Fifty Shades of Terror 2019: 50 Reviews of Black & White Horror Films

This book contains 50 reviews of horror movies shot in black and white. The reviews are sorted from the last position to the first one. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, emotions evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Interview with the Vampire

Haunted by a tragic past, a vampire delivers his life story to a journalist.
Horror for Beginners
United States
1994
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Vampire Film
Sadist: 
Executioner
Master
Rigger
Torturer
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Clubbist
Guru
Worshipper
Government: 
Council
Fascist
Relative: 
Father
Offspring
Related
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Catastrophes: 
Fire
Psychics: 
Telepathist
8
A Gothic epic!
6
8
8
8
3
2
3
Performances
Editing
Dialogue
Interview with the Vampire is a look behind the curtain of one of the best regarded monster of cinema history. The protagonists are vampires learning to deal with a curse rather than a gift. They are immortal, are part of the bourgeoisie and travel a great lot to remain unknown. They are sensual and sexual tortured creatures of the night, which reminds us of the classic cinematic vampires.
It is a quintessential depiction of the “romantic vampire”. The sets and costumes do a great immersion job. Paired with an appropriate score, they greatly contributes to a thick, palpable ambiance, this being a period piece. Horror, adventure, fantasy, romance; you get it all in a nice package. The film is high on emotion, intricately narrated and paced, and it displays astonishing cinematography.
Many taboos are addressed; some titillating, others darkly shocking. We’re in good hands, though; the subversive material is handled with style and taste. This is indubitably one of the best vampire films out there. It’s Gothic, both gorgeous and ugly, and the performances are nothing short of awesome; they manage to appeal both to a crowd with a love for the subgenre and the general audience.
Alternate Titles: 
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
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