Fate of Terror 2019: Play Dead!

This book includes 216 reviews of horror movies. half are plausible, the other half supernatural.

Roll a six-sided die three times. Find the sequence within the table of contents. you will be redirected to a random movie and its review.

Alien

An ore harvesting crew discovers a dead alien and large unidentified eggs inside an abandoned spaceship.
Horror for Beginners
United States
United Kingdom
1979
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Fluids: 
Acid
Infected: 
Host
Robot: 
Android
Social Robot
Artificial Intelligence
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Claustrophobic alienation!
8
7.04
7.04
8
3
4
4
Ambiance
Pace
Effects
From stasis cages and poorly lit tunnels to the deep isolation of space, and considering how small the sets appear to be, Alien is vividly claustrophobic. It succeeds both on the horror and science-fiction levels. It's disorienting from the start and confinement isn't even the horror of it all. There is a giant extra-terrestrial aboard the ship and it's more a monster than a cute humanoid.
The beast is gradually revealed but never fully. Mystery and build-up are some of the many strengths of the well-paced script. There is unifying rigor in the creature and ship design. The rooms aren't just atmospheric; they are conveniently built, from the storyboard phase, to inspire distress. In a way, after all, this is a slasher taking place in space with, for victims, bored public workers.
The cinematography is a delight; always mastered, always vibrant. The effects are something else. If you needed a reason to fear alien invasion, this is it. They are depicted as smart but too savage, too animalistic to negotiate. Dense in detail and scientific procedural, Alien is high caliber sci-fi that's virtually flawless on all aspects and speaks to a rather intellectual niche.
Alternate Titles: 
Alien 1
Alien Part 1
Checklist of Terror 2019: Plausible Menace

Plausible threats, as opposed to supernatural or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence can be or has been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 413 plausible horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Supernatural Menace

Supernatural threats, as opposed to plausible or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence cannot be or hasn’t been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 1272 supernatural horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror films from the 1990’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror films from the 1980’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Guess the Horror Movie: 400 Pixelated Puzzles

This book contains 400 puzzles. Guess the name of each horror film based on the pixelated picture, its released year, and its synopsis. Write the title in the boxes below the clues. Puzzles tend to get more difficult as you progress. Answers can be found in the last pages.