The Almanac of Terror 2015: 85 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics on horror and horror-adjacent movies. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted according to their overall score.

Our classification method combines genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, creepiness and rewatchability.

The House That Dripped Blood

A Scotland Yard inspector investigates an unoccupied house involved in four mysterious cases.
United Kingdom
1971
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Anthology
Tale Amount: 
4
Animals: 
Bat
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Relative: 
Father
Offspring
Lycanthropy: 
Werebat
Dolls: 
Voodoo Doll
Object: 
Garment
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Hypnotist
Statues: 
Waxwork
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer

Method For Murder

A horror writer is getting visions of the psychopathic lead in his latest story.

Waxworks

Two friends develop a fixation over a wax figure.

Sweets to the Sweet

A private teacher disapproves a father's rigid way of treating his child.

The Cloak

A horror film actor acquires a cloak that turns its wearer into a vampire.

4
Won't bring the house down...
4
3.04
6
5.04
2
3
3

Method For Murder

Waxworks

Sweets to the Sweet

Cloak

Performances
Plot
Pace
The first two Amicus Portmanteau films had some sort of oracle allowing the narrator to tell the fates of the protagonists. The wrap-around story, here, is a surreal police procedural leading a Scotland Yard inspector to investigate the past of four previous tenants of an old house. The pretext is thin and too serious but you get the same vibe and production value as the previous entries.
You get a segment about an imaginary stalker; one has haunted waxwork, another an evil child and the last deals with a cursed cloak. The ideas are creative but the delivery is flat and the twists badly handled. The thrills aren't there. By standard, we should be surprised at every corner but the film staggers. The acting is not a problem. Some of the familiar faces of the series even show up.
As it is the case with some horror anthology films, the package is more charming than each individual segment. Maybe there’s too much vampire stuff and not enough authentic supernatural material with exclusive monster design. With a deceiving wrap around story, this is not a great sequel. It’s just another attempt at recreating Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors.
The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?

66 All-American Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United States. How many have you seen?