Quintessence of Terror: Scary Antagonists 2019

This book contains several horror movie lists sorted by antagonist types. While these movies aren’t the cream of the crop, they are nevertheless considered quintessential. These simple movies were selected by Tales of Terror’s algorithm out of 2000 reviews by horror critic Steve Hutchison. They are not necessarily the best in their category; they’re the ones you probably haven’t seen. They’re the ones begging to be discovered. The goal of this guide is to celebrate the underdogs and to discover hidden gems.

Evil Bong 420

An old man escapes a fantasy world and opens a bowling alley, unaware that an evil bong is on his trail.
Kinky
So Bad It's Good
Creature Feature

 

United States
2015
Short Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Thief
Dimensional: 
Teleporter
Object: 
Paraphernalia
Drug
Food
Toys: 
Figurine
3.04
Not high enough...
7.04
1.04
5.04
3.04
1
4
1
Ambiance
Plot
Effects
Fifty-three minutes is just about how long the average stoner can wait between two bong hits. Conveniently, that’s how long this film lasts. With a title like this one, you’d expect the quintessential 420 film. It’s not. It’s mostly talking heads throwing dirty uncle jokes. Every other scene has old men flirting with chicks. There is a tremendous number of tits, here, so I hope you like tits.
Expect a pair every ten minutes. It’s not as expensive as puppetry is, which has been a recurring problem at Full Moon Entertainment for the last two decades. At the risk of geeking out, though, legendary filmmaker David DeCoteau makes a short appearance to let us know that this bowling alley is where he shot his legendary Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama.
Charles Band shuffles the cards again, mixing his favorite characters from other franchises to amuse the few remaining fans of his beloved monument. He sure found ingenious ways to milk his cows. These films are being produced for a fraction of the average TV series episode these days. All in all, Evil Bong 420 had one mission and it failed. It’s not the ultimate stoner film you were expecting.
Alternate Titles: 
Evil Bong 4
The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?

66 All-American Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United States. How many have you seen?