Masters of Terror 2017: George A. Romero's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in George A. Romero’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 8 types of ratings:

STARS, GIMMICK, REWATCHABILITY, STORY, CREATIVITY, ACTING, QUALITY and CREEPINESS. 

Bedeviled

Five friends are terrorized by a supernatural entity after downloading a mysterious app.

 

United States
2016
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Trickster: 
Impostor
Prankster
Hacker
Clown: 
Buffoon
Dolls: 
Plush
Object: 
Telephone
5.04
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6
4
7.04
7.04
2
3
3
Photography
Plot
Dialog
The way the movie opened made me hope it would mark the beginning of a successful franchise. Then, the main characters started talking about Facebook, and I understood it wouldn’t stand the test of time. This is the story of an evil app and a group of teenagers targeted by it. I should’ve cared about these guys and their arcs, but I didn’t give a damn.
This is a well-shot, polished, and relatively high-budget film with genuinely creepy moments and intense stalking sequences. Some of the antagonists are creepy clowns and that’s almost always a good thing. Here’s the problem: Bedeviled is technologically inclined to its own detriment. Though it can be an interesting narrative device, technology is rarely scary.
Earing the survivors justify what they’re going through with impossible theories was disappointing, and somehow, they figured it all out. It’s the script that’s dumb and the actors do what they can. I’m a sucker for quality and Bedeviled was convenient. The other thing I’m a sucker for, though, is a good, cohesive story, and the writing just didn’t cut it. It’s one cliché after another.
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.