Icons of Terror 2017: 16 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 99 horror films grouped in 16 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.

Dead & Breakfast

A night at a local bed and breakfast turns into a bloody supernatural fight to the death.
Slapstick Gore
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
2004
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Wizards: 
Possessor
5.04
Don't eat...
6
4
6
6
2
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3
Effects
Plot
Performances
Not sure I needed the cutaways to that awful country singer, who spoon-feeds the narrative every now and then, while destroying the pacing. It’s different, but it’s not pleasant. Then again, it’s the only thing you’ll remember this film by a year from now. The characters are colorful, eccentric, and I wouldn’t call them stereotypes. The underdog becomes the star and the star, well, becomes no one.
Forty minutes in, I still had no clue what I was watching. As it turns out, and as you’ll realize if you’re patient, this is an unusual zombie flick with a pinch of slasherism. It’s a slapstick horror comedy with jokes right out of a sitcom. Some jokes feel like they were meant for someone else. Some jokes will make you piss your pants. The gore is hilarious and disproportionate.
The things Dead & Breakfast has in common with Night of the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead, and Thriller make it interesting and fun. That said, I can’t help leaving this one with a bad after taste. It felt incomplete. It felt redundant. I never cared about the poorly assorted characters. I love musicals, but the music, here, rubbed me the wrong way.
Alternate Titles: 
Dead and Breakfast
Hotel Zombie
Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Supernatural Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing supernatural horror 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?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Supernatural Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing supernatural horror 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?

Apocalyptic War

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent apocalyptic war films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Monster Invasion

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent monster invasion films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Whodunit Slashers

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent whodunit slashers and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?