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The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

Halloween at Aunt Ethel's

The town hermit supposedly turns dead kids into candy on Halloween.
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Halloween
Trickster: 
Lurer
Infected: 
Cursed
Legend: 
Urban Legend
Wizards: 
Alchemist
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Completely out of left field comes a horror comedy with an antagonist said to turn kids into candy on Halloween. Whether this is true or not isn’t established right away. Passed a certain point, interestingly, there’s absolutely no mystery when it comes to Aunt Ethel. Her exposition is only delayed by the speed at which her modus operandi is described by the protagonists.
Some jokes hit, some miss. It’s mostly stoner humor. In fact, here’s an excellent excuse to gather some friends and get wasted. Schoolgirl outfit, nurse uniform; there is no skirt too short for writer and director Joseph Mazzaferro. Prepare for serious hormone secretion and boobs, and don’t worry, everyone who’s anyone gets naked, here. If you’re allergic to sex, don’t watch this.
Now, the only problem with this film is that it puts its antagonist on a pedestal, and she can’t live up to her reputation. Regardless, this flick is downright hilarious. These actors aren’t famous, but they can make you laugh, and they send good vibes. Seeing half of them naked and/or having sex, early on, makes them sympathetic and accessible. In return, when bodies start piling up, we care.
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