Checklist of Terror 2019

This book contains a checklist of 1800 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?

Mothra

Small creatures held captive by a corporation summon a giant larva to rescue them.
So Bad It's Good
Creature Feature
Japan
1961
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Translated
Insects: 
Imaginary
Larva
Moth
Babies: 
Newborn
Cultists: 
Worshipper
Government: 
Army
Catastrophes: 
Biohazard
Collapse
Explosion
Fire
War
Flood
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
Plant: 
Carnivorous Plant
4
A hatching surprise...
8
3.04
4
4
1
4
1
Photography
Dialogue
Effects
Ishirō Honda, who gave us kaijus like Godzilla and Rodan, returns with a new creation: a giant moth. While the main subplot is that of a gangster film, this truly belongs to the worlds of fantasy and adventure. Although the commentary on apocalyptic war is strong, this one is more cheerful than the earlier horror-oriented kaiju films and more family-friendly.
Mothra is first introduced as a threat, but, thanks to an imaginative script with grey moral zones, the tables turn and it eventually earns our sympathy. We are encouraged, then, to antagonize a bunch of capitalists and the army, rather. Politics aside, the Honda collection is gradually toning down its grimness and shaping into something out of a child's dream.
The color keying sometimes suffers technologically but the rest of the effects holds up. The miniature work is impressive; even more when subject to destruction! Simply described, Mothra is a cute version of its darker kaiju cousin that appeals to a softer audience. The monster does create urban mayhem, but only as collateral damage necessitated by a humble mission.
Alternate Titles: 
Mosura
Daikaijû Masura
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.

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