Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Claustrocore Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent claustrocore films.

Claustrocore films are about people stuck in one place for most of the running time.

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.

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

Convicted for kidnapping and killing a child, a woman is released after 15 years in prison and plots revenge on the one who set her up.
South Korea
2005
Feature Film
Realism: 
Surreal
Translated
Sadist: 
Master
Torturer
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
5.04
Gut wrenching!
5.04
3.04
6
7.04
1
2
2
Photography
Plot
Pace
For the third time, we are asked to sympathize with a resentful protagonist. Similar in tone to the two previous films, this concludes "The Vengeance Trilogy", a collection that exposes the paradoxes of justice, revenge, and makes you live through the grey zones of personal values, though, like its predecessors, it is mostly focused on story and deliberately doesn't evoke emotions exactly right.
Artsy and surreal, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance conveys a unique ambiance. It is somewhat a poem, a symphony and a painting, all at once. It doesn't have the gimmick Oldboy, second film in the franchise, had in its deck, and pulls a story rather in tune with Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. The film is its usual shocking self; something initiated by the previous films and the source material, a manga.
None of the past actors return. This is a new storyline themed with vengeance and irony. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance stands out because the lead actress is not exactly a good girl and exacted revenge isn't the stuff on angels. Wear, once more, the shoes of a potential villain with a cool design and see how an aggressor thinks, acts and justifies itself when guilt and remorse call for cleansing.
Alternate Titles: 
Lady Vengeance
Chinjeolhan geumjassi
Kind-Hearted Ms. Geum-Ja
Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?