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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 52% Underwater (2020) A grand spectacle film that feels tailored specifically for the horror fan. One that doesn't bother with pretension and dives straight into the action. It's shallow on plot and characterization, but none of that matters in this breathless scenario. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
D 40% Black Christmas (2019) Throwing every single talking point of the movement into a clumsy script that overwhelms both the horror and the narrative makes for a cinematic lump of coal that poor Imogen Poots can't save, no matter how hard she tries.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
4/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) The simplicity of this sequel reminds us of what we originally loved so much about the series. A glimmer of hope in humanity's darkest hour. Thanks to Hamilton, Reyes, and Davis, Dark Fate unleashes a powerful beacon of hope for a once dying franchise.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/5 25% Countdown (2019) We've seen these jump scares, and we've traveled this road many times before. It's competently made and isn't the worst way to spend an hour and a half, but it's also pretty forgettable.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
1/5 30% Trick (2019) Those searching for Halloween viewing treats won't find it here. At every level, from technical to story, Trick is a joyless affair. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
3.5/5 91% The Wretched (2019) Gruesome makeup effects presents a creepy, monstrous take on a classic witch. One that's deeply submersed in nature and folkloric origins. The Pierce brothers have delivered a new dark fairy tale that the midnight crowds will enjoy.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
52% The Golden Glove (Der goldene handschuh) (2019) This subject matter is of the heaviest variety, and its central character not one you're supposed to like. But it is a story with immense artistic merit and a new angle of this subgenre with something important to say. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
2.5/5 37% In the Tall Grass (2019) Natali studied the novella extensively and created his own sumptuous yet sinister beast, but the characters are massively underdeveloped and plot holes too wide.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3.5/5 100% We Summon the Darkness (2019) A throwback horror comedy that offers up just enough surprises and a pair of scene-stealing performances by Hasson and Daddario that will make you throw up a pair of devil horns and hail Satan.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
2.5/5 63% Fractured (2019) Anderson manages to take a familiar story and spin a compelling, unrelenting thriller. But it is a narrative we've seen many times before, giving this a serious level of predictability no matter how hard Anderson tries to throw you off. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/5 100% VFW (2020) Practical gore, violence, an adrenaline-fueled vibe, and an insanely fun cast that brings their banter, experience, and swagger all culminate in a riotous heavy metal sensory assault you'll want to inject into your veins.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
C- 52% 3 from Hell (2019) 3 From Hell seems content to be nothing more than fan service. Despite a fascinating set up, Zombie takes an extravagant U-turn straight back to The Devil's Rejects to try his hand at telling it all over again.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
2/5 71% Haunt (2019) Influences of The Funhouse, The Strangers, and even Saw are all woven throughout, but without the innovation or imaginative set pieces that made those movies memorable. Despite what the premise suggests, there's nothing "extreme" about this haunt.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/5 5% Jacob's Ladder (2019) This reimagining is more focused on paranoia and the relationship between Jacob and Isaac than it is creating a terrifying metaphor for PTSD, and the horror element is largely forgotten. It doesn't really offer any depth beyond that, either.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
A- 88% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not skewers classicism and the one-percent with deranged humor and a contagious concept. It's the horror comedy of 2019.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
3.5/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories delivers up Halloween fun with enough chills and memorable monsters to solidify itself a worthy gateway horror film to revisit for years to come. It's overly familiar formula will ward off seasoned horror fans, though.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 86% Mystery Of The Night (2019) A captivating origin story of a Filipino mythical creature relayed with style, poignancy, and a lot on its mind. This fairy tale bides its time until it unleashes a gnarly, gore-filled finale.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
2.5/5 80% Stare (Shirai-san) (2020) Despite a few minor tweaks, the addition of gore by way of eye trauma, and a modern polish on an old trope, 'Stare' doesn't stray far from the J-horror formula introduced by 'Ringu' two decades ago.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
4/5 96% Harpoon (2019) A lean, mean thriller with pitch-black humor pumping through its veins, this is one boat ride worth taking.‐ Daily Dead
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
1/5 23% Sadako (2019) Despite a premise that suggests an attempt to modernize this franchise, nothing has changed at all. What once made Sadako so terrifying has now become far too familiar and ineffective. It's time we lay Sadako to rest for good.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
B- 83% Crawl (2019) Crawl is a fast paced, no frills creature feature that brings relentless intensity. This is precisely the type of movie we expect to see at the summer box office.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
C+ 53% The Lion King (2019) The Lion King serves as both a striking introduction of a timeless tale for a new generation, but also a puzzling, lifeless duplicate for those who can already quote the original‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
60% The Blob (1988) Stunning practical effects work, a great story with great characters, and a huge sense of fun, it's a shame that The Blob doesn't have as big of a following as it should have.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2/5 39% Extinction (2018) It's a simple, efficient sci-fi thriller with big Blockbuster aspirations but without much charisma or soul. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet The Farm (2018) The Farm is hollow; a somewhat interesting idea padded out with a lot of uninteresting filler. For a scant 80-minute run-time, this film drags.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/5 66% The Little Stranger (2018) There are moments of stark, unexpected violence, and chilling moments that hint at the ghosts within, but mostly The Little Stranger is a horror mystery that revels in its ambiguity. But the near two hour run time feels overlong.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2/5 57% Slice (2018) An 83-minute film that somehow feels stretched out longer than it should be, both because of pacing issues and because there's zero mystery behind the central narrative mystery. A puerile comedy with bursts of greatness.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 90% Starfish (2019) There's a lot to like about Starfish, but the choppy editing, the overly arthouse way it presents some of the themes, and underdeveloped aspects of the story in favor of the aural experience is ostracizing.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 86% Lifechanger (2019) It's well shot and delivers on gooey, slimy practical effects. It might be a little too fast-paced, though; as the tragic love story at the heart of the film is never given much time for the emotional beats to fully resonate.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 20% Hurt (2018) Hurt is going to be divisive for many. It's deliberately paced and places a strong emphasis on broken relationships with flawed characters that aren't easy to root for. It's not conventional, but it does attempt to put fear back into the slasher. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
1.5/5 61% Satanic Panic (2019) A fun concept hidden underneath two opposing movies further confused by some strange editing and directorial choices. It's hard to discern just who the target audience is thanks to a disconnect between the young adult story and raunchy adult aesthetic.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
B- 63% Child's Play (2019) The stars of the film are the gory effects, the doll's design, and Hamill's animated voice work. Child's Play is pure entertaining fun for the horror fan, but not much else. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3.5/5 87% Depraved (2019) A return to form for filmmaker Larry Fessenden, with a fresh take on the Frankenstein story that's more DIY, experimental, and introspective with emotional gravitas. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
2/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Another entry in well-worn zombie comedy territory, full of winks and nods, that starts out entertaining but quickly ventures into tiresome and listless.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 89% Bliss (2019) Bliss feels like a companion piece to Near Dark by way of Abel Ferrara's The Driller Killer, in terms of maturity and extreme carnality that's simultaneously pastiche yet wholly Begos.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
4/5 95% Come to Daddy (2020) Timpson's feature debut is impressive. It's not easy to mash together so many genres into one film and have it work, and the pitch-black comedy is what pushes this over from fun thriller to insane crowd-pleaser.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3.5/5 75% I Trapped The Devil (2019) A slow-burn tale of paranoia and familial obligation that does crawl out of the gate but crescendos in one satisfying ending. It may be small scaled in terms of setting and characters, but Lobo's debut is ambitious in effort .‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
2/5 42% Thriller (2018) Thriller attempts to bring a new perspective to a tried and true horror sub-genre, but it ultimately feels as generic as its title. Those who are familiar with Prom Night will pick out the killer's identity straight away, and the plot beats drag. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3.5/5 82% High Life (2019) Denis tries her hand at science fiction, but done in her naturalistic, heady style that trades high tech science in favor of exploring what deep space isolation can do on one's mental state. It's an arthouse meditation on time, death, and solitude. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/5 17% Hellboy (2019) This doesn't quite feel like the Hellboy we wanted, but it does feel like a throwback to anything goes '90s horror, complete with not so great CG and over the top monsters. A lot of them. Technically, it's a mess of a movie.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Director Michael Chaves makes his feature debut with La Llorona, and effortlessly stakes a claim in his corner of this ever-expanding fright focused Conjuring universe.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
4.5/5 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Kolsch and Widmyer don't bother retreading the story we know and instead give us something far more satisfying. They give us a story so bone-chilling, so substantial, and even a little bit of humor to alleviate the brutal blow of abject terror.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
3/5 44% Captive State (2019) For those looking for a fast-paced thriller that crafts an exhilarating, complicated web, Captive State has a lot to offer. If characters with satisfying arcs are more your style, well, it's best to sit this one out. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2.5 72% I See You (2019) Overall, I See You is a frustrating experience. It's a great concept that's well produced and is anchored by a talented cast. But because the story's unique structure is given so much time and attention, everything else is diminished in the process.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2.5/5 59% Tales from the Lodge (2019) The talented and comedic actors bring these characters to life in a very human way that keeps you invested up until the third act. Then it spirals into over the top dramatic mess with a more convoluted than necessary reveal.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/5 64% Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Even with a simple narrative, Benjamin manipulates it for all that its worth in terms of spooky atmosphere, chilling moments of abject terror, and a tone that skillfully toggles between fun irreverence and uncomfortably dark.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3.5/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Rodriguez has crafted an entertaining showcase of visual storytelling that sucks you in as it zips through so many captivating set pieces. It's just light on plot and depth.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 45% A Breath Away (Dans la brume) (2019) Roby has succeeded in crafting a well-executed story that feels grander than its budget, and the talented cast give their all even when limited by the script. It just doesn't offer much that we haven't already seen before.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3.5/5 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) Shinichiro Ueda's zombie comedy is one that purposefully pretends to offer familiar zombie schlock only to rip the rug out from under us in an innovative, hilarious way. The level of detail is uncanny, and the comedy is equally matched by charm.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 83% May the Devil Take You (Sebelum iblis menjemput) (2018) It's not perfect and makes no attempts to disguise its influences, but this Raimi style spin on Satanic horror conjures up a devilishly fun midnight romp.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019