Anthologies of Terror 2017

This book includes 63 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.

Thriller

A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when two lovers are attacked by a hoard of revenants.

 

United States
1983
Short Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Trickster: 
Impostor
Dimensional: 
Meta
Lycanthropy: 
Werewolf
8
Close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination!
8
4
8
7.04
4
4
4
Performances
Dialog
Ambiance
Thriller is, in a nutshell, one of the best music videos ever made. Every second of it is pure gold. It stars Michael Jackson at the peak of his career, one of the best singer and dancer the world has known. What more can you ask for? This video more or less contains two intertwining stories: one about a werewolf and one with revenants. The latter is a musical.
The werewolf transformation scene is very similar to the one in An American Werewolf in London. Both pictures were written and directed by John Landis, and Rick Baker made both sets of make-up and effects. The werewolf scene is one of the scariest moments in the history of motion pictures. It doesn’t matter how many times you watch it, you never feel safe.
The "Thriller" song actually starts four minutes in. Jackson warms us up and teases us, constantly delaying the chorus. This is not the version of the song found on the Thriller music album. It’s a special mix made to optimize tension. It all culminates to horror legend Vincent Price rapping and a group choreography by revenants that would become iconic in pop culture around the world.
Alternate Titles: 
Michael Jackson: Thriller
Michael Jackson's Thriller
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?