Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Witchcraft Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror ( 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.


A man confesses to an FBI agent that his father's visions led to a series of murders.
United States
Feature Film
Believe or not!
Fifteen minutes in, the hook is introduced. And there you have it, a father recruiting his kids in a demon hunt. He’s having visions, so he’s either psychotic or blessed by God. The difference between magic and mental illness is what everyone else sees. The father, played by Bill Paxton in one of his best roles, involves his two kids in his madness. The oldest one doesn’t like it one bit...
The kids are played by young Matt O'Leary and Jeremy Sumpter. We instantly buy them as brothers. Adult Adam, one of them, is played by Matthew McConaughey, years later, who retells to an FBI agent what is pretty much a period piece to us. The main timeline takes place in 1979, when people still had simple lives; before the internet and satellite television. It’s also when we stopped praying.
This is a brutal film, but the violence is not particularly graphic. A lot is accomplished through clever, tight editing. Sound effects account for a lot when it comes to implicit pain. Frailty is kind of slow, but well-paced. The suspense constantly rises until it reaches an amazing third act that you won’t soon forget. This one will make you question your faith, or lack thereof...
Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

<p>Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.</p><p>Futuristic films are films with settings beyond the year they were released or made, even if that setting is now in the past, and films with a futuristic setting despite of unspecified date.</p><p>Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.</p>

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Found Footage Films

Included in this book are 64 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent found footage films.

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Masters of Terror 2019: Lloyd Kaufman's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Lloyd Kaufman’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Decades of Terror: 1930-2019

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2019 and came up with ranked lists. Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark adventure movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.