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Steve Newton

Steve Newton

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
.5/5 8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) "I almost laughed when Wayans pulled out a pair of nunchucks to stupidly battle a swarm of dark moths and nunchucked himself in the nuts. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 18, 2014
4/5 50% Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It (2014) "...a crazed road trip to Chuckleville. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 15, 2014
2/5 73% Oculus (2014) "After viewing Oculus I'm gonna agree with my boy that haunted-mirror movies suck-just like the last one I saw, 2008's Mirrors. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 9, 2014
4.5/5 83% In Fear (2014) "A masterful example of lean 'n' mean outdoor nightmare-making that resonates with the same power of Wolf Creek, but without all the torture and gore. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 28, 2014
1.5/5 46% Pet Sematary (1989) "Without any real scares, there's no reason at all for this movie to exist. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3.5/5 68% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) "The latest installment isn't quite as terrifying as the second, but it's still extremely creepy and engrossing and everything you'd want in a 21st-century nightmare maker. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 72% Stuck (2008) "Stuck is not only the most entertaining horror flick to hit North American theatres this year, it's arguably the top Canadian shocker of all time. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 22, 2014
3/5 35% Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) "Horror fans-particularly those who enjoy the Tales From the Darkside TV show-should be content with this two-out-of-three. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 22, 2014
3/5 22% The First Power (1990) "When you get right down to it, make-up and masks aren't nearly as scary as a human countenance hiding a black heart. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2/5 36% Nightbreed (1990) "The only really strong aspect of Nightbreed is the 'breed itself-there are some truly bizarre and imaginative monstrosities on display. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 19, 2014
1.5/5 44% Night of the Demons (1988) "It's hardly worth seven bucks to see Linnea Quigley, in the flick's wildest scene, thrust a lipstick into her own breast. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 19, 2014
3.5/5 33% A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 - The Dream Child (1989) "Don't wait for this one to come out on video-see it in the theatre and sit close to the screen. Roller coasters are always better at the front. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 19, 2014
1.5/5 8% Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) "The makers of the Friday films wouldn't even consider stopping the series till they hit that magic number: Part XIII. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 19, 2014
2.5/5 83% They Live (1988) "Carpenter should stick to what he's good at-scaring folks-and leave the political satire to Spitting Image. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 19, 2014
3/5 83% Dead Ringers (1988) "In a weird variation of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde theme, the Mantles are drawn relentlessly and frighteningly towards an inevitable and appalling fate. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 18, 2014
2.5/5 54% Alien Nation (1988) "With the sci-fi and horror aspects toned down, Alien Nation becomes little more than a cop show with a twist-and one that will satisfy only the most gullible of action fans. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 18, 2014
3/5 59% The Lair of the White Worm (1988) "A totally strange, gore-drenched horror/comedy about ancient pagan rituals that leaves you with only one certain thought in your head: that Ken Russell is one very bent fellow. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4/5 68% Child's Play (1988) "With equal portions of frolic and fear, Child's Play is a hilarious hair-raiser that is highly recommended for horror fans. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 14, 2014
2.5/5 49% RoboCop (2014) "All the eye-popping gadgetry in the world can't forgive the fact that RoboCop is rife with filler and drags on way too long. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 12, 2014
0/5 No Score Yet Watchers (1988) "Watchers is a real mess, and it's only a couple of steps up from the dismal Maximum Overdrive, the last Stephen King story to be slaughtered on the screen. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 10, 2014
3.5/5 36% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) "It's R. Lee Ermey of Full Metal Jacket fame who deserves most of the credit for this remake earning its mutilated thumbs-up. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
1/5 4% House of the Dead (2003) "The novelty of seeing rampaging zombies get shot in the head wears off after 40 minutes or so. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
.5/5 12% Cold Creek Manor (2003) "There are no surprises at all in this totally predictable mistake of a movie. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
2.5/5 63% Cabin Fever (2002) "If you take away the shocking makeup-effects work of KNB EFX Inc. there's not much there at all. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
1/5 8% The Order (2003) "You'll be wishing you'd gotten your satanic-flick fix by staying home and renting The Omen. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
2/5 23% Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) "Of course, the thing doesn't actually die. It just folds up its face and hibernates for another 23 years, or at least until the inevitable Jeepers Creepers 3: More Goo for You. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
1.5/5 14% Gothika (2003) "The same story was told much more skillfully-and with a lot more scares-three years back, when it was called What Lies Beneath. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
0/5 41% Freddy vs. Jason (2003) "You'll shake your head in disbelief at the nonsensical plot machinations and idiotic character motivations required to bring the two terror titans together. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
2.5/5 30% Dreamcatcher (2003) "As soon as Morgan Freeman's alien hunter/military commander turns up, a riveting movie starts morphing into a predictable villain-on-the-warpath action flick. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
3/5 41% Wrong Turn (2003) "This horror flick about young campers stalked and slaughtered by gruesome backwoods barbarians is a fairly decent crossbreeding of Friday the 13th and Deliverance. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
2/5 62% Identity (2003) "My eyeballs were doing some serious rolling of their own at the general ineptitude of this failed mating of Friday the 13th and Ten Little Indians. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
3.5/5 19% House of 1000 Corpses (2003) "This in-your-face homage to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the most unrelentingly sadistic flick to come out of Hollywood in quite some time. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
2/5 64% Willard (2003) "The vengeance-driven plot creeps along at a snail's pace, and all the teeth-gnashing and cheek-quivering in the world-courtesy of Glover's demented Willard Stiles-cannot save the day. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
3/5 48% Final Destination 2 (2003) " Just the fact that it manages to keep the viewer involved despite the plot's general ridiculousness makes it the most effective Vancouver-shot horror flick in years. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 9, 2014
1/5 9% Darkness Falls (2003) "It's only slightly more enjoyable than having army ants gnaw at your privates. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 8, 2014
1/5 38% They (2002) "How someone who could helm a film as relentlessly creepy and suspenseful as The Hitcher could deliver a dud like They is beyond me. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 8, 2014
1/5 14% Ghost Ship (2002) "The folks at Hollywood's Dark Castle Entertainment are polluting the high seas with this dead-in-the-water combo of The Shining and Titanic. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 8, 2014
1.5/5 12% Halloween: Resurrection (2002) "Myers shows up and slaughters almost everyone until martial-artist Harris and Sara Moyer team up to shock him in the nuts and say things like: "Trick or treat, motherf***er!" " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 8, 2014
4/5 40% Reign of Fire (2002) "Reign of Fire is one of the most intense and enjoyable monster flicks I've ever seen. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 8, 2014
1/5 3% Feardotcom (2002) "I figured feardotcom was gonna be bad news when I saw the trailer and noticed it was promoted with the line "From the director of House on Haunted Hill". " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 8, 2014
2.5/5 48% Eight Legged Freaks (2002) "What it lacks in scares, however, Eight Legged Freaks makes up for with gallons of gooey-green spider guts. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 8, 2014
0/5 19% Jason X (2002) "Whatever they paid Canadian horror auteur David Cronenberg to appear in this godforsaken mess, it wasn't enough. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 8, 2014
2/5 73% Frailty (2002) "Frailty is disturbing, all right, but then so is sticking needles in your eyes. And I wouldn't recommend either. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 8, 2014
2.5/5 83% The Others (2001) "It's obvious that Amenábar is trying to subtly build layers of ghostly tension, but man, till it nears the climax, this movie crawls. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 8, 2014
2/5 33% Resident Evil (2002) "This routine video-game spinoff borrows heavily from James Cameron action flicks and George Romero zombie epics but doesn't do much else. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 8, 2014
1.5/5 17% Queen of the Damned (2002) "It's mainly an excuse for director Michael Rymer to unleash his arsenal of flashy, MTV-type visuals and Moulin Rouge costume designer Angus Strathie to play dress-up. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 8, 2014
1.5/5 52% The Mothman Prophecies (2002) "Faced with such an unlikely mishmash of unexplainable events, you've given up believing anything by the time the popcorn's gone. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 7, 2014
1/5 21% Bones (2001) "The bogus script doesn't leave anyone in the cast, including the usually impressive Pam Grier, much chance of a stellar performance. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 7, 2014
.5/5 14% Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts) (2001) "A more fitting tribute to William Castle would have been to create a horror flick you could sit through without consistently squirming in abject loathing. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 7, 2014
1/5 7% The Forsaken (2001) "I've heard about cutting corners in the makeup-FX department, but isn't holding back on fangs a bit much? " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3/5 17% Dracula 2000 (2000) "A fast-paced and captivating exercise in gory action-horror, à la Wesley Snipes's 1998 bloodsucker epic, Blade. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Feb 7, 2014
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