TheHorrorShow

TheHorrorShow is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Anton Bitel, Scott Weinberg
Rating Title/Year Author
The Hexecutioners (2015) Anton Bitel brings the Tibetan Book of the Dead into collision with the spirit of Lucio Fulci, and haunts a quirky buddy comedy with a creepily cultic ghost story. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2016
The Witch Who Came From the Sea (1975) Anton Bitel Molly... is a complex flesh-and-blood character whose derangement is presented with immense sensitivity and sympathy - and her descent into madness is figured less as visceral slice-and-dice than as heightened domestic tragedy. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2016
The Premonition (1976) Anton Bitel Whether all this seems a marvel or a muddle may well depend on the individual viewer - but from its mime-act opening to its concert finale (with murder, mystery and mayhem in between), The Premonition is certainly a curio. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2016
Southbound (2015) Scott Weinberg A rock-solid horror anthology that boasts numerous nasty surprises. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2016
Trash Fire (2016) Scott Weinberg It's sure to make you feel just a little bit better about your own family issues. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2016
Baskin (2015) Anton Bitel surreal, uncompromising, bestial and eerily beautiful... even if it is not, despite what some unsuspecting viewers may believe, named for a certain popular brand of ice cream, Evrenol's film sure is one haunting Turkish delight. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2016
Martyrs (2015) Scott Weinberg Not without its own minor merits, but if it's a horror flick you're looking for, I'd just stick with the French film. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2016
The Witch (2015) Scott Weinberg One of the most captivating and thought-provoking horror films in years. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2015
The Visit (2015) Anton Bitel while Shyamalan tosses all manner of red herrings at the screen, and allows the tension to build and build towards a terrifying climax, here, as in his earlier Lady in the Water, he seems far more preoccupied with the theme of storytelling itself EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2015
Cherry Tree (2015) Scott Weinberg Coasts along at such an energetic clip that it's hard to not have a little fun with all the crazy witch madness. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2015
The Hallow (2015) Anton Bitel an inventive ecological variant on Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, reconfiguring Celtic folklore for a more rationalist age. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2015
Hostel (2006) Scott Weinberg This is a grim, gory, and unapologetically grungy piece of "survival horror." I dug it. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
30 Days of Night (2007) Scott Weinberg A blissfully mean-spirited and aggressively creepy terror tale, and one that's not content to simply rest on its one good concept. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Hannibal Rising (2007) Scott Weinberg The guy's about as intimidating as a mildly irritated kitten, and that certainly doesn't up the creep factor. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Fido (2007) Scott Weinberg Pretty funny, surprisingly smart, pleasant to look at, and often quite sick. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) Scott Weinberg As far as stuff like mood, atmosphere, tone, and intensity is concerned, this sequel is a completely empty vessel. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Mr. Brooks (2007) Scott Weinberg A big-budget psycho-thriller that lets two of our more "sedate" leading men cut loose with some entertainingly juicy performances. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Hostel Part II (2007) Scott Weinberg A tight-fisted slow burn that whacks you in face with two or three really horrifying sequences. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Captivity (2007) Scott Weinberg Little more than a grungy-looking TV movie of the week with some pointless gore tossed in. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
The Hitcher (2007) Scott Weinberg If you can't improve upon your original in some small way, then you're simply churning out assembly-line product for a gradually more disinterested fan-base. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Dead Silence (2007) Scott Weinberg If you're in the mood for a Saturday afternoon-ish throwback thriller, you could certainly do a hell of a lot worse than this one. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
The Girl Next Door (2007) Scott Weinberg It's a dark, harsh, and sometimes powerfully unpleasant film, but it's also very well made. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
1408 (2007) Scott Weinberg Definitely one of the best King adaptations in years ... and I've seen 'em all. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Halloween (2007) Scott Weinberg Pick the lamest Halloween sequel out there and you've just found a better horror movie than this one. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Hatchet (2006) Scott Weinberg Feels like an old-school slasher flick that's been hidden on a dusty shelf for the past twenty years. And yes, I mean that as a compliment. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Black Sheep (2006) Scott Weinberg If there was a list of movies about killer mutated sheep, this would undoubtedly be the best of the bunch. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Bug (2006) Scott Weinberg This "smaller" experiment turns out to be William Friedkin's best film in over 20 years. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
28 Weeks Later (2007) Scott Weinberg A damn worthy follow-up to an unexpectedly excellent chiller. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
One Missed Call (2008) Scott Weinberg It's not even remotely scary, which leaves the horror fans out. But it's also way too boring to even poke fun at. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006) Scott Weinberg What we might actually call a "thinking man's slasher flick." EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
The Eye (2008) Scott Weinberg Takes a B-minus import and turns it into a D-minus retread. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) Scott Weinberg You've got enough ideas for an entire geek-friendly trilogy in this one crazy movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Mirrors (2008) Scott Weinberg One of the better films of the infamous J-horror remake onslaught. Relatively speaking. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Eden Lake (2008) Scott Weinberg Works exceedingly well, and will probably stick in your gut for a little while. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
The Children (2008) Scott Weinberg A solid balance between set-up, conflict, and horrific execution. Just a well-made horror film all around. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
My Bloody Valentine (2009) Scott Weinberg No pretense, no delusions, just slick, basic stalk & shock mayhem with a 3-D coating that works unexpectedly well. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Friday the 13th (2009) Scott Weinberg I'd say they did a solid enough job of resurrecting a simple scary tale for a new generation. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
The Last House on the Left (2009) Scott Weinberg A fascinating and confrontational horror film that deals with terrors a lot more chilling than some dude swinging a machete. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) Scott Weinberg If you're a big fan of creaking floorboards, sudden jolts, and abandoned funeral homes, go nuts. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Drag Me to Hell (2009) Scott Weinberg A bit gross, a bit silly, and entirely entertaining. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Doghouse (2009) Scott Weinberg A Mad Magazine-style zombie-fest that chomps on PC sensibilities like they're made out of obnoxious male flesh. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Dead Snow (2009) Scott Weinberg Earns points for enthusiasm, creativity, and a powerful devotion to all things ultra-splattery. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Antichrist (2009) Scott Weinberg A confrontational film that dances between the sublime, the mundane, and the shocking with little to no regard for audience expectations. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
A Perfect Getaway (2009) Scott Weinberg There's always something to be said for a psycho-thriller that delivers interesting characters in a cool setting. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Orphan (2009) Scott Weinberg Directed crisply and with a palpable air of mid-'70s paranoia thriller. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
The Final Destination (2009) Scott Weinberg An absolute slap in the face to the fans who made the franchise a hit in the first place. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Halloween II (2009) Scott Weinberg There's not a pained expression, a confused sneer, or a filthy grimace that Zombie won't linger on for 10 seconds longer than he needs to. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Best Worst Movie (2009) Scott Weinberg A fantastic deconstruction of how a bad film actually earn its "cult fave" status. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
The House of the Devil (2009) Scott Weinberg Made for those who have fond memories of low-key '70s devil chillers that focused on mood and atmosphere EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015
Jennifer's Body (2009) Scott Weinberg The integral problem with Jennifer's Body is that of tone. Or lack thereof. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2015