Checklist of Terror 2018

This book contains a checklist of 1308 dark films sorted in order of preference. The ranking is established by the sum of 8 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness. How many have you seen?

Terror Is a Man

A mad scientist transforms a panther into a man-like creature.

 

United States
Philippines
1959
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
2
A failed experiment...
6
3.04
4
3.04
1
3
2
Performances
Pace
Ambiance
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.
Alternate Titles: 
Blood Creature
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?