is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alyse Wax, Chris Alexander, Edward Douglas, Perri Nemiroff, Todd Gilchrist
Rating Title/Year Author
Viral (2016) Chris Alexander It has more than a few eerie and intelligent deviations from the undead movie template to make it worth watching. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2016
Lights Out (2016) Chris Alexander David Sandberg's LIGHTS OUT isn't a bad horror movie. It's well produced, acceptably performed, with decent special effects and a barrage of shocks. But we've seen it before. Again and again. And again. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2016
The Invitation (2015) Chris Alexander A must see picture. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2016
The Dark Stranger (2015) Chris Alexander [It] would have worked far better as a single character psychodrama rather than the cluttered bid to become a standard issue, pedestrian horror-thriller it settles for being. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2016
The Neon Demon (2016) Chris Alexander It's a singular masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2016
Girl in Woods (2016) Chris Alexander Girl in Woods is a valiant attempt at myth-making and a noble stab at creating a horror film that circumnavigates cliches while disorienting its audience. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2016
Monsterland (2016) Chris Alexander All in all Monsterland is a fun way to kill some time. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2016
Dementia (2015) Chris Alexander As good as Dementia is, its chief strength lies in [Gene] Jones' mesmerizing performance. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2016
High-Rise (2015) Chris Alexander This is Wheatley's most challenging, ambitious and, ultimately affecting film to date. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2016
De Palma (2015) Chris Alexander A remarkable film. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2016
Sacrifice (2016) Chris Alexander Good performances, compelling story, pretty cinematography and a brisk pace make Sacrifice a solid, inoffensive potboiler worth watching. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2016
The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Chris Alexander If you stick with it and navigate its deliberate pace, you'll be profoundly affected and moved. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2016
The Love Witch (2016) Chris Alexander The Love Witch is a kind of horror movie but it's far more than just that. It's as much a vibrant, daring art installation as it is a kind of highly sexualized vintage movie of the week. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2016
Pandemic (2016) Alyse Wax A well-paced flick with good action and gore. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2016
Darling (2015) Chris Alexander It's an immaculate work of art and one of the most affecting horror movies I've ever seen. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2016
The Girl in the Photographs (2015) Chris Alexander It feels like a product, shaped to the point of anonymity. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2016
The Witch (2015) Chris Alexander Magnificent. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2016
Emelie (2015) Chris Alexander Highly recommended, sophisticated horror. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2016
Kill or Be Killed (2015) Chris Alexander It's all such a great big, brutal ball of fun. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2016
Upsidedown Cross (2014) Chris Alexander It's a bold, visceral work of art trash and hopefully, it will find its cult. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2016
The Boy (2016) Chris Alexander One of the best contemporary wide release horror movies I've seen in years. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2016
Diablo (2015) Chris Alexander Diablo is not a great film by any stretch but it is stylish. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2016
Cabin Fever (2016) Chris Alexander There just is no point whatsoever to any of this childish, witless nonsense. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2016
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Alyse Wax PPZ is an interesting concept, in that it takes what is often viewed as stuffy "chick lit" and gives it something for modern audiences to identify with. It's just not enough. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2016
Bound to Vengeance (2015) Chris Alexander Ultimately a daft, pulpy descent into stylized nastiness. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2015
Face of Fire (1959) Chris Alexander The 3D sequences are nothing short of astonishing. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2015
Pay the Ghost (2015) Chris Alexander Pay the Ghost offers the best of both Cage worlds, giving the actor a finely etched character to play as well as an abstract, phantasmagorical cinematic canvas for him to explore. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2015
Bone Tomahawk (2015) Chris Alexander For my money, Bone Tomahawk isn't just the best horror movie of 2015, it's the best movie, full stop. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2015
4/10 Sinister 2 (2015) Edward Douglas A classic case of sophomore slump, where a clever well-developed idea is diluted by trying to expand on it in order to build a franchise. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2015
7.5/10 Deliver Us From Evil (2014) Edward Douglas There isn't a ton of reinventing the wheel in terms of demonic possession or the police procedural, but the combination of those two genres makes it far more satisfying than it might have been otherwise. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2014
4/5 Godzilla (2014) Perri Nemiroff It's a little light on fully realized human characters, but what does that matter when you've got a 350-foot monster with an astonishing amount of fight and resolve to root for? EDIT
Posted May 14, 2014
7/10 The Sacrament (2013) Edward Douglas Enough solid dramatic moments that make it far more interesting than the typical "found footage" movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2013
7.5/10 The Green Inferno (2013) Edward Douglas A fun and interesting twist on the travelogue sub-genre of horror ... far better than many horror movies with twice the budget. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2013
5.5/10 You're Next (2011) Edward Douglas While the filmmakers clearly did their homework on how to make a scary gorefest, they fail to give us something that feels particularly new or different. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2013
5.5/10 Stoker (2013) Edward Douglas There's only so much Mia Wasikowska navel-gazing anyone should be forced to bear. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2013
7/10 Mama (2013) Edward Douglas A better than average horror premise and some clever bits that are often enough to make up for the more obvious moments that foray into cliché territory. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2013
5/10 Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) Edward Douglas The filmmakers now realize they can just do the exact same thing for a fourth time and the fans will eat it up, even if it does nothing to move the overall story forward. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2012
7.5/10 Sinister (2012) Edward Douglas Offers enough seriously scary moments to feel somewhat fresh due to the way Derickson blends overused horror clichés with more original and disturbing visuals. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2012
7/10 The Awakening (2011) Edward Douglas A haunting film and Rebecca Hall's performance is something that sets it apart from other recent ghost story movies, but the ending may leave you more confused than thrilled. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2012
8/10 ParaNorman (2012) Edward Douglas Solid storytelling, clever humor and incredible craftsmanship and animation skills puts ParaNorman a few steps above the normal kid-friendly fare. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2012
6.5/10 Dark Shadows (2012) Edward Douglas Your enjoyment may depend entirely on how much seeing Depp as a vampire makes up for the weak storytelling. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2012
7/10 Silent House (2011) Edward Douglas The type of horror film that will build a substantial unscalable wall between those who love it and those who hate it, although even the latter group should be able to appreciate it for the incredible craft at work. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2012
4/10 Black Rock (2012) Todd Gilchrist Black Rock makes subtle changes that distinguish it as a marginally more thoughtful stalking killer movie, but horror fans will find its twists and turns too familiar to leave a lasting impression. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2012
7/10 The Thing (2011) Edward Douglas Van Heijningen does a fine job recreating the look and tone of Carpenter's film, and there's enough alien-infested craziness to keep this prequel entertaining. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2011
9/10 Attack the Block (2011) Todd Gilchrist Cornish's film stands on its own and also fits comfortably into a proud cinematic tradition; it owes nothing to any antecedent, and yet feels like the latest in a lineage of crowd-pleasers. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2011
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011) Todd Gilchrist a lazily-assembled greatest-hits collection of horror iconography stitched together with little depth, less purpose, and almost no entertainment value. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2011
8/10 The Little Deaths (2010) Todd Gilchrist four-square and alt-horror fans alike will find much to like in these three stories as they offer more substantive fare even within the parameters of the film's vignette format. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2011
The Innkeepers (2011) Todd Gilchrist The Innkeepers is both a celebration and deconstruction of jump-scare style horror. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2011
5.5/10 Red State (2011) Edward Douglas For better or worse, Red State just doesn't have the elements we expect from a Kevin Smith movie, and horror fans will feel especially ripped off with how little the film resembles anything that may be deemed conventional horror. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2011
4.5/5 Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) Perri Nemiroff Paranormal Activity 2 is precisely what a horror sequel should be, a quality film that takes the terrifying concept of the original and raises the stakes - big time. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2010