Taboos of Terror 2018: Shock, Sex & Terror

This book contains 160 horror movie reviews. These movies all contain shock, sex and gore. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle

Humans resort to robotic weapons to defeat a giant monster.

 

Japan
2018
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Kid Friendly
Fully Animated
Translated
Animals: 
Dinosaur
Imaginary
Cultists: 
Tribal
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Explosion
Fluids: 
Liquid Metal
Giant: 
Kaiju
Infected: 
Irradiated
5.04
A late bloomer!
8
2
7.04
7.04
1
3
1
Effects
Pace
Photography
Stop talking about it and show it, already! This franchise has always been about giant monster invasion, and a million other subplots. The truth is, if it was only a kaiju thing, it would get redundant really quickly. Filler comes with the territory, and, since this is a Japanese anime, you can expect layers and layers of fan material. Why isn’t there more action? What do the fans want to see?
On the other hand, this film perfectly reflects what Godzilla movies have been about for decades. Some viewers are totally going to geek out with this film, while others will be extremely disappointed. The scientific mumbo jumbo is tedious. All this talk about nano metal, genetic codes, and the whole military procedural might test your patience. We sure earn these few battle scenes!
Artistically speaking, this film and its entire trilogy are masterpieces. The image is crisp, the colors are vibrant, and the animation is exceptional. The sound design is epic, especially during combat. Godzilla looks badass, at least in the third act. Because he’s sleeping until then. This film is slow as hell, has ridiculous pacing issues, but pulls out all the stops when it finally unleashes.
Alternate Titles: 
Godzilla: Part 2
Godzilla: Chapter 2
Godzilla: Battle Mobile Propagation City
Gojira: kessen kidô zôshoku toshi
Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 2000’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?

Shark Week 2019

Sharks can be giant, mutated, metallic, or prehistoric. Some of them live in tornadoes, some in the snow. Sharks are our friends, except when they’re hungry, which they usually are. If you show signs of weakness or aggression, you will be attacked. If you bleed, you will be attacked. Shark Week is the time of the year when you do not want to be swimming with sharks. In this book, I review 64 shark movies ranked from worst to decent. If you watch them in order, they will only get better.

Best of Terror 2019: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations are the best 15% of 1900 horror and horror-adjacent movies reviewed by Steve Hutchison. Movies are sorted according to the average of various ratings: overall, story, creativity, acting, quality, and rewatchability. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Scientific Villains

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Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing 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?