Grimcutty Poster.jpg
Directed byJohn Ross
Written byJohn Ross
Produced by
  • David Brooks
  • Jenna Cavelle
  • Dawn Fanning Moore
  • David D. Moore
  • Arbi Pedrossian
  • Britt Smith
CinematographyBridger Nielson
Edited byChester Howie
Music bySara Barone
Distributed by
Release date
  • October 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)
CountryUnited States

Grimcutty is a 2022 monster horror film written and directed by John Ross. The film stars Sara Wolfkind, Shannyn Sossamon, Usman Ally and Callan Farris. Produced by 20th Digital Studio and Capture, it was distributed in United States by Hulu, in Latin America by Star+, and internationally by Disney+.


A young teen must work with her little brother to stop an internet meme that has come to life. The outline of the story is a direct reference to the Momo Challenge hoax, an internet moral panic that reached its peak in 2019.[1][2][3]



Production company Capture produced and 20th Digital Studio developed the film.[4]


The film released in United States on Hulu, in Latin America by Star+ and internationally by Disney+ on October 10, 2022.[5][6]


The film has mostly negative reviews from critics. Its approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes is 25% based on 8 reviews.[7] Decider says to stream it, praising the cast.[8] A review at Bloody Disgusting scored the movie 2 out of 5.[9] Sportskeeda called the performances average.[10] Laughing Place said it is a "fine watch if you’re looking for something new."[11] Ready Steady Cut called it "a weak offering to the horror genre."[12] Paste Magazine compared the film to Slender Man and called it "forgettable."[13] Pajiba said it is "born of an interesting idea" but the execution was "unfortunately boring."[14] A review at Nightmarish Conjurings said that "while there are the typical “teen horror” flaws, Grimcutty holds up surprisingly well."[15] Decider said the film has a "strong cast."[16] Mashable claims that the "scares are overshadowed by over-explanation."[17] Common Sense Media called the monster goofy, scoring it 2 out of 5.[18]


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  2. ^ Weston, Christopher (October 2022). "Is Grimcutty based on Momo Challenge? Inspiration explained". HITC. Archived from the original on 11 October 2022. Retrieved 18 December 2022.
  3. ^ Shuman, Sean (23 October 2022). "Hulu's Grimcutty and Internet Horror: What Makes it Stand Out?". Movieweb. Archived from the original on 23 October 2022. Retrieved 18 December 2022.
  4. ^ Leonte, Tudor (2022-10-09). "Hulu Schedule Additions: New TV & Movies Arriving October 10-16". Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  5. ^ Adelgaard, Karina (2022-10-10). "Grimcutty (2022) – Review | Horror Hulu Disney". Heaven of Horror. Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  6. ^ Pruner, Aaron (2022-10-11). "New on Hulu in October 2022". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2022-10-12.
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  8. ^ Loftus, Johnny (2022-10-10). "'Grimcutty' Hulu Review: Stream It or Skip It?". Decider. Retrieved 2022-11-06.
  9. ^ Lipsett, Joe (2022-10-10). "Hulu's 'Grimcutty' Review – A Slight, Repetitive Creature Feature About Hysteria and the Internet". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  10. ^ Ganguly, Shrija. "Grimcutty review: The John Ross horror film on Hulu works despite a freakish monster and some loose strings". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  11. ^ Mack, Mike (2022-10-10). "Movie Review – Hulu's "Grimcutty" Keeps You on the Edge of Your Seat". Laughing Place. Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  12. ^ C, Lori (2022-10-10). "Grimcutty review - a painful to watch, weak and out-of-touch horror offering". Ready Steady Cut. Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  13. ^ Donato, Matt (2022-10-11). "Creepypasta Horror Grimcutty Overplays Its Monstrous Hand". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 2022-10-11.
  14. ^ Traves, Lindsay (2022-10-10). "Review: Hulu's Momo-Inspired 'Grimcutty' Is a Failure". Pajiba. Retrieved 2022-10-11.
  15. ^ Brannyk, J. M. (2022-10-11). "[Movie Review] GRIMCUTTY". Nightmarish Conjurings. Retrieved 2022-10-11.
  16. ^ Loftus, Johnny (2022-10-10). "'Grimcutty' Hulu Review: Stream It or Skip It?". Decider. Retrieved 2022-10-11.
  17. ^ McWilliams, Kyle (2022-10-12). "'Grimcutty' Review: The Internet meme becomes our professor?". Mashable. Retrieved 2022-10-12.
  18. ^ Costello, Brian. "Grimcutty Movie Review | Common Sense Media". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 2022-11-06.