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?

Night of the Living Dead

A group of people chased by zombies take refuge in a vacant house.
United States
1990
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Relative: 
Offspring
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Explosion
Extinction
Famine
Fire
Infestation
Infected: 
Contagious
Irradiated
Diseased
6
The franchise that just won't die!
7.04
5.04
6
6
3
4
3
Ambiance
Editing
Effects
Released 22 years after the original, this remake is in color and is rigorously faithful. It’s well cast, well shot and is filled with friendly homages. Every event is a bit more prestigious, more intense, and gorier, with more prosthetics and other generous practical effects. The film gives us a more realistic rendition of the story that created a subgenre: zombies.
They’re not simply extras with cheap make-up anymore. Some of them look putrid or heavily mutilated. The original film was darkly lit, and the black areas where a perfect refuge for the living dead. This one uses abundant realistic lighting most of the time, instead. The photography is interesting and represents the most obvious shift in tone. People feel more real, more “there”.
It uses few locations, few actors, and it doesn't create a filler problem. Time is well spent discovering our characters and making their complex relationships evolve. The same dilemmas are posed, and the story follows its dramatic course as originally written. It is more theatrical, more violent, less emotionally detached and livelier than its predecessor, and is generally a good update.
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?