Matt Donato is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic who stays up too late typing words for such outlets as What To Watch, Bloody Disgusting, Fangoria, Shudder, Ebert Voices, and countless other publications. He is a member of the Hollywood Critics Association and co-hosts a weekly livestream with Perri Nemiroff called the Merri Hour. You probably shouldn't feed him after midnight, just to be safe.
While Zack Snyder’s best movie is indeed a zombie thrillseeker, it’s assuredly not 'Army Of The Dead.'
For basic introductions into more vicious nightshades of genre difficulty, The Djinn flips its pages like one of Lucifer’s bedtime fables.
John Berardo's 'Initiation' sharpens both its themes and its tool shed weaponry, as collegiate hookup culture comes under fire with impact.
'The Resort' is a one-way ticket to Hawaiian Hell at an uneven seventyish minutes that muffs its paranormal paradise purgatory.
Chris Baugh’s 'Boys from County Hell' checks all the required boxes while approaching fanged folklore with a revitalized approach that playfully scoffs at historied interpretations.
The Banishing is playing to its audiences—those who demand easily accessible spectral hauntings without much fluff.
What if The Creature From The Black Lagoon spliced with Species and was reimagined as a Lifetime thriller with eco-horror undertones?
You’d expect horrors akin to 'Lights Out' given context clues, but 'The Power' examines alternate representations beyond electrical “power” sources.
As blasphemy becomes The Unholy’s weapon of choice, shoddy computerized graphics and short-burst scare tactics never care to sustain terror.
As Warner Brothers’ Monsterverse reaches its Godzilla vs. Kong showdown, its evident that lessons learned on past Kaiju brawlers influence Adam Wingard’s vision.
Michael Nader's 'The Toll' puts a supernatural twist on the horrors of never knowing what secrets your Uber driver might hide.
Ilya Naishuller’s 'Nobody' pits Bob Odenkirk against the Russian mob for no other reason than a mid-life reclamation arc.
The pleasantly platonic Language Lessons teaches us there’s a massive difference between movies about our current pandemic and movies film under pandemic conditions.
Megan Park’s 'The Fallout' stars Jenna Ortega. as a high school student dealing with the aftermath of a school shooting.
'How It Ends' repurposes an asteroid doomsday event to send a message of not only loving one another, but loving ourselves just as passionately.
Bradley & Pablo's 'Alone Together' is a documentary look into Charli XCX's pandemic life while creating 'How I'm Feeling Now' at a breakneck pace, dating, and supporting her fanbase.
Lucy Harvey and Danielle Kummer's 'Alien On Stage' follows an amateur English theater production of 'Alien' from a no-show local opening to the West End's shining spotlights.
As characters experience in Stacey Gregg's 'Here Before,' insurmountable grief has been guiding many horror-focused narratives over the last few years.
Nick Gillespie’s 'Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break' is less about a mass-murdering spree, and more about the bedazzled buffoon livestreaming his incompetent rampage in search of trending online attention.
Todd Stephens' 'Swan Song' is about the life, the influence, and the sharpened sheers of Ohio's local-legend hairstylist Pat Pitsenbarger.
Cristin Milioti stars as a wife on the lam—who may or may not have been bugged—fleeing from her domineering tech-mogul husband.
In Phobias, the idea of characters reliving traumas based on spelling-bee fodder blank-a-phobias strives to fake a traditional narrative that screams for singular guidance.
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