Meagan Navarro

Meagan Navarro
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T-Meter Title | Year
1/5 8% Fantasy Island (2020) It's predictable, oh so dull, and downright groan-worthy. The level of cheesiness will have your eyes rolling out of their skull. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/5 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Sticklers for plot and character work will find themselves frustrated, but for those simply looking to enjoy tacos and bloodletting with a fun group of maniacs, Birds of Prey scratches that itch and then some. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3.5/5 62% Gretel & Hansel (2020) Like Perkins' previous efforts, his latest operates on mood and atmosphere over narrative, and it's one that lacks mainstream appeal. The film is mesmerizing style over substance, but one that transports you if you're open to its high-concept spell. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
3.5/5 86% The Night House (2020) If you're in the mood for scares, and a fantastic lead to boot, The Night House demands a visit. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
2/5 77% Amulet (2020) A dull and severe slow-burn where the audacious payoff doesn't quite make the preceding two-thirds of the film feel worth the wait. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
2/5 70% Spree (2020) Spree feels like an extended episode of Black Mirror. One that begins as a delightful comedy full of gonzo energy that revels in the bloodshed, but stretches out too long. We've received this message before, and ultimately it feels empty. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
3/5 67% Run Sweetheart Run (2020) A lighthearted survive-the-night style romp. One that's unafraid to convey what it's like to be female, but with enough playfulness and horror to feel inclusive for all. Centered around a woman's curse, it guarantees to be divisive. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
4.5/5 92% Possessor (2020) Cronenberg's sophomore effort is ambitious as hell. or those that love cerebral thrillers with practical gore, wrapped up in a stimulating sci-fi package, this is a must. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
4.5/5 100% Relic (2020) A bone-chilling and devastating depiction of dementia. What begins as a more straightforward yet psychological approach to haunted house fare explodes into full-blown horror in a wholly unexpected way, and Relic marks one audacious debut. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
4/5 97% Shirley (2020) A psychologically driven story about one of horror's greatest authors of all time. It's as much a love letter to her as it is to her fans, and Elizabeth Moss once again proves herself a marvel. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
3.5/5 70% Scare Me (2020) As a battle of wits between two endlessly entertaining characters, over the nature of horror movies and scary stories no less, Scare Me feels like a spooky, cozy warm blanket worth cuddling up to by the fire. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
2/5 12% The Turning (2020) The Turning retells a Gothic classic with style, little substance, and a baffling non-conclusion - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
3.5/5 47% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
D 39% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/5 26% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
3.5/5 91% The Wretched (2020) 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/5 91% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
C- 53% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 88% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
1/5 22% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 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 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 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 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
2/5 55% 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 92% 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 88% 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 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 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019