The Best of Terror 2018: Top 250 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 15% of 1613 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

The Evil of Frankenstein

A scientist attempts to bring back the dead with the help of his assistant and a hypnotist.
United Kingdom
1964
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Thief
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Impostor
Catastrophes: 
Explosion
Fire
Psychics: 
Hypnotist
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One more can't hurt!
7.04
4
6
6
1
4
2
Photography
Pace
Plot
Peter Cushing reprises the role of Frankenstein in this second sequel to Hammer Films' adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel. It is taking an increasing amount of liberties in regards to gore and controversy, spicing up a typically conservative plot. This is yet another beautiful period piece with vibrant matte painting and gorgeous Gothic set design.
You can find grander effects in this than the previous entries, mostly when it comes to Frankenstein's laboratory. There is a good deal of eye candy sprinkled from beginning to end, which helps keep up entertained. The tighter pace doesn't hurt. The new monster looks great when filmed under the right light. Its allure is somewhat reminiscent of the Universal Studios monster and he's kind of scary.
We never go into a Frankenstein adaptation or sequel expecting twists and turns. We can already predict the outcome, so we're all about the directing and singular aesthetic. The Evil of Frankenstein achieves this. It lives up to its tradition and the public's expectations. While it'll generally feel like more of the same, many significant technical improvements show.
Giants & Horror

Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring giants ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 2000’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: 1990's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?

Clowns & Horror

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Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?