Checklist of Terror: Vampire & Werewolf Movies

This book contains a checklist of vampire and werewolf films sorted in order of preference. The ranking is established by the sum of 8 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness. How many have you seen?

White Noise

A grieving man communicates with his dead wife using television and radio static.
United States
Canada
United Kingdom
2005
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Sadist: 
Rigger
Torturer
Cultists: 
Worshipper
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Static
Unknown
Object: 
Footage
4
Better than static...
6
4
8
7.04
2
4
3
Performances
Ambiance
Plot
This scary film is high on suspense, minimalist even during key scenes, and exploits EVP; electronic voice phenomena, both for its marketing pitch and as a well-documented myth perfect for a movie to depict, given the obvious pitfalls are avoided. As with most pictures featuring actors with legendary portfolios, an underlying tragic romantic thriller essence is used as backdrop for the intrigue.
Michael Keaton’s performance is flawless. He gets an honorable mention for the abundance of monologue he provides. His support cast is a great match and includes other familiar faces. White Noise uses the stitched tropes of popular haunted house movies and adapts them to a phenomenon that’s on every real-life self-proclaimed demon hunter’s checklist but that's rare in past horror cinema history.
The set design is sumptuous, but the architecture is so divergent, while bringing nothing to the plot, that the simplest dialog setup leads to distraction. Perhaps White Noise’s biggest problem, when it comes to charming the horror fan, is that by wanting to please all it pleases no one. It avoids gore at all cost and has a gimmick that it uses to justify conservative, safe and cheap jump scares.
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

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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?