Aliens & Horror

Aliens, or extraterrestrial beings, are forms of life which did not originate on Earth. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring aliens ever released. How many have you seen?

Shock Treatment

Two contestants become trapped inside a surreal game show.
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
1981
Feature Film
Realism: 
Surreal
Sadist: 
Torturer
Relative: 
Mother
Father
Trickster: 
Gamemaster
Impostor
Lurer
Dimensional: 
Meta
5.04
The show must go on!
7.04
4
6
6
2
3
1
Ambiance
Pace
Dialogue
This sequel vaguely complements The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s rough around the edges, has a weak narrative, but does a couple of things right in regards to continuity. It is still voyeur and kinky, but is as straight as Part 1 was gay, which creates an engaging contrast. It is shocking at time, sensual otherwise, and the songs lived up to the original ones.
Janet and Brad are still the protagonists but seem to have no recollection of their cinematic past, though they still represent “the old values”. Brad is once again demonized; now strapped to a wheelchair, and Janet steals the show. They were both recast, which is confusing at first. Sadly, Jessica Harper is no Susan Sarandon. She seems disinterested and so are we.
Part 1 had a clearer itinerary and was amusing despite its darkness. The first half of Shock Treatment is enthralling, but the second one is disorganized and repetitive. As the plot unfolds, we slip into oblivion and lose track of the events. The songs pile-up; meaningless, and the film loses its track. It is more elegant than Rocky Horror, but it is somewhat an empty shell.
Alternate Titles: 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 2
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Part 2
The Rocky Horror Picture Show II
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Part II
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Sequel
Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Supernatural Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing supernatural 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 Supernatural Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing supernatural 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?

Apocalyptic War

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent apocalyptic war films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Monster Invasion

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent monster invasion films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Whodunit Slashers

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent whodunit slashers and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?