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From its thoroughly uninspired poster design to its predictable and formulaic plot, Stein's thriller occasionally entertains but contains few shining or memorable moments.
Posted May 20, 2020
Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies (2012)
This movie is filled with special effects that are done after the movie is shot and they are awful.
Posted May 13, 2020
Socks on Fire (2020)
McGuire clearly poured his heart and soul into this film, and it shows in nearly every moment on screen.
Posted May 7, 2020
Blood Quantum (2019)
A thought-provoking zombie flick with some excellent effects work.
Posted May 7, 2020
Listen Up Philip (2014)
The dialogue is brilliant - fast, smart and incredibly funny.
Posted May 6, 2020
Always Woodstock (2014)
This is an insufferable movie that telegraphs everything from its opening minutes, and does nothing to elevate the genre or even tell an interesting story.
Posted Apr 28, 2020
The Wretched (2020)
A surprising delight, which doesn't skimp on some great creature effects and fun, sometimes shocking moments.
Posted Apr 28, 2020
Despite boasting an impressively large lineup of subjects, this 3-part documentary adds little to the discourse on cult film and could have used more time in the editing room.
Posted Apr 20, 2020
Other Music (2020)
A bittersweet love letter to a New York institution.
Posted Apr 18, 2020
Sea Fever (2020)
There's some undeniable similarities to The Thing, but this stands on its own as a tense experience that leans more toward body horror than creature feature.
Posted Apr 7, 2020
There's not much here beyond the great setup, and it feels like this would be better suited for a Twilight Zone episode rather than stretched out into a feature-length film.
Posted Mar 25, 2020
The Carnivores (2020)
Johnson's second feature has a deeper complexity than his first and provides a thought-provoking story about love and obsession.
Posted Mar 14, 2020
Big Time Adolescence (2020)
Propelled by the performance of Davidson, it feels a bit paint by numbers, but the solid script and even pace keep it from toppling over under the weight of its own formula.
Posted Mar 12, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020)
Terrifying, unique, and one of the best horror experiences this year.
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Blood on Her Name (2020)
A well-crafted Southern-fried neo-noir.
Posted Feb 24, 2020
A no-frills, sleazy throwback with a great cast and tons of gore.
Posted Feb 15, 2020
Color Out of Space (2020)
Less exuberant than what I hoped, but a satisfying cosmic horror tale nonetheless and a welcome return from Richard Stanley.
Posted Jan 20, 2020
VHYes paints a lovingly odd portrait of a bygone era.
Posted Jan 13, 2020
Derivative and shallow, but Stewart commands this satisfying white-knuckle sci-fi horror romp.
Posted Jan 11, 2020
Don't Be a Dick About It (2020)
Sometimes the simplest stories can be the most endearing; such is the case with Ben Mullinkosson's slice-of-life documentary.
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Daniel Isn't Real (2019)
Playing out like a horror version of Drop Dead Fred, Daniel Isn't Real blends familiar tropes with some welcome, off-the-wall antics.
Posted Dec 5, 2019
Little Joe (2019)
A diluted experience, perhaps in need of its own whiff of that sweet, euphoric pollen.
Posted Dec 3, 2019
Mickey and the Bear (2019)
Bolstered by its two standout performances, Mickey and the Bear is a sobering coming-of-age film brought to the screen with realism and tact.
Posted Nov 13, 2019
A poorly structured, forgettable horror anthology that leaves a lot to be desired.
Posted Oct 24, 2019
Greener Grass (2019)
We've seen plenty of movies take the piss out of modern suburbia, but none have done it with such raw, piercing wit.
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Despite its impressive cast, Michael Goi's ghost story, Mary, is a film lost at sea.
Posted Oct 12, 2019
Mister America (2019)
This ever-growing mythology is impressive, creating a satirical monster that continues to grow more and more tentacles while cleverly lambasting one topic after another.
Posted Oct 9, 2019
Little Monsters (2019)
It's a film teeming with opportunities that were squandered under falsely edgy and unfunny jokes.
Posted Oct 8, 2019
1BR is a great concept held back by the mishandling of its characters.
Posted Oct 7, 2019
In the Tall Grass (2019)
Wrinkles the Clown (2019)
An entertaining documentary that explores both a wildly successful social experiment and the reasons behind its universal fascination.
Posted Oct 2, 2019
Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)
Well-crafted, but for die-hard fans of the series, there are no big revelations, just a rehash of facts that many folks already know with a glossy coat of paint.
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Koko-di Koko-da (2020)
Koko-Di Koko-Da is a test of one's patience more than it is a meditation on grief.
Posted Sep 26, 2019
An oddly sweet absurdist farce.
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Desolation Center (2019)
A serviceable doc exploring the show's roots through tons of archival footage and celebrating what it was and what it influenced.
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Haunt is a horror film that's minimal by design, stripping away needless exposition and boiling the formula down to its base essentials making for a gory good time.
Posted Sep 11, 2019
The Divine Fury (2019)
It's a slightly muted affair, serving only a handful of fun, but fleeting, moments of excitement.
Posted Aug 2, 2019
This inventive genre-bender is the type of movie best seen cold, with no knowledge of any plot details beforehand, in order to truly benefit from its wild thematic shifts.
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Harpoon balances horror and comedy at an even keel while never taking itself too seriously.
Posted Jul 27, 2019
The lack of commitment of its primary components prevents this from being anything but a mediocre affair.
Posted Jul 27, 2019
The Mountain (2019)
Brilliant visuals aren't enough to save it from being a tiring endeavor to get through.
Posted Jul 25, 2019
Door Lock (2018)
Door Lock is a well shot and at times fiercely creepy thriller that almost acts as a companion piece to the original Sleep Tight.
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Extra Ordinary (2020)
A hilarious, strangely heartwarming horror-comedy.
Posted Jul 23, 2019
Satanic Panic (2019)
A gore-soaked camp-fest that is chock full of fun and consistently entertains from beginning to end.
Posted Jul 22, 2019
The Soul Collector (2020)
Atmospheric and unsettling, 8 utilizes moody visuals and excellent sound design to deliver a satisfying folk-horror story that, while inconsistent, is worth a look.
Posted Jul 21, 2019
While the concept is sound, the film does little to breathe new life into the time-loop mechanic and instead opts to simply curse the most uninteresting person possible.
Posted Jul 20, 2019
A highly polished thriller that capitalizes on its great premise.
Posted Jul 18, 2019
Kindred Spirits (2019)
Strong performances and a tone that seamlessly blends the mundane with danger bubbling underneath hold it all together.
Posted Jul 17, 2019
Critters Attack! (2019)
Critters Attack! fits well within the pantheon of SyFy dreck alongside Sharknado and Piranhaconda.
Posted Jul 15, 2019
The Art of Self-Defense (2019)