Matthew Ragsdale

Matthew Ragsdale

Favorite films

  • Taxi Driver
  • The Return of the Living Dead
  • The Incident
  • Mondo Weirdo

Recent activity

  • Barbara and Her Furs

  • An Angel for Satan

  • Blood Tea and Red String

  • By the Law

Recent reviews

  • Nazi


    Loved the music being played and Annabelle Lee.

    Interestingly, it made me think about how there was a time when someone doing the Nazi salute was played out as pure "shock" but now it's back to being extremely problematic. What's old is new again even with transgressive art.

    More reviews of Kern's work are in my zine: Cinema Schism Issue 1: The Films of Richard Kern

  • Terrifier



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Objectively bad! Zero movitation for the killer, completely flat characters, no suspense, amateur writing and directing; and just plain boring! I saw a random comment about this movie stating, "there are no characters in this film only victims" and that's completely true. "But a girl is sawed in half bro!" Whoop-dee-fucking-do! The violence means nothing when you don't know anything about the victims or the killer, so it does nothing for me. It makes me appreciate what we know about…

Popular reviews

  • Tragedy Girls

    Tragedy Girls


    "Murder is Cool" the movie. It's funny how horror and genre film has had to justify itself for portraying violence and murder and to fend off accusations of glorifying violence for such a long time; and then we get movies like "Tragedy Girls" that literally just glorifies violence. The girls, Sadie and McKayla, are suppose to be cute and sadistically quirky and we're suppose to think the murders they commit are funny; but the murders don't carry any weight so…

  • Darling



    A poor, poor man's Repulsion and The Tenant. The arrogance of the film maker believing that the viewer should be invested in the character's mental demise without building character, tension or atmosphere. From the very beginning of the film the character acts "weird" and hears the same score that we're listening to as it draws her to a "mysterious" room.

    I've never seen a slower paced "art" film with so many jump scares. And all the jump scares are completely…