Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 2000’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?

The Curse of the Cat People

A child befriends an aging reclusive actress.

 

United States
1944
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
Festivity: 
Christmas
Catastrophes: 
Storm
Screenplay: 
Franchise Sequel
Stands Alone in the Franchise
4
That's one way to skin a cat...
5.04
4
5.04
3.04
1
2
2
Ambiance
Pace
Performances
This motion picture takes the biggest possible narrative detours to finally get to the core of the story on more than one occasion, but, by doing so, it develops characters, including the loveliest little girl and her perfect family, and it creates build-up, more successfully than Cat People, its predecessor, did. Curiously, this screenplay is at no point about a feline curse.
This is a relatively short film, and it wastes precious time on the story of the Headless Horseman AKA Sleepy Hollow. See, this is a ghost story with many subplots. The most defining characteristic of this sequel could be said about the original film; this is a drama, a thriller but it’s not a scary movie. The horror is the cherry on top and you shouldn’t just wait for it.
Contrary to what one might presume, The Curse of the Cat People is mostly a feel-good movie. It has a surreal look and feel, and it has a lot of filler. Some of it takes place on Christmas, in fact so much of it that we forget this is supposed to be a movie about lycanthropy. It is attached to the first film in name only and that's a dirty trick the studios pulled on us, but it's a decent film.
Alternate Titles: 
Cat People 2
Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese 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 Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British 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 the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?