Years of Terror 2019

This book contains 250 horror movie reviews; five of the best releases each year between 1970 and 2019. Each film description contains a synopsis, a rating, and a three-paragraph review.

The Battery

Two former baseball players survive an undead apocalypse.

 

United States
2012
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Zombie Film
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
6
Fun and games!
6
5.04
6
5.04
3
2
3
Ambiance
Effects
Performances
This is a melancholic take on the zombie genre that puts the undead on the back burner. The two protagonists, played by Adam Cronheim and Jeremy Gardner, who also writes and directs, seem more worried about their sanity than being turned into flesh-eaters. They aren’t technically a group, so they couldn’t care less about etiquette and appearances. They just want to have fun before their demise.
In a certain light, wouldn’t a zombie apocalypse be exciting? Gardner makes it look like camping every day. When Cronheim’s character started jerking off to a hot agitated cadaver, I knew I’d stumbled onto something special. We soon find out all these guys want is to love, fuck, and listen to music. At no point did I feel the zombies were a threat. Loneliness was the enemy.
I’m exhausted with zombies, but I didn’t mind two or tree undead assholes in this case. It should be noted that zombies, here, are slow and weak, like the good old days. Let’s face it; those tell better stories. Fast, slow; ultimately, once you get cornered, you end up drinking your own piss. The film has a minuscule budget, and it didn’t need another dollar. It makes the most of its resources.
Alternate Titles: 
Ben & Mickey vs. The Dead
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Frankenstein Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 39 Frankenstein movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Dracula Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 34 Dracula movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Godzilla Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes the 36 first Godzilla movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.