Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.

Futuristic films are films with settings beyond the year they were released or made, even if that setting is now in the past, and films with a futuristic setting despite of unspecified date.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

The Silence

A deaf teenager attempts to survive in a world under attack from primeval creatures.

 

Germany
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Bird
Dinosaur
Imaginary
Cultists: 
Cleric
Guru
Worshipper
Catastrophes: 
Accident
Crash
5.04
Déjà heard...
6
5.04
7.04
7.04
2
3
3
Performances
Dialogue
Effects
If The Silence feels familiar, you’ve probably seen A Quiet Place. We’ve had a few horror movies based on some of the five senses, this decade, and thankfully they weren’t all this redundant. At some point, this film loses its gimmick and focuses on action. There’s an awful lot of car crashes in this; more than a story about primeval creatures with acute hearing needs.
At face value, I’d totally recommend this. Being an apocalyptic invasion story, it’s better than most zombie flicks out there, and the special effects aren’t too shabby. The creature design is interesting, too. The main protagonist is deaf. Now, her condition seems intermittent. At times, she appears to hear just fine. I’m not sure if I should blame the script or the execution.
The actors do a fine job with what they’re given. The dialogue has its ups and downs. This is a well-made movie with good photo, good pacing and a thick ambiance. That being said, it’s hard to wash away that constant déjà vu. Some of the screenplay’s weaknesses are so predominant that they become plot holes. The Silence hits and misses. It’s fun but it just isn’t very memorable.
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?