Icons of Terror 2017: 16 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 99 horror films grouped in 16 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.

Vampire in Brooklyn

A travelling vampire must find a lover in America.
Feel-Good
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
1995
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Snake
Wolf
Stalker: 
Thief
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Dimensional: 
Nightmare
Psychics: 
Hypnotist
Telekinetic
Telepathist
4
Makes your blood boil
6
3.04
7.04
7.04
1
4
2
Performances
Plot
Effects
Eddie Murphy’s humor is contagious and Wes Craven’s signature like no one else’s, yet this film is not as enticing as it should be. The first reason is that, while it meets every aspect of the quintessential modern vampire tale, it’s also full of clichés. It is predictable and the story is over before it even started. The best thing about it is that it is a slapstick horror comedy; a rarity!
Vampire in Brooklyn should have been both scarier and funnier. Perhaps there were too many writers attached to this. Perhaps the planets simply didn’t align. There are good scares and good jokes, in here, but nothing to remember this film by. Eddie Murphy basically plays Dracula without effort or investment. It doesn’t suit him. Because he’s a big name, we're forced to side with him; the bad guy.
This is a real resume killer for him and everyone involved. Leave your moral values at the door. The three characters Murphy plays are assholes. They should make us wet our pants. Why aren’t they funny? Why is the most hilarious actor Kadeem Hardison? A new character; a cop, is introduced around the halfway mark. He puts the last nail in this coffin. He plays it straight and becomes the hero.
Alternate Titles: 
Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn
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.