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Staci Layne Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
64% 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
4% 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
40% Strangerland (2015) Strangerland is presented through a prism of womanly wantoness juxtaposed with a mother's pain and fear. ‐
Posted Jul 23, 2015
25% 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
83% 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
77% Big Game (2015) Big Game is a feel-good, old fashioned Spielberg style kids of all ages movie; full of adventure, action, and moments of aww. ‐
Posted Jun 4, 2015
19% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) Perhaps even more egregious than its inherently repulsive premise is the fact that The Human Centipede 3: The Final Sequence is cinematically constipated... nothing happens for a long, long time; and when it does, it's just crap. ‐ Dread Central
Posted May 22, 2015
3.5/5 31% Poltergeist (2015) It's an exciting movie, a fun romp that's well acted and nicely paced. ‐ Dread Central
Posted May 19, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Despite the frenetic pace of Mad Max: Fury Road and its massive set-pieces, gobsmack-nonstop action and violence, insane costuming, and its bombastic soundtrack, there is a story and there is character development. ‐
Posted May 14, 2015
79% Cop Car (2015) The screenplay falls short, making what might have been an instant classic into something more like instant gratification before the next Netflix click claims our wandering attention. ‐
Posted May 5, 2015
40% 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun (2015) If you're in the mood for a talky little neo-noir potboiler, 3 Holes and Smoking Gun is just the ticket. ‐
Posted Apr 28, 2015
63% The Water Diviner (2015) The Water Diviner comes up dry. ‐
Posted Apr 19, 2015
62% Unfriended (2015) While it's not a flawless fright flick, Unfriended gives us a good gimmick as byte-sized horror that's easy to 'like' before moving onto the next distraction. ‐
Posted Apr 14, 2015
71% Dial A Prayer (2015) I recommend Dial A Prayer for its actors - Snow is well-cast, Macy is of course golden in every single thing he does, and the supporting cast is likeable - and a story that's got a good message yet is not overly preachy in delivering it. ‐
Posted Apr 9, 2015
44% True Story (2015) Understated in spite of its sensational subject matter, it's a well-made if somewhat humdrum movie. ‐
Posted Apr 3, 2015
79% Furious 7 (2015) I daresay Furious 7 is best of the lot since the original. Fasten your seatbelts, suspend your disbelief, and enjoy the ride! ‐
Posted Mar 31, 2015
93% Ex Machina (2015) Ex Machina is what I call an existential horror movie. It feels as visceral as anything created by the Crichtons, Spielbergs, and Scotts of an era gone by, but it's got a contemporary, current, and forward-thinking propulsion to it. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Mar 26, 2015
17% The Gunman (2015) While one can certainly see Penn's attraction to a globe-trotting, gun-toting, hard-loving role such as this, one also can't help but wonder how it all falls so flat. ‐
Posted Mar 17, 2015
31% Cut Bank (2015) While Cut Bank has its clever moments, funny running gags, and a few shocking death scenes, it's just too expository and derivative; what's more, it takes itself far too seriously. ‐
Posted Mar 15, 2015
14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) I don't expect reinvention of the wheel, as long as a movie rolls along well enough. And this one does. ‐
Posted Feb 25, 2015
29% Everly (2015) Hip to all the ins and outs of grue and gore [Everly] spares not a single blood-drop. ‐
Posted Feb 4, 2015
10% The Boy Next Door (2015) On a scale of one to Gigli, Jennifer Lopez's latest cinematic sortie is off the charts. ‐
Posted Jan 22, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) The movie's not all bad. It's just a bit bland. ‐
Posted Jan 18, 2015
29% The Captive (2014) It's reminiscent of other recent child-abduction and exploitation films such as Prisoners and The Frozen Ground, but there's something just a little twistedly different that sets it apart. ‐
Posted Dec 11, 2014
98% The Babadook (2014) One of the best horror movies to come along in years. ‐
Posted Dec 9, 2014
93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) Like a lush Ingmar Bergman chamber piece with a touch Jess Franco style sensuality, one could say The Duke of Burgundy is a kinky cross between the seminal S&M sendup Secretary and the most dazzling homage to giallo in recent years, Amer. ‐
Posted Nov 21, 2014
25% Wolves (2014) In true 80s throwback fashion, coupled with a hip, sleek and modern look, Wolves is the perfect hybrid between The Howling and Hemlock Grove. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Oct 28, 2014
52% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) Think: Downton Abbey meets The Knick. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Oct 23, 2014
3.5/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) But if you're looking for just a quick, fun, and forgettable vampire bite, then Dracula Untold doesn't disappoint. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Oct 8, 2014
67% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) As a mood piece, the film captures the essence of a time in music history quite beautifully. ‐
Posted Sep 26, 2014
97% Housebound (2014) Comedic elements aside, Housebound succeeds as a horror film - it's got some great jump-scares, a compelling plot-twisty mystery, and oh yes: plenty of gore. ‐
Posted Sep 26, 2014
41% Horns (2014) While Horns is a mixed bag - tonally, it can't quite decide if it's fable or grit - the flick's fine. ‐
Posted Sep 26, 2014
60% The Equalizer (2014) The movie is overly long, and certainly overly-violent in contrast to its sometimes preachy do-right earnestness, but it's worth a look. ‐
Posted Sep 26, 2014
25% As Above, So Below (2014) A lot of fun. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Aug 31, 2014
21% Into The Storm (2014) There are clichés, shameless emotion manipulation and cardboard cutout characters; but the moments of suspense and the renderings of relentless killer storms are at times truly breathtaking. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2.5/5 44% Beneath (2014) A good thriller for a dark night of Netflixing. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jul 15, 2014
2.5/5 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) But if you're a sucker for the subject matter, you'll probably want to check it out anyway. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jul 2, 2014
35% Anna (2014) A nice throwback to old school suspensers like Altered States and Brainscan. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 8, 2014
60% Joy Ride 3: Road Kill (2014) Joy Ride 3 is a serviceable enough gore fest and the actors are all up to par. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 8, 2014
24% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) Adds fresh blood to the proceedings yet stays true to the formula of the original. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Jun 8, 2014
3/5 35% Stage Fright (2014) If you're a sucker for singing and slashing, you're likely to like Stage Fright. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Apr 30, 2014
2.5/5 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) Though The Quiet Ones does not quite work as a throwback to Hammer's heyday, it does, however, serve its purpose as a decent time-waster. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/5 63% 13 Sins (2014) The ending peters out a bit, but if you enjoy a little sadistic horror with a touch of humor, then 13 Sins is a fun enough time waster. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Mar 27, 2014
79% The Raid 2 (2014) ... it'll please a lot of fans. ‐ Dread Central
Posted Mar 25, 2014