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.

Faust: Love of the Damned

A man sells his soul to the devil in order to gain superpowers.

 

Spain
2000
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Snake
Sadist: 
Rigger
Torturer
Stalker: 
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Clubbist
Guru
Worshipper
Catastrophes: 
Fire
Giant: 
Golem
Wizards: 
Conjurer
Transmuter
Necromancer
4
A love or hate thing...
7.04
4
6
6
2
2
3
Pace
Effects
Plot
This version of the Faust character is pretty much an anti-superhero. He’s a mix of Wolverine, Batman and Spawn. Mark Frost plays him. What a terrible act, this is. What a poorly written character. His physicality leaves a lot to be desired. His body language is embarrassing. Stuck in this funny costume, this rubbery mask and a junky pair of claws, the poor man seems to suffocate.
You’d think that a movie directed by Brian Yuzna starring Andrew Divoff and Jeffrey Combs couldn’t possibly fail. Well, it happens. It Happened. One of the main problems with this version of Faust is that it is a superhero film treated like a horror movie. Horror movies can afford small budgets and superhero movies can’t. You can hardly be cool and scary at the same time. Few have succeeded.
Now, one thing this picture does well is giving a whole new style to a story many times told. It is based both on a comic book and an old tale that was repeatedly adapted on film. It’s very artistic, very gory, kind of pretentious, kind of ridiculous; some parts are right out of a music video, other parts a mindfuck, and there’s a lot of sensuality, sex and nudity for good measure.
Alternate Titles: 
Faust
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.