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Terry Mesnard

Terry Mesnard
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 65% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria is dense. At times, the disparate themes almost seem at odds with each other. But there are clues, if you look for them.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
5/5 81% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2019) Sorry Angel is a masterpiece that left me full of conflicting thoughts and feelings. It shouldn't be missed.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4.5/5 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) Embraces the chaos of DIY genre filmmaking in such an infectious way so that even when you're not laughing ... you'll still have a smile plastered on your face.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
4.5/5 80% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) [Knife + Heart] could have fit perfectly in the 70s era of grindhouse films, Euro/Italian gialli and De Palma-esqe psychological thrillers.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
4.5/5 93% Giant Little Ones (2019) Frustratingly vague in spots, it doesn't offer easy answers. But it moved me in ways I didn't expect and, just like sexuality, is absolutely wonderful and complex.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4.5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is a mature and complex examination of the cyclical nature of the haves and have-notes. It's probably the best film I've seen this year.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4.5/5 100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) Horror Noire is easily the best horror documentary I've seen in a very long time. It tackles my favorite genre with pathos and intelligence...‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
4.5/5 92% Bliss (2019) I loved this movie. If you let it sink its teeth in you, it'll grab you and take you on a bliss-lined path to hell. It's filmmaking like this that makes me giddy about horror.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 96% Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse (Hagazussa) (2019) It trades less in narrative than it does symbolism and metaphor. And for some people that'll be a huge turnoff. But I promise that it will slither in your mind and linger.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 58% Pet Sematary (2019) It's one of my favorite King adaptations. And proves that sometimes dead isn't better. But that could just be the Pet Sematary talking.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 73% Assassination Nation (2018) Assassination Nation is as subtle as a baseball bat to the head. It's loud and angry ... Yet there's something completely cathartic in its deep nihilism.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
4/5 86% Luz (2019) A narrative puzzle-box that expects the audience to be on the same page so that it can dodge past most exposition, it is a mystery of small budget inventiveness.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
4/5 81% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) [Director] Adam Egypt Mortimer crafts Luke's descent with flourishes of Lynchian madness and an almost psychosexual level of paranoia.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 94% In Fabric (2019) It feels so tantalizingly close to a perfect, atmospheric film...Still, fans of Strickland's work will continue to find a lot to love here.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2020
4/5 77% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) So I guess [the greatest compliment is that] I can be so conflicted about the story, both inside and outside the film's narrative, and still enjoy ... it.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
4/5 72% Gwen (2019) Gwen is [William McGregor's] debut film; an assured start, deeply unsettling and bleak ... [trading] in a dark, slow horror that creeps on you in waves [and] grounded in reality. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 100% Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2018) I loved this movie's dark and caustic sense of humor and the insane and bloody fights.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 72% The Lodge (2020) It's that rare movie that succeeded for me in spite of its too-obvious twists. Weeks from now, I won't think about the flimsy plotting. I'll think of the empty pit it left in my gut. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
4/5 96% Harpoon (2019) I haven't gleefully laughed this hard at a dark comedy in a very long time. It's vicious and nasty in the best way.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 85% The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (2019) Even when The Odd Family plays around with typical zombie tropes, it puts its deliciously funny spin on them ... I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
4/5 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) The Art of Self-Defense is a surprisingly dark and hilarious movie that completely disarmed me and my expectations...and I promise that wasn't an intentional pun.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 86% Aamis (Ravening) (2019) Horror fans will kind of know where this is going because, even though I wouldn't classify Aamis/Ravening as a horror film, it uses the trappings to great effect. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 85% After Midnight (Something Else) (2020) It's Jeremy Gardner's most accomplished film, yet.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 100% Kindred Spirits (2019) ...it's nice to have McKee back with a vengeance.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 100% Label Me (2019) Label Me impressed me from the very beginning, mostly because of the powerful and empathetic performances by Schuch and Benda.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
4/5 100% Tu Me Manques (2019) I really enjoyed Tu Me Manques, even if it did feel a bit heavy-handed at times. It's grounded in real emotion and is captured so beautifully. Keep this one on your radar.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 100% Spiral (2019) The tension simmers ... [and it] becomes a powder keg seconds away from exploding ... [and] goes in some stunning and terrifying directions.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 85% Synchronic (2019) Come for the spectacle, stay for the meditation of our very existence. Synchronic is a stunning piece of science fiction with a heart beating just under the surface. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
4/5 91% VFW (2020) In the hands of a filmmaker like Joe Begos, it becomes something more and ... continues to prove that [he's] one of the best indie horror directors working today.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Attack of the Demons (2019) If South Park, The Evil Dead and Demons had a baby that liked to dabble in the body horror monstrosities of The Thing...it'd look something like Attack of the Demons. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3.5/5 90% Cold Hell (Die Hölle) (2017) The story is at its best when it's about Özge and the killer's game of cat and mouse. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
3.5/5 73% Piercing (2019) Piercing is a delicious comedy served pitch black...an audacious sophomore film from Nicholas Pesce. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
3.5/5 84% Villains (2019) Villains is what would happen if two hapless and larger than life criminals from a Coen Brothers movie somehow stumbled onto the set of a horror movie‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 73% Relaxer (2019) Is it possible for a movie to smell bad? Because Relaxer stinks. And I don't mean it pejoratively. The stench oozes from the sweaty pores of the man-child protagonist.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
3.5/5 61% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) This is truly the darkest and most upsetting thing I've seen Blumhouse produce ... it is mean-spirited and gleeful in the traumas inflicted on the characters.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
3.5/5 92% Sauvage / Wild (2019) Sauvage/Wild is a hard watch at times, mostly thanks to Félix Maritaud's uncompromising and unflinching portrayal.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 100% Canary (Kanarie) (2018) What's fantastic, though, is that [it] juxtaposes this inner turmoil with the greater problems facing South Africa in the 80s.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 76% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) For all the audaciousness the title promises, the end product is a more somber and dour film that tenderly examines the notion of heroism and American myths.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3.5/5 76% Pledge (2019) Pledge is (sometimes frustratingly) ambiguous ... I have to give it credit, though. It's a scrappy little thriller that kept me entertained and enthralled the entire time.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
3.5/5 82% Level 16 (2019) What begins as an almost typical YA narrative takes a turn into some truly pitch black directions. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
3.5/5 70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) It's both a fantastic and audacious sequel that is willing to kill its darlings and be different, while simultaneously...well, unfortunately killing its darlings and being completely different. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3.5/5 84% The Hole in the Ground (2019) Yes, The Hole in the Ground is deliberately paced and decidedly a slow burn...but when it goes horror, it goes full tilt. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3.5/5 75% Belzebuth (2018) Belzebuthsticks out in a subgenre that I didn't think had anything else to say. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 51% Wounds (2019) The thing ... Anvari does best is give the movie an incredibly filthy look. It's about decay, but the decay you can't see ... [that's] just behind the veneer of a wall. Or a person‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/5 81% Little Monsters (2019) [Little Monsters] plastered a grin on my face for 90 minutes ... this is a comedy I full-heartedly recommend.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3.5/5 67% Knives and Skin (2019) Ultimately, it's all a bunch of playacting...A slice of life, filtered through a lifetime of watching twisted versions of American life on television... ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
3.5/5 70% Darlin' (2019) Darlin' is a camp classic in the making.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 72% I See You (2019) It's one of those movies where if you think back on it, it might not completely make sense. But man was it a fun watch. Highly recommended for fans of twisty thrillers. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2020
3.5/5 81% Porno (2019) It's all very surprising and heartfelt, for a movie about a succubus who wants to drain them of their bodily fluids.‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 87% Depraved (2019) But what Fessenden does best is focus on the intense character work. Depraved is at its best when it focuses on the relationship between Henry and Adam. ‐ Gayly Dreadful
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019