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Staci Layne Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) No merit badge for Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2015
13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) Looking for a good horror movie to watch this Halloween? Check out Crimson Peak.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
71% 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
79% Tales of Halloween (2015) Treat!‐
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
64% The Visit (2015) It's a wild ride with a few thrills along the way.‐
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2015
40% Strangerland (2015) Strangerland is presented through a prism of womanly wantoness juxtaposed with a mother's pain and fear. ‐
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2015
83% Eden (2015) ...both lovely, and looooooong.‐
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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. ‐
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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. ‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2015
63% The Water Diviner (2015) The Water Diviner comes up dry.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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. ‐
Read More | 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!‐
Read More | 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
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) The movie's not all bad. It's just a bit bland.‐
Read More | 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. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2014
98% The Babadook (2014) One of the best horror movies to come along in years.‐
Read More | 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. ‐
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2014
52% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) Think: Downton Abbey meets The Knick.‐ Dread Central
Read More | 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
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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. ‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2014
25% As Above, So Below (2014) A lot of fun.‐ Dread Central
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2014
2.5/5 44% Beneath (2014) A good thriller for a dark night of Netflixing.‐ Dread Central
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2014
35% Anna (2014) A nice throwback to old school suspensers like Altered States and Brainscan.‐ Dread Central
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2014