Shivers of Terror 2018: The Creepiest Horror Movies

This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

The Doctor and the Devils

Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.
United States
United Kingdom
1985
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
4
Dead serious...
2
3.04
7.04
6
1
1
2
Performances
Pace
Photography
The Doctor and the Devils is based upon the true story of Burke and Hare, who murdered a bunch of people and sold their bodies for anatomical dissection in 1828 Edinburgh, Scotland. This should send shivers down your spine, as the plot thickens, but it doesn’t exactly turn out that way. The film is dead serious and doesn’t have an ounce of fantasy, let alone horror.
It’s a period piece that looks like it was made in the 1960’s or 1970’s. It was directed by Freddie Francis. Need I say more? Give the man an award, but don’t give him a 1980’s horror movie to direct. He does one thing and he does it magnificently. He’s all about architecture, texture, the color brown, but his style isn’t intimate. The script is competent, but it’s cold. It’s impersonal.
Timothy Dalton, Patrick Stewart and Julian Sands underplay, yet you can’t ignore their presence. Surely, if they approved this screenplay, it must have something interesting to offer. Despite a weak gimmick, The Doctor and the Devils has a compelling story. If you don’t mind extensive dialogue and slow pacing, and if you eat period pieces for breakfast, then by all means try this.
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.