The Best Written Horror Movies

In this book, Steve Hutchison presents 75 of the best written 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?

Inseminoid

An alien creature impregnates an interplanetary archaeologist and makes her homicidal.

 

United Kingdom
1981
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Babies: 
Fetus
Newborn
5.04
Alienating!
6
5.04
6
6
2
3
3
Effects
Photography
Plot
There’s more than meets the eye, here, especially if you’re expecting something like 1979’s Alien. Most horror tropes of this film have been borrowed from unexpected subgenres. We’re talking possession, slasher, rape; anything but actual alien invasion, basically. This is the kind of production that flies under the radar and can only impress anyone who’s really paying attention.
Why wouldn’t one pay attention, you ask? Well, Inseminoid, AKA Horror Planet, is rough around the edges and doesn’t appear half as controversial as it turns out to be. It’s an ambitious project that doesn’t always meets the expectations set by its premise. You should give it a chance, though, if only for how gory it is despite its soap opera tendencies. The contrast is shocking.
It’s like different crew members had different ideas of what this movie should be, and the end result is peculiar. There’s good production design, yet the architecture doesn’t look quite natural. The sets are claustrophobic and look cheap. That, too, is part of the magic. Inseminoid has the kind of cinematography that makes you part of the action. This is your front row seat to an anomaly.
Alternate Titles: 
Doom Seeds
Horror Planet
Insecticide
Horrorplanet
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.