Terror in Black and White

This book contains 101 ranked reviews of horror and horror-adjacent black and white movies. The ranking is established by the sum of 8 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, creepiness, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each article contains a rating, a synopsis, and a short review.

Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge

During World War II, Nazis murder the wife of a puppeteer who can transfer souls into inanimate objects.
So Bad It's Good
United States
1991
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
Government: 
Nazi
5.04
Puppets vs. the Nazi!
7.04
5.04
6
5.04
3
4
2
Ambiance
Pace
Effects
We knew these puppets had some connection to Nazi history. This sequel attempts to explain how and why and there are pleasant surprises along the way. It’s a period piece, a prequel and it contains clever twists you probably won’t see coming. The sensitive Holocaust material is well-handled. Furthermore, it’s a clever plot device that introduces the concept of research on eternal life.
Sumptuous Gothic sets are used as backdrop, but this time we’re in Berlin during World War II and threats are everywhere. The puppets are no longer answering to a villain but a hero, now. The Nazis are the antagonists and the puppets follow Andre Toulon's directives. We actually follow the old tortured man throughout the movie. It’s quite the mental gymnastics, indeed, but it works.
This is the most polished movie in this franchise at this point. The quality of the screenplay, the effects, the dialog and the cinematography are upped a notch. The actors do a good job, too. Puppet Master 3’s only drawback is that it isn't scary. It is starting to feel like a cartoon and is losing its evil signature, but it’s entertaining all the same.
Alternate Titles: 
Puppetmaster 3
Puppet Master 3
Puppet Master 3: Toulon's Revenge
Puppetmaster III
Puppet Master III
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.