Realms of Terror: Dark Comedies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark comedies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

Once Bitten

A vampire Countess who drinks the blood of virgins makes a man one of her own.
Feel-Good
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
1985
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Halloween
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
6
The way to your heart!
6
4
6
6
3
3
1
Ambiance
Dialog
Performances
This modern vampire comedy is about a man stuck between two gorgeous women, attractive for their respective reasons. Only half the jokes are funny. The other half are deeply embarrassing. You’ll certainly be judged by your peers if you even giggle. The film contains a lot of predictable cliched vampire gags; jokes about raw meat, sunglasses, coffins and the color black.
The soundtrack is fun and cheesy, and it eventually converges in one of the most awkward, yet fascinating dance scenes ever filmed. Here’s Jim Carrey in his incubative stage. He’s the clumsy joker. His two friends are disposable and are only here to glorify him. Lauren Hutton plays the classy, seductive vampire and Karen Kopins the cute girlfriend next door.
The venereal disease analogy is obvious and turned into a joke. There are bad puns at every turn. Some moments are so poorly filmed that they’re hard to take seriously. That Hollywood scene sure looks silly. The most expensive shots aren’t necessarily the greatest. The last act is particularly exciting, and the speed phone dating absolutely bonkers.
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.