History of Terror 2019: 1900 Bite-Sized Movie Reviews

Included in this book are 1900 bite-sized reviews of horror and horror-adjacent films sorted by release date. The reviews consist of 8 ratings.

Sleepy Hollow

A constable is sent to a small town to investigate the decapitations of three people by a headless horseman.
Big Plot Twist

 

United States
Germany
1999
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Impostor
Prankster
Catastrophes: 
Fire
Plant: 
Tree
Psychics: 
Medium
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer
Conjurer
Necromancer
7.04
You won't sleep tonight!
7.04
6
8
8
2
4
3
Performances
Pace
Photography
Never would I’ve expected a Tim Burton period piece featuring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Casper Van Dien, Christopher Walken, and Christopher Lee to be structured like a slasher film, yet here we are, with a gory, funny, and scary horror movie that defies all tropes of the genre. The budget is substantial. Sleepy Hallow is an anomaly. It’s the kind of film some wish Burton made more of.
The Headless Horseman, as it turns out, is a selective monster. Part of the intrigue is figuring out what his modus operandi is. The village feels ancient, as intended, but with a hint of fantasy. There’s magic in the air, beyond the headless monster. There’s a witch and a tree that bleeds. Depp’s character himself had a fantastic childhood, exaggerated during vivid memory sequences.
This is an adaptation loosely based on Washington Irving's 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". It’s sensational. It’s larger than life. Danny Elfman is scoring it. What more do you want? These guys are all at their prime. The acting is impeccable. Though we never get to care much about half the characters, they are interesting enough to entertain.
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

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 2000’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?

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?