Trends of Terror 2019: 64 Psychological Thrillers

Psychological thrillers depict the unstable or delusional psychological states of its characters. They focus on the complex and often tortured relationships between obsessive and pathological characters. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 64 psychological thrillers sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again

A surgeon unintentionally creates a powder that unleashes the beast in men.
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Three bad jokes for every good one...
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Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again is a campy satire and a slapstick comedy that takes its source material from the popular novella by Robert Louis Stevenson in which a man creates a potion that makes him evil. In this film, the potion is basically cocaine. You get more junky jokes than you can take, an equal amount of surgery humor and, because Mr. Hyde is a pervert, you also get sex jokes.
Jekyll and Hyde, two souls in one body, really, snort their way through this movie. Because this is stoner humor, it takes three bad jokes to get a good one. The acting is decent but the editing is horrendous, so some voices appear desynchronized. The stunts are impressive. The sets look like they are made of plastic, which is perfect for this type of comedy.
The main problem, here, is that this production is a one-trick pony. We get the idea after the first twenty minutes and we then hit repeat. Fortunately, by the end of the film, the loop is closed. We then realize how close we managed to stay to the source material using allegories. If this film took itself seriously, it would be tragic; it would be the sad story of an intoxicated playboy.
Giants & Horror

Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. 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 giants ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 2000’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: 1990's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?

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Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?