Checklist of Terror 2017

This book contains a checklist of 1162 dark 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?

Pulse

A group of friends rally to stop a digital entity from taking over the world.

 

United States
2006
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Crash
Dimensional: 
Spirit
Static
4
Bad frequency...
6
3.04
7.04
7.04
1
3
3
Performances
Plot
Photography
This is the remake of Kairo. It is not better or worse. It’s more of the same, but with an American sauce. The problem, here, was the same in Kairo; the whole thing is about ghosts and the internet. 2002’s Feardotcom warned us this wasn’t a good mix. This remake exists only to spare people who can’t understand Japanese the effort of reading subtitles. Fair enough.
When your script depends on hallucinations and flashbacks to move forward, you know you’re in trouble. No self-respecting filmmaker pulls such cheap tricks on their audience. Shame on you, Wes Craven, you gave us jewels and then you gave us this. At what point did these decent actors realize this was a turd? It looks good, sure, it’s skillfully shot, but it’s empty inside.
Green and Teal photographic filters are used from beginning to end. It creates an uncomfortable distance between the characters and us. With dialogue and performances this cold, a camera that’s never where it should be, and internet mumbo jumbo throughout, the last thing we need is excessive compositing. This includes a ton of 3D special effects and random stuff that jumps at us without context.
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?