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
4.5/5 No Man of God (2021) C.H. Newell No Man of God is about Ted Bundy and the criminal justice system as a whole; it's also about us and the collective stories we tell ourselves as a society. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2021
4/5 Martyrs Lane (2021) C.H. Newell An impassioned story about how secrets and grief can set in like a disease, and after a while they spread from one person to another until an entire family's infected. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2021
5/5 The Righteous (2021) C.H. Newell A tale of one man being forced to reckon with not only his own dark past and the sins he committed but also the sinful past, and present, of the Catholic Church. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2021
4.5/5 Hotel Poseidon (2021) C.H. Newell Lernous pulls out all sorts of unique tricks to take the audience on a strange, unsettling, and profound trip through a nightmarish vision of existence. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2021
5/5 Hellbender (2021) C.H. Newell This story is all about the power of women, and the disastrous consequences of repressing their power. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2021
4.5/5 King Knight (2021) C.H. Newell King Knight works incredibly well, offering laughs alongside a story with a sense of social purpose. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2021
5/5 Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (2021) C.H. Newell Three hours could easily be a chore. Janisse's long documentary never feels like work because of how much ground it's able to cover. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2021
4/5 Kandisha (2020) C.H. Newell Beneath a brutal supernatural revenge story, the film briefly touches on social issues from misogyny and racism to the Gothic, haunting legacy of colonialism in France. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
3.5/5 For the Sake of Vicious (2020) C.H. Newell For the Sake of Vicious is a fierce horror full of action. It'll kick you in the teeth, the balls, or wherever it hurts most. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2021
3/5 Till Death (2021) C.H. Newell The film tackles trauma in a compelling way through Fox's protagonist and the harrowing journey she must take to be free of her husband's figurative, and literal, shackles. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2021
5/5 Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) C.H. Newell The doc expertly examines the initially negative reception to the first Elm Street sequel's queerness, plus how that affected Mark Patton as a gay man and an actor. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2021
4.5/5 My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2020) C.H. Newell Cuartas explores issues of family, morality, and sexuality through a vampiric lens. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2021
4.5/5 Censor (2021) C.H. Newell Censor depicts how trauma can warp the way a person sees the world, sometimes to the detriment of their better sense and at the expense of social freedoms. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2021
4/5 Seance (2021) C.H. Newell The discussion of urban legends and privilege that Seance brings up are icing on an already tasty genre cake. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2021
4.5/5 The Retreat (2021) C.H. Newell The Retreat is the embodiment of so many anxieties us queers feel when we're watching backwoods horror films, let alone when actually being in the middle of the woods. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
4.5/5 Jakob's Wife (2021) C.H. Newell Jakob's Wife is a grim riot and an appropriately bloody vampire flick, all about power: who has it, who wants it, and what they do with it when they get it. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2021
3/5 Honeydew (2020) C.H. Newell Honeydew digs into serious subject matter like the horrifying effects of religious patriarchy, as well as the existential and bodily terror of heteronormativity. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2021
4/5 The Yellow Wallpaper (2021) C.H. Newell Pontuti's film captures the psychological horror of Gilman's short story, illustrating the abject, isolating terror of what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated society. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2021
4/5 Wrong Turn (2021) C.H. Newell Wrong Turn illustrates how often those who want to create their own new, separate society from the rest of the world wind up creating a more barbaric state of being. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
4/5 The Queen of Black Magic (2020) C.H. Newell A modern Gothic tale in which the past returns to violently haunt the present, touching on the corrosive powers of patriarchy and lasting damage of secrets. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
4/5 PG: Psycho Goreman (2020) C.H. Newell Everything from disappointing male behaviour to cops gets a ribbing in this journey full of belly laughs, old school blood and guts, and 1990s-style television sci-fi. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2021
4/5 Hunter Hunter (2020) C.H. Newell Linden shapes what could've been a very simple plot into something viciously exciting that's also a microcosm of much larger issues regarding gender and violence. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
4/5 Kindred (2020) C.H. Newell Never lets up on the doom, thrusting its Black female protagonist into an unfamiliar, uncaring world dominated by patriarchal values and bourgeois whiteness. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
2.5/5 The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) C.H. Newell Playing a violent, sexist cop for dark laughs is a questionable venture in 2020 when there's little to no real catharsis, only violence and self-pitying, brooding men. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
4.5/5 Anything for Jackson (2020) C.H. Newell By far one of the best horror films of 2020. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
5/5 His House (2020) C.H. Newell His House uses its Gothic horrors to illustrate the mental and physical strength required of refugees by a white world that, more often than not, refuses their humanity. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
2.5/5 Synchronic (2019) C.H. Newell Synchronic sets up compelling ideas about being Black in America, but ultimately disappoints and instead ends on a troublesome racial note. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2020
4.5/5 Violation (2021) C.H. Newell Dusty Mancinelli and Madeleine Sims-Fewer's VIOLATION pulls the rape-revenge film out of its exploitation roots to give it an actual message. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2020
4/5 Hunted (2020) C.H. Newell Paronnaud's film depicts the capability of women to exert their natural power in defending themselves against violent men without needing tragedy to birth it. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
4.5/5 Dinner in America (2020) C.H. Newell Dinner in America takes a look at imperfect people rejected by a capitalist U.S. society that values only those who fit a perfect mould. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
3/5 An Unquiet Grave (2020) C.H. Newell A deeply emotional view of grief, and wonderfully macabre. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 Bloody Hell (2020) C.H. Newell Grierson's film is a must-see that'll crack some up, gross some out, and make many others think. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
4.5/5 12 Hour Shift (2020) C.H. Newell Full of important conversations about women struggling in the workplace, whether at a hospital or an organ trafficking ring, as well as about euthanasia and the death penalty. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2020
2/5 Death of Me (2020) C.H. Newell The screenplay inadvertently plays into worn out Orientalist tropes depicting Americans under siege by threatening Others in a foreign land. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
4.5/5 Hosts (2020) C.H. Newell Hosts never skimps on blood splatter. Better than that, the story's focus is on subverting images of Christian Christmas. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
4.5/5 Bloodthirsty (2020) C.H. Newell The view of monstrosity, from predators to artists, in Bloodthirsty is unforgettable. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
3.5/5 How to Deter a Robber (2020) C.H. Newell An intriguing exploration of what happens when a young person finally experiences an event in their life that shatters the illusions of youth. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 The Antenna (2019) C.H. Newell The Antenna is an eerie dystopian horror that reflects Turkey's descent over the past decade or more into a state of mass surveillance. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
4.5/5 The Boy Behind the Door (2020) C.H. Newell What's so chilling about The Boy Behind the Door is the plausibility of its premise and how real the plot feels, particularly once the story's horrors fully reveal themselves. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
4/5 Ten Minutes to Midnight (2020) C.H. Newell Beneath the blood and teeth are timely issues about the difficulties women face in the entertainment industry. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 Relic (2020) C.H. Newell The film uses its Gothic elements to explore the decay and hereditary horror of mental illness, specifically dementia. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2020
2.5/5 Antebellum (2020) C.H. Newell Antebellum suffers from its insistence on exploiting Black pain and an underwritten story that feels confused about what it's truly trying to say. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2020
4/5 Z (2019) C.H. Newell The lasting effect of the film is in its allegory of how mental illness attaches itself to us, to the point we sometimes find comfort in it. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2020
4/5 Host (2020) C.H. Newell A lean, mean digital Gothic chiller best watched with the lights on. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
2/5 Followed (2018) C.H. Newell An unlikeable protagonist and messy story take away from a film that otherwise has compelling things to say about true crime entertainment and social media influencers. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
4/5 Murder Death Koreatown (2020) C.H. Newell A deeply unsettling film that blurs the line between found footage and documentary, all while interrogating true crime obsession. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
4/5 The Owners (2020) C.H. Newell Eerie and exciting in equal measure. All the thrills and the horror compliment the story's themes, bringing out terror based in issues of class, family, and masculinity. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 Fried Barry (2020) C.H. Newell At once hilarious and serious, using humour to keep things slightly foolish while the chaotic plot simultaneously digs into important issues about addiction in Cape Town. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) C.H. Newell A powerful tale of redemption, self-acceptance, and the supportive people we all need to occasionally lift us up when we're too weak to carry ourselves. Beautiful and weird. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020
4/5 The Dark and the Wicked (2020) C.H. Newell Bertino delivers a grim vision of evil that offers no hope, not a single brief glimmer of light at the end of its dark tunnel. Deliciously horrific. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020