The Almanac of Terror 2015: 85 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics on horror and horror-adjacent movies. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted according to their overall score.

Our classification method combines genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, creepiness and rewatchability.

Wishmaster

A genie attempts to grant its owner three wishes in order open a gateway to his dimension.
United States
1997
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Unknown
Legend: 
Myth
Object: 
Jewel
Statues: 
Sculpture
Wizards: 
Possessor
Evoker
Conjurer
Transmuter
Abjurer
Necromancer
5.04
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7.04
4
6
6
3
4
3
Plot
Effects
Performances
This throwback at 80’s horror borrows from many classics and creates a hybrid curiously left underexploited in a decade of gimmicks: the genie, or “Djinn”. This gorefest has a unique villain with an amusing and ironic M.O. He is more a magician than a brute and will therefore appeal to supernatural slasher fans. He basically perverts your spoken desires in ways to kill you in creative ways.
The Djinn is scary because he murders his victims by conversing. When he takes the appearance of a human, as he does for most of the running time, he becomes inconspicuous and inquisitive. The writers have him use subterfuges and twists on words to get people to wish out loud, which obviously comes with comedy. While ridden with cliches, Wishmaster ventures in unfamiliar spheres of terror.
Dream sequences and flashbacks bring the movie down. The only thing this homage to a better era does wrong, when trying to go retro, is indulging in compositing and digital editing. New technologies should be a strength; not a hindrance. Many horror legends play more or less significant roles, but costume, production and set design never do them justice, making this somewhat a sad testament.
Checklist of Terror 2019

This book contains a checklist of 1800 dark films sorted in order of preference. The ranking is established by the sum of 8 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness. How many have you seen?

Icons of Terror 2019: 20 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 125 horror films grouped in 20 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.

Camp of Terror 2019

This book includes 200 dark movies so bad they’re good. Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Fifty Shades of Terror 2019: 50 Reviews of Black & White Horror Films

This book contains 50 reviews of horror movies shot in black and white. The reviews are sorted from the last position to the first one. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, emotions evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Shivers of Terror 2019: The Creepiest Horror Movies

This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!