Kat Hughes

Kat Hughes
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: THN

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 88% Black Bear (2020) With Black Bear, Lawrence Michael Levine has created an enigmatic and stimulating concept that will have you scratching your head in all the right ways - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
3/5 60% What Lies Below (2020) Has echoes of both Species and Sleepwalkers, told as if it were a forgotten Goosebumps story. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
3/5 68% Wrong Turn (2021) The antithesis of Wrong Turn films that have come before, this 2021 version instead offers an entertaining slice of folksy horror. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
3/5 57% Shook (2021) Interesting commentary on digital selves versus private selves, and perceived reality versus stark truth, Harrington gives a glossy new facade to the stagnant home alone trope. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
4/5 89% Pixie (2021) Smartly crafted, cleverly written, and expertly acted, Pixie's jaunt through Ireland is an action-packed, rib-tickling delight. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
3/5 63% Willy's Wonderland (2021) Weird, wild, and wacky, Willy's Wonderland unleashes pure and unadulterated zany cartoonish insanity onto the screen. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
4/5 88% Sator (2019) A love letter to family, the horror genre, and filmmaking, Sator is an impressive debut, one that will hopefully lead to grander and greater prospects. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
2/5 50% Lost Girls & Love Hotels (2020) Daddario is good in every project she takes on, but here her talents are wasted; there is little here to stretch her. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
4/5 81% The Wanting Mare (2020) A weird and wonderful piece of moving art, The Wanting Mare is an intricate fantasy epic that has to be experienced to be believed. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3/5 50% A Nightmare Wakes (2020) A (mostly) beguiling blend of horror fiction and period biopic, A Nightmare Wakes offers a new, and intriguing, perspective on historical stories. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
3/5 90% The Queen of Black Magic (Ratu ilmu hitam) (2019) A gore-filled and chilling tale that, although very familiar, will make your eyes water and your flesh crawl. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
4/5 80% Synchronic (2020) Moorhead and Benson make moves into the big movie leagues with this star-powered, brain-frazzling exploration of the bonds of friendship and the constructs of time - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2021
4/5 24% The Reckoning (2021) A welcome return to the horror fold, Neil Marshall once more proves himself to be a talented and articulate filmmaker. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
3/5 79% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Falls into the fast food section of film; it's pleasant and enjoyable enough when consumed, but lacks that real depth that leaves you fully satisfied. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
4/5 76% Savage (2019) A remarkable feature debut, Sam Kelly demonstrates a keen appetite for destruction with his no-holds barred portrait of a very violent man. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
3/5 57% The Blackout: Invasion Earth (2019) A film of two halves, the first being more narrative and character driven, the second, all-out action, The Blackout is an exciting, if not fully realised invasion story. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Cult (2019) Cult could have been another run-of-the-mill British gag-a-minute comedy farce, but instead it rises above the silliness to deliver an heartfelt and infectiously entertaining story. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
2/5 26% Jiu Jitsu (2020) A bland and confusing film that plays against its obvious fun factors, creating a rather dull action movie that won't stick in your memory for long. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/5 75% Archenemy (2020) Mortimer repackages superhero films of yesteryear into an intellectual and thoroughly modern fare; Archenemy is the perfect punk-rock palette cleanser to the Marvel norm. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2020
4/5 61% Trial by Fire (2019) The intricate and emotional beats are played out beautifully on screen by Jack O'Connell and Laura Dern. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
4/5 83% The Bloodhound (2020) Atmospheric and unsettling, The Bloodhound is an impressively stylish and intellectual debut that weaves a tangled web of lies, half-truths, and intrigue. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
4/5 100% Dave Not Coming Back (2020) The real-life stakes serve to send the blood pressure sky-high and, despite knowing how the tale ends, you'll find yourself on the edge of your seat. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
4/5 98% Anything for Jackson (2020) A film filled with genuine surprises and unexpected swerves, Anything for Jackson is a wonderful slice of supernatural insanity. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
4/5 85% Spring (2015) Spring is an incredible haunting and romantic tale that will make the heart ache in the way that only those really special films can manage. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
4/5 95% The Twentieth Century (2020) The Twentieth Century perfectly captures the spirit of the bizarre, embraces it, and thus creates a film that you'll likely never forget. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
4/5 19% Endless (2020) Granted, the story isn't the most original, most of it playing as a young adult version of Ghost, but it's in its familiarities that it finds its strengths. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
4/5 83% You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) Intimate, passionate, and unexpectedly harrowing, You Cannot Kill David Arquette offers a peek behind the curtain to both an enigmatic man and a misunderstood sport. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
4/5 66% Spree (2020) Spree explores our interactions with technology within the intriguing confines of the found-footage format. Scream meets American Psycho slasher for the cyber age. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 75% Ropes (Cuerdas) (2020) Ropes is a cleverly crafted suspense-fuelled thriller, elevated by the fantastic central performance from Terrasa, this film is the perfect successor to Cujo. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
3/5 57% Lingering (2020) Peppered with good intent and some strong, though not fully formed, concepts, Lingering bites off much more than it can chew - the result - a stylish, but slightly limp film. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
2/5 38% Gags the Clown (2018) A watchable, but unengaging film that passes the time without being fully satisfying. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
2/5 67% Rogue (2020) Not the high stakes fun of Crawl nor the cat & mouse thrills of The Ghost and the Darkness,Rogue is instead cookie cutter and forgettable action thriller. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
3/5 42% Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) As a modern audience it's hard to see these deaths as anything but silly, but there is at least still a fun factor that keeps the viewer watching. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
4/5 78% A Christmas Gift from Bob (2020) Full of feel-good feline festive cheer A Christmas Gift from Bob is a touching and fitting tribute to the animal that touched the hearts of so many. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
2/5 46% Spell (2020) An under-cooked and repetitive script results in a frustrating and suspense-free viewing, making Spell a rather dull prospect. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
4/5 100% Blood from Stone (2020) A different approach to the vampire story, Blood From Stone offers a distinct new take that is sure to be a hit with fans of Near Dark and Anne Rice. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 100% Vicious Fun (2020) Vicious Fun is exactly what the title suggests. Complete with neon-soaked nostalgia and stellar performances, it makes for an exhilarating and enticing throwback. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/5 77% The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw offers a lot of intriguing prospects and is held up by solid performances from all involved. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Tailgate (Bumperkleef) (2019) Daytime suburbia has never been more terrifying, sit down, strap in, and prepare for the most stressful journey of your cinematic life. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3/5 33% Butchers (2021) Butchers has some interesting new ideas and pushes the genre into some exciting directions. It tries hard to rise above its genre cliches, but doesn't quite succeed. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/5 60% Breeder (2020) With an abundance of ideas, Breeder has plenty of substance for the thinkers, whilst at the same time keeping grisly enough for the bloodthirsty. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Babysitter Must Die (2020) A well made film that seems unclear of the direction it wants to go in, not pushing far enough into either comedy or horror, leaving the viewer confused about its intentions. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Heckle (2019) A film with somewhat of an identity crisis, Heckle has some good ideas buried within, it just needed a little more focus to fully flesh them out. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/5 80% The Undertaker's Home (La Funeraria) (2020) Sit back, turn the lights off, and witness the debut of a very exciting new voice. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Redwood Massacre: Annihilation (2020) Passably entertaining as a slice of generic slasher action, but whether it will get the third film it so desperately wants, and sets up, remains to be seen. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
1/5 No Score Yet Scavenger (Carroña) (2020) Seventy-three minutes of brutality, Scavenger is an ill thought out entry into the overloaded rape-revenge repository. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Origin Unknown (Sin origen) (2020) Not so much a fresh twist as it is a remix of the vampire genre. Origin Unknown will delight genre fans of all shapes, sizes, and tastes. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet Alien on Stage (2020) An uplifting, charming, and thoroughly enjoyable documentary that will make you fall in love with Alien and the theatre all over again. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Cyst (2020) A pus-filled gooey pop of camp and kitsch silliness. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/5 90% For the Sake of Vicious (2020) For the Sake of Violence will get your adrenaline pumping and send your heart rate sky-high with its savage cacophony of blood, noise, vengeance, and survival mayhem. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020