Fifty Shades of Terror 2019: 50 Reviews of Black & White Horror Films

This book contains 50 reviews of horror movies shot in black and white. The reviews are sorted from the last position to the first one. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, emotions evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Movie Classification

Here is a list of movies ranked from the best to the worst using the sum of eight different ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, creepiness, story, creativity, acting and quality. Select a combination of genressubgenresantagonists or moods to narrow your search. Additionally, you can select a type of realism, a decade, or you can include or exclude anthology films.

Horror Movie Rating Priorities for Steve Hutchison

Note: genres are major film subdivisions. Most movies belong to many genres. The same can be said about subgenres. Subgenres can be subdivisions of genres or genre hybrids. They can also originate from a film era, a cinematic style, a cult audience or a particular market. Most movies belong to many subgenres. Moods are emotions considered crucial to the plot and conveyed through music, dialogue, performances, build-up and pacing. Moods speak to a film's ambiance. A movie usually conveys more than one mood. Antagonists are people or entities that pose a threat to the protagonist, or hero. Antagonist types are divided into 5 categories: visceral, society, science, afterlife and fantasy.

Displaying 1 - 20 of 218
1987
A wounded cop turned into a cyborg and programmed by a police force investigates a group of organized criminals.
1990
An injured author is held captive by a deranged fan of his.
2004
Chained to pipes in a disused bathroom, two men are given a puzzle to which they must provide answers.
1998
A vampire hybrid protects the human race against the pure-blooded of his kind.
2013
Tricked into a week-end of rehab in a remote cabin by her friends, a girl in withdrawal believes she is surrounded by demons.
1991
An ex-convict takes his revenge on the lawyer who defended him.
1994
Haunted by a tragic past, a vampire delivers his life story to a journalist.
1990
Soon after inventing synthetic skin, a scientist brutalized by a mob avenges himself by using his discovery to fool his assailants.
1990
A cyborg engineered by a corrupted police force is targeted by drug dealers plotting to replace it with their own prototype.
1986
A nerdy florist develops a relationship with a talking plant that grows when it is fed human blood.
1991
Three burglar break into a house occupied by a dangerous couple and become trapped.
2005
A group of teens stranded in a village near a strange wax museum realize their lives are in danger.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
1986
A hitchhiker stalks a driver and frames him for his murders.
1987
A revenant manipulates his ex-lover into seducing and killing men so he can restitute his flesh using their blood.
1974
Siblings and their friends, while driving to the desecrated tomb of their grandfather, run out of gas and become the victims of cannibals.
1988
An institutionalized murder suspect who recently defeated a demon attempts to convince her doctor she is innocent.
1986
A former marshal infiltrates an underground cannibal hideout to rescue an abducted night radio host.
2007
An ex-stuntman stalks different groups of women.
1999
Six strangers are invited by a rich couple to spend the night in a supposedly haunted asylum in exchange for a million dollars.

Pages

My Movie Reviews

Be your own film critic!

• Record the movies you see.
• Break them down and analyze them.
• Categorize them.
• Share your movie journal with friends.
• 200 pages, 6" x 9"

My Nightmare Diary

• Write about your nightmares in this dream diary. Write about places, people, and what scared you. Draw pictures of your nightmares.
• A great notebook to keep at your bedside to record your dreams and analyze them.
• 120 pages, 6" x 9"

Frankenstein Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 39 Frankenstein movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Dracula Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 34 Dracula movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Godzilla Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes the 36 first Godzilla movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.