Eternity of Terror 2018

This book includes 200 dark movies you’ll want to revisit time and again. These are the most rewatchable dark films reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison.

Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Escape from Tomorrow

In Disneyland, an unemployed father's sanity is challenged when he encounters two underage girls.

 

United States
2013
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
Relative: 
Offspring
Dimensional: 
Unknown
Robot: 
Android
Artificial Intelligence
Dolls: 
Puppet
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Hypnotist
Telepathist
Wizards: 
Abjurer
5.04
The happiest place on Earth!
7.04
4
7.04
6
2
4
3
Editing
Pace
Photography
In Escape from Tomorrow, watch Disney’s theme parks turn into a psychedelic nightmare. The action supposedly takes place in Florida, but most of this movie was actually shot at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland without permission from The Walt Disney Company, who own and operate the parks. For this reason, the editing was probably quite the challenge and the end result is immaculate.
Ten minutes in, you’ve see all you need to see to either give up or follow through. This is one of these films, for obvious reasons, that would be better in color. Randy Moore, writer and director, probably chose black and white because it makes compositing effects easier to work with. Some of the scenes are shot and scored as if they were from a 1950’s movie.
This little movie may not look like much, at first glance, but there is more than meets the eye. There’s a tongue-in-cheek humor that makes us take sides with a father who, all things considered, doesn’t deserve our sympathy. Some viewers will have an insurmountable issue with the story, because it deals with pedophilia and ephebophilia, and because it somehow barely condemns it.
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