Shivers of Terror 2016: The Creepiest Horror Movies

This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Critters Attack!

Alien critters have crash-landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter.
So Bad It's Good
Horror for Beginners
Creature Feature

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Dimensional: 
Spaceman
5.04
Ball-busting!
6
4
5.04
5.04
2
4
3
Effects
Dialogue
Plot
This may not be the best written and directed film in the franchise, but at least the creators were wise enough to go back to the basics. In the case of Critters Attack!, a return to sources involves Dee Wallace playing the same character she played in the original film. Sadly, the rest of the family couldn’t make it. The cast isn’t particularly charismatic, in fact.
It’s hard to care for the characters, because they’re used for a laugh. Half of them won’t make it to the second half. Critters Attack! is a slasher, first and foremost, but it’s more than that. It does rehash moments of previous films, but it also goes places you wouldn’t expect, going as far as introducing a new creature, therefore expanding the Critters mythos.
So, an important question remains: how’s the puppetry? Well, the Crites use their hands too much, but, otherwise, they look as good as they always did. If you’ve never seen one of these films, you can start here. Just know that there are better installments down the road. The film’s biggest problem is its direction. It’s impersonal. It’s not dynamic. It’s stale. Great third act, though!
Alternate Titles: 
Critters 5
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