Quintessence of Terror: Perfect Movies 2018

This book contains a list of movies ranked from the simplest to the most complex. The level of complexity is established by the sum of four classification methods: 8 moods, 9 genres, 27 subgenres and 64 antagonists.

Each movie includes a list of moods, genres, a synopsis, a review and eight ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality, rewatchability, creepiness and gimmick.

The list includes horror and horror-adjacent films with a perfect star rating.

Prom Night III: The Last Kiss

A college student helps a ghost exact revenge on those responsible for her death.
Kinky
Slapstick Gore
So Bad It's Good
Canada
1990
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Prom Night
Trickster: 
Lurer
Prankster
5.04
The prom queen can do no wrong!
6
5.04
5.04
6
4
4
3
Ambiance
Effects
Performances
The first Prom Night was a whodunit slasher with a simple story and actors abnormally big for a production of the type. The first sequel introduced a strong, funky supernatural element that proved successful despite a cast mostly unknown. Part 3 also takes this path, but is more superficial about its ambiance, its scares, its gore and the taboos it tackles.
What was kinky is now vanilla and what was dark is now amusing more than it is frightening. As a trademark, Mari Lou Maloney, the antagonist, still spits out one-liners coined in the 50’s. She has been recast and it drills another hole in continuity, sadly. It’s a shame because this movie, like the two previous ones, can be summed up as quintessential horror but not as part of a whole.
Where Part 2 had a case of possession, this one depicts a manipulative affectional and sexual bond between a human and a ghost; in some cases with the straightest of faces. Ironically, this is the film’s main attraction. Suspending disbelief may in fact lead you to love this hidden gem more than initially expected. The effects aren't all great, but the pace is effective and the story captivating.
Alternate Titles: 
Prom Night 3
Prom Night III
Prom Night Part 3
Prom Night Part III
Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?

Clowns & Horror

Clowns are performers fond of physical comedy. Some are funny, some are scary. Some love children, some hate them. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring clowns ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?

Dolls & Horror

Bisques, fetish dolls, plush, ventriloquist dummies, voodoo dolls, worry dolls; dolls come in various shapes and forms. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring dolls ever released. How many have you seen?

Robots & Horror

Robots are machines capable of carrying complex actions. They can be autonomous or semi-autonomous, they can be cyborgs or androids, and they are often driven by artificial intelligence. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring robots ever released. How many have you seen?