Checklist of Terror 2019: Undead Villains

This book contains ranked checklists of movies with vampires, zombies, demons, ghosts, lycanthropes, mummies, skeletons, revenants, reapers, limbs, and possessed beings. How many have you seen?

King Kong Escapes

An evil ruler captures a giant gorilla, hoping to control it and make it work for him.
Creature Feature
United States
Japan
1967
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Translated
Animals: 
Dinosaur
Gorilla
Imaginary
Snake
Catastrophes: 
Biohazard
Collapse
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
Mecha
Robot: 
War Robot
Artificial Intelligence
Psychics: 
Hypnotist
Telepathist
3.04
Monkey business...
7.04
3.04
4
4
1
4
1
Performances
Pace
Effects
This Japanese version of King Kong takes the original concept and adapts it to the kaiju dimension. It feels much more like a Godzilla film than a legit sequel to 1933’s King Kong and Son of Kong. The ultimate antagonist, though, is some evil doctor intending to capture the beast. This creates a situation where we fear and hate him rather than the abomination itself.
We're not really in horror film territory. It's the science-fiction, the adventure and the fantasy that predominantly take over. The abundance of dialogue is sometimes an issue because no one likes cheap filler. The end result is sadly anticlimactic. While the set design and the photography are satisfying, and while the film is surprisingly ambitious, the special effects aren't convincing enough.
King Kong Escapes features a cast both Asian and American, yet everyone speaks Japanese. This is due to copyright restrictions and orchestrated in a way to minimally please both oriental and occidental audiences with nothing more than a denatured by-product. This approach allows for the addition of flirt and romance to a formula historically rather platonic; that of daikaijūs.
Alternate Titles: 
Kingu Kongu no gyakushû
King Kong Strikes Again
King Kong's Counterattack
The Revenge of King Kong
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?