66 Amazing Plausible Horror Films

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies present a plausible threat. How many have you seen?

Night of the Living Dead

A group of people chased by zombies take refuge in a vacant house.
Horror for Beginners
United States
1990
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Relative: 
Offspring
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Explosion
Extinction
Famine
Fire
Infestation
Infected: 
Contagious
Irradiated
Diseased
6
The franchise that just won't die!
7.04
5.04
6
6
3
4
3
Ambiance
Editing
Effects
Released 22 years after the original, this remake is in color and is rigorously faithful. It’s well cast, well shot and is filled with friendly homages. Every event is a bit more prestigious, more intense, and gorier, with more prosthetics and other generous practical effects. The film gives us a more realistic rendition of the story that created a subgenre: zombies.
They’re not simply extras with cheap make-up anymore. Some of them look putrid or heavily mutilated. The original film was darkly lit, and the black areas where a perfect refuge for the living dead. This one uses abundant realistic lighting most of the time, instead. The photography is interesting and represents the most obvious shift in tone. People feel more real, more “there”.
It uses few locations, few actors, and it doesn't create a filler problem. Time is well spent discovering our characters and making their complex relationships evolve. The same dilemmas are posed, and the story follows its dramatic course as originally written. It is more theatrical, more violent, less emotionally detached and livelier than its predecessor, and is generally a good update.
Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Supernatural Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing supernatural 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 Supernatural Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing supernatural 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?

Apocalyptic War

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent apocalyptic war films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Monster Invasion

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent monster invasion films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Whodunit Slashers

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent whodunit slashers and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?