Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Procedural 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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1987
A man fights demons inhabiting a remote cottage from which he cannot escape.
1992
A man tries to contain a zombie outbreak originating from his home.
1992
Two women fighting over the same man are ready to go far to stay young forever.
1996
Two criminals take a family hostage in order to cross the Mexican border and take refuge in a bar for the night.
1985
Two medical students stir up trouble after experimenting with a scientific formula that brings back the dead.
2015
Four friends get pulled into a 1980s slasher and must avoid getting killed.
1991
An amnesic teenager who fears sleep is brought to a shelter and is evaluated by mystified specialists.
1992
A man warps into medieval times where he is asked to save a village from demons.
1985
The employees of a medical supply warehouse come in contact with a toxic gas that turns the living and the dead into contagious brain-eating revenants.
1988
Alien clowns from outer space terrorize a small town.
1986
Alien brain parasites turn their hosts into zombies.
1986
While attempting to confirm the death of a revenant, a teenager instead re-animates his past assailer, allowing him to resume his murder spree.
2009
A loan officer becomes the recipient of a supernatural curse.
1998
A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches.
2004
A serial killer is stalking and murdering the employees and guests of a paradise island.
2009
A bottling factory unknowingly supplies a batch of contaminated water to a high school before prom night.
2018
Puppets gathered for auction at a convention are magically animated and kill everyone.
2012
Two friends must save humanity from a new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions.
2004
A man attempts to gather his friends, his family and his girlfriend during a zombie invasion.
2017
While spying on his babysitter, a boy discovers something horrible.
2019
A man tries to renovate a rundown mansion that doesn’t appreciate his presence.
2011
A group of co-eds try to avoid being murdered by a serial killer while serving detention.
2012
Five friends travel to a remote cabin where they get more than they bargained for.
2011
A security guard obsessed by a horror movie attempts to recreate his favorite scenes by kidnapping people and stitching them together.
2010
Two hillbillies on vacation at their mountain cabin get into a conflict with a group of college students.
1994
A cemetery caretaker must kill the dead when they become zombies.
2003
A scientist who discovered how to reanimate the dead is sent to prison where he resumes his experiments.
1985
An industrial saboteur is hired to investigate a popular product with abnormal properties.
1990
A medical students attempts to re-animate his dead girlfriend using body parts from dismembered prostitutes.
1988
A leaking barrel of toxic waste infects a town and triggers a plague of the undead.

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