31 Days of Terror 2017

This book includes 36 thematic lists. Each list contains 31 highly recommended horror movies sorted from worst to best.

1) Roll a six-sided die twice and record your two results in the order they were thrown.

2) Find the numbers rolled within the table of contents. Once there, you will be redirected to a thematic list of highly recommended horror movies.

3) The first movie listed is tagged October 1st.

4) Write this result down on the first line of your watchlist. Watchlist templates may be found at the end of this book.

5) Rinse and repeat this sequence 30 more times to create a completely random set of movies for every day in October.

Starry Eyes

A starlet uncovers a dark side of the LA acting scene.
Psychological Thriller

 

United States
Belgium
2014
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Insects: 
Larva
Worm
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
Trickster: 
Lurer
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer
Conjurer
6
Suck a cock!
5.04
5.04
7.04
7.04
2
2
3
Performances
Pace
Plot
Starry Eyes is an oversimplification of Hollywood stardom with a surreal start and an increasing allusion to a complex supernatural element. The lead character, Sarah, played by the excellent Alex Essoe, is being manipulated and possibly gaslit by a casting director. Think Rosemary’s Baby in LA. This is the last film you want to watch before an audition. It’ll jinx ya!
Two things are particularly interesting, here: the Hollywood dream and the witchcraft angle. The main protagonist hates her day job. She’s a waitress. She feels she’s on the brink of celebrity, but, one day, she starts losing it and gets physically sick. There’s some body horror thrown in for good measure. It takes a while to figure out who the antagonist is, if any.
Had this film been longer or better paced, it would’ve probably had time to explore its various subplots, which were all interesting. The exposition, for instance, feels neglected. On a technical level, there’s nothing wrong with this film. This is high quality cinematography. The performances are great. The script is purposely vague, and it culminates into a memorable third act.
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?