Eternity of Terror 2017

This book includes 200 dark movies you’ll want to revisit time and again. These are the most rewatchable dark films reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison.

Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Scanners III: The Takeover

A woman with psychic abilities becomes hungry for power.

 

United States
Canada
1991
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Dimensional: 
Static
Psychics: 
Hypnotist
Telekinetic
Telepathist
Wizards: 
Evoker
5.04
Laugh your head off!
6
4
6
6
2
3
2
Pace
Plot
Effects
Scanners 3 is so simple minded it makes us feel dumb. The two first films were no masterpieces but they were more mature. The studio wasted no time, after the last installment, and came up with this third one; the same year Part 2 was released. Things start with a big “what the hell” moment so dumb and gratuitous we can’t look away and can’t help but smile.
This is a popcorn movie. It’s a visual disaster but an entertaining one; more entertaining than Part 2, that is. The “scanners” are finally elevated to the state of superheroes. They’re treated like super mutants. What’s more, the psychic gimmick is sporadically being turned into slapstick comedy. What a hilarious mess this movie is, intentionally or not.
Ironically, Scanners 3 is pretty much from the same artists as the previous film. The tone is completely different, though. On top of everything, this flick is a slasher. It is unprecedented, easy on the brain and completely hectic. We get to know the villain more than the hero and it make things exponentially interesting. The creators probably had a blast with this one and we can feel it.
Alternate Titles: 
Scanners 3
Scanners III
Scanners 3: The Takeover
Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster 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?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?