Taboos of Terror 2018: Shock, Sex & Terror

This book contains 160 horror movie reviews. These movies all contain shock, sex and gore. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Urban Fears

Three teenagers are terrorized by evil.

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Supernatural
Anthology
Tale Amount: 
3
Dolls: 
Dolly
Legend: 
Urban Legend

Story 1

Karma strikes a house robber tenfold.

Story 2

An evil doll stalks a teenager.

Story 3

A teenager mingles with a creepypasta.

1.04
Long stories short...
4
2
2
1.04
1
2
2

Story 1

Story 2

Story 3

Ambiance
Photography
Dialogue
This film feels like it was made for fun, with limited means, and intuitively. It’s the kind of thing college students would come up with in a short amount of time. It’s clumsy and cute, but it’s unintelligible. The cast is young and, presumably, so is the crew. All three segments are reminiscent of better movies. With Urban Fears, it’s one trope after another.
The segments are unintentionally funny. It’s as if writer and director Nicholas Michael Jacobs got used to the camera, the lighting, and the audio as the shooting progressed. There’s the story of the thief who gets more than he bargained for, followed by that of a teenager stalked by a creepy doll, followed by a creepypasta. Either the movie grew on me or the segments got increasingly better.
These kids sure spend a lot of time on the phone. Those calls are as boring and redundant as phone calls between teens get. Without this filler, though, the characters would spend their time taking to themselves, which they all do, at some point. These monologues are rollicking, especially in the first segment. They’re the best God damn part of this anthology; that and the possessed doll.
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