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 sadistic doctor conducts illegal experiments on her patients.
A Martian police unit is sent to pick up a dangerous criminal at a mining post.
In 18th Century Spain, an adopted boy becomes a werewolf and terrorizes the inhabitants of his town.
A rape victim investigates her father's suspicious suicide.
A vampire is determined to convert a notorious Old West outlaw's fiancee.
Martial artists must win a rigged tournament to save Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.
A swamp creature attempts to prevent a ruler and his henchmen from performing mutation experiments on innocents.
Three possessed figurines assist their creator in getting revenge on those who wronged him.
A group of science students investigate an old asylum haunted by a supernatural entity.
The ghost of a murderer executed on the electric chair takes revenge on the cop who caught him.
A journalist and his son visit a town with a dark past and investigate its mysteries.
A woman is put in a cage and forced to watch people get tortured.
A sheriff arrests a handful of people and throws them in a jail cell in a deserted town.
A minister and his wife move into a haunted house.
A traveling circus impresario arouses suspicion when his personal freak successfully predicts a man’s death.
A somnambulist's fatalistic predictions attract the suspicions of townsfolk.
A woman finds refuge in a strange man's estate after her car broke down.
Juvenile delinquents are sent to an island where they must fight for survival.
A scared teenager fears her psychopathic brother might visit her.
The patients of a remote insane asylum are allowed to live out their fantasies.


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.
• Break them down and analyze them.
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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.