Horror Geek Life

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Rating Title/Year Author
3.9/5 Jakob's Wife (2021) Melissa Hannon Although Jakob's Wife experiences an unnatural tonal shift, there is still a lot of fun to be had with the film. It features strong performances by Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden, lots of outrageous gore, and a great soundtrack. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
4.4/5 Gaia (2021) Melissa Hannon Gaia is a terrifying and visually-stunning film that is sure to make your skin crawl. From the camera work to the cast to the FX crew and beyond, there is a lot of talent on display. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
4.5/5 Willy's Wonderland (2021) Melissa Hannon 'Willy's Wonderland' delivers creepy, murderous animatronics, zany kills, and plenty of whimsy. When you combine those elements with a memorable and entertaining performance by Nicolas Cage, how can you not have a good time? EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2021
4.6/5 The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Melissa Hannon 'The Dark and the Wicked' is well-produced and unnerving with plenty of effective scares along the way. Certain scenes have replayed in my head since watching, and for a horror fan, that can be the best gift a film can give. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
2.5/5 The Lie (2018) Melissa Hannon While 'The Lie' begins as an intriguing, wintertime thriller with great performances, the missteps in the final act are simply too big to overlook. The last piece of the puzzle was ill-fitting and felt jammed into place. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
4.8/5 Dinner in America (2020) Melissa Hannon While 'Dinner in America' may be too niche for mass audiences, it is certainly deserving of any success it's sure to find. Adam Rehmeier struck gold within Emily Skeggs and Kyle Gallner, resulting in a wildly entertaining and memorable journey. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
4.8/5 Bloody Hell (2020) Melissa Hannon The pacing, script, and talented cast never allow for a dull moment. 'Bloody Hell' hits all the right notes, making it one of the most entertaining horror/dark comedies this year. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
4.3/5 Host (2020) Melissa Hannon Host packs a fast-paced, terrifying punch while introducing us to a talented cast. It is an excellent way to spend an hour of your time. Just turn off the lights, turn up the volume, and enjoy. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2020
4/5 stars The Oak Room (2020) Melissa Hannon 'The Oak Room' is another well-produced feature from Black Fawn Films with a great cast of characters, haunting violence, and a story that will stay with you once it's over. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
5/5 The Invisible Man (2020) Melissa Hannon The Invisible Man is a smart, gripping, and downright scary take on a story many of us know so well. The film proves, yet again, that Leigh Whannell is one of the most exciting filmmakers in the genre today. EDIT
Posted Feb 29, 2020
4.8/5 VFW (2019) Melissa Hannon VFW brings several beloved stars to fight side-by-side, and delivers almost nonstop bloody fun. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2020
4.6/5 Underwater (2020) Melissa Hannon 'Underwater' is a refreshing entry to Lovecraftian sci-fi cinema with anxiety-inducing moments and a strong cast. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
4.4/5 DeadTectives (2018) Melissa Hannon 'DeadTectives' is absolutely worth checking out, especially for those who can enjoy a hefty dose of comedy with their horror. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
4.1/5 The Furies (2019) Melissa Hannon While the lack of backstory or killer character building may turn some off, 'The Furies' has plenty to offer fans of the slasher sub-genre. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.9/5 I'll Take Your Dead (2018) Melissa Hannon Overall, I'll Take Your Dead proves to be another solid film for Black Fawn Films and Chad Archibald. The film is gritty, bleak, well-acted, and has some thrilling scares along the way. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3.6 Satanic Panic (2019) Melissa Hannon With gruesomely impressive FX and fun dark humor, Satanic Panic offers plenty of gory, devilish fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
3.8 It: Chapter Two (2019) Melissa Hannon The performances were solid and the humor was spot-on. However, we needed more effective horror to tip that scale. Despite its flaws, fans were given an emotionally-satisfying conclusion for our beloved Losers' Club. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
4.5 68 Kill (2017) Melissa Hannon '68 Kill' is a gritty, insane, violent, and twisted ride that doesn't let up until it's over. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
5 Most Beautiful Island (2017) Melissa Hannon Ana Asensio's 'Most Beautiful Island' is a powerful and relevant film with strong acting and beautiful cinematography. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 Two Pigeons (2017) Melissa Hannon 'Two Pigeons' features a stellar cast, solid acting. and a wickedly disturbing tale of revenge. It blends dark humor and drama well. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 The Transfiguration (2016) Melissa Hannon 'The Transfiguration' is a powerful film that explores dangerous obsessions with horror. The performances were brilliant and the atmosphere remained tense from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 The Cured (2017) Melissa Hannon 'The Cured' is thought-provoking, well-executed and brings something new and refreshing to the zombie sub-genre. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
3.5 Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Melissa Hannon 'Unfriended: Dark Web' is a fun watch, even for those who didn't quite enjoy the first film. The story gets away from the supernatural, and the acting was much more solid across the board. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
5 Hereditary (2018) Melissa Hannon 'Hereditary' features fantastic performances, with Toni Collette giving her all. The film is absolute nightmare fuel and will make your heart pound almost the whole way through. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
5 A Quiet Place (2018) Melissa Hannon 'A Quiet Place' proves that PG-13 horror can be scary. A solid cast, strong family dynamics, and sheer terror makes the film a hit for the genre. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 Science Fair (2018) Melissa Hannon 'Science Fair' is an outstanding documentary featuring brilliantly entertaining teenagers from around the world. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 Prospect (2018) Melissa Hannon 'Prospect' is a visually stunning film and may be one of the best lower budget sci-fi films we've seen in years. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
3.5 Summer of 84 (2018) Melissa Hannon Despite the film's character flaws, a twisted ending that viewers won't see coming helps elevate it. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 Sick for Toys (2018) Melissa Hannon 'Sick For Toys' is a fantastic Christmas horror thriller, and a fresh take on the "family is everything" storyline. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
5 Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Melissa Hannon 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' reminds viewers of the good that is in this world, even in the most challenging of times. The documentary is a wonderful tribute to Mister Rogers and should be watched by fans young and old. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4 Monster Party (2018) Melissa Hannon 'Monster Party' features a great cast with some familiar faces, and has a nice blend of gruesome action and twisted story. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
3.5 Tone-Deaf (2019) Melissa Hannon Despite some flaws, the witty script and solid performances still makes Tone-Deaf an entertaining watch. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 Stuffed (2019) Melissa Hannon 'Stuffed' did well at presenting the subject in a respectful and artistic way, and featured interesting and inspiring taxidermists. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
5 Little Monsters (2019) Melissa Hannon 'Little Monsters' is a fantastic black comedy featuring perfect performances and a lot of laughs...and zombies. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Melissa Hannon 'Annabelle Comes Home' is one of the strongest and most action-packed films in the Conjuring Universe. The film doesn't go light on the horror and never struggles to keep up the momentum. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 Child's Play (2019) Melissa Hannon 'Child's Play' is entertaining and solid enough to stand on its own, with fun kills and a great cast. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4.5 Brightburn (2019) Melissa Hannon Brightburn is a satisfactory "what if" Superman origin tale with top-notch performances and a well-balanced mix of horror and drama. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4 The Highwaymen (2019) Melissa Hannon The Highwaymen is a well-done period piece and stands out as an original Bonnie and Clyde themed tale. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
3 Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Melissa Hannon Body at Brighton Rock has solid performances and directing, but loses its intensity as it becomes too reliant on jump/noise scares. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Melissa Hannon 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' successfully brings some of the most memorable stories we grew up with to life, in both design and storytelling. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019