Camp of Terror 2017

This book includes 173 dark movies so bad they’re good.

Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Night of the Living Dead

Strangers barricade themselves in a farmhouse to survive a zombie infestation.
Horror for Beginners
United States
1968
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
Character Focus: 
Zombie Film
Relative: 
Offspring
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Explosion
Extinction
Famine
Fire
Infestation
Infected: 
Contagious
Irradiated
Diseased
6
The film you come back to!
7.04
5.04
6
4
2
4
3
Ambiance
Photography
Pace
This movie outlines the world as it would be if taken over by contagious revenants converting the human race to theirs. It’s claustrophobic, xenophobic, and the monsters featured have a cohesive logic to them. The first scene takes place in a cemetery but all character arcs converge to a house that is being reinforced by the protagonists to keep the supernatural threat outside.
The odd interpersonal exchanges humans have under the extreme circumstances featured create build-up even when no zombie is around. George A. Romero and John A. Russo wrote a script so visionary that no minute feels stretched or superfluous. The lesson learned, here, is that humans are monsters in their own rights the moment their life is threatened and their freedom reduced to a minimum.
The performances are theatrically exaggerated, but certainly competent. The plot is imaginative and entertaining. The creatures depicted by the script aren't vampires or werewolves, but they’re just as interesting and dense with exploitative material. This is an instant classic that creates an instant subgenre and has the same amplitude the Universal monsters had.
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