Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Haunting Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) 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.

Escape from Tomorrow

In Disneyland, an unemployed father's sanity is challenged when he encounters two underage girls.
United States
2013
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
Relative: 
Offspring
Dimensional: 
Unknown
Robot: 
Android
Artificial Intelligence
Dolls: 
Puppet
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Hypnotist
Telepathist
Wizards: 
Abjurer
5.04
The happiest place on Earth!
7.04
4
7.04
6
2
4
3
Editing
Pace
Photography
In Escape from Tomorrow, watch Disney’s theme parks turn into a psychedelic nightmare. The action supposedly takes place in Florida, but most of this movie was actually shot at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland without permission from The Walt Disney Company, who own and operate the parks. For this reason, the editing was probably quite the challenge and the end result is immaculate.
Ten minutes in, you’ve see all you need to see to either give up or follow through. This is one of these films, for obvious reasons, that would be better in color. Randy Moore, writer and director, probably chose black and white because it makes compositing effects easier to work with. Some of the scenes are shot and scored as if they were from a 1950’s movie.
This little movie may not look like much, at first glance, but there is more than meets the eye. There’s a tongue-in-cheek humor that makes us take sides with a father who, all things considered, doesn’t deserve our sympathy. Some viewers will have an insurmountable issue with the story, because it deals with pedophilia and ephebophilia, and because it somehow barely condemns it.
Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

<p>Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.</p><p>Futuristic films are films with settings beyond the year they were released or made, even if that setting is now in the past, and films with a futuristic setting despite of unspecified date.</p><p>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.</p>

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Found Footage Films

Included in this book are 64 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent found footage films.

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.

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.

Masters of Terror 2019: Lloyd Kaufman's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Lloyd Kaufman’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Decades of Terror: 1930-2019

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2019 and came up with ranked lists. Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark adventure movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.