HorrorBuzz

HorrorBuzz is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Norman Gidney
Rating Title/Year Author
7 Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2020) 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
6 Shut In (2015) Norman Gidney We are intrigued to see where the film is headed once it paints itself into a corner but we are never surprised. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
5 () Norman Gidney Suffers from a narrative whose intent is fiercely divided between reality, fiction, entertainment, and reverence for the subject matter. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
7 Crimson Peak (2015) Norman Gidney If Merchant-Ivory made a horror film it would look something like this. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
6 Tales of Halloween (2015) Norman Gidney Overall, Tales of Halloween is a feast of autumnal goodness for lovers of witches, ghosts, and pumpkins. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
7 You're Killing Me (2015) Norman Gidney Clocking in at a lean 88 minutes, this is a breezy, bloody love story with razor-sharp wit. A horror/rom-com with blood and heart. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
6 Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival (2015) Norman Gidney Always interesting to watch and occasionally highly entertaining, the movie suffers from a convoluted narrative and the promise of a climax that never arrives. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
7 Fear, Inc. (2016) Norman Gidney Rides a razor's edge between straight horror and outright comedy that is a hard thing to do. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
8 La llorona (2019) Norman Gidney A genuinely original film steeped in magical realism and tinged with a message. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
7 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Norman Gidney Riotously funny, fiendishly clever, and crackling with a creepy story of obsession. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
7 Piercing (2018) Norman Gidney Abbott and Wasikowska are both wonderful and fully capable of holding the film in their tight grip. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
7 Lords of Chaos (2018) Norman Gidney Honestly, I laughed as much as I gasped watching Lords of Chaos. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
5 Broken Ghost (2017) Norman Gidney Broken Ghost isn't as interesting as it hopes to be, nor is it as clever. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
7 Every Time I Die (2019) Norman Gidney With just a singular location and five characters Michael and Katzir hurdle us into a mind-bending metaphysical thriller that is, truly, remarkable. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
8 Us (2019) Norman Gidney US is a thrilling creation, a maniacal contraption, fiendishly clever and beautifully constructed. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
6 Pet Sematary (2019) Norman Gidney Pet Sematary is a mechanically sound, if not entirely scary piece of storytelling. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
8 Hail Satan? (2019) Norman Gidney Lane keeps her documentary light with an irreverent tone that very clearly understands the trolling that the Satanic Temple is engaging in. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
4 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Norman Gidney A very long time coming, The Curse of La Llorona, ultimately fails to entertain much less scare. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
7 Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Norman Gidney Body at Brighton Rock is a good film, that falls just shy of greatness. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
9 The Gasoline Thieves (2019) Norman Gidney The characters live in a real-world of real circumstances, desires, and danger. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
7 After Midnight (2019) Norman Gidney A strange hybrid with noble intentions. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
6 Brightburn (2019) Norman Gidney A predictable yet entertaining, gleefully bloody exploration of evil finding its way in the world. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
6 Ma (2019) Norman Gidney Spencer is the reason to see this movie, no question. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
6 The Cleaning Lady (2019) Norman Gidney Despite a few odd third act moments, however, The Cleaning Lady is a solid thriller. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
4 Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) Norman Gidney The screenplay by Crispian Mills, Henry Fitzherbert, and Luke Passmore has a very difficult time keeping focus on its through-line, digressing into tangents and unfunny beats. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
6 Child's Play (2019) Norman Gidney I had fun with the idea the film was pushing with mankind being the victim of its own evil ways but I wanted more. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
4 Trespassers (2018) Norman Gidney The characters, none of whom are the slightest bit relatable, much less likable, make decisions that boggle the mind and act out like petulant children. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
8 Crawl (2019) Norman Gidney In short, CRAWL has bite. For the most part, everyone involved makes creative decisions that work, creating a white-knuckle thrill ride of a creature feature. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020