Deirdre Crimmins

Senior Critic
Deirdre Crimmins is Chicago-based freelance film critic and a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. She contributes regularly to Rue Morgue magazine, previously she wrote for both High Def Digest and Birth.Movies.Death. Though a lifelong horror film fan, she also loves a good musical or screwball comedy when the mood strikes.


Articles by Deirdre Crimmins:


  • January 12, 2023

    Skinamarink Review: Crouching Story, Hidden Horrors

    Skinamarink is an expertly-crafted horror film that barely nudges into the land of narrative film, but you need to work to tap into all of the tension and fright. It requires the audience’s unbroken attention, dedication, and above all, their investment in wanting to be scared. To describe Skinamarink as having a plot or a […]

  • October 14, 2022

    Halloween Ends Review: It does not end soon enough

    After 40 years and 13 films, it might finally be time to put the Halloween franchise in its grave. This is not because Michael Myers or Laurie Strode are lacking potential scares or plot possibilities, but because the most recent two films in the franchise have shown that filmmakers have no idea what to do […]

  • Jean-Luc Godard
    September 14, 2022

    Jean-Luc Godard: 1930-2022

    Jean-Luc Godard has died at age 91. The filmmaker helped create the French New Wave movement and directed films across five decades.

  • July 22, 2022

    Nope Review: Yup, It’s Aliens

    Jordan Peele threw his cowboy hat into the extraterrestrial ring with his latest horror western Nope, and we sure are glad he did.

  • February 9, 2022

    Slamdance 2022: Therapy Dogs Review

    High school is an intense time. Not just because it is the cliff between childhood and adult responsibilities, and not just because it is a time in your life when you are completely surrounded by peers who are all absolutely saturated in a chemistry set’s worth of hormones, but also because everything suddenly feels like […]