Shivers of Terror 2016: The Creepiest Horror Movies

This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

The Voices

A man who hears voices is stood up by his office crush.

 

United States
Germany
2014
Feature Film
Realism: 
Surreal
Animals: 
Cat
Deer
Dog
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Dolls: 
Puppet
6
He's killing it!
6
6
7.04
7.04
3
3
3
Performances
Pace
Plot
The Voices makes fun of schizophrenia... respectfully. Ryan Reynold’s character can be awkward when he’s not taking his pills, and he can be pretty damn dangerous. His dog and cat talk to him. They’re his best friends. He wants to date a colleague and ends up killing her. Gore and hilarity ensue. This film is hysterically funny and equally frightening for the same reasons.
What feels like a lighthearted comedy soon turns into a violent movie, as the protagonist’s condition worsens. We see what he sees and hear what he hears, but then we are presented with a much darker, juxtaposed reality. Jerry is in denial. He sees butterflies where we see blood and guts. If capital punishment doesn’t convince you that killing is wrong, this movie will.
The production design is excellent; hand in hand with neat photography and perfect lighting, resulting in nice patterns, color palettes, ambiances and textures. The film looks really good. There is a plastic aesthetic to it that contrasts with the red stuff. You won’t be able to take your eyes away from this masterpiece, not even to take a leak. It’s intoxicating!
Alternate Titles: 
Happy Voice Killer
History of Terror 2019: 1900 Bite-Sized Movie Reviews

Included in this book are 1900 bite-sized reviews of horror and horror-adjacent films sorted by release date. The reviews consist of 8 ratings.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Time Travel Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent time travel films.

Time travel films focus on the consequences of traveling into the past or the future.

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.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Musical Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent musical films.

Musicals are a genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.

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.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Torture Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent torture films.

In torture films, sadistic violence or torture is a central aspect of the plot.

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.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Claustrocore Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent claustrocore films.

Claustrocore films are about people stuck in one place for most of the running time.

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.