Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Invasion 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.

It Follows

After a sexual encounter, a young woman is followed by a supernatural entity that can take human forms.
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
2014
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Impostor
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Dimensional: 
Unknown
7.04
An example to follow!
7.04
6
7.04
7.04
2
4
4
Plot
Editing
Ambiance
This horror movie is about a monster whose modus operandi makes its victims feel alone and isolated, no matter how well surrounded they are. Consequently, the audience feels that way, too. Writer and director David Robert Mitchell is really good at setting an ambiance and sticking to it. Most of the day scenes are shot under a cloudy sky and it is very depressing.
But it’s fitting, see, because this situation is hopeless. The first act can be shocking, as we understand the complexity of the main threat and how it pushes its victims to turn against their peers. In a nutshell, “it” is a supernatural sexual disease that moves from one partner to another. It is a monster that can take any human form. It follows you wherever you go, and it never gives up.
How creepy is that, considering you can’t even afford to sleep? It Follows is one of the scariest movies ever made. It is also the kind of film that could generate countless sequels if they were done right. It makes the most out of its gimmick, yet it leaves us wanting more. The special effects are sparse but oh so effective. The budget was relatively small and that’s never a problem.
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?