The Best of Terror 2015: Top 66 Franchise Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 11% of 600 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

Birdemic 2: The Resurrection

Resuscitated eagles and cultures invade Hollywood.
Slapstick Gore
So Bad It's Good
United States
2013
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Bird
Imaginary
Jellyfish
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Explosion
Fire
Infestation
Dimensional: 
Time Traveler
Fluids: 
Acid
Blood
Water
1.04
A catastrophic return...
6
1.04
3.04
1.04
1
4
1
Ambiance
Effects
Pace
Part 1 used the zombie flick structure but featured stock material and lame isometric 3D renders of birds. This is also true of Part 2. It has more ambition, skin and explosive birds than its predecessor. It is made clear at some point in the plot that industrious people and rightists are to vultures and eagles what promiscuous teenagers on drugs are to supernatural serial killers.
Though Part 2 is no better than Part 1, some aspects of the production were cranked up a notch. The effects and action scenes are more elaborate. We get more people dancing funny. The thin mythology expands but drills itself with plot holes as it goes. We get topless nudity and another coitus interruptus at the halfway mark; the only window dedicated to an arc before or after the trigger event.
We’re now dealing with full-on zombie assailers. Characters return, including the manic preachy tree-hugger; a convenient plot device puppet who provides verbally what the author couldn’t convey with skills and experience. He was presumably too busy, then, planning montages of people walking in slow motion to the sound of eurodance instead of instigating a paced procedural and meaningful dialog.
Alternate Titles: 
Birdemic 2
Birdemic Part 2
Birdemic II
Birdemic Part II
Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster 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?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?