Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Time Travel Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent time travel films.

Time travel films focus on the consequences of traveling into the past or the future.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Blade II

A renegade vampire helps his enemies in a feud against a hybrid species that feeds on their kind.
United States
Germany
2002
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Sadist: 
Rigger
Torturer
Stalker: 
Hunter
Sneaker
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Clubbist
Guru
Worshipper
Government: 
Army
Council
Relative: 
Father
Sibling
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Catastrophes: 
Collapse
Infestation
War
5.04
When a hero runs dry...
7.04
5.04
8
8
2
4
1
Photography
Plot
Performances
Blade using guns early on will make a few fans of the first film nervous. He leads an army now; another potential turn off. Part 1 was a straight superhero story and Part 2 feels like a video game adaptation. Many new characters are introduced, but they sadly take the focus away from Blade. Ron Perlman, Norman Reedus and Wesley Snipes are a strong trio, but everyone else is clearly here to die.
The premise of a superior race of vampires is interesting but fails to impress in a world of large egos, guns and muscles in which everyone is too cool to sympathize with or relate to. The new villains are a memorable design, the film is filled with effects, more action and fight scenes, but often to the point of saturation. It is well shot but not so well written. It lacks structure and gimmick.
Surprises await in the third act, but most are laid out lazily and come out as plot holes or inconsistencies. The political and militaristic subplots blow the mythos as we knew it out of proportion and passed the point of no return. Blade helps the vampire cult from Part 1; a daring and disorienting franchise initiative from returning writer David S. Goyer that creates fun personality conflicts.
Alternate Titles: 
Blade 2
Blade Part 2
Blade Part II
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?