Clowns & Horror

Clowns are performers fond of physical comedy. Some are funny, some are scary. Some love children, some hate them. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring clowns ever released. How many have you seen?

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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The party’s just starting!
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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.
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?