Eternity of Terror 2016

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!

Teen Wolf

A teenager discovers he is a werewolf after hitting puberty.
So Bad It's Good
United States
1985
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Kid Friendly
Lycanthropy: 
Werewolf
5.04
It won't bite!
6
3.04
6
6
3
4
1
Performances
Plot
Ambiance
Teen Wolf is an eccentric coming of age light comedy. It’s exactly what the name implies, with emphasis on the “Teen”. You could draw many metaphors to teenage years; transformation, bullying and insecurity, namely. The movie is technically flawed but still charming because it has a fun vibe and covers itself in cheese. It is an accessible perspective on the werewolf meant for family viewing.
Michael J. Fox makes the show. He is the quintessential teenager of its era and fits the part. The mythological infectious werewolf bite is excluded from this 80’s interpretation of lycanthropy, blaming DNA for it; making it sound "natural", really, and setting up an underlying Puberty 101 metaphor. By the presence of its main protagonist, it is slightly oriented towards boys.
The metamorphosis sequences feel neglected. Clearly, the production has limits. Because this is a feel-good movie, the stakes aren't high and it gets away with cheap tricks. Teen Wolf is cheerful, colorful, entertaining and aimed at a young audience who minds about school life and enjoys sports. It is also one of their few gateways to horror because this is where it takes its inspiration.
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?

Clowns & Horror

Clowns are performers fond of physical comedy. Some are funny, some are scary. Some love children, some hate them. 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 clowns ever released. How many have you seen?

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?

Dolls & Horror

Bisques, fetish dolls, plush, ventriloquist dummies, voodoo dolls, worry dolls; dolls come in various shapes and forms. 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 dolls ever released. How many have you seen?

Robots & Horror

Robots are machines capable of carrying complex actions. They can be autonomous or semi-autonomous, they can be cyborgs or androids, and they are often driven by artificial intelligence. 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 robots ever released. How many have you seen?