Shivers of Terror 2016: 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!

Torture Garden

Four people get their dark potential futures told by a wax statue.
United Kingdom
1967
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Surreal
Anthology
Tale Amount: 
4
Animals: 
Cat
Sadist: 
Master
Torturer
Cultists: 
Clubbist
Catastrophes: 
Fire
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Nightmare
Unknown
Robot: 
Android
Psychics: 
Hypnotist
Medium
Telepathist
Statues: 
Waxwork

Enoch

A man is stalked by an evil cat.

Terror Over Hollywood

Using her charm, a woman tries to infiltrate a group of Hollywood producers.

Mr. Steinway

A woman realizes her lover's piano has a life of its own.

The Man Who Collected Poe

An obsessive Edgar Allan Poe aficionado visits a private collection of his.

4
Waxes and wanes...
6
4
6
5.04
3
3
3

Enoch

Terror Over Hollywood

Mr. Steinway

The Man Who Collected Poe

Performances
Pace
Plot
Second release in the Amicus Portmanteau horror anthology movie franchise, and unfortunately not as lively or gimmicky as Dr. Terror's House of Horrors was, Torture Garden still means well and delivers four dark tales told telepathically by the wax representation of a Sybil to a bunch of characters looking for something sensational. Like them, we want a good show and that's mostly what we get!
The performances, the lighting, the ambiance and the sets are generally living up to the previous film. The same thing cannot be said of the camera work, which isn't always filming the right thing right at the right time. The stories themselves are hits and misses. Two of them are deliberate Edgar Allan Poe references and the two others about love and lust. There's an obvious lack of rigor, here.
Some twists work better than others. The wraparound story is fun to come back to in between each segment and contains its own surprises. The directing isn't exactly meticulous but the production doesn't suffer much from it. The main issues remain the laziness of the script and a lack of eye candy. You'll still have a good time with this if you're not too picky.
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.