Giants & Horror

Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring giants ever released. How many have you seen?

Drowning Echo

A haunted pool unleashes a dangerous water elemental.

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Relative: 
Father
Offspring
Fluids: 
Water
3.04
Against the flow
6
3.04
4
4
1
2
2
Effects
Dialog
Plot
Believe it or not, there are scarier things living in the water than sharks. What if water itself was the enemy? The nature of the antagonist remains a mystery for a good while. It is so off-the-wall that it can disappoint if the intention was to scare. The film is thirty minutes too long and should’ve been closely edited. The script wasn’t tight enough to start with.
The creators sometimes resort to heavy compositing to compensate for practical effects the budget won’t allow. This is an ambitious script, but it could’ve used more care. Now, like good magicians, the writers are drawing our attention to their left hand, where we expect one thing, and sucker punching us with seemingly unrelated subplots with their right fist.
Whoever was in charge of location scouting did a bang-up job. Most of the action takes place in and around an apartment complex with vast swimming pools. There’s water wherever you look, and it makes you want to dive in. Ultimately, this film is way too complicated. There are two or three stories in this, and only one is worth telling. Our time is spent in all the wrong places.
Alternate Titles: 
Nereus
Giants & Horror

Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring giants ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 2000’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: 1990's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?

Clowns & Horror

Clowns are performers fond of physical comedy. Some are funny, some are scary. Some love children, some hate them. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring clowns ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?