Masters of Terror 2017: Wes Craven's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Wes Craven’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

The Invisible Man Returns

A man imprisoned and sentenced to death injects himself with an invisibility potion in order to escape.
United States
1951
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Prankster
Fluids: 
Potion
Infected: 
Diseased
4
A clear formula
8
5.04
6
5.04
1
4
1
Effects
Dialog
Plot
In this sequel, we learn that the invisible man is still alive. He escapes a prison using his power, and becomes a partial protagonist we should root for. There’s less of him conversing with a mask, goggles and clothes on, and more of him in his translucent state, resulting in many convincing special effects that borrow from the ground-breaking transparency illusion and push the challenge further.
Although it revisits its old structure, in which policemen and civilians are the victims, we instead mostly spend time watching the invisible man become increasingly evil. There are long scenes of dialog about world domination leading to physical confrontation that benefit from great suspense. The spoken lines are calculated; filmed under the right lighting and over intricate backdrops.
Questions raised in regards to voyeurism aren't avoided. We actually share the perspective of a sadistic joker with decreased moral values. The Invisible Man Returns shows you what it would be like to possess one of the most coveted supernatural powers the mind can come up with. Ironically, we're not sure who the hero is. We are therefore fascinated but never fully invested in the character.
Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster 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?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?