Giants & Horror

Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring giants ever released. How many have you seen?

Kolobos

A house dedicated to a reality show is suddenly locked down with a mass murderer inside.

 

United States
1999
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Stalker: 
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Gamemaster
Impostor
Lurer
6
A taste of things to come
5.04
5.04
7.04
6
3
4
3
Ambiance
Plot
Performances
It’s 1999. Everyone’s watching Big Brother on TV. Scream was released three years prior and, some would agree, it was one of the best slasher films ever made. Kolobos banks on the zeitgeist. These influences are all over. But Kolobos, as it turns out, would inspire countless films in the 2000’s. As such, it is an underdog. It is a pioneer in the puzzle horror subgenre.
The plot somewhat occurs out of chronological order, a trend that is gaining in popularity. This may or may not benefit us in the long run. The ambiance is intoxicating, which is attributable to two directors who truly care. They want to give us an experience. We’re introduced to protagonists we instantly love. If they’re going to die horribly, we should at least get to know them first.
They are well-groomed. Most of them come with a positive, bubbly attitude, but Kyra has the kind of baggage that hints at a complicated subplot. The dialogue is fun, effervescent, but unnatural. At the halfway mark, the creators show their best and weakest cards. The screenplay, then, becomes polarized and far-fetched. There’s gore, there’s screaming, and terror ensues.
Alternate Titles: 
Haunted House
Giants & Horror

Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring giants ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Slasher Films

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Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 1990’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Clowns & Horror

Clowns are performers fond of physical comedy. Some are funny, some are scary. Some love children, some hate them. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring clowns ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 1980’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?