Icons of Terror 2019: 20 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 125 horror films grouped in 20 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.

Rampage

Three animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, making them grow at an alarming rate and making them aggressive.
Creature Feature

 

United States
2018
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Gorilla
Wolf
Crocodile
Government: 
Army
Politician
Catastrophes: 
Biohazard
Collapse
Crash
Explosion
Fire
Giant: 
Colossus
Kaiju
Hulk
6
A huge pile of holy shit!
7.04
5.04
8
8
3
3
2
Effects
Dialogue
Plot
The first half of this film documents just how amazing Dwayne Johnson is and how he can talk to gorillas effortlessly. Hollywood has been perfecting their 3-D primates for a while now, with King Kong and the Apes franchise, but it’s worth mentioning just how good the gorilla looks. The kind of composited effects Rampage has to offer is close to perfection, visually.
I felt nothing, here, for the whole first act. It’s all about The Rock, and if you don’t care about the man, then this will do nothing for you either. At some point, we’re introduced to men with big guns and biceps who don’t last long, shortly followed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s entrance. Morgan gives the best performance and has the best arc. He’s a great villain and an even better ally.
Johnson, on the other hand, pulls the stuff that Schwarzenegger did better and more gracefully. Now, the best thing about Rampage, and the reason you should watch it, is that it’s an American kaiju film. It can even compete with the recent Godzila movies. Basically, you get a gorilla, a wolf and a crocodile; all mutated, invading Chicago and wreaking havoc.
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?