Checklist of Terror: Vampire, Werewolf, Zombie & Demon Movies

This book contains a checklist of vampire, werewolf, zombie, and demon films sorted in order of preference. The ranking is established by the sum of 8 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness. How many have you seen?

Shock 'Em Dead

A musician asks a witch to make him the greatest rock star in the world.
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
1991
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer
Transmuter
4
Rock on!
6
3.04
4
4
2
3
2
Ambiance
Photography
Plot
The plot of Shock 'Em Dead is every 1980’s teen’s dream come true... except that we’re now in the 1990’s and it’s awkward. I’m talking about a magic spell that turns you into a rock star, and, ultimately, into an asshole. You’re never really sure what the threat is. Are we dealing with a spellcaster? An illusionist? The devil? A genie? Is this voodoo magic?
The writers probably don’t know, and, in the end, does it even matter? Even Angel, the main protagonist, is a villain, and we forget who to root for. And what if we were supposed to root for Traci Lords’ character? She’s a sympathetic presence, her talent is undeniable, but this is not a flattering film and she’s disposable. She is the creators’ best asset and they don’t know how to use her.
Shock ‘Em Dead has the photography of a sitcom, a weakness we come to accept. In fact, there are boobs every ten minutes, so this is definitely not a sitcom. Yep! This is for grown-ups, yet the script is extremely immature and equally predictable. Sometimes, this kind of movie is all a horror buff needs on a Saturday night. It’s simple, it’s dumb, and it’s full of naked chicks.
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?