Decades of Terror: 1930-2016

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2016 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.

At the end of this book, you will find a list of 500 recommended dark films.

Bug

An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires.
Psychological Thriller

 

United States
1975
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Insects: 
Cockroach
Catastrophes: 
Collapse
Earthquake
Explosion
Fire
Psychics: 
Telepathist
5.04
It's not a bug, it's a feature!
6
3.04
6
6
2
3
3
Effects
Editing
Performances
For all you katsaridaphobiacs out there, there is Bug, a supernatural horror thriller about mutated cockroaches that can self-ignite at will. Wait! Cockroaches that can burst into flames? Why not! It’s a pretty cool concept ludicrous enough that we keep our distances, at first, tongue-in-cheek, yet it creates fascinating situations that glue us to our seat.
Movies that antagonize bugs or animals are usually slow and big on dialogue. This one isn’t. The cockroaches are not just magical; they’re smarter than your average bug. Prepare for a series of cringeworthy moments sprinkled to keep the action going. It has the pacing of a slasher flick without being one. The creature effects are so convincing you’ll believe a cockroach can explode.
Bug will send shivers down your spine. It builds suspense from the ground up with powerful sound effects and vivid reactions from the victims. The creators sure got the cockroach to do what the script needed them to. Despite a ridiculous premise, this is a smart movie with a motivated crew and a strong cast. It is William Castle’s last contribution to a film before his death.
History of Terror 2019: 1900 Bite-Sized Movie Reviews

Included in this book are 1900 bite-sized reviews of horror and horror-adjacent films sorted by release date. The reviews consist of 8 ratings.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Time Travel Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent time travel films.

Time travel films focus on the consequences of traveling into the past or the future.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Musical Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent musical films.

Musicals are a genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Torture Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent torture films.

In torture films, sadistic violence or torture is a central aspect of the plot.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Claustrocore Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent claustrocore films.

Claustrocore films are about people stuck in one place for most of the running time.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.