FEARnet

FEARnet is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Scott Weinberg, Todd Gilchrist
Rating Title/Year Author
Delivery (2013) Scott Weinberg A smart, calm horror flick that borrows from a few classics but also marks some territory of its own. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2014
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Scott Weinberg "Before Sunset with Vampires" may be simplistic, but it's meant as high praise. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2014
Godzilla (2014) Scott Weinberg Takes a little while to warm up, but this is a cool and classy piece of epic monster movie-making. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2014
Haunt (2014) Scott Weinberg A respectably old-school chiller that feels sort of refreshing, even if it doesn't leave much of an impression. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2014
A Field in England (2013) Scott Weinberg Do you have to fully "understand" a film to enjoy it? No. Case in point: this movie. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2014
Dark House (2014) Scott Weinberg Doesn't always work as a cohesive whole, but it does have more than a few good moments. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2014
Oldboy (2013) Scott Weinberg For a "pointless" and "unnecessary" remake, there's actually some really solid stuff in this one. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2014
Exists (2014) Scott Weinberg Takes a little while to get cooking, but once you-know-who pops up, there's some solid fun to be had. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2014
What We Do in the Shadows (2014) Scott Weinberg More deadpan, clever, and silly than it is simple, "schticky," or mean-spirited. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2014
Knights of Badassdom (2014) Scott Weinberg Frequently sloppy and pretty piecemeal, but also rather funny and oddly likable. Strange flick. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2014
Jinn (2014) Scott Weinberg Some of Bob Kurtzman's third act make-up effects are a small silver lining, but unfortunately Jinn is a pretty laughable affair. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2014
Alien Abduction (2014) Scott Weinberg Today's lesson is "How not to make a found footage film." EDIT
Posted May 8, 2014
Locker 13 (2014) Scott Weinberg As a die-hard fan of the horror anthology film, I take no pleasure in stating that Locker 13's few stray glimmers of quality are not worth the slog it takes to find them. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2014
Fractured (2013) Scott Weinberg A clever indie noir/horror that feels like someone really loves Angel Heart. So at least they have good taste. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2014
The Last Days (2013) Scott Weinberg The Last Days may not represent the flashiest apocalypse story you'll ever see, but there's always something to be said for clever storytelling, good acting, and novel apocalypse tales. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2014
Coherence (2013) Scott Weinberg The result is a low-key mind-bender that feels half-scripted, half improvised, and -- for the most part -- rather surprisingly compelling. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2014
The Guest (2014) Scott Weinberg A dark, slick, and appealing thriller that pulls suspense from some very cool places. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2014
The Raid 2 (2014) Scott Weinberg Wow! EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2014
13 Sins (2014) Scott Weinberg A nasty demeanor, an excellent lead performance, plenty of strong support work, and a thoroughly expeditious pace. Dark fun. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2014
The Den (2014) Scott Weinberg The Den has some pretty compelling things to say about the alleged safety of the internet. Also it's creepy. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2014
The Returned (2013) Scott Weinberg This is a smart, intense, and frequently tragic horror story. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2014
Lord of Tears (2013) Scott Weinberg All I know is one or two moments really creeped me out, and I never get creeped out. If that's not a compliment, I don't know any. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2014
Nurse (2014) Scott Weinberg Moves really quick, offers a generous amount of shocks, and displays a slyly dark sense of humor. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2014
Lucky Bastard (2013) Scott Weinberg Lucky Bastard is a frank, fascinating, and decidedly "adult" piece of horror filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2014
I, Frankenstein (2014) Scott Weinberg The kind of awful movie that gives awful movies a bad name. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2014
Open Grave (2013) Scott Weinberg Decent payoffs for those who are interested in playing along -- and willing to contend with a few slow spots in the mid-section. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2014
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) Scott Weinberg The scary stuff works, the characters are actually pretty likable, and the franchise mythology is given its fair due ...without overdoing it. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2014
Dead in Tombstone (2013) Scott Weinberg A fun cast and a decent presentation but man is this a story we've heard 1,000 times. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2013
Cassadaga (2011) Scott Weinberg A hodge-podge of horror tropes that frequently congeals into something fun. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2013
The Borderlands (2013) Scott Weinberg Church-set found-footage slow-burner with some solid payoffs. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2013
Odd Thomas (2013) Scott Weinberg Slick, breezy, amusing, a little sloppy, and rather fun. Saturday matinee stuff. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2013
Stalled (2013) Scott Weinberg When it comes to combining zombies and comedy, the British simply know what they're doing. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2013
Missionary (2013) Scott Weinberg A well-made but generally predictable next-gen Fatal Attraction. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Thanatomorphose (2012) Scott Weinberg Rough stuff. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Horror Stories (2013) Scott Weinberg Cool Korean horror anthology. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Daylight (2013) Scott Weinberg Decent enough found footage fare that deals with a small town's creepy secret. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Under the Bed (2012) Scott Weinberg Kids vs. monsters tale that take a while to warm up, but picks up nicely. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
The Colony (2013) Scott Weinberg A collection of disparate genre parts that are presented with a noted lack of snark or irony. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
+1 (2013) Scott Weinberg A decent, uneven, well-made spin on a very standard horror story. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Patrick (2013) Scott Weinberg Takes the coolest parts of the original Aussie thriller and adds some more goofy fun. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Proxy (2013) Scott Weinberg A frank, unpredictable, and sometimes devastating thriller. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
We Are What We Are (2013) Scott Weinberg Works as not only a compliment to the original, but also as an impressive complement. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013) Scott Weinberg Welcome to the bottom of the barrel. Population: this movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013) Scott Weinberg A dark and thoughtful film with a legitimately challenging and worthwhile message. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Hellbenders (2012) Scott Weinberg Sloppy, choppy, and weird but there's a lot of lowbrow energy and goofy charm too. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2013
Ghost Team One (2013) Scott Weinberg Really runs out of steam near the end, but there's still a nice batch of raunchy laughs here. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2013
Grand Piano (2013) Scott Weinberg "Phone Booth in a concert hall" -- except that it's quite a bit better than that. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2013
Devil's Pass (2013) Scott Weinberg Further evidence that seasoned directors enjoy the found footage gimmick as much as the first-timers seem to. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2013
Dark Touch (2013) Scott Weinberg A frank and powerful horror film about the disastrous and irrevocable effects of child abuse. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2013
Contracted (2013) Scott Weinberg Icky and violent and shocking, but Contracted is also smart, insightful, and sort of tragic. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2013