Matthew Baker

Matthew Baker is a horror and science-fiction buff who reviews movies and books on his website, Shattered Ravings (www.matthewscottbaker.com/blog). He lives in Northwest Arkansas, an area that is (in his opinion) the best place to be during the zombie apocalypse, should it occur. He is a trophy-husband and a stay-at-home dad. In his spare time, Matthew writes fiction and makes short films.

Officer Downe Movie Review
Officer Downe Movie Review

You’re going to hate OFFICER DOWNE...Or, you’re going to love it.  There’s pretty much no in between.  And I know this because I’ve done some digging online.  After I finished... Read More

Drifter Movie Review
Drifter Movie Review

Over the past several years, I have found myself gravitating toward post-apocalyptic movies and books, more so than I ever have before.  I hope this act is not prophetic in... Read More

The Girl on the Train 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Movie Review
The Girl on the Train 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Movie Review

My day job is a dream job for me:  I am the sole librarian in a small town library.  I love books and movies, therefore this is a match made... Read More

The Monkey King 2 Movie Review
The Monkey King 2 Movie Review

I love studying the myths and mythologies of other cultures, therefore I always try to take in film adaptations of some of the more popular stories when I can.  One... Read More

Black Sails Season 3 Review
Black Sails Season 3 Review

I had the privilege last year of reviewing Season 2 of BLACK SAILS, and I am very appreciative for the opportunity to do another review for Season 3.  BLACK SAILS... Read More

Braindead, Season 1 Review
Braindead, Season 1 Review

I shouldn’t be surprised.  This happens all the time, much to my disappointment:  seems like original and inventive TV shows are always canned early on during their run.  It is... Read More

Jason Bourne Blu-ray Movie Review
Jason Bourne Blu-ray Movie Review

I fell in love with the character of Jason Bourne back in 2002 when THE BOURNE IDENTITY film first came out.  The movie was so good, it prompted me to... Read More

Twin Peaks: The Original Series Blu-ray Review
Twin Peaks: The Original Series Blu-ray Review

Today, I have the privilege of reviewing one of my most anticipated titles ever:  TWIN PEAKS.  I have been a big fan of David Lynch for many years, however I... Read More

Warcraft 4K Blu-ray Movie Review
Warcraft 4K Blu-ray Movie Review

I have to confess:  I did not have high expectations for WARCRAFT.  When I saw the trailer, my first thought was, “This movie is going to bomb.”  I’ve been burned... Read More

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review
The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing one of director Johannes Roberts’ other films, STORAGE 24, a suspenseful creature-feature set in London.  The film was very... Read More

Gridlocked Movie Review
Gridlocked Movie Review

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into GRIDLOCKED, but I definitely had high expectations.  The film boasts an interesting cast, and several of the reviews I read made it... Read More

Regression Movie Review
Regression Movie Review

I’ve mentioned before that cults both fascinate and horrify me.  The thought that people can be brainwashed into believing even the most reprehensible things are acceptable is terrifying.  But cults... Read More

MI-5 Movie Review
MI-5 Movie Review

Ok…I confess:  one of my primary reasons for wanting to watch MI-5 was because of Kit Harington, AKA Jon Snow on GAME OF THRONES.  I’m not crushing on the guy... Read More

The Assassin Movie Review
The Assassin Movie Review

I’ve enjoyed almost every film I’ve reviewed from Well Go USA.  The company seems to have a firm grasp on importing top-notch films from overseas, and they even dabble in... Read More

Condemned Movie Review
Condemned Movie Review

I’ve always prided myself on the fact I don’t pay attention to outside reviews whenever I decide to watch a movie.  I’m glad I don’t, too…if I had let reviews... Read More

The Vatican Tapes Movie Review
The Vatican Tapes Movie Review

On the surface, THE VATICAN TAPES looks like every other exorcism movie on the market.  It has a girl who may or may not be possessed, Catholic priests, and a... Read More

Under the Dome, Season 3 Review
Under the Dome, Season 3 Review

Stephen King is an amazing author, and his work has influenced horror literature in monumental ways.  I daresay he is the undisputed King of Horror, and his role in literature... Read More

Cooties Movie Review
Cooties Movie Review

When I first read the plot synopsis for COOTIES, I chuckled out loud.  The title alone was enough to earn my interest, but the story sounded humorous and therefore made... Read More

American Ultra Movie Review
American Ultra Movie Review

The BOURNE series is one of my favorite book reads as well as one of my favorite espionage film sets.  The concept of an extremely adept ‘super-soldier’ losing his memory... Read More

Black Sails, Season 2 Review
Black Sails, Season 2 Review

I don’t think I’ve ever stated this on my blog before, but I’m a huge fan of all things pirate-related.  Not the campy, Hollywood-envisioned pirates (I’m looking at you, PIRATES... Read More

Julia Movie Review
Julia Movie Review

To me, one of the most heinous crimes humankind can commit is rape.  It is an abominable act that robs innocence and can leave both mental and physical scars.  Because... Read More

Dexter: The Complete Series TV Show Review
Dexter: The Complete Series TV Show Review

Several years ago, when I first heard the premise for DEXTER, I remember thinking, “Wow…that’s a brilliant concept!”  A serial killer who hides in plain sight, while dishing out vigilante... Read More

Tremors 5: Bloodlines Movie Review
Tremors 5: Bloodlines Movie Review

I’ve been a big fan of the TREMORS franchise for many years.  I saw the first film over two decades ago in the theater, and I absolutely loved it.  As... Read More

Penny Dreadful Season 2 Review
Penny Dreadful Season 2 Review

When I first heard about Showtime’s original series PENNY DREADFUL, I was immediately curious.  A show that combines new and beloved literary horror characters, and that is set within the... Read More