Matthew Monagle

Matthew Monagle is an Austin-based film and culture critic. His work has appeared in a true hodgepodge of regional and national film publications. He is also the editor and co-founder of Certified Forgotten, an independent horror publication. Follow him on Twitter at @labsplice. (He/Him)
Here Before film Andrea Riseborough

‘Here Before’ is a Dread-Fueled Showcase for Andrea Riseborough

By Matthew Monagle 

Stacey Gregg’s horror film explores grief and abandonment, with a twist.

The Lost Sons Cnn Films

‘The Lost Sons’ Turns a Lost Childhood Into a Cinematic Crisis

By Matthew Monagle 

Ursula Macfarlane’s buzzy SXSW documentary explores what happens when one man’s search for the truth becomes an obsession.

The Empty Man Th Century Fox

How David Prior’s ‘The Empty Man’ Survived the Perfect Hollywood Storm

By Matthew Monagle 

We talk to the filmmaker about the unfortunate fate of his ambitious horror fIlm.

Vfw Stephen Lang William Sadler

‘VFW’ Set Visit: Making Our Last Stand With the Cast of Fangoria’s Latest Feature

By Matthew Monagle 

We sat down with director Joe Begos and stars Stephen Lang, Fred Williamson, and more to discuss the art of making a truly brutal indie action film.

The Head Hunter

‘The Head Hunter’: How to Make a Year-Best Horror Film for Only $30K

By Matthew Monagle 

Jordan Downey’s ‘The Head Hunter’ is a masterclass in no-budget filmmaking and the perfect treat for horror fans everywhere.

Hobbes And Shaw

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Deserved Better Than Its Half-Formed Final Battle

By Matthew Monagle 

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham cannot lose a fight. So why did the end of ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ ask them to?


‘Midsommar’ Is A Quintessential Relationship Revenge Film

By Matthew Monagle 

‘Midsommar’ is the cult-fueled horror film for everyone out there who never learned to take the end of a relationship in stride.

Men In Black International

‘Men In Black: International’ Almost Had Something To Say About Forgetting

By Matthew Monagle 

There’s an undercurrent of trauma running through ‘Men in Black: International’ that hints at a much smarter (and much better) movie.

Guy Ritchie never made

The Five Best Films Guy Ritchie Never Made

By Matthew Monagle 

From ‘The Dirty Dozen’ to ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 2,’ we talk about some of the best movies of Guy Ritchie’s career that never quite got made.