Shivers of Terror 2018: The Creepiest Horror Movies

This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Terror Is a Man

A mad scientist transforms a panther into a man-like creature.

 

United States
Philippines
1959
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
2
A failed experiment...
6
3.04
4
3.04
1
3
2
Performances
Pace
Ambiance
Based on a novel by H.G. Wells, this Filipino/American horror film is quite behind it’s time. It is dialogue heavy and rather conservative. Not much happens for a good 45 minutes and things remain slow even then. Unless we’ve been told, nothing indicates that this is a horror film for most of the runtime. As opposed to 1932’s Island of Lost Souls, there is only one monster, here.
The monster may very well be Dr. Charles Girard and not the creature he experiments on. He’s a molester, for one thing, and he doesn’t play well with others. He has no respect for life. He’s also the reason this film isn’t as good as it could be. It’s all about him and all we want to see is his experiment. We’ll have to wait until the third act for the thrills, I’m afraid.
All in all, this isn’t a very good film. The budget restraints are a problem. The acting isn’t terrific. The cinematography is rather basic. The editing is uneducated. Your day will probably be better off without Terror is a Man AKA Blood Creature. Or perhaps you’re a big H.G. Wells completist. By all means give this a try but don’t expect great results.
Alternate Titles: 
Blood Creature
History of Terror 2019: 1900 Bite-Sized Movie Reviews

Included in this book are 1900 bite-sized reviews of horror and horror-adjacent films sorted by release date. The reviews consist of 8 ratings.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Time Travel Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent time travel films.

Time travel films focus on the consequences of traveling into the past or the future.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Musical Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent musical films.

Musicals are a genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Torture Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent torture films.

In torture films, sadistic violence or torture is a central aspect of the plot.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Claustrocore Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent claustrocore films.

Claustrocore films are about people stuck in one place for most of the running time.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.