Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Monster 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.

Movie Styles

Here is a list of movies ranked from the best to the worst using the average of eight different ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, creepiness, story, creativity, acting and quality. Select a style to narrow your search. Additionally, you can include or exclude anthology films.

Horror Movie Rating Priorities for Steve Hutchison

Note: styles are specific film subdivisions. Some movies belong to multiple styles. Styles can be subdivisions of subgenres or subgenre hybrids. They can also originate from a film era, a cinematic style, a cult audience or a particular market.

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1984
Three unemployed supernatural investigators start a ghost hunting business.
1985
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.
1986
A teenage girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother who has been kidnapped by a wizard.
1988
A recently-deceased ghost couple hire a dimensional being to scare the family that invaded their home.
1992
Two women fighting over the same man are ready to go far to stay young forever.
1939
A girl is transported by a tornado to a world dominated by witches and inhabited by magical creatures.
2013
A circus magician is transported to a magical land where he must fulfill a prophecy.
1988
A selfish cable television executive is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
1990
An innocent allergic creature gives birth to a hoard of morphing monsters inside a commercial skyscraper after being exposed to water.
1998
A woman steals a possessed doll used as evidence in a murder investigation and reanimates it using voodoo magic.
2016
Four women found a ghost hunting company.
1989
Members of a ghost hunting company investigate a stream of ectoplasm flowing in the sewers of New York City.
1990
A young boy is turned into a mouse by a witch.
1988
Alien clowns from outer space terrorize a small town.
1989
A man and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are murderers.
2004
A serial killer is stalking and murdering the employees and guests of a paradise island.
1990
A man with scissors for hands leaves his castle and is brought into a new community.
1985
Six guests are invited to a mansion and must cooperate with the staff to solve a streak of murders.
1987
Three women date a man who can cast magic spells.
2004
A man attempts to gather his friends, his family and his girlfriend during a zombie invasion.
2012
A dead vampire is brought back to life and returns to his ancestral home where he meets his dysfunctional descendants.
1986
A nerdy florist develops a relationship with a talking plant that grows when it is fed human blood.
1991
A garbage truck driver unleashes a troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls on Halloween.
1986
A family's satellite TV system starts receiving alien signals.
2011
The security of an opera house is compromised by the schemes of a masked offender.
1993
A poet suspects his new girlfriend might be a serial killer.
1993
A serial killer marries a man from a rich family she intends to kills in order to inherit his fortune.
2015
A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author after the writer's monsters are set free in the real world.
2017
A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again.
2019
A college student needs the help of her friends to solve the time loop she’s stuck in.

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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?

66 All-American 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 States. How many have you seen?