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?

The Faculty

Six students find out their teachers are from another planet.
Big Plot Twist
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
1998
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Alien Film
Animals: 
Imaginary
Fish
Insects: 
Imaginary
Larva
Relative: 
Mother
Father
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Infected: 
Contagious
Host
8
Too cool for school!
7.04
6
8
8
4
4
3
Performances
Effects
Dialogue
A splendid cast is introduced very early on, including the protagonists who are presented through character cards right after an epic prologue. There are obvious Body Snatchers and Scream influences, here. It’s no coincidence that Kevin Williamson, of Scream fame, is screenwriting. The Faculty is punctuated by an amazing rock soundtrack just when you think the film couldn’t get any cooler.
The students, in The Faculty, are mentally and physically abusive, from the get go, so we’re not sure exactly what they become when they’re “possessed”, and that’s a grey zone that never gets addressed. Some of the “infected” become more aggressive and some more passive. All characters are right out of a comic book and the acting is irreproachable. In fact, the film itself is almost perfect.
The Faculty is as mainstream as horror films get, but horror buffs will see it from a particular angle. It’s an alien invasion, a slasher, a whodunit and, well, it’s teen horror. What else is there to like? The actors are amazing: Josh Hartnett, Famke Janssen, Robert Patrick, Laura Harris, Salma Hayek, Piper Laurie, Usher Raymond and Elijah Wood, to name a few.
Alternate Titles: 
Parasite
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