The following pages analyze 125 horror films grouped in 20 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.
Take your pills!
When you mix sadness and fear, you’re pretty much always guaranteed to get a strong intellectual response. Some people have been brutalized; some have dealt with mental illness; some have even witnessed murder. Claire has been through all of it, and now she faces a new problem of supernatural proportions; something that has to do with her upbringing.
Some will be more affected than others. The film is emotionally charged. It’s filled with rage and despair. It will probably strike a chord with the right audience. Some may not yet be ready for this film, and some never will be. It’s a particularly well-edited mindfuck that just so happens to rely heavily on editing. Flashback, visions, past and present converging; this is a complex narrative.
This being a low-budget independent film, discussions and monologue flow better than action and horror do. The special effects are scarce, the gore is limited, and terror is implicit. The creators know what they can and can’t do, and they are in control. This is a modest film leveraged by dialogue. You might need Prozac after this one. It’s quite depressing!