31 Days of Terror 2018

This book includes 35 thematic lists and several bonus lists. Each list contains 31 highly recommended horror movies sorted from worst to best.

1) Roll a six-sided die twice and record your two results in the order they were thrown.

2) Find the numbers rolled within the table of contents. Once there, you will be redirected to a thematic list of highly recommended horror movies.

3) The first movie listed is tagged October 1st.

4) Write this result down on the first line of your watchlist. Watchlist templates may be found at the end of this book.

5) Rinse and repeat this sequence 30 more times to create a completely random set of movies for every day in October.

Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4

A reporter investigates a strange death that might be related to a cult.
So Bad It's Good
United States
1990
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Christmas
Insects: 
Cockroach
Larva
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Cultists: 
Worshipper
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer
Evoker
Transmuter
3.04
Bad Santa...
4
3.04
4
4
1
2
3
Performances
Editing
Effects
Silent Night, Deadly Night 3 was a first attempt at supernatural horror from a weak franchise that needed to be saved and only got more complicated instead. Initiation is a sequel by name only and delivers a story closer to 1968’s Rosemary’s Baby and every dark cult movie with sexual undertones ever made. There are phallic symbols and plenty of worms, here, but no evil Santa in sight.
The protagonists are mostly female and men are depicted as orbiting pigs. It’s a mix of voodoo horror and of classic haunted house tropes. The actors are decent and the director is competent, but the production feels rushed and treated with little attention to detail. The procedural is not that interesting but at least hints at Wicca, kinks and lesbianism to create somewhat intriguing filler.
This is a compilation of intense moments that don’t blend well together. It’s nothing the editing can’t make worse, sadly. In fact, the disjointed narrative only clusters a mystery we never feel compelled to solve because it relies so much on improvised editing. This isn't a slasher and it can’t be considered Christmas-themed either. It’s a bad sequel and a forgettable stand-alone horror film.
Alternate Titles: 
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation
Silent Night, Deadly Night IV: Initiation
Silent Night, Deadly Night: Initiation
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4
Silent Night, Deadly Night IV
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 4
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part IV
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.