Matt Donato

Los Angeles, CA
Hofstra University
Old Horror Movies, Modern Horror Movies, Horror Movies You Haven't Seen Yet,
  • Matt is a freelance film critic with almost a decade of reviews, interviews, festival coverage, and event coverage under his belt. He contributes the Scariest Scene Ever and Now Scream This columns for /
  • He's previously been published across many outlets including Bloody Disgusting, Fangoria, What To Watch, Collider, Nerdist, Ebert Voices, Shudder, Dread Central, and many other places entertainment journalism happens on the web.
  • Matt is a member of the Hollywood Critics Association, OFCS, is Rotten Tomatoes approved, and has been a voting jury member at film festivals.


Matt Donato is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic who stays up too late typing words for such outlets as What To Watch, Bloody Disgusting, Fangoria, Shudder, Ebert Voices, and countless other publications. He is a member of the Hollywood Critics Association and co-hosts a weekly livestream with Perri Nemiroff called the Merri Hour. You can catch him traveling (when safe) to film festivals such as Fantastic Fest, SXSW, Fantasia, and others. You probably shouldn't feed him after midnight, just to be safe.


Matt graduated from Hofstra's business program and lives the day-job grind when not writing about movies by night. It's given him a perspective into the industry side of studios and filmmaking, which adds depth to understanding how movie culture works as a whole.
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