Camp of Terror 2019

This book includes 200 dark movies so bad they’re good. 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!

Frankenstein vs. The Mummy

A mummy and a revenant terrorize a medical university.

 

United States
2015
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Infected: 
Cursed
Writing: 
Franchise Re-imagining
5.04
A fight to the death!
8
5.04
6
6
2
4
3
Effects
Dialog
Plot
Frankenstein, here, is too preppy and too cool to fill the shoes of a teacher, an intellectual or a scientist, yet he represents all these archetypes. He finds himself a girlfriend and gets emotional quickly in order to serve the script, which makes the dialog phony. We need to get all this exposition out of the way because we’re setting the table for a duel between two monsters… at some point.
Meanwhile, the acting isn’t exactly stellar but the cast is at least sympathetic. Colorful characters guide us through a story that takes a while to pick up but thankfully satisfies with its realistic gore and creature effects. This is not a Gothic period piece; it is a refreshing interpretation that takes place in the present time and makes the best of modern architecture and technology.
The film has an unusual pacing and could be shorter. It could use tighter editing. The story simply just isn’t that complicated and ends up dragging or turning in circles. Also, constant use of close ups restricts the viewer’s mind. This may solve financial constraints regarding set design, but it leaves the brain begging for more. Expect a cheap but decent little cross-over made skillfully.
Giants & Horror

Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring giants ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 2000’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: 1990's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?

Clowns & Horror

Clowns are performers fond of physical comedy. Some are funny, some are scary. Some love children, some hate them. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring clowns ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?