The Best of Terror 2017: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 24% of 1230 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A teenage girl and her friends die one by one after being tricked and tortured by an evil figure that haunts nightmares.
United States
1984
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Dimensional: 
Nightmare
Fluids: 
Water
Object: 
Garment
Telephone
Wizards: 
Possessor
Evoker
8
Will give you nightmares about nightmares!
8
6
6
7.04
4
4
4
Ambiance
Dialog
Plot
Ultimate nightmare-themed horror movie, this film turns the only bad thing about sleep; nightmares, into some kind of contagious, spiritual disease that tries to kill you before you wake up. It exploits the idea of sleep deprivation in the most creative way imaginable. Like a werewolf curse triggered under a full moon, carnage is inevitable. It hides inside you, waits, and can hardly be delayed .
Not your average villain, Freddy Krueger, the eccentric antagonist, can bend the laws of physics and lives in a surreal world that he disguises as our own. Thanks to brilliant photography, a rigorous sense of pace and ominous suspense, the transitions between reality and dreams are seamless. The camera doesn't let us in on the illusion so we are as clueless as the victims are.
A Nightmare on Elm Street is nearly perfect. The effects are visionary, the gore striking, the performances more than satisfying, the concept pure genius and the gimmick extremely catchy. Freddy comes with his sonata, his own lighting and a nice, shocking backstory. He joins Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees as one of the most marketable horror icons showing great potential for sequels.
Alternate Titles: 
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 1
Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster 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?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?