Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Invasion 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.

Resident Evil: Damnation

A special agent goes against his superior's orders and works to destroy a series of biological weapons.


Feature Film
Fully Animated
There’s an important political and military subplot, at the center of this story, which is cold, impersonal, and certainly not scary. It is nothing like the reclusive video game by the same title. Patience. We get there eventually. We do get up close and personal with Leon, right out of Resident Evil 2, and things are eerier when he’s alone with monsters in the dark.
The games this is based on were much more horror-oriented than action-filled, and some might feel betrayed. That said, the third act is breath-taking. I wouldn’t call it frightening, but it’s stressful. It gets your heart pumping. The cool thing about this franchise is that it’s never been just about zombies. The mini-bosses are much faster, stronger, and atrocious than their brain-eating cousins.
The movie is filled with level 20 abominations nightmares are made of. You get two Tyrants and a bunch of Lickers, to get technical. In the midst of battle, at some point, you forget you’re watching 3D animation. We get cool martial art scenes, but in the wrong movie. This is a sequel to Resident Evil: Degeneration and prequel to the video game Resident Evil 6. Confused? I am!
Alternate Titles: 
Biohazard: Damnation
Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster 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?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?