Realms of Terror: Dark Science Fiction 2019

These are 100 of the best dark science fiction movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

The Hills Have Eyes II

National Guard trainees are stalked and killed by mutants in a desert.
United States
2007
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Sadist: 
Rigger
Torturer
Stalker: 
Hunter
Sneaker
Babies: 
Fetus
Newborn
Catastrophes: 
Collapse
Explosion
Fire
Infected: 
Irradiated
5.04
A radiating legacy!
4
4
7.04
8
1
2
3
Photography
Ambiance
Plot
This sequel to the remake of 1997’s The Hills Have Eyes attempts what many have by substituting an everyday cast by a military team. It implies that the protagonists will use courage, physical strength and firearms to overcome the threat. Of course, they struggle, despite the upper hand, and the mutants end up being depicted as much stronger than originally presumed.
When looking back, it could be concluded that The Hills Have Eyes franchise is among Wes Craven's most experimental sandbox and that it hasn't always been treated with care. It may come as a surprise that his son and he wrote this new installment. What was once a rape-revenge and "home invasion" post-grindhouse flick about heavy irradiated inbred is now slightly more sober, though still gory.
The main issue, here, is that we don't sympathize with the protagonists. They are nothing like their audience, and they don't earn our passion. We're left not rooting for much. They are survivalist, though, and this is what the previous heroes had to become in the last act in order to give us a gimmick. While this one is kind of beige, at least we're given a cool variant on a malleable idea.
Alternate Titles: 
The Hills Have Eyes 2
The Hills Have Eyes II
The Hills Have Eyes Part 2
The Hills Have Eyes Part II
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?