The Best of Terror 2017: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 24% of 1230 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

Klown Kamp Massacre

A murderer decimates the new members of a club for clowns.
Slapstick Gore
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
2010
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
4
It’s not a costume. It’s a way of life.
5.04
3.04
4
4
1
4
2
Ambiance
Plot
Effects
Nothing spells fun quite like Klown Kamp Massacre, which obviously borrows its title from Killer Klowns from Outer Space. This is the kind of horror movie that references much better ones, except that no one aware of the homages gives a fuck. No one’s laughing at this. We’ve seen this stuff before. We’re busy laughing at how bad this movie is, but at least we’re laughing.
If you want clowns and gore, clowns and gore you’re going to get. Buried underneath all this clown exposition is a slapstick comedy slasher. Perhaps you have a clown fetish, and there’s a little bit of that, too. If there’s one thing I learned about clowns from this movie, it’s that they like to fuck and they like to kill, which is probably why children hate them so much.
The script doesn’t tell a very cohesive story. I wondered, at more than one occasion, just what the hell I was watching. The editing is confusing. Continuity is problematic. The script is convoluted and immature. The effects aren’t too shabby, though. Klown Kamp Massacre is a mishmash of cool scenes that don’t necessarily blend well. Watch this if you really, really like clowns.
Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?