Fifty Shades of Terror 2019: 50 Reviews of Black & White Horror Films

This book contains 50 reviews of horror movies shot in black and white. The reviews are sorted from the last position to the first one. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, emotions evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Requiem for a Dream

The drug-induced utopias of four people shatter as their addictions deepen.

 

United States
2000
Feature Film
Realism: 
Surreal
Government: 
Judge
Relative: 
Mother
Offspring
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Object: 
Furniture
Drug
Food
8
You need to try this!
6
8
8
8
2
3
4
Performances
Pace
Editing
TV, fat, sugar, fame, fitness, youth, beauty, money, music, diet pills, alcohol, cigarettes, pot, cocaine, heroin, love, friendship, sex; what do these things have in common? Well, they aren’t exactly free. Addictions are the main theme in Requiem for a Dream, and they come in all shapes and forms. The protagonists are all heavily flawed, from the beginning, and it’s about to get much worse.
The deeper you venture, the sadder and more sinister things get. Jared Leto plays the central character. The three other protagonists are directly linked to him. Jennifer Connelly is sublime. She’s the perfect girlfriend, until shit hits the fan. His mother is popping pills to lose weight for a game show she’s been invited to. Then, there’s Leto’s best friend who grew up too fast and reminisces.
The score intensifies as problems do. The editing is a tour-de-force. Whether he’s trying to emulate a drug trip or speed time up, editor Jay Rabinowitz is always precise. Writer/director Darren Aronofsky is rhythmic and meticulous. Their work is spotless and tragically immersive. Requiem for a Dream does something very effortlessly and it does it constantly; it breaks our hearts time and again.
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.

66 All-Japanese 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 Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

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?

66 All-British 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 Kingdom. How many have you seen?

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?