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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, Chris Alexander, Dave Alexander, Rod Gudino
Rating
Title/Year
Author
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10/10
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.
Posted Jul 10, 2008
3
10/10
The Mist (2007)
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.
Posted Nov 26, 2007
4

Another dip in the increasingly shallow remake and sequel-to-remake pool.
Posted Apr 19, 2007
5
Hot Fuzz (2007)
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.
Posted Apr 5, 2007
6
Saw III (2006)
The only brains on display are the ones that get drilled out of human skulls.
Posted Feb 12, 2007
7
That "Zzzzzz" ringing through the theatre during The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning ain't just a chainsaw, it's snoring.
Posted Feb 12, 2007
8
The Return (2006)
Stick to vampires, Buffy.
Posted Feb 12, 2007
9
5/10
In a time when the serial killer subgenre is practically the definition of derivative, Perfume is %u2013 for better or for worse %u2013 a whiff of something uniquely fresh.
Posted Feb 12, 2007
10
Glosserman's surprisingly polished debut feature is as respectful to the slasher horror film as it is thoughtful, making Behind the Mask one of the best slasher films %u2013 or meta-slasher films %u2013 you're likely to see.
Posted Feb 12, 2007
11
10/10
A gorgeously executed and disturbingly violent moving picture poem that bravely flies in the face of genre convention and stands alone in its purpose.
Posted Feb 12, 2007
12
An unsettling tale of modern espionage horror.
Posted Feb 12, 2007
13
8/10
14
Hostel (2006)
15
5/5
A truly eerie and beautiful silent film that speaks volumes.
Posted Jul 22, 2005
16
5/5
A treasure of artistic elements and genres synthesized together in a flawless cohesion of cinematic and visual poetry.
Posted Jul 22, 2005
17
2.5/5
While [J-horror] dies a derivative death, Premonition is being touted as the next big thing. But should it be?
Posted Jun 24, 2005
18
1/5
Night Watch (2006)
As slick as any mega-budget American movie... but it's also as cliché and soulless, and a lot more convoluted.
Posted Jun 24, 2005
19
A creepy flick that, thankfully, doesn't rely on dead, long-haired women to deliver its scares.
Posted Jun 24, 2005
20
4/5
While suffering from an infuriating third act twist... and the censor's scissors, it's still the kind of crackerjack horror show genre fans should support with open wallets.
Posted Jun 24, 2005
21
2.5/5
The Devil's Rejects plays out like the kind of film everyone thought House was gonna be - a retrofied, nasty horror homage.
Posted Jun 24, 2005
22
Shikoku (1999)
Shikoku, like its phantasmagoric anti-heroine, occupies a misty middle ground worth visiting.
Posted May 4, 2005
23
Incident at Loch Ness may not be first film to explore the mystery of the Loch Ness monster, but it might just be the best.
Posted Mar 30, 2005
24
Cursed (2005)
There are so many contemptuous things to say about this disastrous Teen Wolf/Lost Boys clone that I'm not sure where to begin.
Posted Mar 30, 2005
25
0/5
How Uwe Boll manages to scrape together enough investment money to give wing to this type of overblown, amateurish gibberish is truly a mystery of the cosmos...
Posted Mar 30, 2005
26
The Forgotten, though not an outright bad movie, is yet another frustrating example of a Hollywood film that simply lacks the courage of its convictions.
Posted Mar 23, 2005
27
Andrew Lloyd Webber is... a shallow, giftless dilettante whose hackneyed McOperas are an embarrassment to the art form.
Posted Mar 23, 2005
28
Darkness (2004)
Darkness is a ridiculous film choked with genre clichés and stolen scares, yet there's something genuinely dark and nasty wrapped inside all that ridiculousness...
Posted Mar 23, 2005
29
The Village (2004)
Still one inventive, scary and heartfelt movie.
Posted Nov 9, 2004
30
RE2 is a dreary, incoherent mess of a movie, failing on almost every conceivable level.
Posted Nov 9, 2004
31
Toolbox Murders is arguably the movie everyone has been waiting for Hooper to make since Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Posted Nov 9, 2004
32
3/5
Rawhead Rex (1987)
A terrible adaptation of a fantastic Clive Barker story from his Books of Blood. Despite the goofy mask the demon wears, Rex does have some teeth; it earns points for the Rex-urinating-on-willing-priest's-face scene.
Posted Jul 1, 2004
33
4/5
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Posted Jul 1, 2004
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5/5
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Posted Jul 1, 2004
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5/5
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Posted Jul 1, 2004
36
Godsend (2003)
Plagues of locusts and planet-drowning floods are also heaven-sent, and would probably be infinitely more pleasant to sit through.
Posted Jun 30, 2004
37
A clever spoof film that's actually well-written, witty, dynamically shot and edited, thankfully lacking the mentality of expelled phlegm.
Posted Jun 28, 2004
38
5/5
What punk rock lovin' fiend doesn't love the Ramones?
Posted May 13, 2004
39
The Passion of the Christ is the Jesus story that's been begging to get made since Charlie Heston kicked off his robes and sandals.
Posted May 13, 2004
40
Hellboy (2004)
'This just in: Hellboy is real! ... the big red ape has been spotted at theatres all over town and the public reaction isn't quite what the B.P.R.D. expected - they love him!'
Posted May 1, 2004
41
5/5
Uzumaki (2002)
'Uzumaki is a masterfully rendered living portrait of warped, apocalyptic art...'
Posted May 1, 2004
42
Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed features the same witty, honest dialogue as the original, with improved music, make-up and werewolf effects.
Posted Feb 17, 2004
43
Requiem is stupid to the point of aggravation and long enough to qualify as torture under the Geneva Convention.
Posted Feb 17, 2004
44
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is teeming with terrible dialogue, cardboard thespians, corny props snatched off eBay and mutilations, mutilations, MUTILATIONS!
Posted Feb 16, 2004
45
This self conscious dopey time waster is far better than it needs to be and in its own, dumb ***, base way, is probably the funniest movie I've seen all year.
Posted Jan 16, 2004
46
In My Skin is not for everyone, but should you brave this film you will be watching the work of a major cinematic artist in de Van.
Posted Oct 20, 2003
47
If you want to see what a cinematic piece of dog barf looks like, go see House of the Dead, otherwise do yourself a favour and play the video game, it's far more entertaining.
Posted Oct 11, 2003
48
If I hadn't already seen the original film, and wasn't desensitized from a lifelong horror addiction, I think I might have been frightened by some of it.
Posted Oct 11, 2003
49
Suicide Club (2002)
An exceptionally unique movie dying to be rescued from what is essentially a mild case of hubris.
Posted Sep 5, 2003
50
5/5
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Posted Sep 5, 2003