Anthologies of Terror 2016

This book includes 54 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.

Urban Legends: Bloody Mary

The ghost of a rape victim is summoned by teenagers during a slumber party.
United States
2005
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Trickster: 
Gamemaster
Lurer
Legend: 
Urban Legend
4
Better leave the lights on...
4
3.04
5.04
4
2
3
3
Performances
Effects
Plot
The third installment in the Urban Legend franchise takes a ninety degree turn and adopts supernatural horror as a new subgenre to explore. Instead of getting another Scream-inspired slasher where a killer replicates urban legends as it was the case in the two previous movies, we’re now dealing with a single obscure urban legend similar to Bloody Mary.
The drop in quality can be an annoyance. There is weakness in the photo and the performances. As a ghost story, it can get quite scary, but it can also get lost in the details. While it starts simply and innocently, it deals both with a spirit and rape; something not exactly new, but done with great creativity. It sometimes makes us care for complicated and controversial subplots; sometimes not.
It’s hard to ignore, let alone explain, just how bad some of the computer generated effects are. Shots are rarely lit properly during the more visual scenes, enhancing all visually flaws instead of concealing them. The actresses play the strongest protagonist and antagonist parts, here, and the various themes revolve around women’s singularities. It gives the film a unique signature.
Alternate Titles: 
Urban Legend 3
Urban Legend 3: Bloody Mary
Urban Legends 3
Urban Legends 3: Bloody Mary
Decades of Terror 2020: 1980s Horror Procedurals

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror procedurals from the 1980s. 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 2020: 2000s Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 2000s. 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?

Fate of Terror 2020: Random Horror Movies

This book includes 216 reviews of horror movies. half are plausible, the other half supernatural. Roll a six-sided die three times. Find the sequence within the table of contents. you will be redirected to a random movie and its review.

Decades of Terror 2020: 1990s Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 1990s. 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 2020: 1980s Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 1980s. 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?