Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Found Footage Films

Included in this book are 64 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent found footage films.

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

The Wizard of Oz

A girl is transported by a tornado to a world dominated by witches and inhabited by magical creatures.
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The Wizard of Oz is one of the most immersive visual experiences of its era. A surprisingly large amount of people directed and wrote this film. It is a production of epic proportions and nothing was left to chance. The photography is way ahead of its time. The style has been imitated, since, but never attained. The movie isn’t as innocent as it first appears. It is a smart hybrid of all genres.
The film was somewhat treated like a play, which can explain how spectacular it is. This is true about the dialogue, the sets and the costumes. The set design is intoxicating and the matte painting completely surreal. The costumes are rich in color and texture. The main performers can act, sing and dance. Considering the complexity of most costumes, this is no small task.
The songs, in this musical, are almost all earworms. A strong universal moral resides in the twist, making this film pertinent for both adults and children. The witch and the wizard might scare young children, but there is virtually no violence, here. The plot is clever, compartmented and calculated. The most fascinating thing about this film is that it looks like it was made in the 1960’s.
66 All-Canadian Horror Movies

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 were produced exclusively by Canada. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Plausible Menace

Plausible threats, as opposed to supernatural or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence can be or has been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 413 plausible horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Supernatural Menace

Supernatural threats, as opposed to plausible or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence cannot be or hasn’t been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 1272 supernatural horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

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?