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.
Destined to be a blockbuster!
Terminator 2 only feels like a vague remake of the original in how it justifies Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return; this time defending the woman his previous incarnation attempted to kill. He helps returning actress Linda Hamilton's character and her son, played by the excellent Edward Furlong. Standards have been upped a notch. Action predominates and the horror aspect is put aside.
This is the first film in history to successfully juggle with 3D effects. It achieves this with great talent, but, more precisely, because the new villain is made of malleable liquid metal. Blinn textures flatter the camera and convince the audience more easily than fur, hair and other particles. The visuals are not only ground-breaking, but also scripted not to be subject to bad CG.
Two unstoppable killing machines fight each other; the strongest trying to kill two mere humans, the other defending them at all cost. Extended car chases, big guns, explosions, gore; you get it all! It’s brilliantly written and rigorously directed. The movie is virtually flawless and arguably one of the best ever made. It explores every cinema genre seamlessly and with constant intensity.