Nightmarish Conjurings

Nightmarish Conjurings is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Kellie Haulotte, Michelle Swope, Molly Henery, Sarah Musnicky, Shannon McGrew
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Underwater (2020) Shannon McGrew Underwateris a rare horror treat for the month of January...with a fast-paced narrative and [a] stifling sense of dread. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
4/5 The Grudge (2020) Shannon McGrew It would have been easy to fall back on what the previous films had already accomplished, but [director] Nicolas Pesce went into this with his own vision, bringing to life a movie that pays homage to the original but also sets itself apart. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
2/5 Cats (2019) Sarah Musnicky CATS is not a version I'd recommend being anyone's first experience in witnessing the renowned musical. And that's saying something. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Shannon McGrew The Rise of Skywalker [unfortunately] becomes forgettable nostalgia-pushing fodder. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
9/10 Frozen II (2019) Sarah Musnicky FROZEN 2 is an equal, if not better film than its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
3.5/5 Black Christmas (2019) Shannon McGrew Black Christmas is an unapologetic horror slasher that takes on the dangers of male toxicity while showcasing the strength and determination that so many women possess. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
4.5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Shannon McGrew Uncut Gems</i< is an electric shock to the movie-goers system that is much needed. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
3.5/5 A Million Little Pieces (2018) Shannon McGrew I'm glad a film like A Million Little Pieces exists because it's a reminder that life with an addiction doesn't have to be hopeless. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
Sex Madness Revealed (2017) Michelle Swope Overall, I was unfortunately personally disappointed in this film. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
Butterfly Kisses (2018) Michelle Swope Butterfly Kisses feels like a familiar story, but it is told in such a disturbingly unique way that it is definitely worth checking out. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
4.5/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Shannon McGrew [T]akes King's original work, meshes it with the stylized visuals of Stanley Kubrick's film, while also putting Flanagan's special touch on it, making Doctor Sleep this year's best King adaptation. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
6/10 Paradise Hills (2019) Sarah Musnicky PARADISE HILLS is a stunningly gorgeous sight for the eyes, reflecting a refreshing color palette seldom seen in the YA dystopian film genre. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
3.5/5 Countdown (2019) Shannon McGrew It may not be re-inventing the wheel in regards to originality...but those looking for a scary movie to see with a group of friends will be in for a real treat. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
4.5/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Shannon McGrew What Tim Miller and his team have created is a much needed evolution of a franchise that was dying...[by] closing a chapter...and giving fans a brand new narrative that changes the course of the series and breathes new life into it. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
3.5/5 Sweetheart (2019) Shannon McGrew Sweetheart is a solid creature feature film that digs deeper into themes such as isolation and discovery of one's self. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
5/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Shannon McGrew The Lighthouse is a grandiose work of art that is as haunting as it is funny. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/10 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Sarah Musnicky "It is ultimately a better film than its predecessor, but is weighed down by too many plot points and not enough of Maleficent herself." EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 Little Monsters (2019) Shannon McGrew Little Monsters is the feel good, zombie horror comedy, that we all deserve this year. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
9/10 The Fare (2019) Sarah Musnicky THE FARE is a beautifully crafted mystery that explores the desire for connection and intimacy within the confines of a moving taxing cab. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
4.5/5 In the Tall Grass (2019) Shannon McGrew In The Tall Grass is a fantastical story that will keep viewers captivated as the horrors unfold while simultaneously challenging them to look deeper within themselves. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
4/5 Wrinkles the Clown (2019) Shannon McGrew Wrinkles The Clown is a documentary that is absolutely worth watching as it's not only entertaining but it also gives the viewer something substantial to think about, especially if they're a parent. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
4/5 The Death of Dick Long (2019) Shannon McGrew Go into this film as blind as possible and be prepared to laugh, as well as cringe in disgust, upon learning the truth of how Dick Long dies. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
5/5 Joker (2019) Shannon McGrew With Oscar worthy performances, most notably by Joaquin Phoneix, as well as Lawrence Sher's beautiful cinematography and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir's haunting score, the film packs a wallop of a punch to all senses. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/10 Homewrecker (2019) Sarah Musnicky Unfortunately, while Homewrecker had a lot of thematic potential, the overall execution fell flat for this writer. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
() Sarah Musnicky The Wretched, while presenting arguably one of my favorite witch characters in the horror movie genre today, ultimately was just decent. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
6/10 () Sarah Musnicky If you can be patient and don't mind the slow pacing, this film will imprint its mark on you. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Batman Returns (1992) Sarah Musnicky None have captured the feeling of Bruce Wayne's duality more, in my opinion, than Tim Burton's BATMAN RETURNS. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Batman (1989) Sarah Musnicky I found that I really enjoyed the film. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
7/10 Tolkien (2019) Sarah Musnicky The strength of this film resides not in its storytelling, but in the performances conveyed by the actors onscreen as well as the visuals that infused magic with reality. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Master of Dark Shadows (2019) Sarah Musnicky A well-rounded documentary that will leave many fans of the original series excited after learning more about the behind-the-scenes process... EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Sarah Musnicky SHAZAM! was refreshingly good, but it was not without its faults. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
6/10 Abominable (2019) Sarah Musnicky "While the plot is predictable and generic, you won't be able to resist the adorable yeti Everest that DreamWorks has imagined or the stunning visuals in Abominable." EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) Shannon McGrew In The Shadow Of The Moon is a heart-wrenching tale that shows the horrors of humanity, both in the past and present, alongside the backdrop of a smart sci-fi thriller. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
Climate of the Hunter (2019) Michelle Swope Climate of the Hunter is an exquisitely shot film with a captivating story that is reflective and quirky, with a preternatural element, and highlighted by excellent performances from the cast. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
1/10 Iceman: The Time Traveller (2018) Sarah Musnicky Overall, it may be best to skip out entirely on Iceman: The Time Traveler. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Sarah Musnicky A fitting conclusion to what has come to be one of my favorite animated trilogies. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Heilstatten (2018) Sarah Musnicky he characters are for the most part caricatures. The acting isn't great and the scares are predictable. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
I Still See You (2018) Sarah Musnicky A muddling disappointment. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Welcome to Marwen (2018) Sarah Musnicky A very good film marked with enough humor to keep the audience from succumbing to the subject matter tackled in the film. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
St. Agatha (2018) Sarah Musnicky I love how much it made me think. And, ultimately, that is what movies should do. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Tito and the Birds (2018) Sarah Musnicky A visually transformative film that will appeal to both young and old alike. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Sarah Musnicky The emphasis on action over the general intrigue that the Millenium novels have come to embody ends up cheapening the overall film. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
The Book of Birdie (2017) Sarah Musnicky Overall, I found THE BOOK OF BIRDIE to be a very powerful, but slow-paced film. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Sarah Musnicky This adaptation...finds a way to tell the story anew and seeks to provide more depth to the titular Grinch while also expanding Cindy Lou Who's role in the story. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Lizzie (2018) Sarah Musnicky What lingers at the end of LIZZIE is a feeling of hope acquired at a disastrous cost that will leave its touch on the audience long after the movie is done. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
The Dead Center (2018) Sarah Musnicky Whether because of its seemingly open-ended finale, the powerful performances delivered by the actors, the direction and screenplay, or whether due to the thematic material it chews upon, this film is hard to forget. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
3 From Hell (2019) Michelle Swope 3 From Hell is a decadent, perverse, filthy ride and I loved every blood-stained minute of it. I appreciate Rob Zombie's rogue filmmaking style and this film features great cinematography and an outstanding cast of degenerate characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4.5/5 Synchronic (2019) Shannon McGrew Synchronic is Benson and Moorhead's strongest film to date [and shows] their ability to weave a sci-fi narrative that is so immensely emotional and impactful. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
8/10 It: Chapter Two (2019) Sarah Musnicky IT CHAPTER TWO is full of laughter and pain. Fun and terror. Fear and triumph. The cast, especially Bill Hader, completely knock it out of the park. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Empathy, Inc. (2018) Shannon McGrew It raises some important moral questions that will stay with you long after the film has ended while also making you wonder just how far VR technology could possibly go. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019