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?

Invasion of Astro-Monster

Aliens negotiate with humans in order to borrow three monsters from earth.
Japan
1965
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Translated
Animals: 
Bird
Dinosaur
Imaginary
Trickster: 
Lurer
Conman
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Collapse
Fire
Dimensional: 
Spaceman
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
Infected: 
Irradiated
4
You'll be stumped...
8
3.04
5.04
5.04
1
4
1
Performances
Pace
Dialog
As with most Godzilla sequels featuring more than one giant creature, and they all do, the story is dense with superfluous details and doesn't always focus on the fun stuff. The dialog is tedious, very procedural and compensates for a budgetary lack. It's as good as any science-fiction film of its time, but the excessive padding is overwhelming, as it turns out.
The humanoid alien subplot can be heavy for someone looking for pure entertainment. Humans negotiate and discuss with them for way too long and display too little natural discomfort. It's hard to take seriously. It is not the first time mankind has had monsters as allies against Godzilla; here Rodan and Astro-Monster, namely, and this comes out as another silly, yet cute attempt at horror-fantasy.
Invasion of Astro-Monster, like all the films in the franchise is an atmospheric masterpiece, and, as such, a delight for the acquired fan. The sound effects, the scores, the sets and the visuals have a particular signature to them that makes you come back for more. Yes, it's more of the same, but with now fully assumed cheese, funny costumes and hilarious oversimplified alien politics.
Alternate Titles: 
Godzilla 7
Kaijû daisensô
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
Monster Zero
Battle of the Astros
Invasion of Planet X
The Great Monster War
Masters of Terror 2019: Lloyd Kaufman's Filmography

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

Decades of Terror: 1930-2019

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2019 and came up with ranked lists. Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark adventure movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

Realms of Terror: Dark Fantasy Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark fantasy movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

Realms of Terror: Dark Action Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark action movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.