Eternity of Terror 2016

This book includes 200 dark movies you’ll want to revisit time and again. These are the most rewatchable dark films reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison.

Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

The Surreal Project

A family inherits an ominous painting and is haunted by a demonic presence soon after.

 

United States
United Kingdom
Hungary
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Dimensional: 
Spirit
Object: 
Painting
3.04
Take a picture.
5.04
3.04
4
3.04
1
3
3
Ambiance
Dialogue
Performances
You don’t appreciate something until you realize it’s gone. This is one of the first thoughts that crossed my mind after putting this on. How are found footage films doing in 2019? The subgenre sure isn’t as popular as it once was. Somewhere, though, in the hearts of most horror fans, there will always be room for them. They put us in the front seats and constantly break the fourth wall.
This one is about a cursed painting, of all things, the kind that gives you goosebumps; the kind you don’t stare at for too long. This raises one question, though; how much can this budget afford? Just how much can that painting accomplish visually? Is something going to jump us? Well, as it turns out, there are other things to fear; things you won’t see coming.
The Surreal Project has its pros and cons. It gets scary in the second half and it holds our attention from then on. The first half is weaker, especially when it comes to dialogue. Robotic conversations defeat the illusion found footage needs to achieve to submerge us. Nobody talks this way. But, when this thing gets going, it takes no prisoner. This is creepy stuff!
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.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

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 were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

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 were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?

66 All-American Horror Movies

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 were produced exclusively by the United States. How many have you seen?