The Best of Terror 2017: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 24% of 1230 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

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.
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