Wacky and mean-spirited horror/comedy that features a nasty battle between a prissy millennial and a grumpy baby boomer. Bates' sense of humor is not for everyone, but there's plenty of laughs here, mixed with some devious horror and a healthy dose of general weirdness. The execution is a little flaky in places, but apart from that this is another solid effort from Bates.
A dark comedy that starts out pitch black and gets meaner and crazier as it nears its finale. Bates Jr. has a real feel for uncomfortable cinema, Trash Fire is another prime example of his talent. While his work tends to be a little rough around the edges, it's a breath of fresh air in a genre that has softened considerably over the past couple of years.