The following pages analyze 99 horror films grouped in 16 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.
Full of the devil.
Is Steve losing it, is he making stuff up, or did he really trap the devil in his basement? He sure sounds psychotic. His brother would agree, but this is a horror movie and anything’s possible. The film owes a lot to its photographer who knows how to light a Christmas horror scene. The atmosphere he crafts is infernal. The sound editing complements his style.
First and foremost, this is Josh Lobo’s project. He writes and directs this emotional mindfuck. Now this is a slow-burning thriller that may or may not have a supernatural element. A lot of this film could be compromised by its ending, so better go with the flow and enjoy as you go. The twists, if any, might establish just how rewatchable the movie is.
The third act will divide the audience. It won’t take you by the hand. It won’t spoon-feed you the answers. I have mixed feeling about this one. On one hand, it had my full attention at all times; on the other, my expectations weren’t met. With such an evocative title, I was expecting a more concrete outcome. One thing’s certain, this needs to be on your Christmas horror watchlist!