Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Psychological Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

Dollman

A small space traveler fights his nemesis on earth.
So Bad It's Good
United States
1991
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Dimensional: 
Spaceman
Robot: 
Android
Cyborg
Drone
3.04
A small step for man...
7.04
3.04
4
3.04
1
3
1
Plot
Effects
Ambiance
It starts as a dystopian science-fiction and transplants its world on earth early on. It’s about a gunslinger a foot tall whose credibility lies in the photorealism of his environment. Charles Band’s productions aren't exactly subtle, and Dollman is no exception. The contrast between real and fake size is an issue. Full Moon Entertainment is aware but thinks creativity matters most.
The sets are organic, rich, and sometimes overdriven by over-the-top effects that the budget can’t afford under Hollywood standards. Interestingly, the movie seems like it’s fresh out of the mind of a child wishing his stick figure came alive. While this film belongs to horror realm, it can be highly appealing to a young audience and fairly accessible.
It’s not straight terror and it’s not just science-fiction either. It has different influences at different times and pulls it off. The concept of miniaturization is one rarely tackled in film, because of the visual trickery it implies. The actors seem to be struggling with it as much as the production design department. This one must have been easier to write than direct!
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