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.

Children of the Corn

A cult composed of children takes its revenge on a couple that hit one of their own with their car.
United States
2009
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
Catastrophes: 
Explosion
Fire
Dimensional: 
God
Hellish
Spirit
Unknown
Plant: 
Crop
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Telekinetic
Telepathist
5.04
An unexpected rebirth!
6
5.04
6
6
2
3
3
Pace
Dialog
Plot
The story has been told 7 times on film so far. This made-for-television re-imagining goes back to the original material and the initial gimmick, but imposes its personal fiber. The main innovation happens between the two protagonists; a couple, man and woman, aggressive toward each other to the point of violence; incidentally more fleshed out and nuanced than the leads in the first film.
The first half acts like road horror; the second like an apocalyptic hillbilly thriller with hints of supernatural occurrences sprinkled across. Stephen King wrote the teleplay, so the surprises are in the details. Although the dialog is rigid, and despite the issues of unnatural character behaviors, the script goes out of its ways to avoid clichéd reactions to danger from the protagonists.
The kids have a weird relationship towards each other. They have been considered "possessed", "hypnotized", "brainwashed" or "undead", depending on the sequel, but here they look and feel human. They speak religious gibberish that is painful to sit through, especially during the second act. This one's a little more conservative and chatty but has interesting visuals and strong scenes of suspense.
Alternate Titles: 
Children of the Corn Remake
Stephen King's Children of the Corn
Children of the Corn VIII
Children of the Corn 8
Children of the Corn Part VIII
Children of the Corn Part 8
Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

<p>Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p>

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Found Footage Films

Included in this book are 64 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent found footage films.

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.

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.

Masters of Terror 2019: Lloyd Kaufman's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Lloyd Kaufman’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Decades of Terror: 1930-2019

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2019 and came up with ranked lists. Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

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