Horror Movie Villains

Aliens, clowns, demons, dolls, ghosts, giants, lycanthropes, robots, vampires, zombies; choose your poison! 2000 horror and horror-adjacent movies have been analyzed. They have been divided according to 10 antagonist types. Each list is ranked and reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Night of the Living Dead

Strangers barricade themselves in a farmhouse to survive a zombie infestation.
United States
1968
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
Relative: 
Offspring
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Explosion
Extinction
Famine
Fire
Infestation
Infected: 
Contagious
Irradiated
Diseased
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The film you come back to!
7.04
5.04
6
4
2
4
3
Ambiance
Photography
Pace
This movie outlines the world as it would be if taken over by contagious revenants converting the human race to theirs. It’s claustrophobic, xenophobic, and the monsters featured have a cohesive logic to them. The first scene takes place in a cemetery but all character arcs converge to a house that is being reinforced by the protagonists to keep the supernatural threat outside.
The odd interpersonal exchanges humans have under the extreme circumstances featured create build-up even when no zombie is around. George A. Romero and John A. Russo wrote a script so visionary that no minute feels stretched or superfluous. The lesson learned, here, is that humans are monsters in their own rights the moment their life is threatened and their freedom reduced to a minimum.
The performances are theatrically exaggerated, but certainly competent. The plot is imaginative and entertaining. The creatures depicted by the script aren't vampires or werewolves, but they’re just as interesting and dense with exploitative material. This is an instant classic that creates an instant subgenre and has the same amplitude the Universal monsters had.
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.