Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Monster Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror ( is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.


A criminal organization unwittingly creates a deadly parasite and sets it loose on the population.
United States
Feature Film
It gets under your skin...
This film is set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future. We know this because people dress in beige and sweat a lot. There’s a lot of sand, too, old houses, but very few establishing shots. The characters live in a version of the U.S. that has been taken over by an organization that has been spreading a deadly parasite in the population. Parasite is about this and a million other things.
The story is hard to keep up with because the budget is so low that the picture doesn’t convey the right mood. This film shouldn't have been made in such conditions. And what is a shiny black Lamborghini doing in the middle of a wasteland? Science-fiction is harder to afford than horror movies. This is an hybrid of the two genres. Its horrifying facet is more interesting than its scientific one.
The costumes aren’t convincing. The landscapes are almost inexistent. The sets are obviously improvised. In fact, everything, here, seems improvised. The creature effects are interesting but not memorable. This is a low-key version of much grander films. If what you want is a movie about parasites, then that’s what you get. At least, the title won’t mislead you!
Alternate Titles: 
Parasite 3D
Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

<p>Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.</p><p>Futuristic films are films with settings beyond the year they were released or made, even if that setting is now in the past, and films with a futuristic setting despite of unspecified date.</p><p>Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.</p>

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Found Footage Films

Included in this book are 64 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent found footage films.

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Masters of Terror 2019: Lloyd Kaufman's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Lloyd Kaufman’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Decades of Terror: 1930-2019

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2019 and came up with ranked lists. Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark adventure movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.