Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Musical Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent musical films.

Musicals are a genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

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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2004
A man afflicted by a supernatural disease learns to travel back in the past to make the present better.
1996
Four high school students practice witchcraft together until their opinions start to diverge.
1987
A family moves to a city that is home to a clan of vampires.
2013
A woman whose mother recently died suspects a mysterious doll might be responsible and a hazard to her niece.
2017
A possessed doll infiltrates a psychiatric hospital.
1991
An amnesic teenager who fears sleep is brought to a shelter and is evaluated by mystified specialists.
1990
A group of friends return to their hometown to defeat a demon that haunted them when they were kids.
1989
A resuscitated dream demon tracks down the woman who defeated him and tampers with her pregnancy to regain his powers.
1989
The mutant son of a dead scientist investigates a teleportation device his father invented.
1991
Three burglar break into a house occupied by a dangerous couple and become trapped.
1989
Members of a ghost hunting company investigate a stream of ectoplasm flowing in the sewers of New York City.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
1989
After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead.
1999
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest creation in order to repair it.
1986
A hitchhiker stalks a driver and frames him for his murders.
2009
A loan officer becomes the recipient of a supernatural curse.
1994
An investigator discovers the strange impact a horror writer's books have on his readers.
1987
A revenant manipulates his ex-lover into seducing and killing men so he can restitute his flesh using their blood.
2011
Two employees determined to reveal a hotel's haunted past experience disturbing events.
1988
An institutionalized murder suspect who recently defeated a demon attempts to convince her doctor she is innocent.

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Decades of Terror 2020: 1980s Horror Procedurals

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror procedurals from the 1980s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2020: 2000s Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 2000s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Fate of Terror 2020: Random Horror Movies

This book includes 216 reviews of horror movies. half are plausible, the other half supernatural. Roll a six-sided die three times. Find the sequence within the table of contents. you will be redirected to a random movie and its review.

Decades of Terror 2020: 1990s Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 1990s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2020: 1980s Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 1980s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?