Quintessence of Terror: Extreme Horror 2018

​This book contains a list of horror movies ranked from the simplest to the most complex. The level of complexity is calculated by the sum of four classification types: 8 moods, 9 genres, 27 subgenres and 64 antagonists.

Each listed movie includes a list of moods, genres, a synopsis, a review and eight ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality, rewatchability, creepiness and gimmick.

This edition includes horror movies that are creepy, shocking, gory and weird.

Midsommar

A grieving woman, her boyfriend, and his friends visit a village owned by a cult.

 

United States
Hungary
Sweden
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
Tribal
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Object: 
Drug
Wizards: 
Alchemist
7.04
A badass trip!
6
6
7.04
7.04
2
3
3
Photography
Dialogue
Ambiance
Midsommar mesmerizes us with its mind fucking cinematography. From the moment the main cast travels to Sweden, drink shroom tea, and lay down on the grass, the summer scenery becomes a character. We see what they see. They’re tripping every other scene. The way Ari Aster, writer and director, plays with his environment, sometimes basic, sometimes intricate, is remarkable.
So, this is the story of a strange pagan cult, but who could fall for all their posturing? It’s like they’re putting on a show for someone; for the camera, or for some god, possibly. The protagonists, at some point, start suspecting things are not as they seem. Florence Pugh plays the main character, who mostly speaks with her eyes. At some point, though, her point of view is no longer reliable.
The paintings and the architecture are gorgeous. White is a prominent color. The cultists dress in white. There are flowers everywhere. This is a beautiful film. We’re supposed to feel like we’re in heaven. Make no mistake, this is a horror movie. You’re going to see red sooner than later. Horror movies shot in broad daylight are a rarity. This one is particularly effective. It’s a trademark.
Alternate Titles: 
Midsummer
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