The Almanac of Terror 2016: 86 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 Last House on the Left

Two teenagers looking for drugs are kidnapped and raped by a group of criminals.
Rape and Revenge
United States
1972
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Sadist: 
Master
Torturer
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Writing: 
Original Film: 
Uncredited: 
Franchise Original
Franchise Remake
Franchise Re-imagining
5.04
It pulls no punches!
4
5.04
5.04
4
1
2
4
Pace
Photography
Ambiance
What starts as a simple enough drama with an obvious commentary on women liberation and the love generation is soon thrown turned into chaos: a torture and rape story; a hippy's worst nightmare. Sometimes crudely honest in regards to taboos and via its raw delivery, it has one goal and that's to show you things you know exist and don't want to think about. It wants to shock you, make you angry...
The rape subplot is lengthy, elaborate, but, bear with them, things probably won't turn out exactly as you'd expect them to. The film follows the tropes of the mixed subgenres it exploits. It builds a sense of vulnerability, bursts of frustration and then redeems itself in a surprising finale, asking for emotional forgiveness for what it made you sit through.
The cinematography is nothing out of the ordinary. It has more in common with grindhouse cinema than art house. It isn't exactly stylish. When it tries to be, it generally makes bad judgment calls, namely in regards to the score and the editing. It becomes comedic where there isn't exactly room for humor. The Last House on the Left deliberately mocks your disgust and your sense of moral.
Alternate Titles: 
Last House on the Left
Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

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?