Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alyse Wax, Brad Miska, Brian Juergens, Daniel Kurland, Dax Ebaben, Fred Topel, Joe Lipsett, John Squires, Julieann Stipidis, Matt Donato, Meagan Navarro, Meredith Borders, Patrick Bromley, Rafael Motamayor, Ryan Larson, Sara Clements, Scott Weinberg, Stephanie Crawford, Todd Gilchrist, Trace Thurman, William Bibbiani
Rating Title/Year Author
1.5/5 Masquerade (2021) Meagan Navarro Masquerade sticks too closely to the home invasion formula for too long, unable to muster any suspense along the way until a confusing third act. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2021
5/5 The Green Knight (2021) Meagan Navarro Lowery's latest impresses and wows with a tactile, beguiling dark fantasy epic that cuts right to the Pagan heart of Arthurian legend. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2021
2.5/5 Old (2021) Meagan Navarro Old presents an absurd time-lapse scenario. No twists or surprises punctuate this bizarre trip, just a few moments of horror and a whole lot of cringe humor. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
2.5/5 Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) Meagan Navarro The true star is the production design and extravagant traps. But the third act quickly rushes the familiar formula to dive into a lackluster finale that retreads the same story and retcons aspects from the first. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2021
2.5/5 Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) Meagan Navarro It skates by on its roster of female leads, clearly having an absolute blast, and a slew of well-crafted action set pieces. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2021
2/5 A Classic Horror Story (2021) Meagan Navarro A Classic Horror Story isn't targeting a specific era or title in horror to pay tribute; it wants to throw everything at the wall to see what sticks. It results in a bizarre, disjointed experience full of great imagery but confused story and messaging. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2021
2/5 Great White (2021) Meagan Navarro Great White makes for a relatively toothless affair. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2021
3.5/5 Dachra (2018) Meagan Navarro Tunisia's first horror movie marks a bold entrance into the realm of genre film. Bouchnak's debut wears its influences on its sleeves but fully embraces the darkness to bring a new cultural tale of gruesome, dread-filled horror. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2021
4/5 Blood Red Sky (2021) Meagan Navarro It's the type of plot that screams action-horror spectacle, yet this high-altitude thriller defies expectations from the start. A beating heart of familial love pumps through the veins of this intense horror-thriller with a vicious take on vampire lore. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2021
3.5/5 Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Meagan Navarro Leigh Janiak continues her streak with another solid R-rated slasher that delivers brutal kills and likable characters that make those deaths hurt. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2021
3/5 Meander (2020) Meagan Navarro It's a bit too simple narratively, but it succeeds as experiential horror that brings intense, claustrophobic suspense. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2021
2/5 The Forever Purge (2021) Meagan Navarro The Forever Purge reads less like a horror movie and more like news headlines that offers no reprieve or semblance of fantasy. It's delivered with blunt force that makes for a grueling experience. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
3.5/5 Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) Meagan Navarro Director Leigh Janiak infectiously captures the essence of the novels, both in spirit and bloodletting, in the first entry of the trilogy. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
3/5 Till Death (2021) Meagan Navarro The thrills more than compensate for a melodramatic setup, and Fox makes for a capable action lead. It may not wholly separate itself from a crowded subgenre, but Till Death does offer an exhilarating and entertaining ride while it lasts. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
3.5/5 All My Friends Hate Me (2021) Meagan Navarro Andrew Gaynord's darkly funny feature debut deftly pushes social anxiety, tension, and humor so far that it becomes inseparable from horror. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
3.5/5 False Positive (2021) Meagan Navarro It begins as a genre-bending tale about the perils of parenting. Then John Lee and Ilana Glazer take a hard left turn into something else so provocative, abstract, and ambitious that it's destined to become a conversation starter. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
3/5 Werewolves Within (2021) Meagan Navarro Ruben's latest plays like a joyous hug of a comedy-horror movie full of charisma, violent antics, and entertaining character-driven mystery. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2021
2.5/5 We Need to Do Something (2021) Meagan Navarro O'Grady's debut is innovatively crafted and provides a grab bag of horror, but its parts are greater than its whole. From gross-out gags, bloodletting, and a thrilling level of unpredictability. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2021
The Amusement Park (1973) Meagan Navarro It's not horror in the conventional sense, nor is it even a feature film. That doesn't make The Amusement Park any less unnerving, which makes this restoration all the more impressive. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
3/5 Ultrasound (2021) Meagan Navarro Ultrasound delivers a compelling mystery box through meticulous plotting, intentionally bewildering story shifts, and vibrant visual choices. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2021
1/5 The Superdeep (2020) Meagan Navarro Not even a few fun moments of creature mayhem can distract from this convoluted mess. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2021
3.5/5 See for Me (2021) Meagan Navarro It's a simple story that's stunningly executed. It perhaps wraps up a bit too tidily, but Sophie's flaws and the moral complications they create add distinct layers to this well-crafted and propulsive thriller. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2021
4/5 No Man of God (2021) Meagan Navarro It may not offer any new insight to Bundy himself, but it's not meant to. Instead, Sealey turns the tables by exploring whether it's possible to empathize, as well as the human cost of understanding a monster. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2021
3.5/5 My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2020) Meagan Navarro It's an entire meditative, brooding feature that centers on the question of how far you would go in the name of family. Cuartas captures that in the form of personal sacrifice and ruination, in the most bittersweet and devastating way. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2021
2/5 Ghost Lab (2021) Meagan Navarro While it quickly transcends a familiar setup, the massive shifts through tone and narrative induce jarring whiplash. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
4/5 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Meagan Navarro Chaves takes the reins from Wan and runs with it, bringing a wholly different experience that still feels like a warm reunion with horror's favorite couple. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
2.5/5 Cruella (2021) Meagan Navarro Gillespie helms a stunning showcase of talent that culminates in a striking feature, but it's narratively hollow and toothless. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
3.5/5 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Meagan Navarro A Quiet Place Part II makes for an excellent continuation that offers the thrills and feels audiences fell for previously. Krasinski doesn't break the mold here. This is above all Simmonds' show, and she nails it. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2021
2.5/5 Seance (2021) Meagan Navarro Barrett takes an old-school approach to his supernaturally charged murder mystery, but its no frills horror might be rendered a little too simplistic. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2021
3/5 Oxygen (2021) Meagan Navarro Oxygen doesn't do anything new with its familiar setup, but Aja brings taut, propulsive energy matched by his talented lead. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2021
4/5 Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Meagan Navarro Spiral brings style and substance, with a few chuckles to balance the gore. For this standalone entry, Bousman subverts familiarity and reinvigorates the franchise by evolving the universe. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2021
1.5/5 Separation (2021) Meagan Navarro Despite an imaginative setup, Separation can't divorce itself from a lack of scares, tension, and underbaked storytelling that prevents emotional resonance. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
2/5 Things Heard & Seen (2021) Meagan Navarro It aspires to be a mystery but can't wring any tension to fuel it. None of the superfluous plot and character threads can distract from the predictability. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2021
3/5 Bloodthirsty (2020) Meagan Navarro It's a confident feature that explores the pursuit of artistic success through a werewolf lens. Just temper expectations to a slow-burn psychological wolf in music industry clothing. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2021
3.5/5 Mortal Kombat (2021) Meagan Navarro While densely packed and less serious than it takes itself, Mortal Kombat succeeds in soaring spectacle and gory fun that fully whets your appetite for more. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2021
3/5 Boys from County Hell (2020) Meagan Navarro It may not hit all the notes intended, but the film does leave you thirsting for more vampiric slaughter. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2021
3/5 The Banishing (2020) Meagan Navarro Psychological time loops, an eerie mirror, and nightmarish hallucinations are all bolstered by stunning cinematography and off-kilter camerawork to bring genuine scares, even in an overly crowded story. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2021
3.5/5 Caveat (2020) Meagan Navarro Caveat is a strange little tale full of claustrophobic dread and psychological mystery. It goes to some peculiar places narratively, making for a welcome distraction from the familiar. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2021
4/5 The Djinn (2021) Meagan Navarro There's not an ounce of fat here, just a streamlined story packed with intensity and scares. The meticulous simplicity lets the suspense do the heavy lifting for this modern fairy tale nightmare. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2021
4/5 The Power (2021) Meagan Navarro Faith uses a familiar period ghost story as a foundation to create an emotionally powerful tale full of claustrophobic dread and nyctophobic-induced scares. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2021
2/5 The Unholy (2021) Meagan Navarro The latest entry in religious horror commits the cardinal sin of inducing boredom by way of tired tropes and cheap jump scares. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
3/5 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Meagan Navarro It's outlandish and sometimes very dumb, but it more than delivers what it promises. With immaculate thrills and spectacle, who cares why the lizard and ape decided to duke it out; we're the real winners here. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
2.5/5 Sound of Violence (2021) Trace Thurman 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
3/5 Offseason (2021) Trace Thurman 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
3.5/5 The Feast (2021) Trace Thurman 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
3/5 Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break (2021) Trace Thurman A fun diversion, if nothing else. It's just a shame it doesn't do anything more with its admittedly outrageous premise. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
2.5/5 Jakob's Wife (2021) Meagan Navarro Its silliness often undermines its exploration of themes and clever gender-swapping. Moreover, it lacks a clear identity; there are two warring movies at play. Still, Crampton fully unleashed will be more than enough to please the midnight crowd. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
4/5 Nobody (2021) Meagan Navarro Naishuller's latest is a lean action-thriller full of visceral violence and biting humor. There's no depth in terms of narrative, but none of that matters much when this Odenkirk-led cast is having an absolute blast. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
2.5/5 Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) Meagan Navarro The scope and style keep things engaging up to a certain point. So, too, does its nightmarish android imagery. But it's too opaque and superficial to sustain the overarching narrative, further hindered by archetypical characters. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
3.5/5 The Spine of Night (2021) Meagan Navarro Even if its winding narrative structure and themes won't be for all tastes, it's impossible not to be awed by the sheer artistry on display. The painstaking process of hand-rotoscoped animation gives a striking, epic feel to an ambitious concept. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021