Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Apocalyptic 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.

Backcountry

An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a black bear.
Creature Feature

 

Canada
2014
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Animals: 
Bear
6
Go camping, they said!
3.04
5.04
7.04
6
2
3
3
Performances
Dialogue
Ambiance
Brad, the adventurer, will steal your girl if you let him, but there’s worse out there to worry about. Alex and Jenn are an average couple whose chemistry, and sometimes lack thereof, we instantly buy. The hook comes late in the plot but needs to be addressed: the lovers are getting lost in the woods during hunting season and are shit out of luck. The rest is history.
An extreme sense of helplessness hits around the halfway mark and the atmosphere never feels safer from then on. You know that unavoidable scenario where characters can’t use their cellphone and therefore can’t call for help in every horror movie this millennium? This has to be one of the most aberrant of them all. It’s also the screenplay’s biggest weakness.
This film is frustrating and calls upon our basic survival instincts. We experience it sometimes with our heads and sometimes with our hearts. It’s extremely violent when the story needs it. The main protagonists, ultimately, regret every stupid move they made. Aren’t they lucky they didn’t end up in a Blair Witch Project sequel? Sucks to be you! Wouldn’t wanna be you!
Alternate Titles: 
Blackfoot Trail
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?

66 All-American 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 States. How many have you seen?