Icons of Terror 2016: 14 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 88 horror films grouped in 14 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.

The Toxic Avenger Part II

A mutated revenant on a quest to find his lost father visits Japan.
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As established late in Part 1, and as prominently exploited in this sequel, Toxie is more a superhero and not the bad guy we saw in him. The backstory's been taken care of, and it’s now time for real-time fast-paced wars with hoards of villains of all types: midgets, transgenders and other minorities that raise taboos and debate. Expect gore, racial jokes and burlesque.
All this is done in good taste, and it’s probably where the franchise succeeds best. The people behind this have no shame making the marginal evil, so as long as they’re the center of the plot. Toxic Avenger is true to himself and carries a lobbyist’s torch. He is more than ever defined here as an oppressed victim, not that any of it must be taken seriously. Still, the commentary is thick.
This is a new chapter in Toxic’s life and it should, in theory, trigger the start of many adventures. This is at least what the format and marketing suggest. This production is made for pure entertainment. It’s a cheap gimmick but with people creative and hard-work enough behind it to fill the runtime and still grab the audience. Prepare to be shocked and laugh about your own morals!
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The Toxic Avenger 2
The Toxic Avenger Part 2
The Toxic Avenger II
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?

Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 2000’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: 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?