The Scariest Horror Movies

In this book, Steve Hutchison presents 192 of the scariest horror movies ever made. Each article contains a rating, a synopsis, and a review. The films are ranked according to the sum of eight ratings. How many have you seen?

Amphibious 3D

A prehistoric creature lurking in the water starts killing people.

 

Indonesia
Netherlands
United Kingdom
2010
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Dinosaur
Insects: 
Scorpion
Stalker: 
Thief
Giant: 
Colossus
3.04
It won't sting you, but...
7.04
3.04
7.04
6
2
3
3
Performances
Plot
Effects
Amphibious 3D is pretty much what you’d expect from its title, a few unreasonable details aside. It’s about a prehistoric creature that lives in the water and sinks boats. In fact, it’s a little more complicated than that. The subplots are so specific and so laughable that they make the whole thing ludicrous. This is one busy screenplay and at no point do we feel the creators’ love for their film.
We have three converging, nonsensical plot points, here: a giant scorpion that attacks from beneath, a bunch of gangsters that pose an extra challenge when the beast isn’t around, and a kid who is psychically linked to the said beast. So, not only can the scorpion swim, it also seems to follow 1988’s Pumpkinhead’s logic, being controlled by witchcraft and all...
In the midst of all this confusion are two characters who spend most of their time flirting with each other, because no movie about a giant monster, smugglers and spellcasting can exist without romance, and because we need filler. The monster doesn’t look real, so it’s mostly shown in the dark. That’s fine. It’s a horror movie. The problem is that this is not a feature film; it’s three in one.
Alternate Titles: 
Amphibious Creature of the Deep
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

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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.