Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Haunting Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) 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.

The Brides of Dracula

A vampire hunter chases down a mysterious baron.
United Kingdom
1960
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Bat
Psychics: 
Hypnotist
4
Dracula couldn't be with us...
6
4
6
6
1
4
2
Photography
Pace
Ambiance
With its beautiful sets, both interior and exterior at once, populated with stained-glass windows, antiquities and tapestry, with its surreal blocking and the particular way it treats its characters, this sequel lacks only one element but a significant one. Christopher Lee isn’t returning. Horror franchises rely on their antagonists more than their protagonists, so this is somewhat a spin-off.
Regardless, the film pulls it off. It manages to be decent, considering Dracula’s dead. It is structured similarly to the original and redeems its continuity holes by bringing back the earlier look and feel. The sets are lit and built like a vertical maze to immerse the viewer in extended scenes of disorienting chases or dialog. The Brides of Dracula’s theatrical approach is fascinating.
Peter Cushing reprises his role from the previous film and carries the film. He’s the lead and he is still a strong, influential presence. Once again, the third act is really what you’re in for. It’s filled with effects and stunts. By Hammer tradition, the vampire is more physical than ethereal. It fights and runs around like humans do and has more weaknesses than strengths, ironically...
Checklist of Terror 2019: Plausible Menace

Plausible threats, as opposed to supernatural or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence can be or has been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 413 plausible horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Supernatural Menace

Supernatural threats, as opposed to plausible or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence cannot be or hasn’t been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 1272 supernatural horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror 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?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror films from the 1980’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?

Guess the Horror Movie: 400 Pixelated Puzzles

This book contains 400 puzzles. Guess the name of each horror film based on the pixelated picture, its released year, and its synopsis. Write the title in the boxes below the clues. Puzzles tend to get more difficult as you progress. Answers can be found in the last pages.