HorrorBuzz

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Rating Title/Year Author
7 Woe (2020) Norman Gidney To Goodhue's credit what is here is effective. The script coupled with Halferty's stand-out performance as Charlie is some fine work to behold. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2021
8 Ultrasound (2021) Norman Gidney A marvelous mirror maze of storylines layered in a mystery that never cheats, confounding endlessly. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2021
7 Werewolves Within (2021) Norman Gidney A horror-comedy gem featuring some of the best comic actors around. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
8 Agnes (2021) Norman Gidney Things don't go as planned. in fact, nothing does in this perplexing psychological drama tinged with horror and a dash of comedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2021
8 The Amusement Park (1973) Norman Gidney Heavy on allegory, light on dialogue, and weighty in a way that creates true horror. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
7 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Norman Gidney A third chapter in The Conjuring universe that delivers few real scares, while offering a fun who-dunnit in the process. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
7 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Norman Gidney A rollicking summer blockbuster, executed with skill and calculated with maximum return in mind. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2021
6 Happily (2021) Norman Gidney The elements that Grabinski was aiming for are there; Romance, Comedy, Unease and Mystery. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
8 The Spine of Night (2021) Norman Gidney Timelines, technologies, and worlds blend to create a stoner's paradise of a world that demands submission. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
5 Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break (2021) Norman Gidney A plodding, overly sweet comedy of errors EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
7 In The Earth (2021) Norman Gidney The biggest success, however, is the balance of psychedelic mysticism and heady science that are melded with toe-curling scenes of gore and suspense. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
6 A Glitch in the Matrix (2020) Norman Gidney Director Rodney Ascher presents a litany of theoretical interviews that are both entertaining and chilling. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
8 Coming Home in the Dark (2021) Norman Gidney A much smarter suspense thriller than we are used to that catches all of the moments just right. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
7 Eight for Silver (2021) Norman Gidney A perfectly beautiful, overlong overture to one of the icons of horror cinema. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
8 Violation (2021) Norman Gidney This is a horror film for those who know the utility of the genre. Ultimately we are here to heal. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
8 Mortal (2020) Norman Gidney We get the beginnings of an adventure grounded in our reality convincing enough to pull us into the incredible. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
8 The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) Norman Gidney Creepy, shocking, atmospheric, and ultimately rewarding. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2020
7 Come Play (2020) Norman Gidney Setting qualms aside and giving in to the fun of it, COME PLAY is a solid piece of spine-tingling horror. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2020
6 Scare Me (2020) Norman Gidney A surprisingly charming examination of gender roles and patriarchy in the creative landscape along with a healthy dose of the theatre of the mind. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
7 Minor Premise (2020) Norman Gidney A Nolanesque dive into the fog of memory and the deception therein that challenges and entertains. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
7 The Owners (2020) Norman Gidney A clever movie that takes a light grip then holds until you gasp for air. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
6 Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Norman Gidney A vastly different film that infuses the same inventiveness and energy into a new genre at the risk of losing the audience. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
7 The Rental (2020) Norman Gidney THE RENTAL is a crackling thriller that marks the arrival of a talented director. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
7/10 Fried Barry (2020) Norman Gidney Fried Barry is a boldly creative film. Almost to its detriment. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2020
6 Followed (2018) Norman Gidney FOLLOWED isn't groundbreaking, but it's a darn good attempt at breathing new life into the found footage sub-genre. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2020
4 Browse (2020) Norman Gidney This thriller doesn't thrill. It occasionally amuses, and it rarely makes any real sense. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
6 Two Heads Creek (2019) Norman Gidney Let's be clear. This is big, bold, very broad, and gleefully gory horror-comedy. Subtlety doesn't exist in Two Heads Creek. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
7 Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019) Norman Gidney One of the strangest, most resourceful, inclusive, and absolutely bonkers movies we have seen in years. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2020
8 You Should Have Left (2020) Norman Gidney What impressed me most about YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT is the clean efficiency of the story coupled with the capable talent to pull off. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2020
8 Scare Package (2019) Norman Gidney A love letter to schlock that is funny, clever, and a nightmare for any true fan of horror. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2020
8 Shirley (2020) Norman Gidney Brimming with a volatile intensity, Moss gives Shirley Jackson a layered mood that is equal parts anger, apathy, and ferocity. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2020
8 Becky (2020) Norman Gidney A crackling smart yet surprisingly simple battle of wits while satisfying the gore quotient and ticking off a few boxes in the crime caper genre as well. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2020
9 The Vast of Night (2019) Norman Gidney I was left with a belief that creativity is not dead, that there is still wonder left, and still more mysteries to uncover. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
4 Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (2020) Norman Gidney It's just not the least bit scary. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2020
8 Blood Quantum (2019) Norman Gidney Yes, this is a zombie apocalypse movie. But by golly, writer, director Jeff Barnaby has hatched an original idea! EDIT
Posted May 11, 2020
7 The Wretched (2019) Norman Gidney The Wretched is a fun creature-feature that moves fast and leaves the viewer with a pleasant sense of unease. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2020
6 Dreamkatcher (2020) Norman Gidney Dreamkatcher is an above-average supernatural screamer that is more than worth the time to watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2020
6 A Thread of Deceit: The Hart Family Tragedy (2020) Norman Gidney "A documentary that answers little but teaches a great deal about compassion and looking beyond the surface." EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2020
7 Butt Boy (2019) Norman Gidney All things considered, Butt Boy is good fun, sans the clean part. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
3 Verotika (2019) Norman Gidney Brimming with ignorant sexuality and wanton brutality. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2020
8 Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2018) Norman Gidney The crackling black comedy repeatedly yanks an endless stack of carpets out from under the viewer as the story unfolds. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2020
8 The Hunt (2020) Norman Gidney THE HUNT is a savage read of the polarization and cancel culture rampant in America today wrapped up in a tongue-in-cheek blood bath. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
7 CarousHELL (2016) Norman Gidney The script by Rudzinski and co-writer Aleen Isley is broad, surreal and ludicrously silly. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2020
8 Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019) Norman Gidney Anchored by a solid performance from Middleton, lush production, and solid writing, we have a delicious mystery that confounds as much as it beguiles. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
8 The Invisible Man (2020) Norman Gidney Paranoid and terrifying, Whannell and Moss bring horror fans a visceral horror pic that does the legacy of the Universal Monsters proud. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
7 Badlands of Kain (2016) Norman Gidney Director, Palmer knows how to handle the psychological suspense, leaving the tension on simmer until things reach a boiling point. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
6 The Girl in the Photographs (2015) Norman Gidney Overall, The Girl in the Photographs is an entertaining diversion for horror fans. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
8 The Witch (2015) Norman Gidney The Witch is a sumptuously atmospheric tale of horror. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
5 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Norman Gidney The biggest problem with the movie is that the very delicately crafted PG-13 level blood and gore keeps things from really becoming interesting. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
5 The Pack (2015) Norman Gidney The bad news is that The Pack brings scarcely anything new to the dog dish. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020