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
B- 51% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) 47 Meters Down: Uncaged may be a bit slight in the script department and features some cartoonish aquatic beasts, but it delivers non-stop, anxiety-inducing terror once it reaches its halfway point. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
A- 83% Midsommar (2019) Though it's not outright scary, Midsommar will no doubt unsettle even the most steeled of viewers. It will also satiate those who may have feared a sophomore slump from Aster. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
2/5 31% The Intruder (2019) Based on the laughs heard in the audience, everyone thought this was a comedy. If only anyone involved with the film (besides Quaid, because he gets it) thought that too. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
4.5/5 85% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) A near-perfect combination of body horror, cosmic horror and psychological horror that gets under your skin while also finding its way into your heart. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/5 33% Tone-Deaf (2019) It's a disappointment, to say the least, especially when you know that Bates is capable of so much more. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2.5/5 78% Porno (2019) Porno gets so much right and also gets so much wrong. For those reasons, it's a (very) soft recommend for people who want to see some gnarly gore and chuckle a few times, especially if you've had a few drinks. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
2.5/5 65% Darlin' (2019) If you are a fan of 'The Woman' and want to see the story continued, then definitely give it a watch. Otherwise, there's just not much here to recommend. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
4/5 90% Villains (2019) Villains is sick, twisted and absolutely bonkers. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
4/5 93% Us (2019) Save for some familiar plot beats, Us proves that Peele is not a one-trick pony and can excellently craft a scare (or twenty). - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
2.5/5 49% Escape Room (2019) Watching a group of people you don't know playing a game that you aren't able to play turns out to be a rather amusing way to spend 100 minutes. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
1.5/5 78% All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018) Trick 'r Treat, this is not. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Perfect Skin (2018) Fascinating for viewers as it delves into the potential horrors of body modification while simultaneously offering an allegorical take on the rape-revenge narrative. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/5 81% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) A beautifully shot, moody slasher film with an involving mystery that hooks you from its gory opening moments all the way to the heartbreaking climax. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 78% The Boat (2018) The Boat is never boring; and that is saying something for a film that includes a 30-minute sequence where the protagonist is locked in a bathroom. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2.5/5 59% You Might Be the Killer (2018) Anyone who has seen a few horror films will most likely feel talked down to by some of the jokes in the film. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 87% Tumbbad (2018) With a compelling story of greed that spans more than 30 years, a memorable monster and some truly beautiful cinematography, Tumbbad is not to be missed. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
5/5 73% The Perfection (2019) The demented subject matter will likely turn off some viewers, but if you can stomach it, don't miss The Perfection. It is the embodiment of its namesake. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 81% Overlord (2018) Never reaches further than it has to, but if you're looking for a Nazi-killing gore-fest, then you're bound to find something to like here. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2.5/5 46% Marrowbone (2018) [Sánchez] just tries to cram far too much into one film. Ultimately, Marrowbone is an ambitious failure, and that alone almost makes it worth a watch. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 71% Prodigy (2018) Doesn't break any new ground with its subject matter, but the technical merits and the performances make it worth a watch. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 69% Wildling (2018) Wildling is a solid debut feature for Böhm and features a magnetic performance from Bel Powley as well as some excellent creature and gore effects. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2.5/5 62% Most Likely to Murder (2018) You can't help but wish it would have been a little bit funnier considering the past work of both of the writers. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/5 76% The Ranger (2018) A dull and forgettable entry in the slasher sub-genre. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) A dark and dismal beast of a film that is most likely going to leave you curled up in your seat by the end of it. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
1.5/5 59% Blood Fest (2018) Watching it, you imagine Egerton and Co. patting themselves on the backs after every take. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 82% What Keeps You Alive (2018) A simultaneously terrifying and (intentionally?) humorous tale of betrayal. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 60% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) This isn't high art, but it is a clever little sequel that aims to do more than just duplicate the original. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2.5/5 33% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) A serviceable prequel, but it is also the weakest entry in the franchise because it fails to do anything new with the property - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 60% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The equivalent of a fun summer read. What more can you ask for in a film like this? - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2.5/5 33% Jigsaw (2017) It can't help but feel like something of a disappointment. Stylistically different but narratively more of the same, Jigsaw isn't the revival fans of the franchise deserved. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 100% Haunters: The Art of the Scare (2017) A highly entertaining documentary that contains more heart than you would expect from the subject matter. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
5/5 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) I loved all 120 of its excruciatingly unsettling minutes. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 86% Rabbit (2017) Rabbit may be a bit slow and the story may be lacking in some areas, but a superb lead performance and beautiful cinematography help it to mostly overcome its faults. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4.5/5 95% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) A loving tribute to the classic Hollywood films of the 1940s (those sets! those backdrops!) as well as monster movies from the same era. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) A joyous celebration of zombies, musicals and Christmas - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 91% Gerald's Game (2017) Gerald's Game is the best adaptation that could come from King's seemingly unfilmable novel. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2.5/5 19% Wish Upon (2017) Wish Upon is just entertaining enough to merit a recommendation. It won't win any awards, but you could do a lot worse at the theaters this summer (Transformers is still out). - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Unkindness of Ravens (2016) Featuring a mesmerizing lead performance, The Unkindness of Ravens is one of the stronger independent horror films to come out in the past few years. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) An enjoyable but hollow film that lacks inspiration and exists solely to set up the next installment. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2.5/5 67% Life (2017) There's just nothing here that you haven't already seen before in better films. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4.5/5 93% Most Beautiful Island (2017) A powerful debut for Asensio, who is able to accomplish so much with so little. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 82% Tragedy Girls (2017) A little bit Heathers, a dash of Mean Girls, a sprinkling of Detention & just a touch of Scream 4 and you'll have a pretty good idea of what you're in for with Tragedy Girls. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/5 54% Game of Death (2017) This could have been an intriguing short film, but instead it's a drawn out slog that becomes more and more obnoxious as it goes on. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2.5/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) A beautifully shot film with some career-best work by Verbinski that... suffers from a lack of editing and some narrative issues. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
1.5/5 19% The Bye Bye Man (2017) The characters utter two sentences repeatedly in the film: "Don't think it. Don't say it." I've got one more to add: don't see it. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
1.5/5 18% Incarnate (2016) Bland direction and a by-the-numbers script make for an ultimately unsatisfying viewing experience. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 91% Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016) Creepy is worth checking out for those looking for a creepy (sorry) good time. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 67% Another WolfCop (2017) There's nothing classy about the film. In fact, it revels in its depravity, but would you have it any other way? - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 92% Don't Kill It (2017) Don't Kill It has its tongue planted firmly in cheek and doesn't pretend to be anything it isn't. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 77% Split (2017) Shyamalan is at the top of his directing game, but he still hasn't learned to fine-tune his writing. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018