Matt Donato

Matt is a Los Angeles-based film critic currently published on SlashFilm, Nerdist, Fangoria, Collider, Dread Central, Bloody Disgusting, Atom Insider, Flickering Myth, SYFY, and Fandom. He is also a member of the Hollywood Critics Association. Definitely don’t feed him after midnight.


Coming of Age With Disney’s Heartwarming ‘Halloweentown’

April 4th, 2021 • Matt Donato

Matt Donato turns back the clock to visit Disney’s ‘Halloweentown,’ a witchy coming-of-age story with a timeless message of acceptance.

Certified Forgotten’s ‘Deep Blue Sea 3’ Tweet-Along And Giveaway Details!

August 11th, 2020 • Matt Donato

When friend of the podcast, Bloody Disgusting’s Meagan Navarro, and I were DM’ing about our…

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Griffin Dunne’s ‘Practical Magic’ Is a Witchin’ Good Time

July 30th, 2020 • Matt Donato

Griffin Dunne’s Practical Magic is impractically tender and angelic (as far as genre representation goes),…

Certified Forgotten In Our Own Words: Matt Donato

July 1st, 2020 • Matt Donato

Here we are. Certified Forgotten: The Website! I bet you’re wondering what to expect from…

Episode 13: Matt Barone Survives The ‘Little Deaths’

April 16th, 2020 • Matt Donato

Matt Barone of Tribeca and Brooklyn Horror Film Festival brings anthology ‘Little Deaths’ to the podcast party.

Episode 12: Kalyn Corrigan Dares To ‘Rattle The Cage’

April 1st, 2020 • Matt Donato

Horror journalist Kalyn Corrigan dares to ‘Rattle The Cage’ with a UAE psycho-killer import.

Episode 11: Jenny Nulf Cuts Into ‘Exte: Hair Extensions’

March 18th, 2020 • Matt Donato

AAAFF Programmer Jenny Nulf tangles us in the weird, the wacky, Sion Sono’s ‘Exte: Hair Extensions.’

Episode 10: Amelia Emberwing Unstitches ‘Patchwork’

March 4th, 2020 • Matt Donato

Amelia Emberwing gets to the bottom of how three can become one in ‘Patchwork.”

Episode 9: Brad McHargue Honors ‘The Last Will And Testament Of Rosalind Leigh’

November 20th, 2019 • Matt Donato

Until this episode, Certified Forgotten operated by selecting movies for guests who we thought would…

Episode 8: Ryan Oliver Wants To ‘Party Hard, Die Young”

November 6th, 2019 • Matt Donato

Who wants to live forever? Neither critic and podcast host Ryan Oliver or the Matts.…