Staci Layne Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
MPAA Accredited Entertainment Reporter and Film Reviewer. Memberships: Int'l Press Academy, L.A. Press Club, Horror Writers Association, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Author of "Animal Movies Guide" and "50 Years of Ghost Movies"
Favorites:
Always evolving. For my latest discoveries, disses and dishes, check Facebook.com/StaciWilson & Twitter @StaciWilson.
Official Websites: http://StaciLayneWilson.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
52% Charlie Says (2019) In spite of the off-kilter choice of Smith as an uncharismatic Manson, Charlie Says gives a [admirably] different take on this done-to-death story. - Red River Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
56% J.T. LeRoy (2019) JT LeRoy is an entertaining enough treatise on the perils of fame and fiction, and what happens to those who allow fact and fabrication to blur into far more than 50 shades of gray. But it's one you'll want to catch on the couch, not at the cineplex. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2019
57% Pet Sematary (2019) For those familiar with the King source material, you'll get what you're hoping for, plus a few new twists. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
94% Us (2019) What could be scarier than an opponent who can effortlessly read your mind? - Red River Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
80% 30 Miles from Nowhere (2018) Think: Friday the 13th meets The Big Chill . - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
8% The Amityville Murders (2019) The Amityville Murders is a well-made and often unsettling supernatural thriller-it is certainly worth a look for the curious and a must-see for completists. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) The beautifully made and carefully-crafted film starts off as an over-the-top black comedy sizzling with snarky satire. Then it paints over that canvass and becomes a darkly humorous horror parable as the painter stalks his prey from beyond the grave. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
64% St. Agatha (2019) Bousman's signature sadism is at play here. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
71% Piercing (2019) Piercing is a quirky and nasty black comedy, essentially a two-hander-so if you don't mind spending an hour and twenty minutes with a deranged duo doing their twisted tango, then, by all means, tune in. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
38% Glass (2019) Glass is sort of like a vase that's been broken then glued back together - it still holds water, but you can see the cracks. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
73% Destroyer (2018) For a classic redemption story with such a tremendously talented actor in the lead, Destroyer should be exhilarating. It is listless and feels endless. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
67% Vice (2018) Fans of McKay's The Big Short will know what to expect, but might be surprised as well. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
63% Bird Box (2018) Fans of science fiction will appreciate the layers of social, political, and spiritual nuance, while horror hounds will enjoy the spine-tingling suspense of the mystery. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
88% The Final Wish (2019) The Final Wish is an easy watch, fun and simple. It's perfect for that night when you just want to sit back, relax and enjoy. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
69% The Ice Cream Truck (2017) An insidious little pulse-pounder that slowly but surely worms its way under your skin! - Fantastica Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
97% Science Fair (2018) Science Fair falls somewhere between an episode of Big Bang Theory and Mad Hot Ballroom - entertaining, often funny, sometimes awkward, and always educational. - Opeeqo EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
100% Liyana (2018) Liyana, a hybrid fairytale born in the imaginations of five African orphans, works so because it's told by children. - Opeeqo EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) While the choice of Eli Roth - known for his hard-R horror movies - as the director might seem like an odd one, he actually is a self-proclaimed kid at heart who loves children's movies from eras gone by. - Opeeqo EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
66% Suspiria (2018) There are some cool connections, showing that indeed the filmmakers are thoughtful and they do care about what they were creating. - Inside Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) I enjoyed watching all of the well-crafted characters, but H40 really is Laurie and Michael's show-both come to life in their best iterations since the 70s. - Inside Horror EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
97% The Hate U Give (2018) In addition to the unsettling racial and social themes, The Hate U Give also ably shows the life of a modern teenage girl. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
20% Bigger (2018) I thought the characters were well-fleshed (in more ways than one). - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
29% Venom (2018) There's a reason for the top-tier cast. It's actually fun! - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
47% Curvature (2018) An intelligent, well-crafted, science-heavy time-travel thriller with a little romance thrown in. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 39% Hell Fest (2018) Hell Fest is a solid, workmanlike horror flick. - Daily Dead EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
89% Love, Gilda (2018) Love, Gilda isn't really a film in its own right-it's more of a fawning tribute with rounded corners and soft edges. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
91% Mandy (2018) If you enjoy trippy dark fantasy films and volumes of violence presented with phantasmagoric glee, then this flick is definitely worth a look. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
66% Lizzie (2018) Lizzie is an intelligent, slow-burn chamber piece that also serves as a subtle nod to the #MeToo movement. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
51% Papillon (2018) Even though there is always something going on, the film feels far too long at its over two-hour runtime. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) Casting superstar tough-guy Jason Statham as Jonas was smart... too bad the script isn't. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) For those who are interested in the history of police procedure, politics and social injustice, BlacKkKlansman is a must-see. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
92% Nico, 1988 (2018) This is definitely a niche film with narrow appeal. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
53% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) ...A solid, if highly fictionalized, Western biopic that brings a largely forgotten historical feminist figure to light - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Fallen Kingdom is one of the better installments in this never-extinct film series. Lots of fun, and yes - do see it in IMAX! - Opeeqo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Plot holes abound. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
16% Show Dogs (2018) There is an astonishing lack of restraint in the kid-friendly department when it comes to the script. - Opeeqo EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Yes, it more of the same - hardcore action sequences (in slo-mo, of course) set to cheesy-brie ballads, Deadpool demolishing the fourth wall, and plenty of dick jokes - but it's still fun. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
39% Mary Shelley (2018) A lifeless look at the creator of Frankenstein's Monster. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
86% Tully (2018) While Tully is a comedy, it's dark, dark, dark! As you watch, you may find yourself thinking, Wait... should I be laughing at this? - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
46% Marrowbone (2018) The young cast is quite impressive, and their collective cinematic horror pedigree adds to the enjoyment. - Opeeqo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
81% Tiny Shoulders, Rethinking Barbie (2018) The film is at its best when it shows the history of Barbie. - Opeeqo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
69% Wildling (2018) It's assured and unflinching, but without Powley's childlike, otherworldly quality and her offbeat beauty, the story wouldn't have worked as well as it does. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
52% Rampage (2018) Kids will love seeing the crazy creatures wreak the obligatory havoc and watching Johnson save the world with his trademark charisma and charm. - Opeeqo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) It's an extraordinarily violent film, yet it's peppered with small moments of poignant grace. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
91% Lean on Pete (2018) In Lean on Pete, we are reminded that human connection, no matter how brief, is essential to our well-being and growth. - Opeeqo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2018
81% Chappaquiddick (2018) Chappaquiddick is Clarke's tour de force. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Spielberg's sci-fi popcorn extravaganza does exactly what it's supposed to: entertain. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
27% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Let's just say it's not exactly the most high brow adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work to come along. - Opeeqo EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Unsane is not quite unsettling enough to get under the skin nor is it pulpy enough to elicit so-bad-it's-good glee, but it's a fast-paced and well-acted thriller. - AtHomeInHollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
76% Son of Bigfoot (2018) Fun enough for mom and dad to enjoy. Adults will notice nods to X-Men, Teen Wolf and The Incredible Hulk, and a few (very few) pop-culture references. - Opeeqo EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018