Fifty Shades of Terror 2019: 50 Reviews of Black & White Horror Films

This book contains 50 reviews of horror movies shot in black and white. The reviews are sorted from the last position to the first one. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, emotions evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

From Beyond

A machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond perceptible reality accidently summons obscure life forms.

 

United States
1986
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Imaginary
Catastrophes: 
Explosion
6
Beyond your imagination!
7.04
5.04
7.04
7.04
3
2
3
Performances
Dialog
Effects
This is one of the movies most representative of Lovecraft’s work out there. It is based on one of his short stories by the same name. Here, we have an indescribable monster with unintelligible motivations that a complex machine can summon. From Beyond is, at the image of its original author, incomprehensible, but it doesn’t make it bad. It makes it hard to market.
Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and Ken Foree play in a H.P. Lovecraft adaptation by Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna. If those are just random names to you, know that you can expect nothing short of amazing from these artists. From Beyond is scary, kinky, it’s confusing, at times, the make-up is amazing, it’s cheesy and it’s a perfect fusion between Lovecraft’s world and 1980’s horror.
From Beyond’s main imperfection is that it can hardly be synopsized. It has a vague story that’s hard to sell. Though this is by no means a weakness, the plot is hard to follow. It doesn’t make logic sense and it doesn’t need to. What it lacks in storytelling it compensates for with depth, style and special effects. This film would make Lovecraft proud if he was still alive.
Alternate Titles: 
H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond
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.