Eternity of Terror 2017

This book includes 200 dark movies you’ll want to revisit time and again. These are the most rewatchable dark films reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison.

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!

Swamp Thing

After a laboratory incident, a scientist turned into a mutated plant monster gets his revenge on those who stole his secret formula.
So Bad It's Good
United States
1982
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Snake
Sadist: 
Torturer
Stalker: 
Hunter
Sneaker
Thief
Trespasser
Government: 
Army
Fascist
Trickster: 
Conman
Catastrophes: 
Explosion
Fire
Fluids: 
Potion
Plant: 
Plant Man
Lycanthropy: 
Werewolf
4
Smells like bad cheese...
7.04
4
5.04
6
1
4
1
Ambiance
Effects
Photography
Swamp Thing is a laughably cheesy adaptation of a classic comic character and his adventures. The physical stunts are daringly authentic and the boat chases over-the-top. That said, every action bit ends up looking fake. The contrast between ambition and rendition is sadly hilarious, especially when taking into account they are scored as if this was a Friday the 13th sequel.
The swamp sets are impressively well designed and lit in a comfortable surreal fashion. This becomes an issue in regards to the creature because the suit looks like nothing other than a layer of rubber. Little texture work went into it. Swamp Thing isn't exactly scary. The monster is the main protagonist, after all, making this half an adventure film, half a revenge story.
The script has weaknesses and dialog is a major one. The main actors are doing a decent job but everybody else seems like they are struggling with their lines. The sad irony about this one is it is only worth seeing for its charming mistakes. While Swamp Thing is an overall deception, it partially redeems itself in its last act. Things get crazier, nonsensical, then increasingly awkward...
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.