Anthologies of Terror 2018

This book includes 70 horror anthology film reviews. The movies are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting and quality.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, pertinent moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Demonic Toys: Personal Demons

Specialists gather in an old castle where a possessed doll is attempting to awaken more of its kind.
United States
2010
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Cultists: 
Worshipper
Clown: 
Jester
Dolls: 
Dolly
Plush
Toys: 
Jack-in-the-box
Wizards: 
Conjurer
Necromancer
3.04
They should put back their toys...
5.04
3.04
4
3.04
1
4
2
Performances
Effects
Ambiance
Running parallel to the Puppet Master movies but not as prolific, the Demonic Toys franchise now centers on a bunch of cultists that we should sympathize with. Demonic Toys had a more fitting cast and relatable protagonists. This time, we follow weirdos and psychics, therefore shifting the focus and our attention on them rather than the supernatural threat this story should be about.
You won’t be seeing a lot of puppetry until the beginning of the second act, and it won't be pretty. The animatronics are some of the worst Full Moon Entertainment’s come up with. The whole film feels rushed and is nowhere near the more interesting 1992 Demonic Toys. If you found the original flaky, you won’t make it through this one unless you want to laugh.
The original film namely featured a robot, a teddy bear, a jack-in-a-box and a wooden soldier. A new toy, a demon doll, is introduced early on, here, to accentuate the gimmick. This ties in with the old material, but there isn't care for continuity elsewhere. The various backdrops and sets are impressive, considering nothing else is, and it makes the dialog much more bearable than the effects.
Alternate Titles: 
Demonic Toys 2
Demonic Toys Part 2
Demonic Toys: Revenge
Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 2000’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Shark Week 2019

Sharks can be giant, mutated, metallic, or prehistoric. Some of them live in tornadoes, some in the snow. Sharks are our friends, except when they’re hungry, which they usually are. If you show signs of weakness or aggression, you will be attacked. If you bleed, you will be attacked. Shark Week is the time of the year when you do not want to be swimming with sharks. In this book, I review 64 shark movies ranked from worst to decent. If you watch them in order, they will only get better.

Best of Terror 2019: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations are the best 15% of 1900 horror and horror-adjacent movies reviewed by Steve Hutchison. Movies are sorted according to the average of various ratings: overall, story, creativity, acting, quality, and rewatchability. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Scientific Villains

This book contains ranked checklists of movies with aliens, giants, invaders, mutants, parasites, robots, dimensional beings, hybrids, infected people, invisible people, machines, and otherness. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 1990’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?