The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

Movie Classification

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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1992
Two women fighting over the same man are ready to go far to stay young forever.
2004
Chained to pipes in a disused bathroom, two men are given a puzzle to which they must provide answers.
1973
Different scientists and clerics attempt to heal a young girl believed to be ill or possessed.
2013
Tricked into a week-end of rehab in a remote cabin by her friends, a girl in withdrawal believes she is surrounded by demons.
2007
A man is trapped inside a hotel room and terrorized by ghosts.
1981
The survivor of a wolf attack fears he might be cursed by lycanthropy.
1991
An ex-convict takes his revenge on the lawyer who defended him.
1999
The lives of guards on death row are affected by a prisoner who has a mysterious gift.
1982
In Antarctica, a group of scientists comes in contact with a hostile alien parasite that lurks inside their camp.
1994
Haunted by a tragic past, a vampire delivers his life story to a journalist.
1996
Two criminals take a family hostage in order to cross the Mexican border and take refuge in a bar for the night.
2016
A time traveler attempts to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination.
2001
The mother of two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her house is haunted.
1999
A boy who communicates with ghosts seeks the help of a child psychologist.
2000
The drug-induced utopias of four people shatter as their addictions deepen.
1995
Two detectives hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
1994
A bacterial apocalypse polarizes two groups of survivors.
1988
A selfish cable television executive is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
1990
A cyborg engineered by a corrupted police force is targeted by drug dealers plotting to replace it with their own prototype.
1993
A teenager struggles not to feed on humans and spread her curse after being brought back to life by a toxic gas that turned her into a zombie.

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