Daily Dead

Daily Dead is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Heather Wixson, Patrick Bromley, Staci Layne Wilson
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Heather Wixson Both directors, as well as the film's screenwriter Buhler, should be applauded for taking some huge risks in favor of crafting a wholly visceral and terrifying new exploration of mortality and grief. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
4.5/5 () Heather Wixson Villains is just undeniably wonderful. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/5 Them That Follow (2019) Heather Wixson While the story itself is more of a character study than it is an explosive drama built around huge moments, for me, that was more than enough to keep me invested in Them That Follow. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3.5/5 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Heather Wixson Chaves and his outstanding cast reeled me in early, and kept me hooked the entire time, and I very much enjoyed the ride Chaves takes viewers on as a whole. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
4/5 () Heather Wixson An exemplary effort from everyone involved, pushing storytelling boundaries and delivering up some truly nightmarish visuals to boot. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Heather Wixson While there are some lulls to the story where the film feels like it spins its wheels a bit, Body at Brighton Rock is still an admirable effort from [Roxanne] Benjamin, who crafts an intriguing cinematic rumination on the effects of isolation and fear. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3.5/5 () Heather Wixson As a whole, there's a lot to enjoy with Darlin', especially when [director and writer Pollyana] McIntosh leans into some of the darkly comedic elements in the story. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 Girl on the Third Floor (2019) Heather Wixson A truly memorable directorial debut. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3.5/5 Tone Deaf (2018) Heather Wixson Fans of Bates, Jr.'s work should find Tone-Deaf to be music to their ears. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
5/5 Us (2019) Heather Wixson With shades of The Twilight Zone, early David Cronenberg, and a hint of Through the Looking-Glass coursing through its veins, Us is primed to be one of the most unusual studio horror movies to get released in some time. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
3.5/5 Valentine (2001) Heather Wixson What struck me about Valentine was just how smart the film is, and how it taps into these intriguing female characters and relationships as well, especially at the turn of a new century when there were only the inklings of where our society was headed. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 Greta (2018) Heather Wixson Huppert's Greta commands the screen, especially in the film's third act, when her character is just begging for people to screw with her, just so she can let loose on them. And when she does, the results are absolutely fantastic. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3.5/5 Wounds (2019) Heather Wixson Wounds seriously left me with a huge case of the heebie-jeebies, and there's no doubt that those little buggers are going to stick with me for a very long time. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
3.5/5 The Hole in the Ground (2019) Heather Wixson Overall, it's a helluva first film from Cronin, who shows great promise here. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 The Lodge (2019) Heather Wixson The story takes some very compelling twists and turns, the performances from Keough and Lieberher are both top-notch, and I have yet to be able to shake off the film's shocking final moments over the last few weeks. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
3/5 Mope (2019) Heather Wixson Heyne should be proud of his efforts on Mope, as he demonstrates great promise as a director who can find the heart within the most challenging of scenarios. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
Corporate Animals (2019) Heather Wixson Corporate Animals [is] one of the funniest subversive comedies that I've enjoyed in quite some time. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
3.5/5 The Nightingale (2018) Heather Wixson Clocking in at almost two and a half hours, The Nightingale is an endurance test for viewers; not that the film is bad by any means-quite the opposite. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Heather Wixson Happy Death Day 2U takes some major swings in terms of subverting expectations, and I respect the hell out of Landon for not being satisfied by just resting on his storytelling laurels. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
4.5/5 Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) Heather Wixson Without a doubt, Horror Noire is one of the most important entertainment documentaries to ever come along, genre or otherwise. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 The Prodigy (2019) Heather Wixson Overall, I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed myself during The Prodigy, and I am so glad that everyone involved really pushed the envelope to give audiences something more than a story we've all seen countless times before. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4.5/5 MEMORY - The Origins of Alien (2019) Heather Wixson Hands down, MEMORY is a must-see for any of my fellow Alien fans out there (which I'm sure there are plenty of). EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
3.5/5 () Heather Wixson As a film, Extremely Wicked is really solid and well-executed, but admittedly, there's nothing wholly revelatory to [director Joe] Berlinger's approach to the material, either. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/5 I Am Mother (2019) Heather Wixson As a whole, I think [director Grant] Sputore, his cast, and writer Michael Lloyd Green have created something very special with I Am Mother, and I am excited to see what happens with this film in the future. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
4.5/5 Little Monsters (2019) Heather Wixson There's no doubt in my mind that Little Monsters is poised to be the breakout horror hit of 2019, as it's infectiously charming and heartfelt, and it left me with a big goofy grin. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
3.5/5 The Golem (2018) Patrick Bromley What makes it special is that it's so culturally specific while at the same time finding a sort of universality that makes the characters sympathetic, their plight relatable. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 Escape Room (2019) Heather Wixson Robitel demonstrates a continued growth as a filmmaker here, and I am hoping there's more Escape Room fun awaiting us in the future... EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
2.5/5 The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Heather Wixson As a whole, The Possession of Hannah Grace is probably a solid spookfest for casual genre fans, but I don't think it offers up much for those of us who call horror our way of life. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
3/5 The Final Wish (2018) Heather Wixson There's still a lot to The Final Wish that I really appreciated and enjoyed, and it would make for a killer double feature with Wish Upon. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 Digging Up the Marrow (2014) Patrick Bromley Digging Up the Marrow isn't just a terrific horror movie; it's a movie about why we are drawn to horror movies. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
2.5/5 Kill Me Three Times (2014) Patrick Bromley To view it is to keep a mental checklist of all the films in which we've previously encountered these same tropes. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) Patrick Bromley It's clear that first-time director Whannell is interested in making something that feels like its own thing while still being part of the universe he created. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 Dude Bro Party Massacre III (2015) Patrick Bromley It's not a movie born out of hipster irony, because everyone involved so clearly loves what they are attempting to slavishly recreate. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival (2015) Patrick Bromley This one has cult classic written all over it. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
5/5 Tales of Halloween (2015) Patrick Bromley I can't wait to revisit it again and again, celebrating the best night of the year and my favorite genre with a group of filmmakers clearly having the time of their lives. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 Body (2015) Patrick Bromley A taut, smart and nasty little film that gets us to fall in love with it before really twisting the knife. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 Sun Choke (2015) Patrick Bromley There's a lot to unpack and it offers no easy answers, but its challenges are deeply rewarding. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 Found Footage (2016) Patrick Bromley One of the best 3D and one of the best found footage movies I've ever seen. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) Patrick Bromley It is gorgeous and moody, creepy and engaging, often darkly funny and entertaining from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 SiREN (2016) Patrick Bromley Creativity to the supernatural elements and good performances ensure that Siren's shortcomings are easily overlooked. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 Cabaret of the Dead (Fetish Factory) (2017) Patrick Bromley Like a cross between George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead and Herschell Gordon Lewis' The Gore Gore Girls, Fetish Factory is the kind of horror film that puts fun ahead of scares-it's cheeky but not campy, silly but not stupid, sexy but not erotic. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
2.5/5 Atomica (2017) Patrick Bromley A well-intentioned and well-executed effort that may be too slight to really stand the test of time. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 Get My Gun (2017) Patrick Bromley By using the tropes of an exploitation film to sneak in a smart, human story, Get My Gun sets itself apart. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 Downrange (2017) Patrick Bromley The buildup is so skillfully constructed, the violence so brutal, the depiction of the sniper so nightmarish, and the tension so visceral that it's impossible not to find the movie totally effective. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 The Lodgers (2017) Patrick Bromley A breathtakingly beautiful film, dripping in atmosphere and mood and a quiet, understated dread that permeates every frame of the story. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 Psychopaths (2017) Patrick Bromley Psychopaths is Mickey Keating's wildest, most exciting exploration of madness to date, offering a terrific ensemble of indie horror all-stars and some truly dazzling filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 Sequence Break (2016) Patrick Bromley A film with some big ideas about generational malaise presented in the guise of a Cronenbergian body horror-a comparison Skipper willfully leans into, borrowing heavily from the great Videodrome, only swapping out arcade games for television. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 Mohawk (2017) Patrick Bromley A film that looks at American history all the way through to the present and can only respond with blood-soaked sadness. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
2.5/5 Dead Shack (2017) Patrick Bromley The pieces don't always fit, the jokes sometimes miss their mark, the horror elements can be clumsy, but the film holds together on the basis of charm. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 The Ranger (2018) Patrick Bromley It's pretty rough around the edges, part by design and part because this is Wexler's first movie, but it's a lot of fun and the kind of horror movie you want to put on at parties. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018