Dread Central

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Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 The Turning (2020) Alyse Wax The story lacks overall cohesiveness. While the imagery is chilling, that is just not enough to carry a film. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
1/5 Children of the Corn (2009) Scott "The Foywonder" Foy Good cinematography. It hits the right grim tone. Otherwise, about as enjoyable as getting a popcorn seed stuck in your teeth. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
4/5 Rabid (2019) Michelle Swope Rabid manages to beautifully pay homage to Cronenberg and jaw-droppingly brilliant makeup and practical effects allow The Soska Sisters to also put their own unique body horror thumbprint on the film. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
4.5/5 Frankenstein (2015) Gareth Jones Highly intelligent and deeply wounding, Frankenstein stands as a stark reminder that in these so-called enlightened times, we still haven't made it that far. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
3.5/5 The Other Lamb (2019) Anya Stanley Regardless of which hearts it strikes, The Other Lam''s aim is true and its voice necessary. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/5 The Special (2019) Michelle Swope The Special is not a love story. It is a lesson and it is taught phenomenally well. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Alyse Wax A chilling and effective return to the Overlook Hotel EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
3.5/5 Primal (2019) Michelle Swope Imagine a much more savage version of Noah's Ark, with Nicolas Cage yelling some truly great lines about his cat while fighting bad guy Kevin Durand, and you have the new movie Primal. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
5/5 In Search of Darkness (2019) Michelle Swope In Search of Darkness isn't just about nostalgia, it's an all-encompassing, delightfully spooky love letter to eighties horror. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
2.5/5 Km 31-2 (2016) Johnny Butane Perhaps it will work well with less suspecting audiences, but horror fans should really give this one a pass. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
2.5/5 F (2010) Gareth Jones By no means a complete failure, F is a missed opportunity nonetheless. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
.5/5 Ghost Killers vs. Bloody Mary (Exterminadores do Além Contra a Loira do Banheiro) (2018) Jonathan Barkan Paint your house. Weed your garden. Anything at all. But for the love of all that's holy and unholy, don't waste your time on Ghost Killers vs. Bloody Mary. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3.5/5 Guns Akimbo (2019) Jonathan Barkan Guns Akimbo is a double-barrel blast of adrenalized chaos. It ain't perfect but [it's] a rush when it fires on all cylinders. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
4.5/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Jonathan Barkan ...this phantasmagoria plays the audience like a fiddle, weaving a deeply unsettling sea shanty. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 Haunt (2019) Michelle Swope Beck and Woods absolutely nail the haunted house aesthetic and Haunt might be the scariest, and most realistic, movie about a haunted attraction. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
3.5/5 Color Out of Space (2019) Jonathan Barkan Gorgeous, vibrant, and terrifying, Color Out of Space is packed with Lovecraftian creatures and cosmic infections galore. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
Let Her Out (2016) Gareth Jones It looks excellent - and ultimately delivers an interesting premise, some really great scares and enough thoroughly grotesque third-act happenings to make it a more than worthwhile visit for horror fans. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
3.5/5 Empathy, Inc. (2018) Michael Pementel Overall, Empathy, Inc. is a unique dramatic thriller with a well-paced mystery component. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
4/5 () Jonathan Barkan Spiral is a frightening and compelling addition to queer-powered horror. Come for the great team behind the cameras, stay for Bowyer-Chapman's stunning performance. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Jonathan Barkan Ready or Not is a devilishly good time. Samara Weaving wades through viscera and gore, emerging a new Queen of Horror. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Jonathan Barkan Øvredal's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark hits nearly all the right notes. ...Schwartz and Gammell should be feeling a great deal of pride right about now. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
3.5/5 Prodigy (2017) Drew Tinnin Good performances, sure-handed directing, and a solid script highlighting tense moments make the claustrophobic setting seem much bigger in scope. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 () Zena Dixon Unfortunately, there is little in entertainment beyond the demon-beating phone. Although the actors play each role well, the characters are typical, resulting in a detachment to those characters, and consequently, the story. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
2.5/5 The Deeper You Dig (2019) Zena Dixon I love the foundation of the story and emotion, but that foundation calls for a larger building that I feel these gifted filmmakers still have room to build. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
4.5/5 Parasite (2019) Jonathan Barkan Parasite is Bong Joon-ho at his very best. A masterpiece of storytelling and a captivating dissection of class struggles, it is cinema at its finest. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Jonathan Barkan Sit back, make sure you have some popcorn, and get ready for one of the most entertaining horror movies this year has to offer. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
4.5/5 Midsommar (2019) Jonathan Barkan You will be shocked, you will be devastated, and you will think about it long after the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
3.5/5 Head Count (2018) Matt Donato Elle Callahan's Head Count is a steaming bowl of California "Creepypasta" served up hot n' fresh for horror fan consumption. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
3.5/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Jonathan Barkan Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the definition of a summer blockbuster. ...Just don't expect to care much along the way and maybe have some Dramamine ready. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 The Babysitter (2017) Matt Donato McG's hilarious and gruesome occult comedy proves Samara Weaving's worth seventy-billion times over, turning her into the new genre "it" girl overnight. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
1/5 The Snowman (2017) Matt Donato This is, for worse and only worse, the slipperiest slog of a crime thriller you'll attempt to grasp in 2017 - and that's only one out of infinity problems. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 Ég man þig (2017) Matt Donato I Remember You is a strong sophomore showing for Óskar Thór Axelsson, rife with dramatic sights and a tight control on carefully-leaked desperation. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End (2017) Matt Donato The End Of The End brings closure to hungry fans in all the ways they'd hope - albeit turned down a notch through animation. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
2.5/5 Slumber (2017) Matt Donato Slumber is a tug-of-war between boogeyman haunter and psychological destroyer, neither side dealing anything more than serviceable nighttime blows. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
2.5/5 Inoperable (2017) Matt Donato Inoperable is an ambitious time-looper that lacks surgical precision. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
2.5/5 Devil's Gate (2018) Matt Donato Devil's Gate beams into its story with reckless abandon, but advances far quicker than audiences keep up with. At least there are some cool Javier Botet aliens, though? EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
2/5 A Demon Within (2017) Matt Donato A Demon Within is a seen-it-before possession thriller that summons nothing new into the conversation. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
2.5/5 The Midnight Man (2016) Matt Donato The Midnight Man begins by striking a meteoric horror high, only to plummet back down towards repetitive genre bumbling once the game's true - and less enticing - plot begins. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
1/5 The Open House (2018) Matt Donato A nameless villain, doomed nice guy, woefully unaware plot advancement - all the worst horror cliches found in one rage-quit worthy misfire. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
2.5/5 Living Among Us (2018) Matt Donato Brian A. Metcalf's Living Among Us is a fun little found footage neighborhood riff on vampire mythos, albeit an incomplete bite. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
2/5 Blood Honey (2017) Matt Donato Blood Honey will leave you craving something worthwhile when it never delivers on its decadently gruesome promise. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
.5/5 Slender Man (2018) Matt Donato Crunchy Woodland Sound Effects, The Movie! EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 Await Further Instructions (2018) Matt Donato Await Further Instructions launches into survivalist psychotics that embrace walled-in escalation, always building towards "that" finale. The ride is filled with highs and lows, but damn if Johnny Kevorkian doesn't stick that landing. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 Lords of Chaos (2018) Matt Donato Lords Of Chaos will leave you shaken, torn to shreds and thoroughly headbanged-out thanks to Jonas Åkerlund's torturous dedication to black-as-hell metal crimes. Decked in leather, soaked in damnation and ablaze with five-alarm intensity. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 Knives and Skin (2019) Matt Donato An effervescent suburban noir rich with tragedy, rough around the edges, but sharp like the dagger when it counts. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 Bliss (2019) Matt Donato An artist's drug-fueled frustrations are caught somewhere between BLADE's blood rave and Sean Byrne's THE DEVIL'S CANDY. Filthy punk rock aggression and filthier practical effects. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 Come to Daddy (2019) Matt Donato Come To Daddy is a mercilessly hilarious, bloody punch of revenge, personal destruction, and father-son reconciliation that's primed to please midnight audiences. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
5/5 After Midnight (2019) Michelle Swope Sublime and emotional, Something Else is one hell of a love story, a nightmarish monster movie, and an overall fantastical experience. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Thriller (2018) Zena Dixon Above all, I adored the actors in this film. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
3.5/5 Fury of the Demon (La Rage du Démon) (2016) Drew Tinnin As it stands, Fury of the Demon documents a time when movie magic was much more frightening and otherworldly. It's a time worth traveling back to. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019