Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Gothic 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.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

A crypto-zoological agency faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters.

 

United States
Japan
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Bird
Dinosaur
Imaginary
Catastrophes: 
Collapse
Crash
Explosion
Giant: 
Kaiju
7.04
Big in America!
8
5.04
8
8
2
4
2
Effects
Pace
Photography
Once you look passed that overwhelming procedural, that environmentalist commentary, which was always present in the franchise, by the way, and once you look passed the politics and the terrorists, who don’t bring much to the story, this film is pretty damn good! It needs these elements because they are a tradition, but the action scenes are epic and certainly worth the wait.
Four kaijus, AKA titans, from the Japanese Godzilla films are giving it all they have: Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan. There are others, but this isn’t their time to shine. Humans are interacting with them, as they often do, but this time, they actually make a difference. This is a sequel to the 2014 American Godzilla film, and it’s better in almost every way.
It’s certainly the most grandiose installment in the whole franchise, so far; 36 movies if we count the spin-offs and the animated trilogy. It’s an action-packed marvel, and that third act is particularly satisfying. The main actors are genuine, focused, and equally amazing. The cinematography is simply gorgeous and the special effects breath-taking. Give me ten more sequels!
Alternate Titles: 
Fathom
Godzilla II: King of the Monsters
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.