Meagan Navarro

Meagan Navarro
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
B- 84% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
C+ 55% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
59% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2/5 55% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 92% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 85% Lifechanger (2018) 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
1.5/5 43% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
B- 64% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3.5/5 94% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
2/5 54% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 100% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
4/5 91% Come to Daddy (2019) 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
2/5 43% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3.5/5 83% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/5 18% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 31% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2.5 67% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2.5/5 56% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/5 67% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3.5/5 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017) 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3.5/5 81% Knuckleball (2018) Knuckeball is a well-executed thriller unafraid to embrace is violent darkness or put its child lead in peril. Brutal, bloody, and full of surprises, this one is a flawed but entertaining ride. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 75% Pledge (2019) For those that like their thrillers fast and warped, Pledge is an entertaining take on a familiar story. Partying, torture, death, and dark humor makes for a fun and sometimes gruesome watch. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
4/5 77% Terrified (Aterrados) (2017) This nonstop barrage of scares and super creepy set pieces is the equivalent of venturing into a haunted house attraction. It doesn't offer much in the way of a fully fleshed out plot with concrete answers, but it doesn't need to. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4.5/5 80% Apostle (2018) Evans departs from his usual action fare to weave a gripping story centered around unique Pagan-like mythology steeped in blood and sacrifice. It's folk horror, but with a new level of brutality and viscera unlike most of its ilk. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
2.5/5 38% Leprechaun Returns (2018) While there's a lot of charm to be found, it's also sloppy in its world-building and doesn't give us anyone to truly root for. It doesn't feel like anything we haven't already seen before, either. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
1.5/5 7% Slender Man (2018) Slender Man essentially feels like a movie created from a how-to guide to horror. Step one: apply drab color palette with hazy blues, greens, and neutrals. Step 2: make sure all set pieces look like generic, creepy locations. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4.5/5 67% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich brings puppet carnage and mayhem to insane new heights, unafraid to break every single taboo along their quest to fulfill their Fuhrer's bidding. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4/5 64% St. Agatha (2019) Kern and Hennesy deliver powerhouse performances that leave you gripping your seat and holding your breath. Bousman knows how to ramp up the tension in measured strokes, barely allowing the audience time to gasp for more air. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
2.5/5 91% Beast (2018) The tonal shift undoes what amounts to one of the more interesting origins of a serial killer in the making. A thriller without much thrills, Beast is a thought-provoking character study and sort of a dark fairy tale. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3/5 66% Suspiria (2018) 'Suspiria' is Its Own Beast, Casting a Hypnotic Spell That's Sure to Divide Audiences - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3/5 76% Nightmare Cinema (2019) The five filmmakers brought together here are so varied that there's bound to be something for every horror fan. It also means that there will be plenty that won't work for everyone. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
11% Street Fighter (1994) Even knowing what a mess Street Fighter is, I will defend it to the end of time all for what Raul Julia brought to the film. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
76% M.F.A. (2017) An unflinching examination of rape culture from a female perspective. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017