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, Fred Topel, Joe Lipsett, Matt Donato, Meagan Navarro, Meredith Borders, Patrick Bromley, Rafael Motamayor, Scott Weinberg, Todd Gilchrist, Trace Thurman, William Bibbiani
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 () Joe Lipsett Deerskin is so confidently directed and performed that the film completely works. This is the definition of a "not for everyone" film...For those with a taste for the absurd, however, [it] is an unexpected delight. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/5 Knives Out (2019) Joe Lipsett Knives Out is a comedy first, a mystery second and a sly political commentary about the 1% a distant third. Thanks to an impeccable script, game actors and plenty of laughs, the messaging goes down easy. This one is a crowd-pleaser. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
2/5 Color Out of Space (2010) Joe Lipsett Color Out of Space feels painfully long and, even more so than Mom & Dad, it loses more than it gains from Nic Cage's unintentionally campy performance. The result is a film that feels like a torturous slog. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
3.5/5 () Joe Lipsett Synchronic is a little more box office friendly than their previous efforts, but despite the greater mainstream appeal (and star power), the film clearly confirms that the pair haven't lost their enthusiasm for the offbeat. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/5 Joker (2019) Joe Lipsett It hardly matters if the audience is aware of the Joker's origin story or not because there is only one way that this tale can end. This, unfortunately, robs the film of most of its tension and rising action. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/5 1922 (2017) Kalyn Corrigan This is an adaptation that's extremely faithful to the source material, and worth watching for anyone who wishes to feel nostalgic for the days when you could only catch a King adaptation if you were home at the right time in front of the tube. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) William Bibbiani So it isn't as good as It: Chapter One. That doesn't mean it's not a good time. The filmmakers have assembled a cornucopia of nightmare fuel, or at least a heck of a lot of amazing jump scares... EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Empathy, Inc. (2018) Daniel Kurland It's pretty damn cool and feels very Tales From the Crypt. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
2/5 The Fanatic (2019) William Bibbiani May be noteworthy for Travolta's unhinged performance but beyond that Fred Durst's film struggles to come together. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
2/5 Jacob's Ladder (2019) Meagan Navarro This reimagining is more focused on paranoia and the relationship between Jacob and Isaac than it is creating a terrifying metaphor for PTSD, and the horror element is largely forgotten. It doesn't really offer any depth beyond that, either. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
2.5/5 The Banana Splits Movie (2019) William Bibbiani Offers a satisfying sequence of slasher slays but the film relies so much on cognitive disconnect that it never feels like more than an ironic kill count. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 Ready or Not (2019) William Bibbiani One of the most refreshing and spry horror movies in recent memory, breathing new life into the classic Most Dangerous Game genre and making that tale of literal class warfare into a biting contemporary satire. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2019
4/5 () Joe Lipsett ...the film boasts a great lead performance, a series of surprising twists and great use of sound. At its core, 1BR is a smart, satisfying thriller that will make audiences reevaluate the true cost of "the perfect apartment." EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
2.5/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) William Bibbiani Scary Stories isn't bad, and sometimes it's really scary, but it doesn't play like a standalone story that needed to be told. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
1/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) William Bibbiani A self-serving, self-insert fan fiction where men like Tarantino are unbelievably awesome, women are exactly the women Tarantino wants them to be (or is afraid that they are), and actual history is nothing more than a setup and a punchline. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
1/5 Sadako (2019) Meagan Navarro Despite a premise that suggests an attempt to modernize this franchise, nothing has changed at all. What once made Sadako so terrifying has now become far too familiar and ineffective. It's time we lay Sadako to rest for good. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
5/5 Deadtectives (2019) Meredith Borders Deadtectives offers a groovy, free-wheeling energy that dips back and forth between scary and funny with shocking ease. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
2/5 Critters Attack! (2019) Joe Lipsett ...the combination of bland characters, poor pacing and the lack of campy fun doesn't offer enough appeal for casual viewers. Critters Attack! is strictly for hardcore fans. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 () Joe Lipsett For audiences willing to embrace its artificial staginess, its consideration of the mundane and its dark sense of humor Vivarium is well worth the trip out to the burbs. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 Crawl (2019) William Bibbiani Crawl is not just a fantastic, crowd-pleasing, popcorn-spilling scary movie. If you look at it the right way it's genuinely inspiring. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
The Blob (1988) Meagan Navarro Stunning practical effects work, a great story with great characters, and a huge sense of fun, it's a shame that The Blob doesn't have as big of a following as it should have. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
2/5 Extinction (2018) Meagan Navarro It's a simple, efficient sci-fi thriller with big Blockbuster aspirations but without much charisma or soul. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
1/5 The Farm (2018) Meagan Navarro The Farm is hollow; a somewhat interesting idea padded out with a lot of uninteresting filler. For a scant 80-minute run-time, this film drags. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/5 The Little Stranger (2018) Meagan Navarro There are moments of stark, unexpected violence, and chilling moments that hint at the ghosts within, but mostly The Little Stranger is a horror mystery that revels in its ambiguity. But the near two hour run time feels overlong. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
2/5 Slice (2018) Meagan Navarro An 83-minute film that somehow feels stretched out longer than it should be, both because of pacing issues and because there's zero mystery behind the central narrative mystery. A puerile comedy with bursts of greatness. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 Starfish (2016) Meagan Navarro There's a lot to like about Starfish, but the choppy editing, the overly arthouse way it presents some of the themes, and underdeveloped aspects of the story in favor of the aural experience is ostracizing. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 Lifechanger (2018) Meagan Navarro It's well shot and delivers on gooey, slimy practical effects. It might be a little too fast-paced, though; as the tragic love story at the heart of the film is never given much time for the emotional beats to fully resonate. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 Hurt (2018) Meagan Navarro Hurt is going to be divisive for many. It's deliberately paced and places a strong emphasis on broken relationships with flawed characters that aren't easy to root for. It's not conventional, but it does attempt to put fear back into the slasher. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
1.5/5 Satanic Panic (2019) Meagan Navarro A fun concept hidden underneath two opposing movies further confused by some strange editing and directorial choices. It's hard to discern just who the target audience is thanks to a disconnect between the young adult story and raunchy adult aesthetic. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
3.5/5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) William Bibbiani A satisfying, dramatic and spooky spin-off, loaded with original shocks and frightening new demons. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
2.5/5 Child's Play (2019) William Bibbiani Suspenseful and funny enough that you almost forget you're watching a film about an evil Amazon Echo that bends over backwards, and nearly breaks, trying to look like a Child's Play remake instead. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/5 Midsommar (2019) William Bibbiani An intermittently impressive and frustrating film, but worth watching for every single one of its flaws. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
1/5 Verotika (2019) Patrick Bromley The movie played like a comedy (and not on purpose). EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
3.5/5 Depraved (2019) Meagan Navarro A return to form for filmmaker Larry Fessenden, with a fresh take on the Frankenstein story that's more DIY, experimental, and introspective with emotional gravitas. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
2/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Meagan Navarro Another entry in well-worn zombie comedy territory, full of winks and nods, that starts out entertaining but quickly ventures into tiresome and listless. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
4.5/5 Ma (2019) William Bibbiani Halfway through the running time it's already clear that she could headline her own franchise. And if Octavia Spencer is up for it, let's hope she does! EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) William Bibbiani If you're looking for monster fights, you'll find monster fights aplenty in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
3.5/5 Brightburn (2019) William Bibbiani Walks a fine line between wry pop culture commentary and genuine terror, the cast is great and - perhaps most important of all - it leaves you wanting more. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
3.5/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) William Bibbiani Had the potential to be one of the best action movies ever made. Instead, it's just super badass. (We should all have such problems.) EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 Bliss (2019) Meagan Navarro Bliss feels like a companion piece to Near Dark by way of Abel Ferrara's The Driller Killer, in terms of maturity and extreme carnality that's simultaneously pastiche yet wholly Begos. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
2/5 The Intruder (2019) Trace Thurman 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. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
2.5/5 Knives and Skin (2019) Joe Lipsett Audacious in its experimental nature, when Knives and Skin works, it's wildly entertaining. Unfortunately the highs are too few...and the film's emphasis on style over narrative and character makes for a viewing experience that drags EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
3/5 Harpoon (2019) Patrick Bromley Like a wound that's infected and beginning to rot, so, too, do the friendships at the center of Harpoon. Unlike most arguments, though, this isn't going to be settled with just some heated words. The movie's not called Harpoon for nothing. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 () Meagan Navarro Timpson's feature debut is impressive. It's not easy to mash together so many genres into one film and have it work, and the pitch-black comedy is what pushes this over from fun thriller to insane crowd-pleaser. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
3.5/5 I Trapped the Devil (2019) Meagan Navarro A slow-burn tale of paranoia and familial obligation that does crawl out of the gate but crescendos in one satisfying ending. It may be small scaled in terms of setting and characters, but Lobo's debut is ambitious in effort . EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
Open 24 Hours (2018) Meredith Borders This is not a subtle movie, which works when we're talking gore, but works less when the film's trying to build suspense. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
Possum (2018) Meredith Borders An ambitiously unpleasant and gorgeously stark film shot on 35mm. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Meredith Borders What makes MEMORY an absolutely crucial entry in the about-ALIEN canon is the way it lovingly demonstrates the alchemical creative process among O'Bannon, Scott and artist H.R. Giger. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
The Lodge (2019) Meredith Borders Every choice in this film - every frame, every performance, every sound and edit - is crafted for utmost discomfort, making for a relentless onslaught of unease. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
The Nightingale (2018) Meredith Borders It's a breathtaking success by a director who could have made anything after the success of her first horror feature, and who decided to make a bloody but contemplative period piece with no easy answers. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019