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.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Several dinosaurs are rescued from an island threatened by an active volcano.

 

United States
2018
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Dinosaur
Imaginary
Government: 
Army
Catastrophes: 
Explosion
Storm
Volcano
Giant: 
Colossus
Behemoth
7.04
A whole new world!
8
6
8
8
3
4
2
Effects
Dialog
Plot
This is a sequel of Jurassic World, which in return is a sequel of Jurassic Park. This time, the military is up to no good and you know where this is going from the moment you see them on screen. The script is compartmentalized. We get a short intro, with Jeff Goldblum, who’s only here to tease us, then a segment on the island during a volcano eruption, and everything else happens in a manor.
The volcano sequence and the third act are breath-taking. They’re some of the best moments in the franchise. Ted Levine is here because we need someone to hate. Bryce Dallas Howard looks more human, this time around, and Chris Pratt beats up bad guys. There are many brilliant moments of extreme tension skillfully written and directed. Nothing is left to chance.
Am I the only one who isn’t crying, here? Half these dinosaurs would bite her head off if she let them, and Bryce’s character sheds a tear every time one of them bites the dust? Fallen Kingdom is an amazing film, but it has a political agenda. It is pro-environment and anti-capitalist. It’s not subtle. It’s not reasonable. It’s immature. Other than that, kudos!
Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster 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?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?