Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.

Futuristic films are films with settings beyond the year they were released or made, even if that setting is now in the past, and films with a futuristic setting despite of unspecified date.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Evil Dead

Tricked into a week-end of rehab in a remote cabin by her friends, a girl in withdrawal believes she is surrounded by demons.
Horror for Beginners
United States
2013
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Demon Film
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Reflection
Infected: 
Contagious
Cursed
Host
Plant: 
Tree
Root
Object: 
Book
Mirror
Original Film: 
Franchise Sequel
Franchise Remake
Franchise Spin-Off
8
It’ll swallow your soul!
8
6
8
8
3
4
4
Effects
Plot
Performances
Technically second remake of a 1981 revolutionary cult classic, this movie has one of the strongest horror fan bases in history and a new generation of teenagers to seduce. The purists might bump on a few details, but none of the franchise’s gimmicks have been overlooked and the movie looks like a million bucks. The gore effects are incredibly realistic and are torture even to the audience.
Bruce Campbell’s Ash isn’t part of the story, but his design and wit are found across the production. The performances range from forgettable to awesome, and it seems to be what the producers were after. This was also true of all previous films. Some actors hold back because the script wants them to until they get their special moment, at which point they unleash their true talent.
From photography to the narrative, every aspect of Evil Dead is calculated. It knows how to scare, disgust and make you jump, and does so with perfect timing. Humor is limited, much like the original Evil Dead. The biggest shift in tone between this and the first two is in the polish and the technology at hand. Nothing is left to chance. Expect twists and Easter eggs from beginning to end.
Alternate Titles: 
Evil Dead Remake
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