The Almanac of Terror 2015: 85 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics on horror and horror-adjacent movies. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted according to their overall score.

Our classification method combines genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, creepiness and rewatchability.

Killjoy's Psycho Circus

A demonic clown comes back to Earth to host a talk show and realizes he has been followed.
Slapstick Gore
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
2016
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Catastrophes: 
Collapse
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Spaceman
Clown: 
Buffoon
Wizards: 
Evoker
4
An inside joke
7.04
2
3.04
4
1
4
2
Ambiance
Plot
Effects
If it’s evil clowns you want, evil clowns you’ll get. Killjoy is constant. It’s constantly bad and it’s constantly fun. It’s also pure shlock. With Full Moon Entertainment, there is no severance between script and execution. No one’s winning a subtlety contest. It all started with my favorite clown Batty Boop no longer body-painted and that made me sad. That was the writer fucking with me.
You get actor Trent Haaga speaking to himself, as Killjoy, in a meta interview on a quiz show. This is the kind of stuff that makes this installment one of the best so far. It’s extremely niched, though. It’s one inside joke after another, and the actors are brought to the forefront. Now, the writing is messy. It’s a clusterfuck. This film is way too complicated.
With Killjoy, Puppet Master, and Full Moon films in general, it’s really easy to lose the connection. Every installment builds on a fanbase that is getting thinner. So, who’s Killjoy’s Psycho Circus for? Stoners, drunks, and old-timers. These films are trippy, nonsensical; they’re colorful, comical, and gory. This sure isn’t the worst in the series and I’m ready for more!
Alternate Titles: 
Killjoy 5
Killjoy Part 5
Killjoy V
Killjoy Part V
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?