The Almanac of Terror 2018: 88 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics on horror and horror-adjacent movies. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted according to their overall score.

Our classification method combines genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, creepiness and rewatchability.

Stitches

A clown comes back from the dead to haunt those who took his life.
Slapstick Gore

 

Ireland
2012
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Trickster: 
Prankster
Catastrophes: 
Accident
Clown: 
Buffoon
Wizards: 
Conjurer
6
You’re in for a laugh!
7.04
5.04
7.04
7.04
3
4
3
Effects
Dialogue
Plot
There’s everything you can hope for from a horror movie about a resuscitated clown in Stitches. It’s gory as hell, all the protagonists are colorful, and we meet them before they start dying one by one. The exposition is thorough, and we do care about these guys... at least most of them. Stitches is a classic case of revenge from the grave, but there’s nothing quite like it.
The introduction is hilariously violent, then things slow down until the halfway mark, as we spend time with the good guys. They were kids, in the introduction scene, and they were assholes already. Not much has changed, since, and someone needs to take out the trash. Don’t get attached; this is a slasher flick. The kills are amazing, and most, if not all, effects are practical.
I had a blast with this one. It’s the quintessential supernatural clown horror movie. The budget is there. It doesn’t look cheap. Nothing is left to chance. No part of this production has been neglected. What you basically get is I Know What You Did Last Summer, but with blood, cheese, and one pissed off clown. This is the kind of things we got in the 1980’s, but it’s better rendered.
Alternate Titles: 
Dark clown
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?