This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!
Through hell and back!
The original Demons took place in a theater; this one in an apartment building where a party is being thrown. Efforts are put in reminiscing and continuing the story, but the narrative is clustered by bad script decisions and overacting, for some reason, while everything else is underachieved.
It’s not as dynamic as the original one and the pacing is a little off. The gimmick isn't as strong and as a result the film isn't that involving, sadly. It’s scary and gory, though, and offers new twists and subplots relating to the infectious demon concept. The effects are as organic as you remember them to be and the picture looks good, well lit and creepy.
The second half picks up the pace and gets in more familiar territories, with people running around and trying to escape. There is an efficient tension, most of the time, although some scenes could have benefited from a score and better sound effects. The film is excellent at setting an ambiance, but I feel the editing too often breaks the flow, ruining the hype.