Decades of Terror: 1930-2017

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2017 and came up with ranked lists.

Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Unlucky Charms

Five competing models and a group of judges are stalked and killed by mystical creatures.

 

United States
2013
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Object: 
Jewel
Mirror
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Hypnotist
Medium
Wizards: 
Conjurer
Necromancer
3.04
You're out of luck...
7.04
3.04
5.04
5.04
1
3
2
Effects
Plot
Ambiance
Darling, über bitch, cunt, slut, loser; this is how the models in Unlucky Charms address each other. They’re the top five in a beauty competition organized by who knows who. Four mythical beings who look exactly what you’d expect from Full Moon Features eventually crash the party after spying on the gang for a while. They’re framed separately, in the dark; we’re not sure where.
This film should come with a manual. It’s incredibly simplistic, yet it requires your full attention. Some questions are left unanswered for way too long. If this is a competition, where is the public? Is this a reality show? If so, where’s the crew? Where are the cameras? Fear not; a cyclops, a banshee, a hobgoblin and a leprechaun will eventually make you forget all your questions.
The girls are sexy but pretty raunchy for a bunch of models. Prepare for a lot of supernatural sex. If it wasn’t supernatural, it’d be rape! Curiously, several scenes are taken right out of Leprechaun 3. Some scenes involve the monsters dialoguing and it kills the mystery. Full Moon antagonists have been known to have a human side, and it’s almost always been a terrible idea.
Alternate Titles: 
Miscreations
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?

66 All-British 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 the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?