By the time you get to the bloody stuff, the movie turns into a ridiculous sandbox of horror-comedy that is way more preoccupied with having shameless fun than anything else.
I've been aware of Barton Fink for as long as I can remember. This is probably, as is the case for most of my cultural awareness, because of The Simpsons. That being said, I found the movie to be a nourishing look at the creative process, movie-making, and the stories we tell ourselves to keep ourselves going.
I hosted a podcast episode about the movie, which you can find here.