Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Apocalyptic Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

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.
Checklist of Terror 2019

This book contains a checklist of 1800 dark films sorted in order of preference. The ranking is established by the sum of 8 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness. How many have you seen?

Icons of Terror 2019: 20 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 125 horror films grouped in 20 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.

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!

Fifty Shades of Terror 2019: 50 Reviews of Black & White Horror Films

This book contains 50 reviews of horror movies shot in black and white. The reviews are sorted from the last position to the first one. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, emotions evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Shivers of Terror 2019: 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!