Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Slasher Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

Rottentail

A scientist is bitten by a mutant rabbit and turns into an abomination.
Slapstick Gore

 

United States
2018
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Easter
Animals: 
Rabbit
Babies: 
Newborn
Cultists: 
Cleric
Catastrophes: 
Explosion
Infected: 
Contagious
Robot: 
Cyborg
5.04
Pulls rabbits out of its ass!
7.04
4
6
6
2
4
2
Photography
Effects
Plot
Going into this blindly, you won’t know what hit you. It’s based on a graphic novel, which explains the Dutch angles and the vibrant colors. The photography is mind-blowing, and it creates a surreal vibe. Whatever the source material looked like, this adaptation has a style of its own. The blacks are deep. The lighting is in constant motion, flickering or fading on and off.
This is, in a way, the origin story of an antihero. If Cronenberg’s The Fly was a slapstick comedy, it would look something like this. It turns body horror into a joke, and the transformation lasts an eternity. The metamorphosis looks extremely painful, but it’s not the kind of gore that makes you look away. The special effects are imperfect, but they are shot with their weaknesses in mind.
The creature design is out of this world. The stunts look fake but are impressive, nonetheless. Brian Skiba managed to direct his actors in a way to get harmonious deliveries, which is crucial considering the peculiar comedic tone. Corin Nemec, Rottentail, is exactly what this script needs. He’s a good casting choice and is downright caricatural. There’s not nearly enough of Dominique Swain.
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