Anthologies of Terror 2018

This book includes 70 horror anthology film reviews. The movies are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting and quality.

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

Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys

On Christmas eve, the secret to transferring dead human souls into puppets is sought-after by a demon and its possessed toys.
So Bad It's Good
United States
2004
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Christmas
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
Clown: 
Buffoon
Dolls: 
Dolly
Plush
Puppet
Toys: 
Jack-in-the-box
Wizards: 
Alchemist
2
Puppets vs. Toys
4
3.04
4
3.04
1
4
2
Photography
Pace
Effects
Toulon blood is what the bad guys are after in this one, disregarding the implied complexity of the substance that gives life to inanimate objects the whole Puppet Master franchise has relied on. The first act barely makes reference to the Demonic Toys franchise. The movie’s flavor is closer to the more defined Puppet Master collection than it is to its underdog cousin.
The effects have seen better days in both franchises. The sped up frames used to cover weak puppetry will undoubtedly get on your nerves. It’s really the acting that saves us from a total mess. It’s far from good but it’s awkwardly entertaining. The puppets, dolls and other animated toys look terrible, disproportionate, but have been rigged with more effort than the last releases.
This movie unites two of Full Moon Entertainment’s most popular collections. It is a lighthearted Christmas horror film, courtesy of The Sci-Fi Channel. As was the case with later entries, it’s not very gory and plays out like a dark, immature cartoon. The comedy doesn't really work, despite Corey Feldman's attempt at giving the makers more than they asked. He couldn't save this one, I'm afraid...
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Puppetmaster versus Demonic Toys
Puppetmaster vs Demonic Toys
Checklist of Terror 2019: Plausible Menace

Plausible threats, as opposed to supernatural or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence can be or has been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 413 plausible horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Supernatural Menace

Supernatural threats, as opposed to plausible or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence cannot be or hasn’t been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 1272 supernatural horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological 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 Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological 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?

Guess the Horror Movie: 400 Pixelated Puzzles

This book contains 400 puzzles. Guess the name of each horror film based on the pixelated picture, its released year, and its synopsis. Write the title in the boxes below the clues. Puzzles tend to get more difficult as you progress. Answers can be found in the last pages.