Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Found Footage Films

Included in this book are 64 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent found footage films.

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Child's Play 2

An adopted boy once the victim of a possessed doll suspects it found its way to his new foster home.
Horror for Beginners
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
8
4
4
4
Effects
Dialogue
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
Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?