Horror Queers Podcast

Horror Queers Podcast is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Joe Lipsett, Trace Thurman
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Wrong Turn (2021) Trace Thurman There is a lot of movie crammed into Wrong Turn's 110-minute(!) runtime. Some of it doesn't work, but most of it works just enough to merit a recommendation. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2021
5/5 Freeway (1996) Trace Thurman Matthew Bright's Freeway is an intentionally offensive and hilarious update of Little Red Riding Hood with a tour de force performance from a pre-fame Reese Witherspoon. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2021
2/5 Willy's Wonderland (2021) Trace Thurman Willy's Wonderland commits the ultimate movie sin: it's boring. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2021
4/5 Saint Maud (2019) Trace Thurman A moody and atmospheric build to one of the most memorable and chilling final shots you'll ever see in a horror film. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
3/5 My Bloody Valentine (1981) Trace Thurman Earns points for being a more mature slasher than others of the time, but most of the human drama feels superfluous. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
3.5/5 Splice (2009) Trace Thurman Nothing can quite prepare you for the last 15 minutes of this movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
4/5 Alien 3 (1992) Trace Thurman A bold tonal departure from its immediate predecessor, Alien 3 nevertheless weaves its nihilistic self under your skin and refuses to leave. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2021
3/5 Psycho III (1986) Trace Thurman The screenplay is lacking, but Perkins' experimental directorial style earns the film a solid recommendation. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021
3.5/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) Trace Thurman Though it's likely to anger many viewers, Promising Young Woman will nonetheless be a conversation-starter for years to come. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
3.5/5 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) Trace Thurman It's dumb and it's goofy, but that's part of Hellraiser III's charm. It's fun, mindless entertainment and nothing more. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
3/5 Scream 3 (2000) Trace Thurman Parker Posey (and a fitting "end" for Sidney Prescott) saves this film. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
3.5/5 The New Mutants (2020) Trace Thurman Maybe it's because we were all expecting the worst after the years of delays, but The New Mutants is actually pretty alright? EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3.5/5 The Craft: Legacy (2020) Trace Thurman Addresses the flaws of the original while also working as a standalone film. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
2/5 Rebecca (2020) Trace Thurman Never before has an adaptation misunderstood the source material to this extent. Worst of all: it's boring. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
2/5 Antebellum (2020) Trace Thurman Expertly shot and directed but from a narrative standpoint it's misguided at best and downright offensive at worst. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3.5/5 Spiral (2019) Trace Thurman Spiral uses the threat of a demonic cult to explore the real-life horrors of being gay in a small town in the to chilling effect. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
2.5/5 Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) Trace Thurman Dumb but fun shark carnage (but it needs more sharks!). EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 Relic (2020) Trace Thurman Natalie Erika James' debut feature chills, terrifies and saddens, painting an all-too-real portrait of the horrors of losing a parent to dementia. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3.5/5 The Beach House (2019) Trace Thurman Low-budget cosmic horror with some truly grotesque imagery. The film might be a bit slow for some, but others will be rewarded with their patience. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
5/5 Arachnophobia (1990) Trace Thurman What makes Arachnophobia so special is that the humor doesn't overshadow the horror, making for a sublime creature feature with an outstanding final battle between man and spider. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 Deep Rising (1998) Trace Thurman It's man-eating tentacles on a boat directed by Stephen Sommers. What more could you ask for? EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
5/5 Insidious (2010) Trace Thurman With Insidious, Wan and Whannell prove that they are not just one-trick ponies and deliver one of the scariest and best horror films of the new century. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) Trace Thurman An interesting subversion of standard possession tropes that doesn't forget the emotional plights of its characters. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 The Strangers (2008) Trace Thurman Simple, effective and (most importantly) terrifying. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 The Hunt (2020) Trace Thurman How can you dislike a film that has one of the best climactic fight scenes in recent memory? EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 The Invisible Man (2020) Trace Thurman Anchored by a raw performance from Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man cements Leigh Whannell's spot in the horror directors' Hall of Fame. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3/5 Underwater (2020) Trace Thurman Builds to an insane climax that you wish went on for just a few minutes longer. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
2.5/5 The Grudge (2020) Trace Thurman A nasty piece of work that would have been a lot better if it didn't feel so hacked to bits. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
2.5/5 Black Christmas (2019) Trace Thurman You can see the effects of the rushed production unfolding on screen one scene at a time. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
1.5/5 Primal (2019) Trace Thurman Don't promise me Nic Cage vs. a jaguar on a boat and fill the runtime with human-on-human fighting. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4.5/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Trace Thurman Flanagan has done the impossible by delivering a film that works both as a sequel to King's novel and Kubrick's adaptation, but even without that clarifier it can still be considered a modern classic. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3.5/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Trace Thurman Just because it's a retread doesn't mean it's not still a ton of fun. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
2.5/5 In the Tall Grass (2019) Trace Thurman It's always a gamble when stretching a short story's narrative to feature-length. That gamble doesn't pay off in Vincenzo Natali's In the Tall Grass. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3/5 3 From Hell (2019) Trace Thurman It's the weakest of the Firefly trilogy, but that's not to say it's not completely without merit. It's certainly at its best when Sheri Moon Zombie is front and center. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4.5/5 The Devil's Rejects (2005) Trace Thurman A grisly piece of work from Rob Zombie that certainly won't be for everyone, but those who can stomach it will discover a horror masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Trace Thurman It's a bit episodic and bloated, but overall it works as a fitting conclusion to the story. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Trace Thurman Devilish fun with a tour de force lead performance from breakout star Samara Weaving. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 Crawl (2019) Trace Thurman A lean, mean, biting machine delivered by the more than capable hands of Alexandre Aja, who is no stranger to the aquatic horror sub-genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3.5/5 Ma (2019) Trace Thurman Taylor aspires for camp and while the script doesn't fully deliver, Spencer absolutely does. She gives the film an energy that Scotty Landes' screenplay is somewhat lacking. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
2.5/5 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Trace Thurman Efron makes for a disarming and terrifying Ted Bundy, but the film doesn't seem to know whose point of view it wants to take. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
2.5/5 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Trace Thurman Aggressively fine. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3.5/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Trace Thurman Most of the changes are superficial and may not feel wholly necessary at the end of the day, but Kölsch and Widmyer have nevertheless crafted a sleek update of King's novel. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4.5/5 The Last House on the Left (2009) Trace Thurman While this remake or Craven's 1972 classic is by no means watered down, it takes a different approach to the premise that allows it to stand on its own. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Trace Thurman Less a slasher parody and more a time travel comedy, Happy Death Day 2U is a bold departure for the franchise that nails its emotional beats even better than its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
2.5/5 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Trace Thurman It's funny in fits and starts, but all feels pretty pointless in the end. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3.5/5 Glass (2019) Trace Thurman It's not what people are going to expect, and isn't that really just the Shyamalan way? EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
2.5/5 The Rental (2020) Trace Thurman Franco proves adept at directing but his screenplay (co-written with mumblecore king Joe Swanberg) is a wash. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/5 Get Duked! (2019) Trace Thurman A fun little watch, even if the protagonists veer on the side of grating more often than not. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
2.5/5 Books of Blood (2020) Trace Thurman You'd be hard-pressed to find any trace of Clive Barker in this adaptation, so in that respect this movie is a failure EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3.5/5 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Trace Thurman Dodgy CGI aside, The Witches is a colorful, cartoonish treat for the whole family that boasts a never-been-campier Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020