66 Amazing Plausible Horror Films

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 present a plausible threat. How many have you seen?

Invitation to Hell

A family moves to a suburban town and is coerced into joining a strange club.

 

United States
1984
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Cultists: 
Clubbist
Guru
Worshipper
Relative: 
Offspring
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Unknown
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer
3.04
A bad experience...
7.04
3.04
6
5.04
1
3
2
Dialog
Pace
Plot
As the plot unravels, you might feel like you’ve seen or read this story before. It’s cliché, it’s painted by the numbers, but it never gets old. It’s about a family moving to a new town to start a new life, only to discover that daddy’s new club is a little eccentric. The reason Invitation to Hell works so well is that it is deeply rooted in family, something we can all relate to.
The story is somewhat disjointed, sometimes surreal, but definitely entertaining, nonetheless, considering it is a TV movie. It’s a mystery that evolves slowly. Ironically, by trying to catch our attention until things get interesting, the introduction reveals too much. It makes the rest of the film rather predictable. We know, from the get go, that a supernatural element is involved.
Dialogue makes and breaks this film. On the negative side, melodrama is almost all there is. On the positive side, the actors are good and the characters credible. In reality, everything good about this film is crammed in the third act. The ending is something right out of the Twilight Zone. This was directed by Wes Craven and it's not one of his best pictures.
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

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Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Psychological Horror

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Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Psychological Horror

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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.