Fifty Shades of Terror 2016: 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.

Head of the Family

A couple blackmail a family of mutants.
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
1996
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Sadist: 
Rigger
Torturer
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Thief
Relative: 
Sibling
Trickster: 
Lurer
Conman
Catastrophes: 
Fire
Psychics: 
Hypnotist
Medium
Telepathist
4
Terror a head...
6
3.04
5.04
5.04
2
3
2
Effects
Dialogue
Plot
This is one of Full Moon's best pictures. It’s not as flamboyant as Puppetmaster or Demonic Toy, but it has Charles Band’s signature all over it. If you didn’t know this is a movie about a twisted mutant family, you’d initially think it’s about small-town criminals. The family members are an odd casting, even for oddballs. There’s the smart one, the strong one, the charmer and the hypersentient.
There’s the gimmick and then there are subplots; all the pieces of the puzzle are equally interesting and they converge around the halfway mark. Not that this film is particularly brilliant, but it handles character exposition interestingly. Everyone in this story is despicable. It takes a while to figure out who the protagonists are, but they’re not good guys. It’s hilarious. It's ridiculous.
The make-up effects are cool. The dialogue is dumb. A good portion of this feature depicts a woman cheating on her husband, which is convenient because instead of conventional filler, we get sex and nudity. When these guys aren’t fucking, they’re talking about it. At some point, the cheater gets cheated on by her secret lover, but it’s not his fault since he was hypnotised, as he puts it.
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?