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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2002
Assisted by a dangerous cannibal, a former FBI agent helps catch an elusive serial killer.
1992
A stowaway alien causes a space traveler's ship to crash on a planet inhabited by human prisoners.
2015
A cruel warden is given two weeks to mend his violent ways.
2002
Confused strangers meet inside a cubic labyrinth where time and space converge.
2019
A security specialist with psychic abilities is committed to a psychiatric hospital with two disturbed men.
2003
A man imprisoned for 15 years then mysteriously released must find his captor within 5 days.
2012
Sold at a brothel and forced to work as a caretaker, a girl must fight to stay alive.
2011
Teenagers explore an abandoned sanatorium inhabited by inbred cannibals.
2018
A couple gets kidnapped and treated like farm animals.
2018
A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution.
1997
A psychologist wants to understand the mind of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a psychiatric hospital.
2008
A torture victim embarks on a quest for revenge against her oppressors.
2015
A woman and her childhood friend seek revenge on those who tortured her.
1998
After beating up his pregnant wife, a depressive man attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
2017
Five high school students are having detention in a former correctional facility and must outsmart an unseen menace out to kill them.
1987
Four children are starved and held captive in an attic by their elders.
2007
Tailed by his psychiatrist, a murderer raised by a dysfunctional family who escaped from a psychiatric ward on Halloween night stalks teenagers.
1986
Assisted by a dangerous cannibal, a former FBI agent helps catch an elusive serial killer.
1998
An astronaut infected by an alien parasite returns from Mars and attempts to procreate.
2018
In a near future, ten death row convicts are forced to compete in a virtual reality game dominated by dinosaurs.

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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

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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.