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!

Tales of Terror

A man presents three stories of shock and horror.

 

United States
1962
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Surreal
Anthology
Tale Amount: 
3
Animals: 
Cat
Snake
Insects: 
Spider
Relative: 
Mother
Father
Catastrophes: 
Fire
Psychics: 
Hypnotist

Morella

A woman visits her estranged father and stirs up old memories.

The Black Cat

A cuckolded man entombs his wife and her lover in his basement.

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

A hypnotist prolongs the moments of a man’s death

5.04
A Price for everything...
6
5.04
6
6
2
4
2

Morella

The Black Cat

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

Photography
Effects
Performances
Tales of Terror is a horror anthology film in which each segment is introduced via voice-over narration by Vincent Price, who also appears in all three narratives. All stories are period pieces and all are of theatrical acting style. The casts are limited in size and the sets are gorgeous but equally restricted. This is a dialogue driven compilation of dark tales.
Classy, classic, cruel, comedic; Tales of Terror has Vincent Price drinking alcohol in all three stories and spelling out every plot detail. One of the film’s best features is its photography. It is precise, always colorful, shiny and beautifully textured. The set design is uncanny. Some of the special effects are particularly well integrated but some fail to impress.
Segment one is about a woman who visits her estranged father and stirs up old memories. Segment two, the comedic one, is about a vengeful cuckolded man who entombs his wife and her lover in his basement. Segment three tells the story of a hypnotist who prolongs the moments of a man’s death. All three tales are equally interesting and masterfully directed.
Alternate Titles: 
Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror
Poe's Tales of Terror
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