Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Apocalyptic Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

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
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.