Years of Terror 2018: 195 Horror Movie Recommendations, 39 Years of Pure Terror

This book contains 195 horror and horror-adjacent movie reviews; five of the best releases for each year between 1980 and 2018. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Trophy Heads

An obsessed fan and his mother kidnap scream queens and force them to reenact their famous film roles.

 

United States
2014
Feature Film
Realism: 
Surreal
Sadist: 
Torturer
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Dimensional: 
Meta
3.04
Scream queen all you want...
5.04
3.04
6
5.04
1
4
2
Ambiance
Dialogue
Performances
There is something troubling about the way the main character describes how actors grow old and fade away. He then comes to the realization that he, too, is fading away. He wants to create something big, something significant. He wants to kill scream queens. Full Moon was never so honest, so introspective and so depressing. This film starts well but runs out of fuel halfway.
Many scream queens are reunited and play a parody of themselves; scream queens like Brinke Stevens, Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer, Denice Duff, Jacqueline Lovell and Maria Olsen. Prolific filmmakers David DeCoteau and Stuart Gordon make an appearance, too. This is one for the fans. It’s only funny and clever if you know your stuff. It’s self-congratulating, at times, and very meta.
Can Trophy Heads be appreciated by someone outside the Full Moon loop? Not really. It’s not a great horror movie. It relies on humor but those are mostly inside jokes, therefore it won't work as a comedy for the uninitiated. The movie ranges from decent to schlock. It’s rough around the edges. The script could've used more work. The dialogue is pretty bad, but the actors make the most of it.
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