Giants & Horror

Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. 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 giants ever released. How many have you seen?

Shocker

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead.
So Bad It's Good
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
1989
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Worshipper
Relative: 
Father
Trickster: 
Impostor
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Explosion
Dimensional: 
Spirit
Teleporter
Nightmare
Static
Unknown
Object: 
Furniture
Wizards: 
Possessor
Evoker
Transmuter
Necromancer
7.04
You're in for a shock!
8
4
7.04
7.04
4
4
3
Ambiance
Effects
Plot
Shocker is one of the most memorable horror films in Wes Craven’s filmography. The formula is very similar to A Nightmare on Elm Street’s, but it’s more chaotic. There are plot holes from beginning to end, but it doesn't matter. It’s a tragic love story, it’s about nightmares, premonitions, and witchcraft. The hero is one of the strongest and most resilient we've seen in horror cinema.
This is a very cool film. The introduction sequence is amazing. The score and soundtrack are exciting. Horror movies are rarely so action-oriented. It has a subplot about college football, a bunch of fist fights and a couple of chase scenes. It is edited very tightly, giving it a quick pace and good rythm. It has a style that is reminiscent of commercials and music videos.
The worst part of Shocker has the antagonist, a TV repair man, use television to travel. What this entices makes no sense, even in a fantasy film like this one; even if we were prepared. If there is one thing this story does well, it’s making us feel sad every time someone dies, regardless of how long they were exposed. It is as frightening as it is sorrowful. This is one of Craven's best.
Alternate Titles: 
Wes Craven's Shocker
Shocker: No More Mr. Nice Guy
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.