Horror Hacker

Horror Hacker is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Maitland McDonagh
Rating Title/Year Author
Transylmania (2009) Maitland McDonagh Spoofs horror cliches rather than stringing together random, witless pop-culture gags like the Scary Movie franchise .... [but is] vulgar, juvenile, gross and not particularly funny. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2009
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) Maitland McDonagh The first sequel to Twilight has the feel of a placeholder ... but Twi-hards, like Bella, have mastered the art of willing themselves to see only what they want to see. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2009
The Box (2009) Maitland McDonagh Richard Kelly's convoluted moral thriller gets off to a terrifically eerie start but collapses beneath the weight of its Big Ideas. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2009
Sorority Row (2009) Maitland McDonagh Welcome to Skank Ho sorority, where you'll skills like covering up the grotesque death of one of your sisters during a mean-spirited prank. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2009
Jennifer's Body (2009) Maitland McDonagh It's more clever than funny ha-ha, and has a handful of seriously creepy moments ... the movie a smarty-pants horror buff cooks up while ticking off grade-Z slasher clichés. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2009
Zombieland (2009) Maitland McDonagh Surprisingly cute for a movie awash in blood, entrails and icky zombie drool, admirably brisk ... and occasionally scary, especially if zombies creep the bejesus out of you. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2009
The Stepfather (2009) Maitland McDonagh Astonishingly dull and carefully scrubbed of all but the most sanitized violence in the name of securing a PG-13 rating. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2009
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) Maitland McDonagh A colossal bore of a teen fantasy movie ... crammed with trite, prepackaged lessons. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2009
Saw VI (2009) Maitland McDonagh When torture porn becomes as snooze-inducing as lecture hall, it's time to call it a day. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2009
Pandorum (2009) Maitland McDonagh Cobbled together from chunks of Battlestar Galactica, The Descent, Serenity, Cube, Resident Evil, Event Horizon and Alien ... Pandorum is an efficient scare machine if you ignore the plot contrivances. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2009
Grace (2009) Maitland McDonagh It's hard to say who's the real monster here: Sure, the ghoulish Grace is some kind of vampire-zombie something ... but in Solet's movie (s)mother love comes in all shades of crazy. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2009
The Collector (2009) Maitland McDonagh A mean-spirited throwback to the nastiest, cruelest home-invasion movies of the '70s and '80s ... And I mean that in the best possible way: EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2009
Thirst (2009) Maitland McDonagh Park Chan-wook's melodramatic "revenge trilogy" set a high bar for perversity and squirm-inducing violence that Thirst ... easily matches. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2009
Blood: The Last Vampire (2008) Maitland McDonagh An stew of international genre influences that plays like a Vietnam-era cross between Blade and TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with elaborate martial arts sequences. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2009
Pontypool (2008) Maitland McDonagh A a genre-busting maverick of a movie, guarenteed to infuriate and astonish in equal numbers ... if you like your shocks laced with brain-teasing creepiness, Pontypool is the way to go. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2009
Drag Me to Hell (2009) Maitland McDonagh A bold, brash, unsubtle bogey tale full of buzzing hell-flies, repellenet effluvia and black-and-white moral lessons: One step off the path of virtue and everyone knows where you're going, missy. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2009