Trace Thurman

Trace Thurman
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Trace Thurman has been reviewing horror films for Bloody-Disgusting since late-2014. Based in Austin, TX, you will find him covering film festivals like SXSW and Fantastic Fest, while also contributing bi-monthly articles on queer horror cinema.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Tense and surprising, John Krasinski delivers a sequel that more than lives up to the standards set by its predecessor. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
4.5/5 98% The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) A masterpiece of classic horror with plenty of queer subtext to boot. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
4/5 91% Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) Brings the saga to a satisfying conclusion. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
4/5 89% Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Manages to outdo its predecessor by offering more compelling characters and a more cohesive narrative, despite being the middle chapter in a trilogy. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
3.5/5 82% Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) A fun and surprisingly brutal YA slasher that can't help but feel incomplete given that it's the first of three parts. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
3.5/5 90% Till Death (2021) Till Death gets off to a rocky start but once the handcuffs are brought out all bets are off in this taut little thriller. It's also nice to see Fox command the screen again. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
3.5/5 86% Werewolves Within (2021) While it settles for producing chuckles instead of belly laughs, Werewolves Within is still a delightfully entertaining horror comedy. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
3.5/5 92% Raw (2017) A rich coming-of-age tale that swaps in cannibalism for puberty, Raw is a powerful debut for Julia Ducournau. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
3/5 86% Vicious Fun (2020) Works best when it's not trying to comment on genre tropes, but it still works as an entertaining diversion. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2021
4.5/5 27% Sorority Row (2009) A sharp, funny and highly entertaining little film that in no way deserved the critical drubbing it received back in 2009. Turn your brain off and get ready to laugh, folks. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2021
3.5/5 47% False Positive (2021) Sufficiently unsettling, if a bit surface-level in its commentary. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
4/5 79% Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Featuring some outstanding underwater cinematography and a sympathetic, if terrifying, monster, Creature From the Black Lagoon earns its place as a classic of horror cinema. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
3.5/5 24% Bones (2001) Much better than its reputation would have you expect, Bones is a weird and impressive horror entry from Ernest Dickerson. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
4.5/5 85% Excision (2012) Raw, honest, funny and heartbreaking (with an ending that will leave you breathless), Richard Bates Jr.'s debut film is nothing short of brilliant. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
3/5 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Aggressively fine and nothing more. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2021
2.5/5 17% The Wolves of Kromer (2000) The message is delivered with the subtlety of a sledgehammer, but it's so well-meaning that you can't help but be won over by its charms. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2021
3.5/5 68% Army Of The Dead (2021) It may be very, very dumb (and bloated as all get-out), but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a blast watching it. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2021
2/5 46% Seance (2021) A shockingly dull directorial debut for horror maestro Simon Barrett that will no doubt be remembered as one of 2021's biggest disappointments. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
4/5 51% Saw (2004) While the torture porn moniker is more appropriate for the sequels that follow, Saw is a nasty piece of work with a compelling mystery at its center and an ending to die for. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
4/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Who would have thought that incorporating well-rounded, relatable characters would make your horror film so effective? Mike Flanagan, that's who. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2021
4/5 55% The Faculty (1998) A fun meta riff on Invasion of the Body Snatchers (among other things) let down by a sloppy and unsatisfying coda. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2021
3/5 No Score Yet Mirror, Mirror (1990) A compelling, strange little find from a 1990s straight-to-VHS pile that is only undone by a truly baffling climax. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2021
1.5/5 7% The Forsaken (2001) It's bad enough that it's amateurish, but does it have to be boring too? - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2021
3.5/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) Relies a little too much on setting up the inevitable sequel, but as pure popcorn entertainment it gets the job done. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2021
3.5/5 32% Silent Hill (2006) Gets lost over-explaining things in the last act (which somehow makes it even more confusing), but the first two are filled with such great atmosphere and style that it mostly makes up for it. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
5/5 96% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Impeccably directed, written and acted, The Silence of the Lambs is a classic for a reason. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2021
3.5/5 45% Monster Hunter (2020) Shockingly fun and self-aware, Monster Hunter is a goddamn blast. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2021
4/5 94% The Innocents (1961) Atmosphere is the name of the game here and while some may be turned off by THE INNOCENTS' deliberate pacing, I was quite enthralled. The ending is truly chilling. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
4/5 50% Bride of Chucky (1998) A pitch perfect blend of horror and comedy make this the best entry in the Child's Play franchise. Jennifer Tilly deserves all the praise in the world. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
2/5 9% The Skulls (2000) Dumb, interminable and (worst of all) boring. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
2.5/5 66% Sound of Violence (2021) Boasts a strong lead performance and has quite a few impressive kills, which makes it all the more frustrating that it chooses to tackle its subject matter on a surface level. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
3/5 81% Offseason (2021) There's not really enough plot here to merit a full-length feature, but Keating's strong visual style and Donahue's endearing presence make it a film worth checking out. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
3.5/5 86% The Feast (2021) It spends a bit too much time dawdling before the big climax (and it is a big climax), but it's well worth your time. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
3/5 64% Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break (2021) A fun diversion, if nothing else. It's just a shame it doesn't do anything more with its admittedly outrageous premise. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
4/5 96% Diabolique (Les Diaboliques) (1955) There's a reason it's considered a classic of horror cinema. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
5/5 37% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) One of the best horror remakes ever made. A truly remarkable piece of work. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
3/5 33% Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood (1988) While it's let down by a truly atrocious final two minutes, the climactic battle between Tina and Jason is worth the price of admission alone. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
2/5 14% Scary Movie 2 (2001) Nostalgia can only do so much. Scary Movie 2 is merely a handful of sketches threaded together without any semblance of a plot. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
3/5 65% Wrong Turn (2021) There is a lot of movie crammed into Wrong Turn's 110-minute(!) runtime. Some of it doesn't work, but most of it works just enough to merit a recommendation. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
5/5 77% Freeway (1996) Matthew Bright's Freeway is an intentionally offensive and hilarious update of Little Red Riding Hood with a tour de force performance from a pre-fame Reese Witherspoon. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
2/5 61% Willy's Wonderland (2021) Willy's Wonderland commits the ultimate movie sin: it's boring. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
4/5 93% Saint Maud (2020) A moody and atmospheric build to one of the most memorable and chilling final shots you'll ever see in a horror film. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
3/5 58% My Bloody Valentine (1981) Earns points for being a more mature slasher than others of the time, but most of the human drama feels superfluous. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
3.5/5 75% Splice (2010) Nothing can quite prepare you for the last 15 minutes of this movie. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
4/5 45% Alien3 (1992) A bold tonal departure from its immediate predecessor, Alien 3 nevertheless weaves its nihilistic self under your skin and refuses to leave. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
3/5 61% Psycho III (1986) The screenplay is lacking, but Perkins' experimental directorial style earns the film a solid recommendation. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2021
3.5/5 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) Though it's likely to anger many viewers, Promising Young Woman will nonetheless be a conversation-starter for years to come. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2021
3.5/5 42% Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) It's dumb and it's goofy, but that's part of Hellraiser III's charm. It's fun, mindless entertainment and nothing more. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2021
3/5 40% Scream 3 (2000) Parker Posey (and a fitting "end" for Sidney Prescott) saves this film. - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
3.5/5 35% The New Mutants (2020) Maybe it's because we were all expecting the worst after the years of delays, but The New Mutants is actually pretty alright? - Horror Queers Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020