Faces of Terror 2017

This book presents 64 types of antagonists. Short lists of horror or horror-adjacent movies featuring these antagonists are suggested. The movies are ranked in order of preference. The antagonists are divided in five categories: viscera, society, science, folklore and afterlife.

Each film description contains a synopsis and a star rating.

Terror Firmer

A low-budget film crew must stop a homicidal maniac on the loose.
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
1999
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Sadist: 
Torturer
Relative: 
Father
Offspring
Trickster: 
Impostor
Catastrophes: 
Explosion
2
Out of left field...
6
2
5.04
4
1
1
2
Ambiance
Editing
Effects
It’s no secret: the Troma family is a strange but welcoming one, where people of all races, sexual identities and orientations gather to make questionable low budget horror comedies. People with disabilities and from various social classes that would otherwise be incompatible unite to create gorefests. In Terror Firmer, toilet jokes, sex jokes, jokes on gays and on pregnancy are abundant.
Terror Firmer is Troma’s self-referential feature film. It takes place on the set of what seem like another installment in the Toxic Avenger franchise. But it’s also a slasher flick with a female killer. That’s different. It contains graphic scenes of softcore porn. Obnoxious applaud noises and various other sounds were added in post-production, in case we didn’t realize this was a comedy.
In fact, most of this film is a cacophony. It’s out of control. It takes so many detours that we forget what the main plotline is about. Lloyd Kaufman and his creative team aren’t perfectionists. Their character blocking, dialogue, costumes, special effects and editing appear half improvised. No matter how sexy this film gets, most of it is so disgusting that we’re never turned on.
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