Vampires & Horror

Vampires are undead beings that subsist by feeding on blood or vital force. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring vampires ever released. How many have you seen?

Creepshow

A monster escapes from a horror comic book and visits a battered boy to inspire him in his vengeance scheme.
Horror for Beginners
United States
1982
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Anthology
Partially Animated
Festivity: 
Halloween
Tale Amount: 
5
Animals: 
Imaginary
Insects: 
Cockroach
Relative: 
Father
Catastrophes: 
Meteor Shower
Dimensional: 
Cartoon
Fluids: 
Water
Infected: 
Contagious
Irradiated
Diseased
Plant: 
Grass
Dolls: 
Voodoo Doll
Screenplay: 
Short Story: 
Uncredited: 
Franchise Original

Father's Day

On Father's Day, a revenant revisits the house he once owned and massacres his descendants.

The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill

A man who lives in the woods discovers a meteor that spreads vegetation and infection.

Something to Tide You Over

A vengeful man plans to torture and kill his ex-wife's lover on a deserted beach.

The Crate

A man finds a monster in a box and attempts to feed it his controlling wife.

They're Creeping Up on You!

A mysophobic man living in an asepticized apartment fights a cockroach infestation.

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Father's Day

The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill

Something to Tide You Over

The Crate

They're Creeping Up on You!

Plot
Dialogue
Editing
As if right out of an EC Comic, Creepshow uses a variety of colored lights and gobos. Still painting morphs into real footage, then back to comic world to isolate each of the 5 segments. The wrap-around story centers on the frustrations of a young boy who gets physically abused by his father, and is, in itself, a strong story featuring unique effects and surreal sociopath characters.
There’s something for everyone in this anthology, namely evil ex-lovers, monsters, alien forms, plants, bugs and revenants. There’s light humor and always a comical lesson to be learned; mostly through situation reversals. The acting is solid and delivered by familiar names who provide delightful caricatural performances. Both the protagonists and the antagonists make quite an impression.
The gore design and the creature costumes aren't targeting realism, but they are scary nonetheless. Based on Stephen King’s writing and directed by the excellent George A. Romero, the movie is well-structured, well-paced, concise, and displays an impressive level of uniformity across its different tales. Creepshow is unarguably one of the best horror anthologies out there.
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?