Trash Fire Reviews

November 3, 2016
A failed American Guignol.
November 3, 2016
Another soggy batch of Southern Gothic horror-comedy from writer-director Richard Bates Jr. that spews out pitch black smoke with little combustible substance.
November 3, 2016
At least it's a good-looking orgy of adolescent nihilism, thanks to some clever stylistic touches from Bates and cinematographer Shane Daly. And if hating everyone is kind of your thing, you might get a kick out of it.
November 3, 2016
It's kind of like Meet the Parents crossed with Psycho and it's a dark, nasty piece of work in most of the ways it should be.
November 2, 2016
Bates plays with horror tropes, juggling black comedy and suspense in scenes that tease a gory release but ultimately only emphasize how much members of the creative class can underestimate their backward kin.
February 1, 2016
With two low-budget cult films among his credits, Richard Bates, Jr. shifts a bit closer to the mainstream with Trash Fire, a relatively reserved horror-comedy that delves into darkly dysfunctional family secrets.
January 26, 2016
One finds oneself adrift mid-picture, completely unable to determine if what's happening onscreen in meant to be taken seriously.
January 24, 2016
An aggressively unpleasant black comedy with modest horror flourishes.