Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Procedural Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror ( is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

Hacky the Raccoon

Play footbag with an undead raccoon. Horror RPG Sports/Fighting Game featuring Tom Green, Phil Giroux, Glenn Humplik and Drew Barrymore.

• ARROWS (LEFT/RIGHT) : ....Run/walk left & right
• NUMPAD "."      : .................Lift Raccoon from the ground
• NUMPAD 0        : .................Use main weapon 
• NUMPAD 1/2/3   : ................Specialty 
• ???????? ..........................Secret Move

Hacky the Raccoon was built in 1999/2000 and released in 2001. It was the first Flash fighting and sports game to use gravity and one of the first ever released on Newgrounds. It was made in Flash 5, the first version to allow game development. The original game file was too big for Newground’s early restrictions, so an exception was made to link to the game from Newgrounds. Fifteen years later, we offer you the full embedded Newgrounds experience; as originally designed.
Note: High scores and subscription use old technology and are no longer working. The original source files are still unrecoverable, but the rest of the game works.
STEVE HUTCHISON – concept, design, marketing, art & code
MIKE AWADA as Tom Green
TOM FULP as Glenn Humplik
ADAM ALSO as Phil Giroux
MICHELLE ANNE as Drew Barrymore
LARRY DAY as the Narrator
• HACKY THE RACCOON is the sequel to another viral Flash game: BEAT TOM GREEN ()
• HACKY THE RACCOON received millions of hits in its first years when the MPAA legally threatened Newgrounds founder TOM FULP to take down stolen footage of TOM GREEN’S comedy FREDDY GOT FINGERED ||| more details: ~ 
• HACKY THE RACOON creator, artist & developer STEVE HUTCHISON has worked as graphic artist, animator and integrator on games like MATTEL’S SKIP-BO & PHASE 10 for TOM GREEN co-host PHIL GIROUX’s AAA game development company MAGMIC in Ottawa/Gatineau, Canada
• Score as high as you can to unlock DREW BARRYMORE’s character

Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster films from the 1990’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?