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 62% Gretel & Hansel (2020) Gretel & Hansel updates a classic fairy tale with impressive results. It's a gorgeous and moody film that trusts the intelligence of its audience, a rare find for a studio release. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Random Acts of Violence (2019) Baruchel wants to make the audience feel something, and in that regard, he succeeds. Just what that feeling is will be up for debate. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
2.5/5 59% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) The film tries to be so many things at once that it winds up buckling under its own weight, but that doesn't mean that the journey isn't somewhat enjoyable. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
4/5 100% Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) A touching, poignant film about how one man took control of his narrative and used it to empower not only himself, but millions of queer horror fans around the world. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
3/5 92% Adoration (2019) Filled with luscious scenery and a strong pair of lead performances, Adoration merits a slight recommendation, but just be aware that the "ending" leaves much to be desired. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
4/5 100% The Pool (2019) Every once in a while, a movie comes along that is so stupid and so aware of that stupidity that you can't help but be won over by its charms. The Pool is that movie. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
C- 61% Satanic Panic (2019) Satanic Panic has a few fleeting moments of inspiration sprinkled throughout its 83 minutes of mediocrity, but it's not enough to salvage what is a bland effort from Stardust's feature directorial debut. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
B- 42% 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 32% 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 81% 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 37% 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 81% 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 70% 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 84% 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 50% 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 80% 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 80% 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 47% 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 73% 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 71% 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 53% 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 61% 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 61% 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 79% 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 57% 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