The Most Creative Horror Movies

In this book, Steve Hutchison presents 234 of the most creative horror movies ever made. Each article contains a rating, a synopsis, and a review. The films are ranked according to the sum of eight ratings. How many have you seen?

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.
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