Legacy of Terror 2019

This book contains the reviews of 100 sequels, 20 prequels and 60 remakes.

For each category, installments are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 8 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness.

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

It Knows

A woman has visions of her traumatic past.
Psychological Thriller

 

United States
2018
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Relative: 
Father
3.04
Take your pills!
5.04
4
6
4
1
1
2
Dialog
Pace
Editing
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!
Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster 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?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?