Anthologies of Terror 2018

This book includes 70 horror anthology film reviews. The movies are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting and quality.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, pertinent moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Rottentail

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

 

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.
Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

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?