Taboos of Terror 2017: 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!

Boggy Creek

A troubled girl and her friends are attacked by a strange creature in the woods.

 

United States
2010
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Imaginary
Legend: 
Myth
Urban Legend
2
All this for nothing...
6
2
5.04
4
1
3
2
Photography
Dialog
Ambiance
Despite its title, this film is more or less related to The Legend of Boggy Creek and its two sequels, but it features a Bigfoot-like creature nonetheless. How the director chose to show the creature is interesting when it’s not just a lame close-up. It reminds us of fake blurry footage of Bigfoot recorded all around the world since cameras exist. Sadly, this is the only good thing about it.
Boggy Creek is heavily edited with flashbacks, emo songs, echo and gaussian blur to make everything nice and shiny. There is constant melodrama and way too much introspection for a B movie about Bigfoot. The main character, a girl who enjoys jogging, cries and laughs uncontrollably. She’s probably bipolar. She comes with emotional baggage and constantly brings the movie down.
These characters are controlling, unnatural and downright annoying. Their exposition fills ninety percent of the movie, leaving very little room for Bigfoot. Boggy Creek would be a proper slasher if the body count was higher and if it wasn’t concentrated towards the end. It is particularly gory and would work better as a short, but nobody would care about it. It's boring.
History of Terror 2019: 1900 Bite-Sized Movie Reviews

Included in this book are 1900 bite-sized reviews of horror and horror-adjacent films sorted by release date. The reviews consist of 8 ratings.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Time Travel Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent time travel films.

Time travel films focus on the consequences of traveling into the past or the future.

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.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Musical Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent musical films.

Musicals are a genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.

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.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Torture Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent torture films.

In torture films, sadistic violence or torture is a central aspect of the plot.

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.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Claustrocore Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent claustrocore films.

Claustrocore films are about people stuck in one place for most of the running time.

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.