Masters of Terror 2017

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in the filmography of six legendary masters of terror. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

The Green Mile

The lives of guards on death row are affected by a prisoner who has a mysterious gift.

 

United States
1999
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Sadist: 
Executioner
Trickster: 
Prankster
8
Life and death!
7.04
7.04
8
7.04
3
3
2
Performances
Effects
Ambiance
I present to you one of the saddest movies ever made. It’s a period piece. It’s about spirituality, politics and taboos. It takes place on death row; in a small prison where there is proximity between the guards and the inmates. Most characters have depth, here, but one in particular stands out; a tall black man who may or may not have magical powers. Of course, he does. We find out soon enough.
Stephen King wrote this story, so there is magic. Magic is so important that, like all the subplots that first appear superfluous, it is very meaningful. Even things we consider unimportant, like a mouse that gets a ten-minute exposition, everything finds its purpose once all is said and done. The ending is particularly touching, and the rest of the movie is just as involving.
Some of the people we will meet will die, some will survive the cruel thing that is life. This is a movie about death in all its vicious forms; disease, death sentence, murder, torture. Michael Clarke Duncan’s character has a tragic path. Tom Hanks plays a strict but fair executioner. The whole cast is convincing. This film is nearly flawless. It will stress you out then make you cry like a baby.
Alternate Titles: 
Stephen King's The Green Mile
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.

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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?

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66 All-American Horror Movies

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