantic, nor comedic. " ‐
Posted Aug 2, 2015

Strangerland (2015)

"Strangerland is presented through a prism of womanly wantoness juxtaposed with a mother's pain and fear. " ‐
Posted Jul 23, 2015

Terminator Genisys (2015)

"The blend of top-notch CGI, realism, stunts, and breakneck pace keep all the exploding balls in the air, and the 3D is blissfully easy on the eyes." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 30, 2015

Eden (2015)

"...both lovely, and looooooong." ‐
Posted Jun 16, 2015
3.5/5 71%

Jurassic World (2015)

"It's fun to watch for the monster-movie homages sprinkled throughout." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3.5/5 58%

Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

"It covers all the bases and is scary and suspenseful in the process." ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 4, 2015
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