Realms of Terror: Dark Comedies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark comedies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

Coherence

Strange things happen to a group of friends who gather for a dinner party while a comet is passing overhead.

 

United States
United Kingdom
2013
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Trickster: 
Impostor
Dimensional: 
Time Traveler
Unknown
Object: 
Drug
6
Reaches for the sky!
7.04
7.04
7.04
7.04
2
3
3
Ambiance
Photography
Plot
There is no limit to what you can achieve with brains, effort, talent and a good script. Coherence is what happens when planets align. It’s about a comet that may or may not influence a dinner between friends. It’s a mind-fucking horror movie with strong science-fiction elements. The camera behaves like a floating entity. It’s uncomfortable. It’s unnerving. It’s both distant and invasive.
Mass psychosis might be involved, or perhaps paranoia, or temporary schizophrenia. Could it be the wine? What about the ketamine? Surely, a k hole will drive people insane. The characters are afflicted by what seems like dissociative behaviours and cognitive incoherence through and through. This film will make you feel things you’ve never experienced.
The acting comes out very naturally, which becomes quite an accomplishment when shit hits the fan in the second act. The story is complex, but it is dialogue-driven and it’s mostly theorical, so it’s not that hard to keep up with. Coherence can be spoiled in many ways, but it never offers clear answers anyway. It’s a treat for intellectuals and dark sci-fi fans, first and foremost.
Whodunit Slashers

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent whodunit slashers and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?