Decades of Terror: 1930-2018

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2018 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.

Death Becomes Her

Two women fighting over the same man are ready to go far to stay young forever.
Slapstick Gore
Feel-Good
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
1992
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Dog
Fluids: 
Potion
Wizards: 
Alchemist
Necromancer
8
A film that doesn't age.
7.04
7.04
8
8
3
4
2
Effects
Editing
Performances
You’ve never seen Bruce Willis, Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn quite like this. These grade A actors are handed golden dialogue and are playing vibrant characters. This could have been a dark horror film, but it has a peculiar humor and the kind of wit that makes you laugh every thirty seconds. That’s when you’re not downright fascinated by the unfolding mystery.
Death Becomes Her is a strange story about beauty, youth, and what happens when you lose both. It is a twisted tale of jealousy and revenge. It has some of the best practical effects and make-up Hollywood had come up with up to this point in time. The film has several defining characteristics, but its slapstick humor is what it is most remembered by. Gore was never so hilarious!
Robert Zemeckis’ cinematography is divine. All shots are calculated when it comes to lighting, camera movements, set design, blocking and effects coordination. The writers give us a fascinating script that was probably hard to put together but feels natural once executed nevertheless. Ultimately, every aspect of this film hits its target. Death Becomes Her is close to perfection.
The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

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 were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

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 were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?

66 All-American Horror Movies

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 were produced exclusively by the United States. How many have you seen?