Fangoria

Fangoria is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chris Alexander, Keith Phipps, Siddhant Adlakha, Staci Layne Wilson, Stephanie Crawford
Rating Title/Year Author
Night Warning (1981) Keith Phipps It's an exceptional film, both in its execution and its content. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2020
() Chris Alexander The Grapes of Death will appeal to those who seek out horror that is less interested in plot mechanics and exposition as it is in creating pure cinema as a waking dream. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
The Grapes of Death (1978) Chris Alexander The Grapes of Death will appeal to those who seek out horror that is less interested in plot mechanics and exposition as it is in creating pure cinema as a waking dream. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
The Omega Man (1971) Chris Alexander The film s a pretty terrible direct translation of what is one of the easiest-to-adapt-to-screen books I've ever read. But it doesn't want to be the novel. It has something else on its mind. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
Hideaway (1995) Chris Alexander HIDEAWAY is the best '90s horror movie you've never seen (or forgot about) EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
4/4 Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery (2015) Chris Alexander Scooby Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery is a great, light fantasy for little kids and the perfect companion to/improvement upon KISS Meets the Phantom. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 Montauk Chronicles (2015) Chris Alexander By the time the film wraps, many questions are asked about the dirty deeds done and no matter your take, Garetano's intelligent sense of cinema is a force to be reckoned with, and his ability to visualize the stuff nightmares are made of is peerless. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 Why Horror? (2014) Chris Alexander What makes Why Horror? truly appealing and unique as a film is Zimerman himself. This is his show all the way. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 It Follows (2014) Chris Alexander It Follows is an incredibly evolved, joyously alive piece of "dead teenager" cinema that likely requires a few viewings to properly assimilate its rhythms. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 Deep Sleep (Sonno Profondo) (2013) Chris Alexander When taken as moving art installation, Sonno Profondo is nothing short of audacious, if occasionally a bit too frenetic. Recommended for horror fans who like their stuff weird and challenging. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 () Chris Alexander The Reach is tons of fun and is best viewed in a theatre with a rowdy crowd, blasted onto the biggest screen possible. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 Pieces of Talent (2014) Chris Alexander I was really impressed by PIECES OF TALENT-by its craft, intelligence and style. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
4/4 Maps to the Stars (2014) Chris Alexander The film becomes the purest of horror film, the sort of picture where once the lights come up, we thank whatever deity we adore that, despite our own ample flaws, we are not these people. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3.5/4 Backcountry (2014) Chris Alexander For what it intends to do, BACKCOUNTRY is an almost perfectly realized film, making the best of its humble budget and exploiting its stunning locations to maximum effect. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 Yellow (2013) Chris Alexander Holcombe has fashioned a work of style and wit, circumnavigating his lack of funds with nifty visual ideas, deft editing and rough, elegant edge. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
2/4 Tokarev (2014) Chris Alexander Sadly, Rage is generally a slog and it's not Cage's fault. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 Indie Director (2013) Chris Alexander There's an energy though, an attitude and a kind of New Wave middle finger to convention that I find wildly appealing. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
4/4 Here Comes the Devil (2012) Chris Alexander Here Comes the Devil is one of the most interesting, frightening and thoroughly alive-both intellectually and viscerally-works of horror and dread this critic has seen in a very, very long time. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 The Invoking (2013) Chris Alexander A slow, scary, ambiguous descent into the darkest part of the human psyche and one assembled by filmmakers who remember that what you don't see almost always trumps what you do. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Chris Alexander There is a serious voodoo swirling around in [Only Lovers Left Alive] that you will not find anywhere else in any other vampire movie. That power will stick with you long after the lights go up. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
4/4 Under the Skin (2013) Chris Alexander Under the Skin is a movie that truly defies articulation. It's visceral; not violent or exploitative, but challenging and exotic. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3.5/4 Skull World (2013) Chris Alexander Really, what makes McConnell's study of Sommer and the secret society in which he reigns so great is that he doesn't judge his subjects. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
4/4 Berberian Sound Studio (2012) Chris Alexander No one has ever inverted the European horror film with such wit, eloquence and purpose to challenge its audience. If you love this subgenre, you'll feel like BERBERIAN was made exclusively for you. I certainly know I did. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
2.5/4 Antiviral (2012) Chris Alexander I respect ANTIVIRAL, but I can't say I liked it. But then again, I'm not sure it wants to be liked. In fact, I believe it's trying very hard to make you not like it. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3.5/4 American Mary (2012) Chris Alexander If AMERICAN MARY has flaws-which I'm sure it does-they're dwarfed. I was having such a good time, I chose to ignore them. Hell, some of my best, most beautiful and interesting friends are flawed. That's what makes them so unforgettable. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3/4 Oculus (2013) Chris Alexander Without spoiling anything, the last half hour of OCULUS is one of the most stressful, disorienting and hypnotizing divebombs into child's-eye horror I've ever sat through. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2017
3.5/4 () Chris Alexander Like any self-respecting nightmare, TORTURE CHAMBER traps its audience in an environment and won't let them go until it's finished with them. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2014
3.5/4 Nurse (2014) Chris Alexander No matter what Nurse 3D is or isn't, as an entertainment, it rocks. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2014
Snow White (2012) Staci Layne Wilson [One among many] the moment of suspense as shiny Red Delicious meets sweet lips is truly chilling. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2012
Outpost: Black Sun (2011) Staci Layne Wilson History may be doomed to repeat itself, but does that mean we have to watch it over and over again? EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2012
3.5/4 Cosmopolis (2012) Chris Alexander This is vintage David Cronenberg, but an even more sophisticated, refined version. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2012
Melancholia (2011) Chris Alexander Melancholia is pure cinema without peer. And von Trier once again proves himself to be one of history's greatest audio/visual poets. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2011
3/4 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2009) It sounds ridiculous, and indeed it is, but ultimately the film is so much fun that silliness of the plot is easily forgiven. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2010
3/4 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2009) It's a funny, interesting and rather unique take on the famous play, and definitely worth checking out. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2010
3.5/4 The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) Invites you to play along from your seat, and try to figure out where the next curve ball is coming from. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2010
3.5/4 Rec 2 (2009) Put [REC] 2 at the top of your summer viewing list, hang on to something and enjoy. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2010
Ink (2009) Drew Golburgh On the surface, it is smart and complex, but buried beneath the mesmerizing texture and tightly knit narrative is a simple concept; it is here that fairy tale and reality meld seamlessly together. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2009