Anthologies of Terror 2019

This book includes 86 horror anthology film reviews. The movies are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting and quality.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, pertinent moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

The Pit

A strange boy takes his revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest.
So Bad It's Good
Creature Feature

 

Canada
1981
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Child Film
Trickster: 
Lurer
Dolls: 
Plush
5.04
Creepy kid!
7.04
3.04
5.04
5.04
2
3
3
Ambiance
Performances
Plot
The movie has barely started, and writer Ian A. Stuart can’t wait to get to the good stuff. In less than three minutes, you know exactly what this is about because he gives you a direct taste of things to come. Whether this decision was taken in post-production or from the get go, it is quite a strange move. This plot is problematic in so many ways, but it’s equally entertaining.
The casting is strange, to say the least, and Sammy Snyders looks much older than his character, which makes every scene he’s in more awkward than necessary, including the moment his babysitter gives him a bath. He’s called “funny person” repeatedly by the chick he likes, he gets punched in the nose and puberty hits him hard. He’s got a fascinating face; one we never quite get used to.
According to Jamie, the creepy kid, there are trolls with yellow eyes inside a big hole in the woods that only he knows about; that is, before people end up down there themselves. It’s really hard to take the protagonist’s side, seeing as he is purely evil, but it’s what makes the movie so damn creepy. This production is not following a code or a formula. It is totally unpredictable.
Alternate Titles: 
Teddy
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