Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Gothic Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

Kolobos

A house dedicated to a reality show is suddenly locked down with a mass murderer inside.

 

United States
1999
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Stalker: 
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Gamemaster
Impostor
Lurer
6
A taste of things to come
5.04
5.04
7.04
6
3
4
3
Ambiance
Plot
Performances
It’s 1999. Everyone’s watching Big Brother on TV. Scream was released three years prior and, some would agree, it was one of the best slasher films ever made. Kolobos banks on the zeitgeist. These influences are all over. But Kolobos, as it turns out, would inspire countless films in the 2000’s. As such, it is an underdog. It is a pioneer in the puzzle horror subgenre.
The plot somewhat occurs out of chronological order, a trend that is gaining in popularity. This may or may not benefit us in the long run. The ambiance is intoxicating, which is attributable to two directors who truly care. They want to give us an experience. We’re introduced to protagonists we instantly love. If they’re going to die horribly, we should at least get to know them first.
They are well-groomed. Most of them come with a positive, bubbly attitude, but Kyra has the kind of baggage that hints at a complicated subplot. The dialogue is fun, effervescent, but unnatural. At the halfway mark, the creators show their best and weakest cards. The screenplay, then, becomes polarized and far-fetched. There’s gore, there’s screaming, and terror ensues.
Alternate Titles: 
Haunted House
Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

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?