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Thaddeus Buttrey

Though I’m currently residing in Edinburgh, UK, I grew up at the end of a dirt road in a small town in Vermont, USA. Considering my nearest friend was a few miles away, I often had to make my own fun, frequently resorting to film and music. These interests eventually manifested into my current passions for writing OK genre fiction, writing dope heavy metal music, and even critiquing a film or two now and then. I have watched every Batman movie ever made, including the direct-to-video animated ones.

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Muppets Haunted Mansion (Review): Frivolous and Frightful Family Fun

Muppets Haunted Mansion is a quirky and enjoyable ride that is sure to be a treat for franchise fans, even if there aren’t many surprises to be had along the way.

The Collini Case (Review): Stirring German Courtroom Drama

Evenly paced with rewarding second-half payoffs, The Collini Case shines with excellent performances, strong themes, and compelling storytelling.

Respect: Jennifer Hudson is Exceptional in Standard Biopic (Review)

Respect showcases one of the best performances of Jennifer Hudson’s career, though the film is mired with the same issues that often affect biopics.

Joe Bell (Film Review): A Father’s Crusade to Love His Son

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

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.