Eternity of Terror 2019

This book includes 200 dark movies you’ll want to revisit time and again. These are the most rewatchable dark films reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison.

Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins

A mining town is threatened by giant mutated worms.
So Bad It's Good
United States
2004
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Imaginary
Insects: 
Imaginary
Worm
Giant: 
Colossus
4
Cowboys vs. Graboids
6
4
5.04
6
2
4
2
Plot
Dialog
Ambiance
The screenwriters of the last two sequels worked miracles in ensuring continuity despite the unfortunate absence of strong leads we once cared for. It was mostly them we related to and the original graboid we expected to see more of. Part 2 and 3 took weird directions but were highly imaginative. Part 4 is set in the Old West; in the town that we, the returning fans, call “Perfection”.
This prequel is as close in tone and structure as we have been to the 1990 original. The town felt like a time capsule to begin with, so Tremors 4 hits close to home. Like most period pieces, though, it naturally imposes a cultural barrier upon its audience. For obvious reasons, the humor isn't as edgy but it is present. It spices up segments of dialog that would otherwise feel anachronic.
The film is no disaster but it isn't memorable either. We’re introduced to new variations of the ever-mutating graboid. Michael Gross returns as is own ancestor in an over-the-top cowboy caricature of himself. Tremors 4 is both his origin story and that of his arsenal. He’s a melodramatic inside joke getting increasingly comfortable in a role that suits him well; even in the past...
Alternate Titles: 
Tremors 4
Tremors IV
Tremors IV: The Legend Begins
Tremors Part 4
Tremors Part IV
Tremors Prequel
Giants & Horror

Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring giants ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 2000’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?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?

Clowns & Horror

Clowns are performers fond of physical comedy. Some are funny, some are scary. Some love children, some hate them. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring clowns ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 1980’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?