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"We watch crap movies, we play crap games.
There's too much out there, causing us pain.
The actors are rancid. The plot is stale.
Necro is here to put an end to the fail.
The Necro Critic is in!"

The Necro Critic is a Video Review Show starring Gareth Van Camp as the Necro Critic, a long-haired, sunglasses wearing, root beer drinking Caustic Critic.

What sets him apart from other internet reviewers is his lack of a specialty. While other reviewers tend to have a specific focus, like certain movie genres or retro video games, Necro is more of a Jack-of-All-Trades critic, talking about movies, video games, anime, and even the occasional Top Ten List. His style is also much more down-to-earth and logistical than others, allowing him to defend his opinions in a much more calm and relaxed manner. At least until something pushes him past his breaking point…

While he doesn't have many episodes, nor is he as popular as other more famous reviewers, he has a very dedicated cult fanbase.

You can see his videos here.



  • Absurd Phobia: Necro has a really nasty fear of babies. Implied to be caused by the giant robot baby from Baby Geniuses.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Inverted. Baby Geniuses had a scene that he considered to be this, until said scene was repeated not 5 seconds later.
  • Advertised Extra: A number of his complaints about Ehrgeiz have to do with Cloud being front and center in all of the game's advertisements, despite having almost no presence in it whatsoever.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: Mana Energy Potion is a real energy shot. It is quite potent with an extremely strong sour flavor, which makes his reaction to it quite legit.
  • Angrish: He gets so fed up with the "awkward groping" running gag in Eiken, that near the end of the video, he completely loses it and starts yelling insane gibberish before repeatedly screaming the word "PAIN" and having to be sedated off-screen.
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  • Big Damn Heroes: He has a tendency to emphasize these moments with the Indiana Jones theme.
  • Big "NO!": Him discovering that there's another game mode in Ehrgeiz. It actually extends past the end credits.
  • Broken Record: "Magical Heart?"
  • Catchphrase: "Oww... My soul!"
  • Cat-thartic Scream: He has a tendency to scream into his cat the same way one would do to a pillow. Oddly enough, the cat doesn't seem to mind it too much.
    • She even has a credit in some of his videos as "Shampoo the Stress-Relief Cat"
  • Caustic Critic: He reviews both bad movies AND bad videogames. He occasionally reviews anime too.
  • Caffeine Bullet Time: See Klatchian Coffee.
  • Christmas in July: Discussed in his Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July review.
  • Continuity Snarl: He goes on a MASSIVE rant about how Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas In July's attempt to connect the Rankin/Bass specials into a Shared Universe makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, due a combination of inconsistent timelines, drastically different portrayals of the same characters in different specials, and the same characters seeming to exist in multiple conflicting canons.
  • Cool Shades: Part of his standard getup.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He mentions how Dr. Jekyll's Evil Plan to kidnap and brainwash Queen Victoria into being his bride is horribly flawed. There's no way he'd be able to keep up killing someone every night in order to keep making his potion, and said potion only works during the night, so there's the question of what he's going to do with her during the daytime when she's back to normal. There's also the fact that someone just might happen to notice the sudden disappearance of QUEEN VIC-FUCKING-TORIA.
    • The boy from The Christmas Shoes decides to collect cans and recycle them in order to buy the titular footwear. Necro does the math and points out that he'd need to collect 400 cans to pull that off.
  • Didn't We Use This Joke Already?: Necro's reaction to the second time Carl said the "I'm not a monk, I'm just a friar" joke in Van Helsing
    "Oh, come on! It wasn't funny the first time! Why the HELL would it be funny the second time!?"
    • Baby Geniuses reapeated the one semi-decent joke it had almost verbatim not five seconds after the first time, resulted in Necro's first and only voided PWN'D stamp.
  • Disorganized Outline Speech: Something of a running gag with him. He'll occasionally point out three different things to outline a point he's making, while listing them as "1", "B", and some random third thing that represents the number 3 in some way, including "Gamma", "Drei", "French Hens", "The Escape Clause", etc...
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In his School Days OVA Double-Feature, he shows a scene of four girls doing a Transformation Sequence while the narrator explains their identity and mission. Afterwards, Necro paraphrases what the narrator said, since several of his viewers were most likely too distracted by the hot naked girls to read the subtitles.
  • Driven to Suicide: At the end of his Van Helsing: The London Assignment review, he swears to chug a bottle of cyanide if he ever sees another Van Helsing-related media. Suddenly, the Van Helsing tie-in comic magically appears in his hand, and he follows through on his promise. Unfortunately, what he drank ended up being Diet Mountain Dew, which is an even more excruciating fate.
  • Every Episode Ending: "This is The Necro Critic, saying..."


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Alternative Title(s): Necro Critic


Necro Destroys Van Helsing

Necro goes to extreme measures to get rid of the DVD for Van Helsing: The London Assignment.

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