Terry Mesnard

Terry Mesnard

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Rotten Tomatoes approved critic, owner/EIC of Gayly Dreadful, co-host of the Scarred for Life Podcast and editor of We Are Horror.

Favorite films

  • Alien
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
  • The Blob

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  • Zola

  • Old

  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

  • Tremors 2: Aftershocks

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  • Tigers Are Not Afraid

    Tigers Are Not Afraid

    ★★★★½

    Review from Telluride Horror Show:

    When I’m asked why I love horror so much, I typically explain how horror, more than any other genre, can tackle an issue and present it in a way that’s both enlightening and exciting. Adding the veneer of horror to a story frees the filmmaker to really dive into the subject matter and create something that transcends real life.

    Take the fairy tale aspect of Pan’s Labyrinth, for example. Guillermo del Toro frames an examination…

  • Revenge

    Revenge

    ★★★★½

    The helicopter sails over a desolate landscape. Its destination is a beautiful modern home; a colorful oasis in the otherwise brown desert. The camera closes in on a young woman as she departs the copter. It keeps low, focusing on her short skirt, her legs, her ass. She’s all bright colors; pink and sex. She sucks on a lollypop. Her neon star earrings bounce as she walks. She oozes sexuality and the camera eats it up. It languishes on her…

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  • Straight Up

    Straight Up

    ★★★★

    It's reductive in its discussions of sexuality (and a gay dude being disgusted with vaginas is so early 00s) and its humor is caustic, I fell in love with these two weirdos trying to understand love in the modern world.

  • April Fool's Day

    April Fool's Day

    ★★★★

    Come for the homoerotic soccer game and stay for this group of lovable assholes and a singularly terrible person.

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  • Xtro

    Xtro

    ★★★★

    If a sleazy rip-off of Alien and E.T. had a one night stand in a dingy alley, the result would be Xtro. This movie was bonkers bad and great at the same time.

  • Cordelia

    Cordelia

    ★★

    This was great until it wasn't. Also she does not peg him. And it was a wasted moment tbh.