Masters of Terror 2017: John Carpenter's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in John Carpenter’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

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.
Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

<p>Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.</p><p>Futuristic films are films with settings beyond the year they were released or made, even if that setting is now in the past, and films with a futuristic setting despite of unspecified date.</p><p>Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.</p>

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Found Footage Films

Included in this book are 64 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent found footage films.

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Masters of Terror 2019: Lloyd Kaufman's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Lloyd Kaufman’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Decades of Terror: 1930-2019

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2019 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.

Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

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