Realms of Terror: Dark Science Fiction 2019

These are 100 of the best dark science fiction movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

Mirrors 2

A man who is recovering from a traumatic accident sees visions of a mysterious woman in mirrors.

 

United States
2010
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Dimensional: 
Reflection
Teleplay: 
Original Film: 
Franchise Sequel
5.04
Double the kills, double the gore!
7.04
5.04
7.04
7.04
2
3
3
Performances
Editing
Plot
We switch to a completely different storyline with a new cast but in the same desolated building Mirrors started in. Kiefer Sutherland and Amy Smart have been replaced by Nick Stahl and Emmanuelle Vaugier. This is a reasonable compromise for a sequel. The budget is reasonable as well. The characters are either flat or dumb but it just so happens that this franchise has been turned into a slasher.
You can therefore expect a body count and gore more creative, at times, than what Part 1 had in store. The biggest annoyance, here, is that Nick Stahl’s character starts broken and never gets any better. He is permanently damaged and comes with a depressive aura that the film could do without. The second biggest flaw the writers make is indulging too much in mirrors as a narrative device.
Overall, Mirror 2 is a nice surprise. Some might even prefer it over Part 1. It is structured like most supernatural horror films but contains enough fresh material to catch the viewer off guard once in a while. It is accessible, simple, sometimes predictable but innovative otherwise. The actors are excellent, the dialog flows, the script is strategic and the directing is irreproachable.
Checklist of Terror 2019: Plausible Menace

Plausible threats, as opposed to supernatural or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence can be or has been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 413 plausible horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Supernatural Menace

Supernatural threats, as opposed to plausible or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence cannot be or hasn’t been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 1272 supernatural horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

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Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Psychological Horror

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Guess the Horror Movie: 400 Pixelated Puzzles

This book contains 400 puzzles. Guess the name of each horror film based on the pixelated picture, its released year, and its synopsis. Write the title in the boxes below the clues. Puzzles tend to get more difficult as you progress. Answers can be found in the last pages.