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.

Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil

The summoned spirit of an evil clown haunts and kills juvenile delinquents.
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
2002
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trickster: 
Prankster
Dimensional: 
Spirit
Unknown
Clown: 
Buffoon
Psychics: 
Hypnotist
Telekinetic
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer
2
No laughing matter...
6
3.04
3.04
3.04
1
4
2
Pace
Photography
Performances
The film takes many shortcuts when it comes to set design, is poorly lit and doesn’t make a lot of sense, but it succeeds in places where Part 1 failed. The choice of background music hasn’t improved by much, but the actors juggle with a better dialog. The characters are exposed for half of the running time, a crucial aspect that the original Killjoy neglected.
Scream Queen Debbie Rochon plays a cop and Troma legend Trent Haaga replaces Ángel Vargas as the killer clown the movie title refers to. Femme fatale Tammi Sutton wrote and directed this sequel and she works wonders with a visibly tight budget. The clown would be much scarier if the camera shots were more ominous, but there’s amelioration there as well.
The killer only strikes in the second half, at which point the ambiance changes drastically. The film turns into a funky version of Friday the 13th. Most of it takes place in the woods and we get one slasher trope after another, which is, in my opinion, a far better screenwriting direction than having the evil clown in an alternate dimension; something that didn’t pay off in the original film.
Alternate Titles: 
Killjoy 2
Killjoy Part 2
Killjoy II
Killjoy Part II
Killjoy II: Deliverance from Evil
Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster 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?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?