Trash FireWhen Owen is forced to reconnect with his only living relatives, confront the past he's been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, learn that sometimes the ties that bind can cut off all circulation.
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Directors of "Trash Fire"Richard Bates Jr.
Creators of "Trash Fire"Richard Bates Jr.
Critic Reviews of "Trash Fire"New York TimesNovember 03, 2016
A failed American Guignol.Los Angeles TimesNovember 03, 2016
Another soggy batch of Southern Gothic horror-comedy from writer-director Richard Bates Jr. that spews out pitch black smoke with little combustible substance.AV ClubNovember 03, 2016
At least it's a good-looking orgy of adolescent nihilism, thanks to some clever stylistic touches from Bates and cinematographer Shane Daly. And if hating everyone is kind of your thing, you might get a kick out of it.RogerEbert.comNovember 03, 2016
It's kind of like Meet the Parents crossed with Psycho and it's a dark, nasty piece of work in most of the ways it should be.Village VoiceNovember 02, 2016
Bates plays with horror tropes, juggling black comedy and suspense in scenes that tease a gory release but ultimately only emphasize how much members of the creative class can underestimate their backward kin.Hollywood ReporterFebruary 01, 2016
With two low-budget cult films among his credits, Richard Bates, Jr. shifts a bit closer to the mainstream with Trash Fire, a relatively reserved horror-comedy that delves into darkly dysfunctional family secrets.VODzilla.coFebruary 17, 2017
the hyperreal focus here is on domestic and psychological dysfunction, with an only eventually likeable protagonist unable to put conflict with his family's previous generation(s) behind him.FILMINK (Australia)February 12, 2017
Tonally vicious and nihilistic throughoutFilm School RejectsNovember 07, 2016
Trash Fire entertains with laughs and thrills, but it also leaves you with an unexpected weight on your chest.HeyUGuysNovember 04, 2016
Trash Fire is a strange and unsettling film but it rarely feels like a shock-value exploitation piece.Blu-ray.comNovember 03, 2016
Bates Jr. brings a satisfying level of disturbance to the effort, keeping the audience sufficiently unnerved even with unknown turns of plot, while sustaining its rather lucid take on a terrible relationship.
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