Anthologies of Terror 2019

This book includes 86 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.

Velvet Buzzsaw

Paintings and sculptures by an unknown artist take the lives of those who get too greedy.

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Monkey
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Fire
Robot: 
Android
Object: 
Painting
Statues: 
Sculpture
6
To a fine art!
6
5.04
8
8
2
2
3
Performances
Pace
Plot
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, John Malkovich; how could this possibly go wrong? Well, for one thing, like its characters, Velvet Buzzsaw is eccentric, superficial, and artistically pretentious. The first half is very chatty and stylistic, with dialogue mostly targeted a vague stuff, mostly paintings. Every set piece is filled with eye candy, though. This is a beautiful movie.
This is an ode to classic and modern art, and their industry. The concept of possessed paintings and sculptures isn’t new, but rarely has it been approached with such ambition and a budget this size. The morale of the story: don’t be greedy, or else! The main problem with this film is that it’s not exactly mainstream. The target audience is minuscule.
Like some recent movies in the same vein, with big names and emphasis on photography, Velvet Buzzsaw probably deserves an Academy Award. Some will like it for its drama, and some for the fact that it turns into a slasher flick passed the forty-minute mark. How the creators managed to get an elite cast like this one in a glorified slasher is the film’s greatest mystery.
Checklist of Terror 2019: Plausible Menace

Plausible threats, as opposed to supernatural or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence can be or has been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 413 plausible horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Supernatural Menace

Supernatural threats, as opposed to plausible or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence cannot be or hasn’t been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 1272 supernatural horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror 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?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror 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?

Guess the Horror Movie: 400 Pixelated Puzzles

This book contains 400 puzzles. Guess the name of each horror film based on the pixelated picture, its released year, and its synopsis. Write the title in the boxes below the clues. Puzzles tend to get more difficult as you progress. Answers can be found in the last pages.