Reviews : Horror Reviews

Review: The Wolfman

A mangled, short-sheeted stab at reanimating a horror icon, "The Wolfman" is a mess. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Legion

"Legion" is astronomically tiresome and teems with idiotic dialogue bluntly performed by a limited cast. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: The Fourth Kind

"The Fourth Kind" will likely tire audiences before it has a chance to swindle them. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Director Paul Weitz offers up a joyless, verbose picture. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Saw VI

Shamelessly repetitive, "Saw VI" feels old all around. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: The Stepfather

"The Stepfather" waters down a proven premise into a parade of nonsense. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Zombieland

Bloody, quippy, and full of jaw-cracking action "Zombieland" is horror-comedy done proper. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Paranormal Activity

"Paranormal Activity" has few effective sequences, making all the heavy breathing and weeping a chore to endure. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Twilight

Alternating between embarrassingly overindulgent and outright boring "Twilight" is a poorly contained unintentional joke. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: The Haunting of Molly Hartley

"Molly Hartley" is an endless buffet of cheap jolts trying to cover up the ludicrousness of the plot. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: Prom Night

The defanged slasher movement gets a lifeless addition. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: The Ruins

"The Ruins" is a skin-crawlingly diabolical nightmare machine. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: Funny Games

Director Michael Haneke's fruitless remake is a complicated exercise in shock value. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Untraceable

Diane Lane can't save this forgettable thriller. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Cloverfield

Desperate storytelling and empty thrills combine in this much-hyped thriller. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: One Missed Call

The scariest part: How little you'll care. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: Alien vs. Predator: Requiem

A joyless, moronic sequel. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Tim Burton's adaptation is a blood-spurting, brave embellishment. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: I Am Legend

An introspective study on isolation-until the unimpressive special effects ruin EVERYTHING! Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: The Mist

A suspenseful frightening Stephen King adaptation. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: Saw IV

The latest installment in the "Saw" series is more concerned with convoluted storytelling than suspenseful horror. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: 30 Days of Night

Director David Slade does a gross disservice to a delicious premise. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: 1408

"1408" has moments of suspense and terror, but it goes haywire in its final act. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: 28 Weeks Later

This ridiculous sequel doesn't deserve to be mentioned, let alone viewed. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: Vacancy

Intelligent characters and excellent direction elevate this horror thriller. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: Grindhouse

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez let their fan-boy flags fly in this roaring homage to B-films. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: The Hills Have Eyes 2

Even hard-core horror fans will be disappointed with this useless sequel. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: Hannibal Rising

It's official: Hannibal has been bled dry. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: The Messengers

Another horror movie falls flat on its uninspired ass. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: The Hitcher

As remakes go, this "Hitcher" update acquits itself well. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: The Grudge 2

This overt money-grab does little more than crib from the original "Grudge." Review by Brian Orndorf (Grade: D-)
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Review: The Wicker Man

This film's saving grace is its unintentionally funny third act. Beyond that, it's yet another unnecessary remake. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: Snakes on a Plane

Web celebrity and a wacky title can't mask this film's deep flaws. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: The Omen

The original "Omen" may be dated, but at least it worked as a horror film. This remake offers nothing of value. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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