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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A prison operator infiltrates the rigged labyrinth he controls to save a victim.
A hypnotist and his pyrokineticist daughter are pursued by a government agency.
A man imprisoned for twenty years then set free seeks answers and revenge.
Martial artists are lured into a mortal tournament whose outcome will alter the fate of their world.
A lawyer takes on a homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a girl.
A woman confronts a murderer who killed her friends on Halloween night four decades ago.
A military unit explores a zombie infested maze controlled by a super computer.
A scientist who discovered how to reanimate the dead is sent to prison where he resumes his experiments.
A prisoner is enrolled in a deadly car race.
Forced into rehab, a lycanthropic teenager struggles to postpone her metamorphosis.
Rescued from a psychiatric institute, a girl returns to a fantasy world she once visited.
An ex-con is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in a deadly car race.
The champion driver of a deadly car race fights for his freedom.
A man and his wife are nabbed at an emigration point and sent to a futuristic prison.
Teenagers kidnap a nurse and escape from a mental hospital.
An evil genie hunting for souls is put in prison while in human form.
An immortal assassin gains the ability to transfer his soul from one individual to the next.
A couple traveling on a deserted road comes across a dangerous hitchhiker.
A man is sentenced to a long stay in a mental hospital after brutally killing his girlfriend.
During their Christmas vacation, the residents of a sorority house are stalked by a psychopath who escaped from a mental asylum.


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

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• Record the movies you see.
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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.
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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.