Eternity of Terror 2016

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!

Here Comes Hell

A dinner party descends into carnage and demonic possession.
Slapstick Gore

 

United Kingdom
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
Character Focus: 
Demon Film
Dimensional: 
Hellish
6
Ahead of its time!
7.04
6
6
6
2
2
3
Photography
Dialogue
Plot
Here Comes Hell mocks 1930s horror movies. It’s in black and white, it has deep textures, strong shadows, and immersive sets. The whites could be whiter. The absence of dust and scratches is arbitrary, and perhaps it’s better this way. It’s like watching a restored version of an old classic. Mind you, this is first and foremost a parody and, as such, it accomplishes exactly what it set out to.
The wardrobe designers and hairdressers left nothing to chance. The film’s budget is insignificant, and the end result is amazing, nonetheless. The acting isn’t as stiff as it could be, considering what is being attempted, and it has more to do with the directing than the actors. Then again, the second half reveals far more flexible cinematography. The second half is batshit crazy!
So, as it turns out, this thing has more to do with 1980s slapstick gore than 1930s repressed filmmaking. Ultimately, unless someone spoils this film for you, Here Comes Hell is as much a prank on the audience as From Dusk Till Dawn was, when no one knew what it was about. As it turns out, shooting in black and white allows for striking special effects and gore. You’re in for a ride!
Masters of Terror 2020: Stephen King's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Stephen King’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

The Best Serial Killer Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best serial killer movies. 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?

The Best Wizard Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best wizard movies. 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?

The Best Giant Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best giant movies. 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?

The Best Alien Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best alien movies. 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?