Eternity of Terror 2019

This book includes 200 dark movies you’ll want to revisit time and again. These are the most rewatchable dark films reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison.

Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Child's Play 2

An adopted boy once the victim of a possessed doll suspects it found its way to his new foster home.
United States
1990
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Worshipper
Dolls: 
Dolly
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer
Possessor
Writing: 
Characters: 
Franchise Sequel
8
The more fun you'll ever have with a doll!
8
6
7.04
7.04
4
4
4
Effects
Dialog
Plot
Chucky's no longer an enigma. We've seen him walk, talk and stalk already and this means we now get more explicit exposure, fewer chills, but more amusing murders and one-liners. The doll is scary enough on its own but it can no longer rely on our apprehension and imagination. Fortunately, the script avoids most pitfalls of horror sequels.
Two of our three main protagonists from the original are not returning and the story centers on Andy, the kid, instead. Considering he is who Chucky's after, this isn't much of an issue. Child’s Play 2 goes all out when it comes to special effects and uses no shortcut to impress us. Most of them are rendered through puppet work and animatronics, with the occasional midget thrown in the mix.
This holds up to the original in terms of writing, directing and acting but it has more ambition. It is arguably a perfect sequel. It brings back most of the elements that worked the first time but the script has fun with them and pushes the concept to the extreme. This is a more prestigious movie than its predecessor was, with a grand finale you will not easily forget.
Alternate Titles: 
Child's Play 2
Child's Play Part 2
Chucky 2
Chucky Part 2
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?