Rue Morgue Magazine

Rue Morgue Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Barrett Hooper, Carolyn Mauricette, Chris Alexander, Dave Alexander, Deirdre Crimmins, Jovanka Vuckovic, Michael Gingold, Rod Gudino, Shannon McGrew
Rating Title/Year Author
Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) Michael Gingold The movie seriously could have used Pegg and his Cornetto partner Edgar Wright on scripting duties, and perhaps Wright at the helm as well. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Carolyn Mauricette With a beautiful colour palette and the comfort of cluttered sets, Jarmusch wraps you in a cocoon of an introverted, isolated world that only the characters and the viewers understand. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Slender Man (2018) Carolyn Mauricette While I'm sure there's a fan or two to sustain this film somewhere out there (find me one, please!), seasoned horror devotees and creepypasts buffs won't be suckered by this lackluster attempt. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Brown Girl Begins (2017) Carolyn Mauricette You might think the film speaks only to a specific audience and is a cultural signifier for those of Caribbean descent in Toronto, but this story is accessible to everyone for its lesson in courage and sacrifice. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Deirdre Crimmins The score, cinematography, and general premise are all good reasons to seek this out and enjoy it when you can. However, couch your expectations with the understanding that this is not a spear-sharp thriller. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
() Michael Gingold You'll laugh, you'll cry...and you'll jump right out of your seat at least once. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
() Deirdre Crimmins Tense and unnerving, unpredictable and mean spirited, Antrum... adds layers to the terrifying power of cinema. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Straight Edge Kegger (2019) Deirdre Crimmins Just like seeing a band at a house party, you forgive the technical issues and you just let yourself have fun. Straight Edge Kegger certainly has fun with the music and the mayhem. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Freaks (2018) Deirdre Crimmins Visually stunning and emotionally honest, FREAKS is a fascinating take on paranoia and what makes people special, but its bloat makes it start to veer into being too much of a good thing. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2019
() Michael Gingold Come to Daddy is outrageous, gleefully nasty, consistently clever and a hell of a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Overlord (2018) Michael Gingold It's well-made enough that you can just sit back, or on the edge of your seat, and enjoy a meat-and-potatoes horror-actioner that dispenses with any questions about who the good and bad guys are. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Michael Gingold It takes a folk tale rife with culturally rich and specifically scary possibilities and flattens it out into a thoroughly by-the-numbers haunting flick. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Thriller (2018) Michael Gingold The long stretches between murders are filled in with material that keeps promising to take advantage of its specific milieu, but never actually does. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
The Dark (2018) Michael Gingold The Dark brings true heart to the horror genre, while providing just enough of the blood and guts to keep harder-core fans satisfied. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
Rottentail (2019) Michael Gingold The film doesn't bring enough that's fresh or clever to its mix of splatter, swearing and occasional scatology. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
The Silence (2019) Michael Gingold The Silence is guilty not of being an imitation of A Quiet Place, but of telling a comparable story not nearly as well. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
The Wind (2018) Michael Gingold Even as the storyline jumps around in time, it's never difficult to track the narrative-or to remain immersed in the unsettling atmosphere. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) Michael Gingold Pet Sematary takes a place in the upper tier of King-based features because its creators not only respect the source, they've identified the important elements to keep. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Tone Deaf (2018) Deirdre Crimmins A tight little horror film about the current culture wars being waged between the red and blue ends of the political spectrum. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Girl on the Third Floor (2019) Deirdre Crimmins We are distracted from the lackluster plot and flat characters by some amazing and gross effects... These bits save Girl on the Third Floor from being a miss. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
Us (2019) Michael Gingold An all-cylinders scarefest done with all the panache Peele displayed in his previous movie, and one in which the metaphors are submerged much deeper. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Cam (2018) Michael Gingold A gripping and consistently visually engaging thriller that delves deep into provocative subject matter to play on emotions that any viewer can relate to. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
Morto Não Fala (2018) Michael Gingold While the dead may be responsible for The Nightshifter's punchier scares, it's unnerving in a quieter way to watch Stênio's personal descent. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires (2018) Michael Gingold It's both gloriously rude and cleverly genre-savvy, put across with such unabashed glee that it's hard to remain offended by it for very long. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Hurt (2018) Michael Gingold The places it does eventually go are graphic and nasty and seriously disturbing, and when we get to them, we realize how everything that came before was setting us up. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Lifechanger (2018) Michael Gingold Although McConnell largely commits to a grim and pensive tone, he laces LIFECHANGER with just the right amount of wicked humor. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Luz (2018) Michael Gingold Orchestrating it all, Singer is a first-timer already clearly in complete control of his medium. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Escape Room (2019) Michael Gingold [The film] has been proficiently realized but doesn't bring enough variety to the storytelling table. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Glass (2019) Michael Gingold A key problem is that we don't learn anything new about its central trio...nor are they given anything to do that we haven't seen them do in their previous films. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Michael Gingold Memory is not a simple making-of, but a visual work of cinema scholarship that has a lot to offer for both casual viewers and rabid devotees of Alien. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
() Michael Gingold For all its familiarity, director/co-writer Lee Cronin treats his material with an adult, somber point of view that holds the attention and pays off in some genuinely tingly moments. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Starfish (2016) Deirdre Crimmins STARFISH is much more successful on the emotional side than the horror side, but still compelling. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
Feral (2017) Deirdre Crimmins FERAL uses its mockumentary format to its advantage, and keeps us guessing right up to the very end. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
In Fabric (2018) Deirdre Crimmins Horror seems to have a preoccupation with haunted houses and possessed dolls. With IN FABRIC, we have the rare entry into a haunted garment subgenre, and it is a treasure. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2018
Border (2018) Deirdre Crimmins The film's investment into mythology and character depth will satisfy genre fans who are looking to watch a drama and romance with a marked twist. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
You Might Be the Killer (2018) Deirdre Crimmins Twitter inspired films might just be a new ground for hive brainstorming and vetting ideas. If both YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER and TUSK are indicative of what can be brought together through this platform, then I say keep it up. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Piercing (2018) Deirdre Crimmins PIERCING is the rare second film from a new director which rivals its predecessor. The film is in conversation with Pesce's previous work, and continues his legacy as a new horror maestro in the making. Keep it up, sir. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
May the Devil Take You (2018) Deirdre Crimmins Fans of Indonesian horror and Sam Raimi will get a kick out of the homage-drenched MAY THE DEVIL TAKE YOU. It is a film that is well aware of horror's past, and aims to add to its future. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
The Perfection (2018) Deirdre Crimmins THE PERFECTION's playfulness and body horror anchor an uncommon film into some incredibly entertaining waters. A strong stomach and good humor will be rewarded kindly by this one. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
The Vanished (2018) Deirdre Crimmins Every character's reactions count in the paper scrap tossed or car bumper bumped is without implication. It pays to pay attention, though the film does make sure to return to the more important details as the detective pieces the puzzle together EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Deirdre Crimmins Were it not for all of the violence taking place off screen, or the magically malfunctioning pixels as soon as things starts getting good, Unfriended: Dark Web may have lived up to the high bar set by its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
() Deirdre Crimmins The balance between visual scares and terror within the plot make for an all-around wonderful little gem. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
The Queen of Hollywood Blvd. (2017) Deirdre Crimmins Beautifully shot and violent enough to quench the bloody thirst of exploitation cinema fans... All hail the queen! EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
The Ranger (2018) Deirdre Crimmins It does not feel like a factory created slasher or just another throwback gore fest; it feels like a film that has a lot of affection for both the punk community and the history of horror and wants to be a new entry into both those worlds EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Rabbit (2017) Deirdre Crimmins Though the film suffers from minor pacing issues, likely related to balancing many ideas with a heavy atmosphere, it never feels like a freshman feature. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
The Tenants Downstairs (Lou xia de fang ke) (2016) Michael Gingold The Tenants Downstairs is wicked fun for those who enjoy the guiltily pleasurable kick of watching people squirm as they're victimized by their own worst impulses. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2016
10/10 Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) Jovanka Vuckovic A quirky, idiosyncratic, Harryhausen-inspired, art house creature feature with the poetry and narrative depth characteristic of misunderstood monster classics such as The Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Bride of Frankenstein. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2008
10/10 The Mist (2007) James Grainger The final sequences are a fitting good-night from an intelligent, ballsy director who will hopefully scoop up the rights to a few more of King's unfilmed gems. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2007
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) Another dip in the increasingly shallow remake and sequel-to-remake pool. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2007
Hot Fuzz (2007) Jovanka Vuckovic A hilarious send-up to police action films like Super Cop and Bad Boys 2, fuelled by British black humour and a few cartoonish but great gore gags. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2007