31 Days of Terror 2017

This book includes 36 thematic lists. Each list contains 31 highly recommended horror movies sorted from worst to best.

1) Roll a six-sided die twice and record your two results in the order they were thrown.

2) Find the numbers rolled within the table of contents. Once there, you will be redirected to a thematic list of highly recommended horror movies.

3) The first movie listed is tagged October 1st.

4) Write this result down on the first line of your watchlist. Watchlist templates may be found at the end of this book.

5) Rinse and repeat this sequence 30 more times to create a completely random set of movies for every day in October.

The Thing

In Antarctica, a group of scientists comes in contact with a hostile alien parasite that lurks inside their camp.
United States
1982
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Dog
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Impostor
Catastrophes: 
Accident
Explosion
Storm
Dimensional: 
Spaceman
Infected: 
Contagious
Host
Screenplay: 
Short Story: 
Franchise Original
Franchise Remake
Franchise Re-imagining
8
One of the best things out there!
8
6
7.04
8
3
3
4
Effects
Editing
Ambiance
This is a remake of the movie The Thing from Another World, a 1951 John W. Campbell story adaptation. The actors are all male and all geared up to face the worst conditions; more specifically, here, an upcoming battle against a powerful being that wraps itself in mystery. The “Thing” can hardly be summarized with words and doesn't communicate the way we do.
The Thing establishes suspense like few horror films do; by laying down the facts, raising questions that may never find answers, then offering you so much more than the many outcomes you could possibly imagine. It uses perfectly paced sequences leading to unexpected jump scares. The animatronics are one of the kind and among the best and scariest ever seen in the genre.
The lighting is always just right; not revealing too much or too little. The thick ambiance is reinforced by an ongoing storm that implicitly restricts and locks the protagonists in; therefore accommodating the creature and forcing the victims to find creative ways to survive. Fortunately, they have big muscles, free access to a large arsenal and aren't the scared type...
Alternate Titles: 
John Carpenter's The Thing
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Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster 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?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?