Realms of Terror: Dark Action Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark action movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

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.
History of Terror 2019: 1900 Bite-Sized Movie Reviews

Included in this book are 1900 bite-sized reviews of horror and horror-adjacent films sorted by release date. The reviews consist of 8 ratings.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Time Travel Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent time travel films.

Time travel films focus on the consequences of traveling into the past or the future.

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.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Musical Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent musical films.

Musicals are a genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.

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.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Torture Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent torture films.

In torture films, sadistic violence or torture is a central aspect of the plot.

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.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Claustrocore Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent claustrocore films.

Claustrocore films are about people stuck in one place for most of the running time.

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.