The Best of Terror 2018: Top 250 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 15% of 1613 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

The Sixth Sense

A boy who communicates with ghosts seeks the help of a child psychologist.
Big Plot Twist
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
1999
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Trespasser
8
A film that cannot be unseen!
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8
8
2
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Performances
Dialogue
Plot
This is one of the scariest movies ever made. It’s also incredibly sad. It’s a powerful story that gets more intense as time passes, until it swallows you whole. It’s about a child psychologist dedicated to help a strange boy. There’s something deeply wrong with the boy. Writer and director M. Night Shyamalan won’t just tell us what that is. He crafts a meticulous, calculated slow-burn.
Bruce Willis plays the psychologist and proves he can be more than an action hero. Haley Joel Osment is great. He's just a child and this is not a simple screenplay. He's a champion. Toni Collette plays the desperate mother who's always two steps behind. Her performance is mostly melancholic but she has the perfect attitude. The other characters are a side dish. They are peripheral.
So, there’s an elephant in the room. The film contains two major twists that could easily be spoiled. If you haven’t seen this movie, you should make it a priority. These twists are some of the most memorable in cinema history. Incidently, they make The Sixth Sense simply legendary. The surprises are right there, in your face, yet 95% of us won't see through the illusion. Amazing!
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?