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Title Year Rating Rank Review
American Psycho20001001(full review) - It is wild, brilliant work that marked a talent preparing for big things.
Exorcist, The19731001(full review) - For evocative, nerve jangling, demonic horror, you will not find better than The Exorcist.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night2014953(full review) - I promise the image of a vampire on a skateboard will stay with you.
A Tale of Two Sisters2003953(full review) - A Tale of Two Sisters is saturated with bold colors and family troubles.
Audition2000953(full review) - Nearly unwatchable and yet too compelling to turn away from, Audition is a remarkable piece of genre filmmaking.
Calvaire2004953(full review) - His film is a profoundly uncomfortable, deeply disturbing, unsettlingly humorous freakshow that must be seen to be believed.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer1986953(full review) - It’s a uniquely awful, absolutely compelling piece of filmmaking.
Hereditary2018953(full review) - Aster takes advantage of a remarkably committed cast to explore family dysfunction of the most insidious type.
Midsommar2019953(full review) - Midsommar is a bold vision and wholly unnerving experience (emphasis on experience)
Night of the Living Dead1968953(full review) - As the first film of its kind, the lasting impact of this picture on horror cinema is hard to overstate.
Nosferatu (1922)1922953(full review) - Best vampire ever.
28 Days Later20029012(full review) - The vision, the writing, and the performances all help him transcend genre trappings without abandoning the genre.
C'mon C'mon20219012(full review) - The blending of reality with fiction is seamless enough to buoy the sense of authenticity and heighten a mood of empathy.
Cabin in the Woods, The20119012(full review) - As smart as Scream, as much fun as Evil Dead, this film is as thoroughly enjoyable a horror flick as anything you’ll find.
Candyman20219012(full review) - It is a film that honors its roots but lives so vibrantly in the now that it makes you view the 1992 original from an urgent new angle.
Dawn of the Dead20049012(full review) - His feature is gripping, breathlessly paced, well developed, and genuinely terrifying.
Funny Games20079012(full review) - The bored sadism that wafts from these kids is seriously unsettling, as, in turn, is each film.
Funny Games19979012(full review) - His teen thugs’ calm, bemused sadism leaves you both indignant and terrified as they put the family through a series of horrifying games.
Get Duked!20199012(full review) - What does one homeschooled teen and three high school ne’er do wells in trouble for blowing up a lavatory have in common? Impending doom.
Goodnight Mommy20159012(full review) - There is something eerily beautiful about Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s rural Austrian horror Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh).
Housebound20149012(full review) - You’re nervous, you’re scared, you’re laughing, you’re hiding your face, you’re screaming – sometimes all at once.
I Saw The Devil (Akmareul boatda)20109012(full review) - You might even notice some really fine acting and nimble storytelling lurking inside this bloodbath.
It Follows20149012(full review) - The shape shifting entity itself appears in a variety of forms, each a more lurid image direct from some nightmare.
Joker20199012(full review) - His presence is completely transfixing, always convincing you that he is here to fulfill this legendary character’s destiny.
Martyrs20089012(full review) - It holds some gruesome imagery, and though the climax may not be pleasing, it certainly doesn’t disappoint.
Mist, The (2007)20079012(full review) - Regardless, it’s the provocative ending that guarantees this one will sear itself into your memory.
One Cut of the Dead20179012(full review) - The manic comedy proves as infectious as the zombiism on the screen
Open Water20039012(full review) - Kentis boasts not just an ear for realistic dialogue and an ability to draw authentic performances.
Passing20219012(full review) - Whatever the background, the result is a meticulously crafted, deeply felt gem of a film.
Promising Young Woman20209012(full review) - Fennell exposes the hideous reality of gender norms and how little it takes for a man to be considered a good dude.
The Beta Test20219012(full review) - It’s a deceptively layered performance at the center of a biting piece of social commentary.
The Card Counter20219012(full review) - It helps that Isaac is a profound talent and essentially flawless in this role.
The Green Knight20219012(full review) - Lutes and mead, chainmail and sorcery—director David Lowery’s Camelot is just as rockin’ as ever in his trippy coming-of-age style The Green Knight.
Wild Indian20219012(full review) - He’s a survivor bound up in his own guilt and shame, taking advantage of whatever he can and hating himself and everyone around him because of it.
A Quiet Place20188535(full review) - A Quiet Place works your nerves like few films can.
American Mary20138535(full review) - The images are bright, crisp and classy and at the same time so very wrong – just like Mary.
Belfast20218535(full review) - The script he penned of his memories sweeps you into an idealized, meticulously crafted yarn so lyrical it could be nothing other than Irish.
Bergman Island20218535(full review) - Bergman Island tells you a lot but leaves it to you to decide what it’s saying.
Caveat20208535(full review) - The favor involves Olga, that house, and a long stretch of tightly fastened, heavyweight chain. Dude, I am in.
Censor20218535(full review) - But between Algar’s skill and Bailey-Bond’s cinematic vision, the journey toward that break is a wild ride.
Coming Home in the Dark20218535(full review) - Coming Home in the Dark offers a spare but unblinking span of gritty, punishing thrills.
Conjuring, The20138535(full review) - Yes, this is an old fashioned ghost story, built from the ground up to push buttons of childhood terror.
Cooties20148535(full review) - One: It is often laugh out loud funny. Two: It is willing to indulge the subversive fantasy of (possibly all) school teachers.
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead20148535(full review) - Wirkola balances comic timing with action pacing well enough to deliver a thrill a minute gore spattered laugh riot.
Don't Breathe20168535(full review) - Alvarez makes excellent use of what little we know about the characters to keep us anxious.
Double Walker20218535(full review) - He casts a spell with his feature debut and it’s hard not to wonder what both he and Mix might do next.
Encanto20218535(full review) - Encanto reflects the magical realism favored in the literature of the land and that, too, makes for a unique cartoon experience.
Final Account20218535(full review) - What is the difference between being complicit and being a perpetrator?
Four Good Days20218535(full review) - Molly’s defenses and manipulations blend together so believably that when she does hit a note of emotional depth and sincerity, it’s heartbreaking.
Freaky20208535(full review) - It’s a bloody riot, and Vince Vaughn hasn’t been this much fun since Old School.
Fried Barry20208535(full review) - Suspend disbelief. The movie is nuts.
Holler20218535(full review) - If you seek an antidote to Hillbilly Elegy, Riegel has what you’re looking for.
I Carry You with Me20208535(full review) - And though the film’s title aptly captures the longing between separated lovers, it carries with it a great deal more.
In Fabric20198535(full review) - Strickland’s audacious anti-consumerism fantasy must be seen to be believed.
Inside20078535(full review) - Holy shit. Inside is not for the squeamish.
It20178535(full review) - Muschietti’s approach to plumbing your fear has more depth than that and he manages your rising terror expertly.
John and the Hole20218535(full review) - John and the Hole is a head-scratcher and a fascinating addition to the troubled adolescent subgenre.
La llorona20198535(full review) - Bustamante’s film is a slow boil as interested in those who’ve tacitly accepted evil as it is in those who’ve committed it.
Little Monsters20198535(full review) - But the pace is quick, the bowels are spilling, and I’ve never enjoyed Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off more.
Lorelei20218535(full review) - But there’s no denying the central performances or the beautifully messy image of family the film delivers.
Mandy20188535(full review) - Mandy offers a commitment to vision above all.
Martyrs Lane20218535(full review) - Gough’s understated frailty is the unease that haunts the film from its opening, a feeling that blossoms into dread as the tale wears on.
Mom and Dad20178535(full review) - But this may be the most amusing way to spend 90 minutes watching people try to murder their own children.
Mother!20178535(full review) - an allegorical descent into hell, meticulously crafted and deftly told
My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To20208535(full review) - What could easily have become its own figurative image of the masculine longing for freedom mines far deeper concerns.
News of the World20208535(full review) - Tom Hanks would inevitably be the hero in a Western because we believe he would do the right thing, however difficult that is.
Overlord20188535(full review) - Plus, Nazi zombies, which is never not awesome!
PG (Psycho Goreman)20218535(full review) - How much fun is this movie?!
Pig20218535(full review) - Sarnoski asks you to wait for it. He gives Cage time to pause, breathe, and deliver his most authentic performance in ages.
Summertime20208535(full review) - The performers never abandon the humor, joy and hope that comes from upending conventions about who they are, where they’re from, and what they have to offer.
The Meaning of Hitler20218535(full review) - Their central problem is how to expose a fascist’s need to be mythologized without mythologizing the fascist.
The Outside Story20218535(full review) - The film Nozkowski builds around him feels like Sesame Street for adults.
The White Tiger20218535(full review) - The White Tiger offers a blistering class consciousness that makes the filmmaker’s 2014 film 99 Homes feel positively cozy with the effects of capitalism.
Val20218535(full review) - The result oscillates between self-indulgence and raw nerve, but it’s never less than intriguing.
Werewolves Within20218535(full review) - Mishna Wolff displays a flair for whodunnit fun that elevates the film high above 90% of the video game movies that have been made.
Antebellum20208076(full review) - There are stumbles getting to the fireworks, but for sheer heroic tit for tat, Antebellum delivers the goods.
Antiviral20128076(full review) - Visually chilly – all washed out whites with splashes of blood red – and emotionally distant, the world of Antiviral is as antiseptic as a hospital ward.
Becky20208076(full review) - The film is bloody, angry and, even for its fairly formulaic premise, unpredictable.
Being the Ricardos20218076(full review) - Their on-screen personas meet their off-screen realities in a way that allows a firmly remarkable cast to deliver twice the goods.
Boys from County Hell20218076(full review) - The new mythology is a little muddier and more monstrous than Dracula, but never less than fun.
Bruised20218076(full review) - But every so often, Berry gives us something raw and surprising.
Encounter20218076(full review) - The filmmaker and his game lead challenge expectations both in theme and in genre, and while their gamble doesn’t entirely pay off, it’s often riveting stuff.
False Positive20218076(full review) - There really is something subversive, honest, and horrifying worth witnessing in this movie.
Goodbye Honey20218076(full review) - Strand’s nimble screenplay, co-written with Todd Rawiszer, twists and turns in ways that are both unexpected and fully reasonable.
Happy Death Day20178076(full review) - Rothe boasts strong comic timing and a gift for physical comedy, a skill that transitions nicely to the demands of being repeatedly victimized by a slasher.
Horror Noire20218076(full review) - Taken as a whole, there’s variety enough in style and substance to promise something for everyone.
Hudson20198076(full review) - The thing is, Hudson is pretty great.
In the Earth20218076(full review) - In the Earth blends ecological terror, pagan ritual horror and Lovecraftian SciFi into a dreamlike episode
It Chapter Two20198076(full review) - Does Chapter Two improve the finales of the novel and TV version? Most definitely.
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time20218076(full review) - That very intimacy likely helps Weide and co-director Don Argott (Last Days Here, Believer) uncover a rarely captured side of the famously acerbic and funny author.
Luca20218076(full review) - The message – embrace who you are – is worthy, but there’s just not much in the delivery for the film to call its own.
Maggie20158076(full review) - It’s a small film that explores something relatable and intimate, even if it chooses an unusual setting to do it.
Monuments20208076(full review) - If this irony led to some kind of absurdist “What’s really the point of it all?” theme, maybe it would have been worth it.
Mosquito State20208076(full review) - But for a wild combination of revulsion and beauty, Mosquito State is worth a look.
Nobody20218076(full review) - And by that, I mean exclusively the perfection of Bob Odenkirk in this role.
Prisoners of the Ghostland20218076(full review) - Prisoners of the Ghostland delivers a samurai cyberpunk musical Western dystopian neo-noir with flourishes reminiscent of Mad Max and Mulan Rouge.
Stillwater20218076(full review) - The film works against your expectations brilliantly to deliver a film that refuses to satisfy.
Swan Song20218076(full review)
Teddy20218076(full review) - Thanks to Bajon and a strong ensemble around him, the film makes you feel something for an enemy you might rather just hate.
The Advent Calendar20218076(full review) - It’s a clever sleight of hand, Ridremont taking advantage of our familiarity with his subgenre when he needs to, while still leaving behind the tangy taste of mystery.
The Blazing World20218076(full review) - Creepy twin stuff, Udo Kier, alternate realities—yes, The Blazing World. I am in.
The Boy Behind the Door20208076(full review) - https://maddwolf.com/shudder-premiere/somebodys-knocking/#sthash.hlr34yLq.dpbs
The Djinn20218076(full review) - https://maddwolf.com/new-in-theaters/wishful-thinking/#sthash.gmQtu8RU.dpbs
The Oak Room20208076(full review) - There is something hypnotic in the way the night progresses, and in the way phrases and ideas repeat across different decades and different tales.
Those Who Wish Me Dead20218076(full review) - https://maddwolf.com/new-in-theaters/fire-starter/#sthash.veW5TuZN.dpbs
Venom: Let There Be Carnage20218076(full review) - The result is a mish-mash of messy, frenetic fun with a higher body count than you might expect.
Vicious Fun20208076(full review) - Hats off to Callahan for not only finding a unique and fun premise in an overcrowded genre but for appreciating the precious jewel that is the nice guy.
We Need to Do Something20218076(full review) - Healy, in particular, delivers a characteristically unpleasant performances, feeling very much like a trapped rat.
Woe20218076(full review) - The three performances sell the story, the Twilight Zone weirdness, and the human pathos that underly everything.
Army of the Dead202175110(full review) - It still delivers the goods here and there, but it won’t stick with you.
Benny Loves You202175110(full review) - Benny Loves You offers forgettable, bloody fun.
Bingo Hell202175110(full review) - With characters to root for, violence to spare, and a healthy acceptance of chaos, Bingo Hell is pretty fun.
Bloody Hell202075110(full review) - It’s mean funny, sometimes tone-deaf mean and not so funny, but the often joyously dark humor almost makes up for that.
Color Out of Space202075110(full review) - Lovecraft fans, though, have reason to be excited.
Dune202075110(full review) - It’s a lot of very attractive waiting for something to happen, which is maybe the best Dune synopsis I can think of.
Joe Bell202175110(full review) - Joe Bell does break through the contrivance of familiar storytelling because this story doesn’t fit neatly or cheerily into that package.
John Dies At The End201375110(full review) - “You don’t choose the soy sauce. The soy sauce chooses you.”
Lady of the Manor202175110(full review) - Lady of the Manor often plays like an extended episode of Drunk History, only maybe not quite as funny.
Space Jam: A New Legacy202175110(full review) - By the time the buckets and anvils start dropping, A New Legacy finds its own fun and satisfying groove.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It202175110(full review) - The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It takes on the legal system but unfortunately abides by the law of diminishing returns.
The Paper Tigers202175110(full review) - This is a hard film to root against.
Crimson Peak201570122(full review) - Gorgeous period pieces drip with symbolism and menace, creating an environment ideal for the old fashioned ghost story unspooling.
Dachra201970122(full review) - Bouchnak, on the other hand, pieces together every cliché he can think of, winding up with a film both clumsily familiar and unpleasant.
The Starling202170122(full review) - Moments of genuine emotion punctuate the film and, while welcome, they mainly serve as a reminder of what The Starling had the potential to become.
The Suicide Squad202170122(full review)
Ouija: Origin of Evil201665126(full review) - He lets the appealing performances and family dynamic do most of the heavy lifting.
47 Meters Down201760127(full review) - For a mindless, squirmy summer shark fest, though, it’s a fun time-waster.
Annabelle: Creation201760127(full review) - But there are jumps aplenty and a couple of very freaky images in the third act.
Antlers202160127(full review)
Marathon202160127(full review)
Annabelle201455131(full review) - Annabelle never comes close to the near-classic status The Conjuring reached, but it’s a fun seasonal flick.
Black Christmas201955131(full review) - Takal threads some audacious take downs of bro culture throughout a film with a lot of insight. It’s just not a very good movie.
Horns201355131(full review) - It’s a fascinating mess.
No Man of God202155131(full review) - There are flashes in Sealy’s film where she nearly punctures her rote though well-acted tale with genuine insight about misogyny.
The Forever Purge202155131(full review) - The Forever Purge is essentially an action thriller with a social conscience (and about as much subtlety as you’ve come to expect from the franchise).
Above Suspicion201950136(full review) - The film’s overall entire tone lacks conviction.
As Above, So Below201450136(full review) - Dowdle and crew can’t quite piece together enough quality moments to deliver a memorable chiller.
Benedetta202150136(full review) - Verhoeven takes another shot at ogling the female form inside a context that suggests that ogling is really empowering.
Cruella202150136(full review) - My God does this movie need trimming.
Mortal Kombat202150136(full review) - This third attempt to bring the notorious Midway video game to the big screen is Aussie Rules R-rated.
Oculus201450136(full review) - Flanagan has some real skill weaving the rational world with one full of madness
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones201450136(full review) - Slow in spots and hardly groundbreaking, The Marked Ones still manages to entertain and startle.
Seance202150136(full review) - Barrett generates no dread and no sense of connection to any of the characters.
Skull: The Mask202050136(full review) - Practical effects, hallucinatory sequences and a throwback exploitation vibe keep Skull: The Mask interesting enough to watch.
The Protégé202150136(full review) - The Protégé is not a terrible film. At worst it’s just a waste of your time.
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse202150136(full review) - The thrills are mediocre, the shootouts and fights are middling, and the only thing more obvious than the plot points are the performances.
Dangerous202145147(full review) - Beyond that, the mystery is convoluted beyond measure, Tyrese Gibson and Famke Janssen are pointless, performances are forgettable.
Dark Phoenix201945147(full review) - Okay, some of the mutant vs. alien throwdown on a moving train has zip, but it’s too little, too late.
Dead & Beautiful202145147(full review) - Verbeek lenses a gorgeous late-night cityscape — never sinister, never forbidding, just pretty and mainly empty. Like his film.
Great White202145147(full review) - Wilson serves up a beautiful movie, beautiful people, gorgeous scenery, Hallmark-channel writing, and a Hallmark-channel score.
Jurassic World201545147(full review) - It’s basically The Lost World with more volcano and less Vince Vaughn.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension201545147(full review) - Let’s hope this really is their final effort.
A Cure for Wellness201740153(full review) - A Cure for Wellness slides images at you, but it never lays out any cohesive narrative to bring them together.
Escape Room201940153(full review) - The film’s predictable climax and disappointing waning moments are bound to leave you feeling that this movie could have been better.
Habit202140153(full review) - The result is a mishmash of borrowed ideas, none of them interesting enough to merit the label subversive.
JeruZalem201640153(full review) - It’s just a waste of a great idea.
Spiral: From the Book of Saw202140153(full review) - And it isn’t clever, it isn’t fun, it isn’t gory, it isn’t scary.
Zone 414202140153(full review) - Zone 414 tries really hard. It often fails.
American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally202135159(full review) - Every moment he is off-screen is unendurable.
Brahms: The Boy II202035159(full review) - Who would have guessed that director William Brent Bell could drive his lackluster 2016 scary doll flick The Boy to a sequel?
Cabin Fever201635159(full review) - Cabin Fever is an adequate remake of a perfectly serviceable horror film, but there’s something to be said about beating a dead horse here.
Dracula Untold201435159(full review) - For anyone interested in a lucid film, first time screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless leave you with more questions than answers.
Wrath of Man202135159(full review) - No thank you.
Devil's Due201425164(full review) - https://maddwolf.com/new-in-theaters/werent-we-due-a-little-something/#sthash.8Mlz1tEc.dpbs
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