Shivers of Terror 2018: The Creepiest Horror Movies

This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Tusk

A podcast host is turned into a walrus by a mad man.
Slapstick Gore
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
2014
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Sadist: 
Rigger
Torturer
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
6
Makes your flesh crawl!
6
5.04
8
7.04
3
4
3
Performances
Pace
Dialog
As funny and arrogant as Justin Long’s character may be, and despite the fact that he gets turned into a walrus, this is Michael Parks’ show. Parks relishes a singular type of dialog where every word is replaced by a distant synonym and where every story told takes forever to conclude. His character’s reasoning is circular, but he is half crazy so, for all we know, he may be making stuff up.
The script is chaotic for some reasons. First, Johnny Depp’s character is basically a clown disguised as an investigator. He is unrecognizable and his acting is hysterical. Secondly, the film is half way between The Human Centipede and Misery. The walrus metamorphosis is funny, disgusting, but also extremely sad. Finally, Tusk vacillates between wide ranges of emotions, unable to find balance.
This is a horror comedy with humor so dark it seems written by sadists... drunken sadists! It is, in fact, a story improvised on writer and director Kevin Smith’s podcast with a few adjustments. Tusk is meant to initiate a planned trilogy called the True North, where fun is made of Canadians, which they do a fine job of, here. Smith's cliches may be far-fetched but his caricatures are hilarious.
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?