Stefan Birgir Stefans

Stefan Birgir Stefans
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
An obsessive movie buff from Iceland that has seen pretty much every film available but loves horror films more than anything else.
Favorites:
Top 5 Movies: Nightmare on Elm Street, The Thing, The Shining, The Silence of the Lambs, Jurassic Park; Top 5 TV Shows: The Simpsons, M*A*S*H, X-Files, King of the Hill, Seinfeld
Publications: sbs.is
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: Iceland
Official Websites: sbs.is

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
0.5/5 No Score Yet Conjuring The Devil (2020) There is an unwritten rule between me and every filmmaker that makes cheap knockoff horror flicks that their film's running time does not exceed 80 minutes. This film is 114 minutes, and those 114 minutes are long, boring, and filled with things you hate. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2021
2.5/5 31% Howling II (1985) Even though it's truly a bad film, its full-on weirdness makes it quite entertaining, at least entertaining enough for it to get a recommendation from me to horror fans. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2021
4.5/5 70% The Howling (1981) The Howling is a fantastic off-beat horror flick with a dash of comedy that still holds up great 40 years later. The effects are fantastic, the script, acting and directing are superb and it's just an all-around fun movie. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2021
2/5 No Score Yet Children of the Corn: Runaway (2017) There is nothing technically wrong with the film. Even the actors are fine. It's just not a horror film like one would expect. The horror is tacked onto a boring drama. That can work, but it must be brilliantly written and this ain't. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
1/5 No Score Yet Children Of The Corn: Genesis (2011) The lack of children of the corn in "Children of the Corn: Genesis" isn't the film's main issue. The biggest problem it has is that it's not entertaining. It's boring and at 80 minutes, it feels long. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
2.5/5 No Score Yet Twisted Nightmare (1987) Impressively unoriginal; however, it has charm since it's so inanely written and all together stupid. There are decent performances, while others are straight out of "Miami Connection." The film is fun and a worthwhile silly watch. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
1/5 No Score Yet Children of the Corn (2009) Borcher took the only redeeming qualities the original had and made them worse, but decided to keep the worst aspect of it, how utterly boring it was. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
3/5 50% Don't Go in the House (1980) "Don't Go in the House" is a decent entry in the serial killer genre, although it never reaches real originality, Grimaldi's performance and that one 'burned alive' death scene raises it to a semi-memorable status. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
2.5/5 No Score Yet Twice Dead (1988) In general, the film just a few edits from being a "Goosebumps" episode. The bright side is that I like "Goosebumps" episodes, and even though I didn't get what I expected from "Twice Dead," I was entertained by what I got. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1992) If you ever wondered what it would have been like if Neil Breen had made a Dahmer biopic in the 1980s, then here it is. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
3.5/5 79% Batman: The Movie (1966) Live action Pop Art. An exhibition of colors and absurdities. Every line of dialogue is inane, and every story point is absurd. It shouldn't work. It's too kitsch for its own good, but it does work and it's as fun now as it was half a century ago. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2021
4/5 100% Aliens, Clowns & Geeks (2019) If you would like to put something different on the screen and just have a good laugh, then this film is for you! - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
1.5/5 No Score Yet Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001) It's the first in the series that screams "cheaply made straight-to-dvd trash," and that's for a series that has been straight-to-video since the second sequel, so you know I mean it when I say it's bad. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2008
2/5 No Score Yet Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (1999) Gary Bullock is obviously the only one who wanted this film to be made (he co-wrote it) and produces an enjoyable performance in an otherwise rather dull and lifeless flick. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2008
2/5 35% Children of the Corn (1984) "Children of the Corn" is memorable, but more as an idea, a feeling, rather than an actual film. It's one of the scary films you saw as a kid and when you rewatch it, you wonder when the scene that scared you so much pops up, but it never does. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2008
2.5/5 22% Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1993) All in all, it is entertaining which is more than can be said about the first one. That one suffered from uncontrollable dullness, which makes "The Final Sacrifice" a sequel that is better than the original. That isn't a high mark, but it's something. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2008
3/5 No Score Yet Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995) Not a great film, but its serious tone, with is "The Omen" type operatic choir-of-the-devil soundtrack, combined with lackluster acting from everybody and its ludicrous plot points make it an entertaining straight-to-video horror. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2008
2.5/5 No Score Yet Children of the Corn 4: The Gathering (1996) An okay watch, but it's hard to recommend it unless you are a big fan of straight-to-video 90s horror flicks with some gore but mostly drama and tension brought on by dream sequences or if you are a Naomi Watts completionist. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2008
3.5/5 72% Dahmer (2002) It's grainy and dark and most every scene is uncomfortable to watch. It makes your stomach curl and that's how it should be. There is nothing romantic or charming about a serial killer. Watching them shouldn't be an uplifting experience. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
3/5 17% Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) No "Children of the Corn" film is ever going to be a masterpiece, but "Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror" manages to be entertaining by putting the focus on the cult itself, and having younger people fight off these god damn children. - sbs.is EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2002