Movie Classification

Movie Classification, Ranked

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

Horror Movie Rating Priorities for Steve Hutchison

Note: genres are major film subdivisions. Most movies belong to many genres. The same can be said about subgenres. Subgenres can be subdivisions of genres or genre hybrids. They can also originate from a film era, a cinematic style, a cult audience or a particular market. Most movies belong to many subgenres. Moods are emotions considered crucial to the plot and conveyed through music, dialogue, performances, build-up and pacing. Moods speak to a film's ambiance. A movie usually conveys more than one mood. Antagonists are people or entities that pose a threat to the protagonist, or hero. Antagonist types are divided into 5 categories: visceral, society, science, afterlife and fantasy.

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In 1492 Toledo, Spain, a monk instigates torture and execution.
A 1630’s New England family is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft and a supernatural evil.
After beating up his pregnant wife, a depressive man attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
During World War II, Nazis murder the wife of a puppeteer who can transfer souls into inanimate objects.
A scientist and his assistant attempt to create a superior race of walking corpses.
Four children are starved and held captive in an attic by their elders.
A disfigured man lures a past lover to his new opera house to see her perform.
A vampire who survived a shipwreck seeks the ideal bride in England.
A war between werewolves and vampires compromises a couple.
In Old West, a group of outlaws face a vampire infestation.
A werewolf attacks residents and two outlaws in a deserted mining town.
A leprechaun chases down a woman whose ancestor he once married.
A man must travel in time to exterminate various shark-infested tornadoes.
A revenant is stuck in a war between gargoyles and demons.
A family of adventurers unearth and re-animate the corpse of a Chinese emperor.
Two undead creatures are introduced to humanity.
A teenager struggling to keep the family business afloat is a mermaid capable of controlling humans with her voice.
A man travels to Egypt to find a way to resurrect his wife.
A doctor becomes addicted to a mix of ether and cocaine that turns him into a psychopath.
A disfigured music composer in love with a singer kills those who stand in his way.


Best of Terror 2020: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the top 13% of 2250 horror movie reviews. I use a classification method that combines genres, subgenres, ambiances, and antagonists. My evaluation ratings are stars, story, creativity, action, quality, creepiness, and rewatchability

My Movie Reviews

Be your own film critic!

• Record the movies you see.
• Break them down and analyze them.
• Categorize them.
• Share your movie journal with friends.
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My Nightmare Diary

• Write about your nightmares in this dream diary. Write about places, people, and what scared you. Draw pictures of your nightmares.
• A great notebook to keep at your bedside to record your dreams and analyze them.
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Frankenstein Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 39 Frankenstein movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Dracula Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 34 Dracula movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.