The Best of Terror 2018: Top 250 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 15% of 1613 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.

Teen Wolf

A teenager discovers he is a werewolf after hitting puberty.
So Bad It's Good
United States
1985
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Kid Friendly
Lycanthropy: 
Werewolf
5.04
It won't bite!
6
3.04
6
6
3
4
1
Performances
Plot
Ambiance
Teen Wolf is an eccentric coming of age light comedy. It’s exactly what the name implies, with emphasis on the “Teen”. You could draw many metaphors to teenage years; transformation, bullying and insecurity, namely. The movie is technically flawed but still charming because it has a fun vibe and covers itself in cheese. It is an accessible perspective on the werewolf meant for family viewing.
Michael J. Fox makes the show. He is the quintessential teenager of its era and fits the part. The mythological infectious werewolf bite is excluded from this 80’s interpretation of lycanthropy, blaming DNA for it; making it sound "natural", really, and setting up an underlying Puberty 101 metaphor. By the presence of its main protagonist, it is slightly oriented towards boys.
The metamorphosis sequences feel neglected. Clearly, the production has limits. Because this is a feel-good movie, the stakes aren't high and it gets away with cheap tricks. Teen Wolf is cheerful, colorful, entertaining and aimed at a young audience who minds about school life and enjoys sports. It is also one of their few gateways to horror because this is where it takes its inspiration.
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

Supernatural threats, as opposed to plausible or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence cannot be or hasn’t been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 1272 supernatural horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror 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?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror films from the 1980’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?

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.