The Scariest Horror Movies

In this book, Steve Hutchison presents 192 of the scariest horror movies ever made. Each article contains a rating, a synopsis, and a review. The films are ranked according to the sum of eight ratings. How many have you seen?

The Attic Expeditions

A man is sentenced to a long stay in a mental hospital after brutally killing his girlfriend.
Kinky

 

United States
2001
Feature Film
Realism: 
Surreal
Cultists: 
Worshipper
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Dimensional: 
Unknown
Dolls: 
Puppet
Object: 
Book
Wizards: 
Possessor
Transmuter
Abjurer
6
Toys in the attic
7.04
5.04
7.04
6
3
3
3
Ambiance
Editing
Plot
Immensely atmospheric, often funny just before it gets dark and quite a mindfuck, The Attic Expeditions is an immersion in schizophrenia and witchcraft. Its vague medical procedural is amusing and doesn’t slow down the pacing. Andras Jones is a good lead, Seth Green an amazing support, Wendy Roby a troubling presence, Ted Raimi a comic relief, and Jeffrey Combs the cherry on top.
Enjoy looking for clues that may or may not result in solving what ends up being a complex mental puzzle. The main protagonist is crazy and we see the world through his eyes. We’re not sure where to draw the line between magic and mental illness. We’re left wondering just how much of this film happens in his head. Déjà-vu, hallucinations, flashbacks; you get it all.
This is not a movie for everyone but it’s a good one. The dialogue is deliberately awkward and sometimes hilarious, but definitely true to the characters and their respective situations. Seth Green gets the best lines. Sadly, the editing is a hindrance. The techniques used in post-production reveal struggle and inexperience. This is true of many films made during the transition to digital era.
Alternate Titles: 
Horror in the Attic
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