Thaddeus Buttrey

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Joe Bell is propelled by a stellar cast and several compelling thematic ideas, though some of them are not realized as effectively as they could be.

Fear Street Part 3: 1666 – Finale Stays the Course in Satisfying Conclusion (Review)

Fear Street Part 3: 1666 stays consistent with its predecessors, maintaining many of the trilogy’s strengths, while also keeping some of the same weaknesses.

Fear Street Part 2: 1978 – Horror Continues In Summercamp Slaughter (Review)

Fear Street Part 2: 1978 improves upon several elements from the first installment, but still struggles in creating original and interesting characterization.

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 – Teen Slasher Begins Horror Anthology (Review)

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 is an entertaining flick based on RL Stine’s works, though its screenplay could have benefitted from another draft or two.

The Devil’s Candy Treads on Familiar Ground, But Succeeds in Execution (Review)

The Devil’s Candy delves into several familiar horror tropes and conventions, but is effectively realized enough to make it a worthwhile experience for genre fans.

It Follows: Modern Low-Budget Horror At Its Best (Review)

Young talent, a mixing of original and familiar ideas, and a boatload of symbolism all work to make It Follows a stand-out among 2010s horror.

Blast Beat: A Jack of All Trades and A Master of None (Review)

Blast Beat has a compelling story of a migrant family coming to America and strong character dynamics, but sacrifices focus with a too-broad range of themes.

Ten Good Things About The Star Wars Prequels

We revisit the Star Wars Prequels, exploring what may hold up and what might be worth revisiting or salvaging. We look forward to reading all of your hate mail.

The Resort: Young People Seek Out A Haunted Vacation (Review)

The Resort takes on a well-traversed horror plot, but does little to distinguish itself from other similar films.

Them: American Racial Horrors in 1950s Suburbia (Review)

Boasting strong and consistent themes, as well as unique and compelling characterization, Them is another strong addition to socially conscious American horror.