Eternity of Terror 2018

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!

Brightburn

A child from another world uses his superpowers for evil.

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Relative: 
Offspring
Related
Trickster: 
Impostor
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Dimensional: 
Spaceman
Psychics: 
Telekinetic
Wizards: 
Evoker
7.04
Super!
7.04
6
8
7.04
3
4
3
Performances
Dialog
Plot
I wonder just how far you can take an homage until it becomes copyright infringement and without getting sued for it. Brightburn is basically Superman’s origin story with an evil Clark Kent adapted as a horror thriller. This is a fast-paced ride that escalates quickly. The editing is tight. The writers have a lot to say and the director has a lot to show.
Jackson A. Dunn plays Brandon, the young alien supervillain; Elizabeth Banks and David Denman his adoptive parents. Brandon’s superpowers are revealed early on. He has super strength, super speed, heat vision, invincibility, telekinesis, he can levitate and fly, and he gets super pissed at people. His murders are explicit and extremely gory. Some might make you look away.
The special effects are powerful and convincing, the story is exciting, the actors are excellent, and so is the dialogue. This is great casting. Whatever the budget was, it was obviously spent in the right places. This is, simply put, one of the best evil kid movies out there. It’s certainly one of the most extreme. Brightburn deserves a sequel for all kinds of reasons.
Alternate Titles: 
Brandenburg
Brightburn: Son Of Darkness
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Checklist of Terror 2019: Supernatural Menace

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