In this book, Steve Hutchison presents 192 of the scariest horror movies ever made. Each article contains a rating, a synopsis, and a review. The films are ranked according to the sum of eight ratings. How many have you seen?
It won't sting you, but...
Amphibious 3D is pretty much what you’d expect from its title, a few unreasonable details aside. It’s about a prehistoric creature that lives in the water and sinks boats. In fact, it’s a little more complicated than that. The subplots are so specific and so laughable that they make the whole thing ludicrous. This is one busy screenplay and at no point do we feel the creators’ love for their film.
We have three converging, nonsensical plot points, here: a giant scorpion that attacks from beneath, a bunch of gangsters that pose an extra challenge when the beast isn’t around, and a kid who is psychically linked to the said beast. So, not only can the scorpion swim, it also seems to follow 1988’s Pumpkinhead’s logic, being controlled by witchcraft and all...
In the midst of all this confusion are two characters who spend most of their time flirting with each other, because no movie about a giant monster, smugglers and spellcasting can exist without romance, and because we need filler. The monster doesn’t look real, so it’s mostly shown in the dark. That’s fine. It’s a horror movie. The problem is that this is not a feature film; it’s three in one.