Legacy of Terror 2018

This book contains the reviews of 100 sequels, 20 prequels and 60 remakes.

For each category, installments are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 8 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, a list of moods, eight ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

An American reporter narrates his encounter with a giant mutated dinosaur in Japan.
Creature Feature
United States
Japan
1956
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Rehash
Black & White
Translated
Animals: 
Dinosaur
Imaginary
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Collapse
Crash
Explosion
Extinction
Fire
Storm
Flood
Fluids: 
Water
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
Infected: 
Irradiated
3.04
American apologies...
7.04
3.04
5.04
3.04
1
4
2
Editing
Pace
Effects
This is an American introduction to 1954's Godzilla tailored to its audience. It combines old and new footage. The new scenes feature an occidental cast and Japanese extras for a more natural blend. It is a narrated retelling of the events of the classic film and it attempts to break cultural barriers, helping us focus on the threat, whether it succeeds at it or not, from a Western point of view.
This is an exercise in editing that doesn't always flow well. The uneasy continuity between shots is an avoidable issue but it can be overlooked. It's far from being all rehash, though, and the new edits manage to give us a consistent story. The new procedural appeals to us, the viewers, the same way the Universal Monsters do. This almost feels like a dark creature feature when it embraces horror.
While it doesn't fully qualify as a sequel or remake, it finds creativity in editing something already acclaimed. Because Godzilla is a metaphor for the atomic and hydrogen bombs, and because the Americans are implicitly part of the inspiration, this picture can come as a shock and raises questions. It's a sad film but it is a symbol of political cooperation, of redemption and peace.
Alternate Titles: 
Godzilla 3
Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

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?