[Review] POOR THINGS (2023) Emma Stone’s Award Winning Performance is an Odd Duck, and so is this Film

The Grue-Crew review POOR THINGS (2023, Searchlight Pictures, Hulu) on Gruesome Magazine episode 518. 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.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

POOR THINGS (2023, Searchlight Pictures / Hulu)

The incredible tale about the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter.

  • Available Streaming on Hulu Beginning March 7, 2024.
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
    Written by: Tony McNamara
    Based on the novel by: Alasdair Gray
    Cast: Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Mark Ruffalo, Christopher Abbott, Suzy Bemba, Vicki Pepperdine, Margaret Qualley


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.