Legacy of Terror 2019

This book contains the reviews of 100 sequels, 20 prequels and 60 remakes.

For each category, installments are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 8 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, a list of moods, eight ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Leatherface

Teenagers kidnap a nurse and escape from a mental hospital.

 

United States
2017
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Animals: 
Pig
Sadist: 
Torturer
Catastrophes: 
Crash
6
In your face!
5.04
5.04
7.04
7.04
3
4
3
Pace
Plot
Performances
This is one of several prequels in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. The sequels weren’t even sequels, technically speaking. We like to be told the same story over and over, when it comes to Leatherface. He has been the only constant in the seven previous films. None of the other installments were bad and this period piece is another strong addition.
The script is compartmentalized. It all starts with a new take on the classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre supper scene. We soon move to a breath-taking action scene inside a psych ward, then another one inside a diner and so on, so forth. Drama, suspense, action and gore; the film follows a simple pattern and repeats its infallible formula in every scene until the very end.
Between the multiple head shots, the necrophilic threesome and the chainsaw mayhem, there is something for everyone in this gorefest. There are no protagonists or antagonists in this story for a good while. The line between good and evil is pretty much inexistent. Leatherface is extremely violent, upsetting, suspenseful and unpredictable. It is everything Texas Chainsaw 3D should've been!
Alternate Titles: 
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 8
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

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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?