The Almanac of Terror 2016: 86 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics on horror and horror-adjacent movies. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted according to their overall score.

Our classification method combines genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, creepiness and rewatchability.

Thriller

A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when two lovers are attacked by a hoard of revenants.
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United States
1983
Short Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Trickster: 
Impostor
Dimensional: 
Meta
Lycanthropy: 
Werewolf
8
Close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination!
8
4
8
7.04
4
4
4
Performances
Dialogue
Ambiance
Thriller is, in a nutshell, one of the best music videos ever made. Every second of it is pure gold. It stars Michael Jackson at the peak of his career, one of the best singer and dancer the world has known. What more can you ask for? This video more or less contains two intertwining stories: one about a werewolf and one with revenants. The latter is a musical.
The werewolf transformation scene is very similar to the one in An American Werewolf in London. Both pictures were written and directed by John Landis, and Rick Baker made both sets of make-up and effects. The werewolf scene is one of the scariest moments in the history of motion pictures. It doesn’t matter how many times you watch it, you never feel safe.
The "Thriller" song actually starts four minutes in. Jackson warms us up and teases us, constantly delaying the chorus. This is not the version of the song found on the Thriller music album. It’s a special mix made to optimize tension. It all culminates to horror legend Vincent Price rapping and a group choreography by revenants that would become iconic in pop culture around the world.
Alternate Titles: 
Michael Jackson: Thriller
Michael Jackson's Thriller
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