Kat Hughes

Kat Hughes
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: THN

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 91% The Wolf's Call (Le chant du loup) (2019) Easily the best submarine movie since Crimson Tide, The Wolf's Call is a strong action-thriller that will keep you riveted. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 87% The Nightingale (2019) A juggernaut of emotion, beauty and brutality, The Nightingale is a haunting and, at times, harrowing tale. It marks a chilling cinematic return for Kent, and this emotionally charged revenge story again singles her out as a voice to watch. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
4/5 77% Frozen II (2019) Destined to make bucket loads of money, Frozen II is a faithful and respectful sequel that will delight audiences everywhere. Prepare to catch Frozen fever once more. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2/5 30% Trick (2019) This is a film that feels like it was made a couple of drafts of the script too early. Trick entertains the viewer, at least during its opening act, but fails to engage them overall. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Scare Package (2019) With an onslaught of gore and comedy from the get-go, Scare Package knows exactly what the audience wants - blood, guts and inventive kills - and gives it to them in spades. A perfect new addition to the anthology family. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
4/5 100% We Summon the Darkness (2019) A hip young cast and compelling narrative combine to make We Summon the Darkness a vibrant and cool blend of Funny Games and Scream. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
5/5 88% Swallow (2020) Sheer cinematic perfection, it's hard to find a debut feature as expertly constructed as this. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
4/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) A modern King triumph that not only stands up to what has gone before, but builds upon it too. Doctor Sleep is a very different movie to The Shining, but has enough of its predecessor's DNA rooted within to make it a worthy sequel. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/5 25% Countdown (2019) A solid mixture of Final Destination scale, red-herring deaths, and a Ring-like ticking time-bomb, Countdown is an admirable hybrid of these films for the current tech savvy generation. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
4/5 100% Extra Ordinary (2020) A fun, heart-warming and genuinely funny film, prepare for belly laughs and warm fuzzy feelings. Buoyed by great comedic, chameleon-like performances, and a rich fictional world, Extra Ordinary is extraordinarily charming. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/5 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) When viewed as a standard action film, removing all Terminator references, Terminator: Dark Fate makes for an action-packed crowd-pleasing but disposable popcorn flick. As a direct sequel to Terminator and T2 it flounders. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
4/5 100% Dementer (2019) Simultaneously hyper-real and hallucinatory, Dementer is quite unlike anything you've seen before. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
3/5 62% The Shed (2019) RIP sparkly moody vampires, as The Shed takes them back to the monstrous beings they have always meant to be. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
3/5 8% Isabelle (2019) At first glance, Isabelle seems to be a fairly generic affair, but its careful and considerate handling of a traumatic experience helps catapult it apart from its peers. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 93% Werewolf (Wilkolak) (2018) A well written and superbly acted tale, Werewolf deals with the aftermath of World War II survivors in a new and intriguing way. Settle in for a darkly haunting tale of survival made all the more brutal by its nuggets of truth buried within. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
3/5 50% 3 from Hell (2019) Though not the best in the series, 3 From Hell does a great job of continuing the story of the Firefly family, offering a new character and direction for potential sequels to explore. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 100% A Serial Killer's Guide to Life (2019) Killer dialogue, characters, and performances combine with witty humour to make A Serial Killer's Guide to Life a classic in the making, one that is all killer, no filler. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 14% Night Hunter (Nomis) (2019) A strong feature debut that, whilst not reinventing the wheel, does showcase the acting prowess of its cast and may cause your heart to momentarily stop. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Volition (2019) An intricately structured compelling science fiction tale that offers up some interesting ideas and debates, Volition catapults the Smith brothers to the top of the filmmakers-to-watch list. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 59% Tales from the Lodge (2019) Tales From the Lodge is a super clever hybrid of comedy and horror, thriller and anthology. Destined to be a future British comedy classic, Tales From the Lodge delights and deceives with wonderful and unexpected results. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Stalked (2019) A solid idea that loses steam towards the end, Stalked taps into every mother's worst nightmare and dwells on it for as much tension as it can get. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Stairs (2019) Stairs demonstrates Paton's passion and hunger for the science-fiction genre, and it'll be interesting to see what he can really do when he gets let loose with a much bigger budget. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Magnificent Obsession of Michael Reeves (2019) A well-researched documentary, The Magnificent Obsession of Michael Reeves is an informative and interesting film that celebrates the life of a remarkable man. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Halloween Party (2018) Halloween Party has a lot going for it: some great dialogue, insane ideas (vagina spiders folks), and some genuinely likeable lead characters. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Barge People (2018) The Barge People is a fun attempt to create a British Hills Have Eyes,or Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It doesn't fully pay off however, thanks to falling into the same pitfalls as the very films that it's trying to pay homage too. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Death of a Vlogger (2019) With goosebumps inducing scares, Death of a Vlogger explores a tried and tested sub-genre in a new dynamic way. Graham Hughes very well might have created Paranormal Activity for the vlogging generation. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Sadistic Intentions (2018) A solid debut feature, Eric Pennycoff demonstrates a unique voice with this Linklater meets the occult romantic horror. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet For We Are Many (2019) An interesting and diverse range of short films, For We Are Many races along at a breakneck pace. With several sections worthy of feature film expansion, this is a treasure trove of demonic delights. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Eat, Brains, Love (2019) Utterly charming, Eat Brains Love is this generation's answer to Idle Hands. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 100% Rock, Paper and Scissors (Piedra, papel y tijera) (2019) A spin on Misery with added siblings, Rock, Paper and Scissors, is a solid chamber piece chiller. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) It Chapter Two does't quite stick the landing, but offers plenty for horror and King fans alike. Lacking slightly in the magic of the first film, this is a darker, more straight forward scarefest that is all but guaranteed to give you nightmares. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 100% Spiral (2019) Spiral is ever-evolving, and constantly turning on itself, much like its namesake. A beautiful score and clever cinematography perfectly compliment a captivating mystery, and held together by a star-making turn from Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
4/5 100% True Fiction (2019) With echoes of The Shining and Misery, Braden Croft has created an intriguing plot and atmospheric tale that Stephen King himself would be proud of. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet To Your Last Death (2019) A stunningly executed animation that, whilst let down a little by an overly familiar plot, still offers plenty to enjoy. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Sonata (2019) Perfect viewing for a rainy autumnal afternoon The Sonata is a solid Gothic ghost mystery that will easily entertain. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/5 60% Red Letter Day (2019) In many ways Red Letter Day is a humour heavy, daylight spin on The Purge, one which works well, but could benefit from a longer run time. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) A bloody and funny horror comedy that showcases the comedic talents of Samara Weaving and company wonderfully. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/5 84% Porno (2019) A nostalgic trip back to the heyday of cinema, Porno is not as titillating as the title suggests, but has plenty of eye-watering imagery to keep you up at night. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/5 100% Master of Dark Shadows (2019) Master of Dark Shadows is a well made and highly educational look back at one of America's wackiest television series. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2/5 72% Knives and Skin (2019) A case of style over substance, Knives and Skin is certainly a pretty film to look at,, it just lacks a bit of heart and soul. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 100% Kindred Spirits (2019) Thanks to Caitlin Stasey's bold performance, Kindred Spirits will make you feel all kinds of uncomfortable in this rather special re-imagining of the Single White Female story. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 69% I'll Take Your Dead (2018) A lovely character piece drenched in melancholy, I'll Take Your Dead is haunting and heartbreaking in equal measure. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 75% I Trapped The Devil (2019) An atmospheric and absorbing watch, I Trapped the Devil encourages audience participation whilst at the same time creeping them out. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet I Am Toxic (Soy tóxico) (2018) A stylish version of Mad Max with added zombies, I am Toxic is fun to look at on the outside, but is sadly a little hollow on the inside. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 100% Happy Face (2019) A charming tale that affirms that it is the soul that makes you beautiful, not your outward appearance. Happy Face is the perfect film to watch when you want the evils of the world to disappear for a little while. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 83% Girl on the Third Floor (2019) If Fatal Attraction and The Shining moved in together into a house built by Clive Barker then it would likely look a lot like Girl on the Third Floor. Get ready for some dirty sticky fun that will have your skin crawling for a shower. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2/5 50% Ghost Killers vs. Bloody Mary (Exterminadores do Além Contra a Loira do Banheiro) (2018) There is an audience for Ghost Killers Vs. Bloody Mary, it is zany, wacky, and for the most part harmless, though there are moments that are just a little too crass and crude for most. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Fingers (2019) If you like your films darkly comedic and of a quirky nature then director Juan Ortiz has just the film for you. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 75% Feedback (2020) Feedback is a great thriller with a stellar turn by Eddie Marsan. The intricate, timely and well thought-out story, masterful performances and well-planned direction, all combine to draw the viewer in and keep them captivated. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2/5 80% Extracurricular (2019) A dreary and flat exploration of teens killing teens; given the taboo topic, Extracurricular could have been so much better. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019