[Review] MEG 2: THE TRENCH (2023, MAX) Silly, Preposterous, and Entertainingly Groan Worthy

The Grue-Crew review MEG 2 (2023, MAX) on Gruesome Magazine episode 469. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, lead news writer Dave Dreher, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week’s frightening addition to streaming horror films.

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Synopsis: A research team encounters multiple threats while exploring the depths of the ocean, including a malevolent mining operation.

  • Available Streaming on MAX beginning September 29, 2023
  • Directed by: Ben Wheatley
  • Written by: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, Dean Georgaris
  • Cast: Jason Statham, Jing Wu, Shuya Sophia Cai, Cliff Curtis, Page Kenned, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Skyler Samuels, Melissanthi Mahut, Whoopie Van Raam, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Felix Mayr


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.