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!

Predators

Parachuted in a jungle, a group of amnesic people try to survive a hostile fantastic environment.
Creature Feature
United States
2010
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Imaginary
Stalker: 
Hunter
Sneaker
Dimensional: 
Spaceman
6
An alienating world...
8
5.04
8
8
2
4
2
Performances
Dialogue
Effects
Whatever drove the alien from 1987's Predator in a terrestrial jungle convinced the makers to go back there after a couple of urban renditions and including two spin-offs "versus" encounters from the creatures of the Alien franchise. As tradition dictates, most of the cast consists of tough males equipped with big guns. Check! The performances meet the previously established standards, too. Good.
This isn't exactly a return to source, as it turns out, and there lies the mystery instigated by the first scenes. The jungle compares to none from our world. The thick enigma puts the protagonists at the center of the story, making them vulnerable despite the caricatural courage they're going to need. As the title dictates, there are "predators"; not just one and not just a few.
It's horror, science-fiction and action all rolled into one, and it somewhat behaves as a prequel would. It extrapolates on the foreign specie's mythology. The 3-D's cool but sadly not scary, so the effects that didn't work in the 80's and 90's now do and vice versa. Predators wants to tell you a dense story. While some of the signature elements aren't conserved properly, the creators meant well.
Alternate Titles: 
Predator 3
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?