Best of Terror 2019: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations are the best 15% of 1900 horror and horror-adjacent movies reviewed by Steve Hutchison. Movies are sorted according to the average of various ratings: overall, story, creativity, acting, quality, and rewatchability. How many have you seen?

Bram Stoker's Dracula

A vampire holds a lawyer captive inside his castle and seduces his girlfriend.
Kinky
United States
1992
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Lycanthropy: 
Werewolf
Werebat
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Hypnotist
Telepathist
8
Will make your heart beat faster...
7.04
8
8
8
3
4
3
Performances
Effects
Ambiance
Epic classics, the first Dracula and Nosferatu movies were good but experimental and therefore pardonably flawed. They never fully explored who their archvillain was written to be and took liberties. Here’s another take on the Bram Stoker novel that claims to stick close to the original. It will please many. It’s about two hours long and makes the most of each minute.
There’s plenty of room for character exposition ensured by some of the greatest actors of their respective generations. The ambiance is thick, the tension palpable and the romance tragic. It’s a period piece with cinematography both ground-breaking and retro. Some superposition effects are on the lazy side, which is odd for a production of this caliber.
The score adds a sad touch to the film, especially in backstory flashbacks concerning Dracula. While many modern adaptations of the story tend to glorify an inquisitive protagonist, 1992’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula makes Keanu Reeve’s Jonathan Harker curious yet vulnerable. Moreover, Dracula is genuinely scary, here, and resorts to hypnotism as he did in the old days of cinema.
Alternate Titles: 
Dracula
Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 2000’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?

Shark Week 2019

Sharks can be giant, mutated, metallic, or prehistoric. Some of them live in tornadoes, some in the snow. Sharks are our friends, except when they’re hungry, which they usually are. If you show signs of weakness or aggression, you will be attacked. If you bleed, you will be attacked. Shark Week is the time of the year when you do not want to be swimming with sharks. In this book, I review 64 shark movies ranked from worst to decent. If you watch them in order, they will only get better.

Best of Terror 2019: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations are the best 15% of 1900 horror and horror-adjacent movies reviewed by Steve Hutchison. Movies are sorted according to the average of various ratings: overall, story, creativity, acting, quality, and rewatchability. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Scientific Villains

This book contains ranked checklists of movies with aliens, giants, invaders, mutants, parasites, robots, dimensional beings, hybrids, infected people, invisible people, machines, and otherness. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing 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?