Decades of Terror: 1930-2018

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2018 and came up with ranked lists.

Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Ready Player One

The balance and safety of a virtual game is compromised by a corporation that will stop at nothing to win.

 

United States
2018
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Dinosaur
Gorilla
Imaginary
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Government: 
Army
Fascist
Trickster: 
Gamemaster
Hacker
Catastrophes: 
Collapse
Crash
Explosion
War
Dimensional: 
Cartoon
Meta
Unknown
Giant: 
Colossus
Kaiju
Mecha
Robot: 
War Robot
Drone
Wizards: 
Evoker
Conjurer
Abjurer
8
Flawless victory!
8
7.04
8
8
4
4
1
Effects
Dialogue
Plot
Where to start? Well, Steven Spielberg directed this masterpiece, so it goes without saying that the cinematography is spotless. But it’s better than that. Nothing, here, is random. In fact, this movie is perfect in every way. Every crucial element of the story is carefully planted early on. You’ll have to watch this repeatedly to catch all the Easter eggs and references.
Batman, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Chucky, King Kong, Beetlejuice, Goro, the Chestburster, Michael Jackson and MechaGodzilla make small appearances. Superman, Marty McFly, Bill & Ted, Ferris Bueller and Buckaroo Banzai are mentioned. The Terminator, Steve Jobs, Robert Zemeckis and John Hugues are also referenced, but The Shining gets the best homage. Wait for it!
This is the ultimate pop culture test! Tense, exciting, touching and sometimes scary, Ready Player One gets to our heart one way or another. There’s even a romantic story somehow blooming despite all the action and violence. This is a tight script. It’s one thing after another. Prepare for a long movie that doesn’t drag at all and barely lets you breathe. This is one of the best films ever made.
Alternate Titles: 
Player One
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