This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!
A failed experiment...
Based on a novel by H.G. Wells, this Filipino/American horror film is quite behind it’s time. It is dialogue heavy and rather conservative. Not much happens for a good 45 minutes and things remain slow even then. Unless we’ve been told, nothing indicates that this is a horror film for most of the runtime. As opposed to 1932’s Island of Lost Souls, there is only one monster, here.
The monster may very well be Dr. Charles Girard and not the creature he experiments on. He’s a molester, for one thing, and he doesn’t play well with others. He has no respect for life. He’s also the reason this film isn’t as good as it could be. It’s all about him and all we want to see is his experiment. We’ll have to wait until the third act for the thrills, I’m afraid.
All in all, this isn’t a very good film. The budget restraints are a problem. The acting isn’t terrific. The cinematography is rather basic. The editing is uneducated. Your day will probably be better off without Terror is a Man AKA Blood Creature. Or perhaps you’re a big H.G. Wells completist. By all means give this a try but don’t expect great results.