The Best of Terror 2016: Top 300 Anthology, Public Domain & Franchise Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 33% of 900 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

Southbound

Different people die in related ways.

 

United States
2015
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Anthology
Tale Amount: 
4
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Worshipper
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Prankster
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Dimensional: 
Unknown
Infected: 
Diseased
Psychics: 
Telekinetic

The Way Out/The Way In

Home invaders are pursued by reapers.

Siren

Three women whose van breaks down are sheltered by a strange family.

The Accident

A man runs over a woman with his car and attempts to save her life.

Jailbreak

A man will do anything to find his missing sister.

6
Get this show on the road!
7.04
5.04
7.04
7.04
2
4
3

The Way Out/The Way In

Siren

The Accident

Jailbreak

Performances
Plot
Pace
Southbound is a horror anthology film with a level of production quality we haven’t seen in a while. The creators of V/H/S raised the bar higher than before and Southbound is the end product. Things start scary, tense and heavy but shift two gears down by the time the first segment starts to let us breath. In fact, we get some kind of a wraparound story and three segments in between.
The wraparound segment is one story split in the middle. The other ones are somewhat tied together. One ends where another one starts. Story zero is about two men running from the reaper. Story one is about three women invited to a strange supper. Story two is about a man who attempts to save the life of a woman he ran over with this car. Story three is about a man looking for his missing sister.
The screenwriters and directors of this film took a lot of interesting decisions that are rarely intuitive. As an example, all segments rely on each other to feel like complete stories. Considering this challenge, it feels like communication flowed well between the different teams on paper and on set. There isn’t an obvious shift in tone from one segment to another. A lot of talent went into this.
Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster films from the 1990’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?