Masters of Terror 2018: Brian Yuzna's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Brian Yuzna’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

The Evil of Frankenstein

A scientist attempts to bring back the dead with the help of his assistant and a hypnotist.
United Kingdom
1964
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Thief
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Impostor
Catastrophes: 
Explosion
Fire
Psychics: 
Hypnotist
4
One more can't hurt!
7.04
4
6
6
1
4
2
Photography
Pace
Plot
Peter Cushing reprises the role of Frankenstein in this second sequel to Hammer Films' adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel. It is taking an increasing amount of liberties in regards to gore and controversy, spicing up a typically conservative plot. This is yet another beautiful period piece with vibrant matte painting and gorgeous Gothic set design.
You can find grander effects in this than the previous entries, mostly when it comes to Frankenstein's laboratory. There is a good deal of eye candy sprinkled from beginning to end, which helps keep up entertained. The tighter pace doesn't hurt. The new monster looks great when filmed under the right light. Its allure is somewhat reminiscent of the Universal Studios monster and he's kind of scary.
We never go into a Frankenstein adaptation or sequel expecting twists and turns. We can already predict the outcome, so we're all about the directing and singular aesthetic. The Evil of Frankenstein achieves this. It lives up to its tradition and the public's expectations. While it'll generally feel like more of the same, many significant technical improvements show.
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?