Taboos of Terror 2017: Shock, Sex & Terror

This book contains 160 horror movie reviews. These movies all contain shock, sex and gore. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Return to Horror High

A movie company makes a feature film about a serial killer that was never caught.
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
1987
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trickster: 
Impostor
Dimensional: 
Meta
5.04
Old school!
4
3.04
5.04
6
2
3
2
Ambiance
Photography
Plot
Return to Horror High is everything good about 1980’s slashers, but it’s disjointed and tells two stories at once. There’s the movie inside the movie, and there are flashbacks with high school students. The title can be misleading. This is not some festive high school reunion. It’s everything but. It’s a film about people shooting a film inside an abandoned school.
The present-time institution is dark, foggy, and vacant. The best moments take place in the women’s locker room. The murders are imaginative, but not all gory. The actors are dull, and only surpassed, in mediocrity, by bad dialogue. That said, the film is entertaining. It’s one cliché after another; slapstick comedy slashers were never rocket science.
The movie’s deep and complicated. It confuses whoever loses focus for a few seconds. The cops aren’t real cops. The victims turn out to be actors. Truth be told, the creators tried to save a few bucks and shot in anticlimactic circumstances that hinder storytelling. The photography isn’t in tone with the script. This is not a bad movie, but it’s not as exciting as it could be.
Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster 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?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?