Camp of Terror 2019

This book includes 200 dark movies so bad they’re good. 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!

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
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
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?

66 All-American 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 States. How many have you seen?