The Almanac of Terror 2018: 88 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.

Sleepy Hollow

A constable is sent to a small town to investigate the decapitations of three people by a headless horseman.
Big Plot Twist

 

United States
Germany
1999
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Impostor
Prankster
Catastrophes: 
Fire
Plant: 
Tree
Psychics: 
Medium
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer
Conjurer
Necromancer
7.04
You won't sleep tonight!
7.04
6
8
8
2
4
3
Performances
Pace
Photography
Never would I’ve expected a Tim Burton period piece featuring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Casper Van Dien, Christopher Walken, and Christopher Lee to be structured like a slasher film, yet here we are, with a gory, funny, and scary horror movie that defies all tropes of the genre. The budget is substantial. Sleepy Hallow is an anomaly. It’s the kind of film some wish Burton made more of.
The Headless Horseman, as it turns out, is a selective monster. Part of the intrigue is figuring out what his modus operandi is. The village feels ancient, as intended, but with a hint of fantasy. There’s magic in the air, beyond the headless monster. There’s a witch and a tree that bleeds. Depp’s character himself had a fantastic childhood, exaggerated during vivid memory sequences.
This is an adaptation loosely based on Washington Irving's 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". It’s sensational. It’s larger than life. Danny Elfman is scoring it. What more do you want? These guys are all at their prime. The acting is impeccable. Though we never get to care much about half the characters, they are interesting enough to entertain.
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?