Anthologies of Terror 2017

This book includes 63 horror anthology film reviews. The movies are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting and quality.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, pertinent moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Son of Frankenstein

The son of a mad scientist revives the monster his father created before his death.
United States
1939
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
Stalker: 
Sneaker
3.04
Slower but meaner!
8
3.04
6
5.04
1
4
2
Ambiance
Photography
Effects
The monster was plentifully exposed in Bride of Frankenstein and is no longer a creepy mystery to us. We fast forward in the future, here, and people refer to him as a vague folktale; an urban legend. His body is soon found, though, and it triggers a sequence of events not unlike the original Universal original adaptation. The tone is the same, the structure is similar and the acting is up to par.
The film is sprinkled with fun surprises and twists that add a lot to the story. Returning characters make us care about what ends up being half a sequel, half a re-imagining. The dialog is more serious, this time around, and wants us to savor apprehending the angry monster’s resuscitation. The movie prefers long discussions over tense moments and has a frustrating amount of padding material.
Good performances get us through the filler so we can enjoy a satisfying third act. The photography and the effects are crisper than ever, yet the sets are dark and not revealing as much splendor as the two previous Universal Frankenstein movies did. The running time is significantly longer, allowing for more character development and a slow burning pace.
Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror films from the 1990’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror films from the 1980’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Guess the Horror Movie: 400 Pixelated Puzzles

This book contains 400 puzzles. Guess the name of each horror film based on the pixelated picture, its released year, and its synopsis. Write the title in the boxes below the clues. Puzzles tend to get more difficult as you progress. Answers can be found in the last pages.

Amazing Plausible, Supernatural, and Surreal Horror Films

This book contains 66 reviews of plausible horror films, 66 reviews of supernatural horror films, and 66 reviews of surreal horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis, and a review. How many have you seen?

66 Amazing Surreal Horror Films

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies present a surreal threat. How many have you seen?