Quintessence of Terror: Extreme Horror 2018

​This book contains a list of horror movies ranked from the simplest to the most complex. The level of complexity is calculated by the sum of four classification types: 8 moods, 9 genres, 27 subgenres and 64 antagonists.

Each listed movie includes a list of moods, genres, a synopsis, a review and eight ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality, rewatchability, creepiness and gimmick.

This edition includes horror movies that are creepy, shocking, gory and weird.

Xenophobia

Various individuals recall the details of their encounters with aliens in a support group.

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Anthology
Tale Amount: 
4
Sadist: 
Torturer
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Catastrophes: 
Fire
Infected: 
Host

Pinnacles

A photographer is abducted by aliens in the Mojave Desert.

Doomsday

A couple find a cursed crystal while camping.

Star Child

A woman and her baby are stuck in their house with a small hostile creature.

The Sullivan House

A group of women kidnap a man and torture him.

5.04
Sky’s the limit!
8
5.04
6
5.04
2
4
3

Pinnacles

Doomsday

Star Child

The Sullivan House

Plot
Editing
Effects
Why are aliens so fond of humans that they go out of their ways to capture us and probe us? There’s a lot of probing in this film. The wraparound story reunites six people who have encountered aliens in a support group. The actors are convincing, and the stories are all compelling, which is no small achievement in the world of horror anthology films these days.
The opening segment is short and precipitated but sets the tone. The second story is the most ethereal one. The third one is the most suspenseful of the bunch. The last segment is the most human, down-to-earth, and intriguing one. The segments are standardized and feel part of a whole. This is crucial, yet so many recent anthologies have neglected this.
I’ve seen amazing, hectic stuff from the minds of Joe Castro and Steven J. Escobar. Here, they take their time. The build-up is organic. There’s as much exposition as you can get in an anthology format. The aliens come in different shapes and forms, and their design is always puzzling. The score, sound effects, and distorted imagery manage to debilitate us and plunge us into a fever dream.
Checklist of Terror 2019: Plausible Menace

Plausible threats, as opposed to supernatural or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence can be or has been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 413 plausible horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

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

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror 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?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror films from the 1980’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?

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.