Eternity of Terror 2016

This book includes 200 dark movies you’ll want to revisit time and again. These are the most rewatchable dark films reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison.

Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Horror Story

Seven youngsters decide to spend a night in an abandoned haunted hotel.

 

India
2013
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Translated
Psychics: 
Telekinetic
5.04
You are not alone...
6
4
6
7.04
1
3
3
Photography
Plot
Editing
Horror Story is an aesthetically pleasing and glamorously polished Indian film. For some reason, characters speak in both English and Hindi, and there’s no way around those subtitles. The protagonists are all charismatic, but they aren’t exactly strong. Some men embrace their femininity, and almost all women cry when they should be working on their situation.
Their situation is that they’re stuck in a haunted hotel. So far, so good. This is a claustrocore film, but only because the victims aren’t trying very hard to break free. Why didn’t you try all the doors? Why didn’t you break the windows? This is horror 101! I guess they didn’t get the memo. So basically, there’s no way to care about these guys, let alone take them seriously.
The film successfully establishes its scares but fails to move beyond them. It struggles to draw a straight line between A and B. It relies on dialogue to make the bridge between terror and drama. That said, it has genuinely creepy moments; loud sounds followed by silence then more loud sounds, ghosts that do things we’re not used to. This isn’t a brilliant film, but it’s frightening, nonetheless.
Checklist of Terror 2019: Plausible Menace

Plausible threats, as opposed to supernatural or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence can be or has been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 413 plausible horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Supernatural Menace

Supernatural threats, as opposed to plausible or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence cannot be or hasn’t been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 1272 supernatural horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror 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?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror films from the 1980’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?

Guess the Horror Movie: 400 Pixelated Puzzles

This book contains 400 puzzles. Guess the name of each horror film based on the pixelated picture, its released year, and its synopsis. Write the title in the boxes below the clues. Puzzles tend to get more difficult as you progress. Answers can be found in the last pages.