Decades of Terror 2019: 1970's Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 1970’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?

Satanic Panic

A pizza delivery girl has to fight for her life when her last clients turn out to be Satanists.
Slapstick Gore

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Cultists: 
Clubbist
Guru
Worshipper
Relative: 
Mother
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Object: 
Garment
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer
Conjurer
Transmuter
Abjurer
Alchemist
6
Virgin, my ass!
7.04
6
7.04
7.04
3
3
3
Performances
Dialogue
Plot
Samantha’s shitty job is about got get shittier. She’s a pizza girl, she’s treated like crap by everyone, she’s a virgin, and she’s at the wrong place at the wrong time. She’s played by Hayley Griffith, an inexperienced but talented actress surrounded by familiar faces like Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O'Connell, Jordan Ladd, and AJ Bowen. All do a bang-up job.
Satanic Panic was produced by Fangoria, which in itself is reassuring. The film sucks you right in and spits you out at the end credits. At no time will you look at your watch. I guarantee you’ll be hooked all along. There are virtually no slow moments. The editing is as tight as it needs to be. You can expect a niched film that somehow still appeals to the mass.
You can’t shoe-horn or label Satanic Panic quite accurately. These aren’t your typical Satanists. Parallels with classic horror films can be drawn, but they are vague influences. This movie is its own thing. It has an unusual structure. It’s unpredictable. The cast is mostly female and men, here, are garbage at best. The budget is considerable, and the cinematography irreproachable.
The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

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Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

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66 All-British Horror Movies

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