Eternity of Terror 2019

This book includes 200 dark movies you’ll want to revisit time and again. These are the most rewatchable dark films reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison.

Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Ouija House

A girl takes her friends to a haunted house for a Ouija seance.

 

United States
2018
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Relative: 
Mother
Dolls: 
Dolly
Object: 
Ouija Board
4
It's all fun and games
6
3.04
6
4
2
3
2
Performances
Ambiance
Plot
Mischa Barton, Tara Reid, Dee Wallace, Tiffany Shepis? Seriously? This was my favorite movie before I even pressed play, and then these guys disappeared all at once. It’s a trap! It’s a trap, but it’s worth falling for. The writers are taking the whole occult thang down to its basics. In horror, Ouija is a cliché that goes in and out of style, and it hasn’t been exploited nearly enough recently.
The exposition is fun. The characters are young, simple, and innocent. What makes Ouija House special is that its protagonists are hoping to open doors we all know they shouldn’t, and they’re willing to pay Crazy Thomas $500 to take his warnings elsewhere. What we basically have, here, is a Ouija séance inside a haunted house, and then consequences. Ouija House, get it?
Now, this could’ve been a mess in the wrong hands, and it’s not. The film could use animatronics, practical effects, and make-up, and it doesn’t even try. Even the gore holds back. Ouija House is all about its characters. Dialogue and casting are at the forefront. The film’s biggest weakness is that it fails to impress. The further you get, the less you care.
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.