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.

The Haunting of Sharon Tate

A pregnant actress becomes plagued by visions of her imminent death.

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Clubbist
Guru
Worshipper
Dimensional: 
Nightmare
5.04
Too soon?
5.04
4
6
6
2
3
2
Performances
Plot
Ambiance
This story has been told many times before, but never quite like this. The main protagonist is Sharon Tate, played by Hilary Duff, who was married to filmmaker Roman Polanski. In 1969, Tate, while pregnant, was murdered by members of the Manson Family. Writer and director Daniel Farrands somehow managed to turn this tragedy into a supernatural horror flick.
Roman Polanski isn’t cast, for factual reasons, and because the script doesn’t need him, but his absence is a hindrance. Talking about a character we never see can be problematic, narratively speaking. In addition to the supernatural element, Farrands takes liberties in regard to the actual events, in a way to make the story more cohesive, organic, and staggering.
The film doesn’t look like a period piece. Nothing about the sets, clothes, and hairdos feels like the 1960’s. The budget is relatively small, and the set pieces are minimalist. The Haunting of Sharon Tate can be blamed for its bad taste, or its lack of tact. Banking on events both sensational and horrifying while making Tate some kind of a psychic is a bold move.
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.

Amazing Plausible, Supernatural, and Surreal Horror Films

This book contains 66 reviews of plausible horror films, 66 reviews of supernatural horror films, and 66 reviews of surreal 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. How many have you seen?

66 Amazing Surreal Horror Films

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 present a surreal threat. How many have you seen?