Father Son Holy Gore

Father Son Holy Gore is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): C.H. Newell
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 The Furies (2019) C.H. Newell A tapestry of patriarchal images from classic sources made into a contemporary vision of the gendered extremes in our culture, wrapped up in a weird slasher premise. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 Satanic Panic (2019) C.H. Newell Nasty satire about working class struggle in the face of nefarious capitalist forces and the terrors of neoliberalism. Bloody, intelligent, and darkly hilarious. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
3/5 The Fanatic (2019) C.H. Newell A deeply unnerving look at 21st-century toxic fandom that interrogates the way our society both worships and hates celebrities. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 Gwen (2018) C.H. Newell A harsh look at a woman's world in the mid-1800s, and a haunting, Marxist portrait of Wales ravaged by modernity during the Industrial Revolution. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/5 The Divine Fury (2019) C.H. Newell Aside from the great bits of martial arts ass kicking and the genuinely terrifying demons, Kim's film is a portrait of faltering faith and moral dilemmas. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
4/5 The Father's Shadow (A Sombra do Pai) (2018) C.H. Newell An emotional horror drama about how working class people are turned into walking corpses by capitalism and what effect this has on their families. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
4.5/5 Sons of Denmark (Danmarks sønner) (2019) C.H. Newell Salim doesn't treat the story and its plots lightly, focusing on how cycles of sociopolitical violence only beget more of the same. A necessary, albeit shocking film. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 () C.H. Newell The plot's events aren't meant to make us judge Sarah's moral choices. We're meant to applaud that, somehow, she's able to make it out of a desperately ugly male world intact. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2019
4/5 Koko-di Koko-da (2019) C.H. Newell A twisted, surreal allegory of grief, trauma, and how they both repeat themselves in an endlessly destructive cycle unless we actively work to ease their effects. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
5/5 Homewrecker (2019) C.H. Newell Zach Gayne's film is a hilarious, dark view of modern loneliness, and how society forces women to destroy each other. Chong and Essoe give two of the year's best performances. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
4.5/5 Harpoon (2019) C.H. Newell Drawing off everything from Aristotle and Edgar Allan Poe, Grant creates a darkly hilarious and horrific look at toxic masculinity, as well as the women it affects. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
4/5 The Prey (2018) C.H. Newell If action with strong thematic content is your bag, you'll be more than entertained. If you just want gunfights and martial arts, Henderson will satisfy those needs, too. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2019
4.5/5 Darlin' (2019) C.H. Newell McIntosh gnaws at the heartstrings while also eviscerating patriarchal notions of what it is to be a woman. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
5/5 Of Fathers and Sons (2017) C.H. Newell Derki's not seeking to justify a political perspective. He leaves us to make up our own minds about whether terrorism everywhere is really, at its core, all the same. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
3.5/5 () C.H. Newell In spite of its flaws, the film has timely, poignant things to say about what it is to be a girl / young woman in the digital age. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
4/5 Starfish (2016) C.H. Newell A uniquely personal vision of one person's world ending and how that can feel as big and as tangible as an actual apocalypse. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
3.5/5 Morto Não Fala (2018) C.H. Newell This tale of a man who can speak to the dead touches on everything from death and loneliness to the desperate, damaging need for male control in a relationship. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 Body at Brighton Rock (2019) C.H. Newell Roxanne Benjamin's protagonist Wendy has to face the ugly world in all its brutality, fending off the elements, animals, and, maybe most importantly, man. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
4.5/5 We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018) C.H. Newell Gives fans of the book a faithful adaptation, and also allows the timeless story of the novel to parallel the troubled sociopolitical times in which we currently exist. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3.5/5 Saint Bernard (2013) C.H. Newell For those who get hooked by the unbelievable imagery and fantastical story, there's much more narrative hiding underneath the visual insanity than might initially appear. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
4/5 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) C.H. Newell Never glorifies its subject, showing him as a bland, dishonest, and cruel human being, focusing on the wreckage he created that extended beyond his victims and their families. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
3.5/5 Let Us Prey (2014) C.H. Newell Great performances, nasty horror, and a rumination on the divide between good and evil. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
3.5/5 Last Shift (2014) C.H. Newell A solid horror film with savagely effective makeup effects, atmospheric mood, and disturbing psychological thrills set inside a claustrophobic location. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 Q (1982) C.H. Newell Cohen uses a pulpy noir-ish plotline to masquerade in front of the titular dragon-like monster, creating an impressive mix of crime and horror and mystery. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 Wolfen (1981) C.H. Newell A crime-thriller-style plot with elements of a police procedural that makes a statement about the plight of Native Americans specifically in big urban centres. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 Burnt Offerings (1976) C.H. Newell Whereas other movies focus on ghosts, Curtis's film uses the house as the ghost, the monster, and the creature. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 Under the Shadow (2016) C.H. Newell Encompasses many experiences and situations of women worldwide, and what living under the constant, forceful pressure of patriarchy can do to their psyches. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 Near Dark (1987) C.H. Newell If there ever were an award for best modern vampire flick, this would certainly be in the running for first place. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
1/5 Yoga Hosers (2016) C.H. Newell Not only is it all a hot mess, the Canadian jokes are terrible and make the screenplay lazier than it is already. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 Dahmer (2002) C.H. Newell More powerful than most give it credit for, and if this was your first time seeing Jeremy Renner, the quiet intensity of his performance is a massive part of that power. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 Civic Duty (2006) C.H. Newell Civic Duty pulls us into the post-9/11 hysteria that felt ready to pop in America. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 Blue Ruin (2013) C.H. Newell Saulnier has created a very brutal, raw image of the revenge thriller. He takes it out of the ridiculousness of Hollywood and how big budget films treat the sub-genre. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 Arlington Road (1999) C.H. Newell Arlington Road is a mystery-laden thriller, not without flaws. Overall, it does the job of sucking you in and never letting go, not until the last beat. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 The Changeling (1980) C.H. Newell Chills and thrills, mounds of suspense, and a genuinely crafted atmosphere that makes you wonder what terror lies behind each corner inside the sprawling, ancient mansion. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 The Hospital (1971) C.H. Newell It will have you pondering the effectiveness of the American healthcare system, one that hasn't changed (too) much since '71. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) C.H. Newell The satire and its execution, from George C. Scott to Peter Sellers in his three roles, is first and foremost what makes things work. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 Life of Brian (1979) C.H. Newell Life of Brian is undoubtedly the greatest religious satire of all-time. Comedic gold. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 The Shining (1980) C.H. Newell Kubrick most definitely made an impressive horror film that not only contributed to the genre as a whole, it also left an indelible mark on many moviegoers. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 1408 (2007) C.H. Newell Using the talents of John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, Håfström makes a creepshow out of King's short story, doing justice to it completely. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 Cell (2016) C.H. Newell Creepy at the best of times. Plenty of flaws to boot and there are definitely lacklustre performances out of Cusack and Jackson, which is unfortunate. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
5/5 Unbreakable (2000) C.H. Newell Small and subdued, yet at the same time epic in scale. Shyamalan tells the story of superheroes, but in a contained and human fashion. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 The Visit (2015) C.H. Newell Shyamalan recaptures some of his earlier essence with lots of mystery, subtle creeps and moments where you'll question what exactly it is you're seeing. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 419 (2012) C.H. Newell A pretty cracking little thriller that has elements of crime and horror, using the Nigerian Prince e-mail scam as an interesting jump-off point. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
1/5 Megan Is Missing (2011) C.H. Newell A forgettable, rotten movie with an important message that I'll likely never ever watch again. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
3.5/5 A Serbian Film (2010) C.H. Newell A Serbian Film seems to have more in mind than it conveys on the outer surface. But it remains effective, one gruesome way or another. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 Southbound (2015) C.H. Newell It has an amazing sense of homage without ever really trying to reference The Twilight Zone, and, at the same time, it's an entity all of its own. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
2/5 The Pact II (2014) C.H. Newell What might have been, in another universe, a decent flick ends up as a whole lot of junk, and The Pact II is relegated to the land of abysmal horror sequels. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 The Pact (2012) C.H. Newell McCarthy's film weaves aspects of the haunted house sub-genre with very raw, serial killer-esque horror. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 The Incident (2011) C.H. Newell Asylum Blackout is an especially effective little horror-thriller that has plenty of psychological terror in store for its viewers. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 Knock Knock (2015) C.H. Newell Roth modernises 1977's Death Game, giving the latest generation a home invasion film with plenty of sharp teeth and even one sassy, satirical tongue. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019