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T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 89% Come True (2020) Everything about the film's playful use of neon colors, its retro-futuristic visual aesthetic, its synth-heavy score and its genuinely unsettling depiction of nightmares all combine to make the film a must-watch. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/5 63% The Owners (2020) [T]he film is little more than a series of violent encounters that feel both familiar and desperate to shock. With no characters to root for and a runtime that feels punishingly long for what it's doing, The Owners is a mean, unpleasant slog. - Queer.Horror.Movies. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
4/5 100% Bloody Hell (2020) ...this is a rollicking adventure film that capitalizes on its stylishly shot and edited set pieces, as well as the charisma of its lead actor (twice). Bottom Line: Bloody Hell is bloody fun. - Queer.Horror.Movies. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
2.5/5 90% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) ...a misfire that conflates screaming with comedy and prioritizes the arc of its unlikeable protagonist over the other interesting characters. - Queer.Horror.Movies. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
3/5 74% Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Despite Grace Moretz's capable lead performance, Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper's score and excellent direction by Roseanne Liang, the tense and mysterious first half is completely undermined by a clichéd, ridiculous second half... - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
A 97% One Night in Miami (2020) Regina King's directorial debut is a quiet and contemplative film, filled with powerful mediations on race, responsibility, and revolution that are both timely and entertaining. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
A 97% Nomadland (2020) Nomadland is a gorgeous, lyrical film featuring another stand-out lead performance by Frances McDormand. Chloé Zhao's latest is a testament to the beauty of the American Midwest and the value of living an unorthodox life. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2020
A- 96% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) With energetic direction by Spike Lee and a...joyous lead performance by its titular performer, American Utopia is a welcome rock doc that will appeal to all audiences, regardless of their familiarity with the Talking Heads and David Byrne. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4/5 96% The Block Island Sound (2020) Regardless of how the film winds up being categorized, by actively seeking to confront and confound genre expectations, The Block Island Sound is a daring horror mish-mash that is well worth seeking out. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3.5/5 96% The Mortuary Collection (2019) The Mortuary Collection is a fun and entertaining anthology. While some narrative beats are too familiar, Spindell's clever direction, the compelling art and production design and the lead performances by Brown & Fisher make this an easy sell. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3.5/5 86% The Columnist (De Kuthoer) (2020) For audiences who have been eagerly awaiting news about Carey Mulligan's long-delayed Promising Young Woman, The Columnist could just be the film to fill that void - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
4/5 81% The Beach House (2020) Ultimately it's not difficult to understand why there's a significant amount of buzz surrounding The Beach House. It's intelligent, exceptionally well-acted and filled with a generous amount of creatures and evocative imagery. - Queer.Horror.Movies. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
91% Night Warning (1983) I went into this thinking: oh, here's a movie, it's a slasher film and...it's going to have a positive queer representation....I didn't realize that it was going to be negotiating this subject...in such an intricate fashion. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
4/5 53% Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) This movie is great fun. Way smarter than it needs to be or is expected to be and Mary Lou is every bit the queer icon that I hoped she would be. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
67% In a Glass Cage (Tras el cristal) (1989) In A Glass Cage is distinctly uninterested in offering easy or comforting answers...the ambiguity is part of its strength - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2020
3/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night may lose some narrative steam as the duo seek out more information around town in the last act, but the confidence and gusto with which Patterson pulls off the visuals is laudable. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
91% Road Games (1981) In Road Games, it would...be a stretch to infer that Quid is a queer man. BUT it's pretty obviously coded...that Quid is obsessed with the idea of following and apprehending this male serial killer as some kind of "dick swinging contest" - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
29% Looker (1981) Overall the film's decor and attitude towards women strongly reminded me of a combination of the homoerotic volleyball scene in Top Gun, the casual nudity of Showgirls and a dash of Rhona Mitra's pink-AF bedroom from Hollow Man - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
3.5/5 90% Blood Quantum (2020) Blood Quantum serves both as a reasonably entertaining zombie film, but more importantly, as a vital socio-political critique of real historical events in Canada - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
15% A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) There's just no fun to be had in this. The kills aren't good. The gore's not good. It's not scary. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
4/5 74% The Wretched (2020) Not only is this the kind of top notch Canadian indie horror that we can be proud of, it's got some pretty amazing creature and sound design. Not to mention the fact that this film is mean. - Queer.Horror.Movies. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
4.5/5 97% Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2020) There's something delightful about a film that pits disreputable (but not despicable!) characters against each other and then lets them hack away at each other mercilessly. - Queer.Horror.Movies. EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
20% Jason X (2002) There are brief moments where the film is self-aware and while it's got a certain campy appeal, overall there's some really bad pacing and the special FX are bad and...not a lot of good acting in this movie. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
3.5/5 30% Bloodshot (2020) The film may be formulaic in a lot of ways, but it's also surprisingly smart. When it delivers, it's good dumb fun. - Queer.Horror.Movies. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
2/5 57% The Hunt (2020) The Hunt thinks it is a clever and pointed film about contemporary America, but in reality, it's little more than a pig dressed up in human clothes. - That Shelf EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
60% Outbreak (1995) The film is less effective, unfortunately, at trusting its audience to remain invested in Cedar Creek's drama, which results in two grating subplots that become the A-plot in the draggy third act. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
21% Urban Legend (1998) Thankfully Natalie is offset by Urban Legend's greatest asset and the source of the vast majority of its historical goodwill: Gayheart's balls-to-the-wall performance in the climax. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
71% Ticked-off Trannies With Knives (2010) There's a...change in pacing and energy immediately after the attack because the rest of the film...feel[s] like a slog. By the time things pick up again for the startlingly queer climax, Ticked-Off Trannies had already lost too much momentum. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
No Score Yet Rabid Grannies (1989) While Rabid Grannies can't quite replicate or sustain the high camp energy of Rami's or Lynn's films, it does share a similar madcap sensibility that, particularly early on, makes it a strong horror-comedy entry. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
41% A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) Freddy [i]s a threat to Jesse's burgeoning queerness. He is a manifestation of Jesse's own internalized homophobia, so when sexual situations arise that might naturally encourage Jesse to consider his "unorthodox for the 80s" sexuality, Freddy pops out - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
20% Dead Silence (2007) Dead Silence has a lot of good qualities (the production design, the menagerie of creepy dolls, great makeup effects when folks lose their tongues/jaws), but overall this film has a huge debilitating weakness: it is dull as f*** - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
40% Killer Condom: The Rubber That Rubs You Out (1996) The humour is surprisingly witty and just on the right side of crude...The critique of the police and the politics of prioritizing high profile cases while simultaneously diminishing or disregarding the lives of at-risk peoples...is...still very timely - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
80% Batman Returns (1992) ...my biggest criticism of Batman Returns: its overstuffed narrative. Whether you see Catwoman as a villain or an antiheroine, there's a lot of moving parts in this movie and sometimes it seems like no one gets quite the attention that they deserve - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
78% Scream (1996) Scream is a queer horror film. Not only is it written by genre horror vet - and notable "out" gay man - Kevin Williamson, it features one of the most covert queer bro-mances of the 90s - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
30% Fright Night 2 (1989) ...the main reason to watch this film is that there's a ton of batsh*t crazy on display. The sense of humour is much stronger in the sequel, particularly in sequences like the dormitory attack sequence - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
85% Black Swan (2010) ...what makes Black Swan such a compelling film is Aronofsky's use of the camera to really get into Nina's headspace. The handheld, rotating camerawork is disorienting and occasionally even abrasive - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
39% Nightbreed (1990) Nightbreed reads pretty firmly as a queer allegory, not just because of its very publicly "out" creator...There isn't a great deal of subtext, here; this is full-on text. Unfortunately, there's not a great deal more to it than that - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
75% Night of the Creeps (1986) It's a great mix of wit, character work, genre-blending and, perhaps most importantly, it has a great sense of timing and pacing. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
50% Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) ...the simple idea of inverting the male gaze and giving it to a woman feels pretty revolutionary in a horror film from the late 70s. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
66% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) ...that's my larger overall problem with The Town That Dreaded Sundown: it makes the capital mistake of thinking that graphic violence and visual panache is enough to keep its audience entertained. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
38% The Fan (1981) Regardless of which way you want to look at it, though, this film is queer. A young man stalking an older star who is past her prime?...Throw in a...musical, replete with glittering, sequined costumes and go-go boys and you have a stock recipe for camp - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
6% Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Glass is clearly meant to be a morally gray doctor...but that ambiguity and Morrissey's lack of sexual chemistry with Stone (who is vacant in her second go at the character) simply drains the life from this whole enterprise. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
40% The Grudge (2004) By populating the film with Americans-as-foreigners, there's a subtle underlying critique of Americans who don't fully understand the culture in which they're living. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
80% Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971) Not only is this a really attractive looking film, complete with some great visual tricks by director Baker, it is a great example of an old film that raises a lot of political/sexual questions for audiences to consider. This isn't a safe, simple film - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
63% Martyrs (2008) This is not an easy film to watch, but it is a valuable film to watch. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
F 7% Fantasy Island (2020) Dismiss any fantasy that Fantasy Island is worth checking out; this is so far the worst horror film of the year. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
79% Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017) There's meant to be something heroic about the way that things shake out with Shu-wei, Ren-hao and the creatures, but it fails to satisfy because the film, like the creature we've seen tortured for nearly two hours, has been defanged. - Queer.Horror.Movies. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/5 26% Countdown (2019) ...this is a middling 2019 horror entry that isn't as bad critics made it out to be, but it's exceedingly forgettable. - Queer.Horror.Movies. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
3/5 48% The Sonata (2020) Despite sticking to a familiar playbook, The Sonata is an enjoyable reminder of the atmospheric power of gothic horror, which pairs nicely with the horror genre's recently revitalized interest in satanism. - Anatomy of a Scream EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
B 48% Underwater (2020) Underwater is a solid creature feature that isn't afraid to acknowledge its sub-genre predecessors. Kristen Stewart shines and anchors a film that moves at a relatively brisk clip, particularly in its bombastic opening and closing sequences. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020