Shivers of Terror 2016: The Creepiest Horror Movies

This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

The Witch

A 1630’s New England family is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft and a supernatural evil.

 

United States
Canada
United Kingdom
2015
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Goat
Relative: 
Father
Catastrophes: 
Famine
6
Fall under the spell!
5.04
5.04
7.04
6
1
2
2
Performances
Pace
Dialog
In 1630’s New England, a family of puritans undergo the deepest mindfuck. We’re exposed to the same mystery they are, and we try to make sense of it all. Some answers may never come, and some will require all your attention. The family is haunted by the fear and ravages of starvation, excommunication, and sin. Their crops are dying, and so are they.
There are biblical allegories at every turn, and witchcraft thrown in for good measure. Robert Eggers, writer and director, wants to relate history more than he wants to scare. On one hand, he will alienate a portion of horror fandom, with a hybrid of genres; on the other, his film is an award magnet. The Witch has excellent actors, a good script, and looks inexpensive.
The vocabulary and the grammar are period accurate. At least, they seem to be. Lots of research went in there. You might want to turn on subtitles. How they got kids to speak the dialect is beyond me. If you’re contemplating this movie like you would a conventional horror movie, you’re going to be reaching for milestones that aren’t there. You can count the scares on one hand.
Alternate Titles: 
The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
The VVitch
Checklist of Terror 2019: Plausible Menace

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Checklist of Terror 2019: Supernatural Menace

Supernatural threats, as opposed to plausible or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence cannot be or hasn’t been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 1272 supernatural horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Psychological Horror

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Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Psychological Horror

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Guess the Horror Movie: 400 Pixelated Puzzles

This book contains 400 puzzles. Guess the name of each horror film based on the pixelated picture, its released year, and its synopsis. Write the title in the boxes below the clues. Puzzles tend to get more difficult as you progress. Answers can be found in the last pages.