Masters of Terror 2017

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in the filmography of six legendary masters of terror. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

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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Six strangers are invited by a rich couple to spend the night in a supposedly haunted asylum in exchange for a million dollars.
A scientist turned invisible by a newly discovered potion becomes a threat for his colleagues.
A quadriplegic technophobe receives an implant that grants him the strength to avenge his girlfriend's death.
A SWAT team leader negotiates with a terminally ill murderer in attempt to save his son from a poison and a booby-trapped maze.
A doctor and his family relocate to a rural town, next to a haunted cemetery.
A man talks to his dead father through time on an old radio.
Strangers take refuge in a mall during a zombie outbreak.
A veteran moves into a retirement community and is attacked by a werewolf.
An alien hybrid escaped from a laboratory is hunted down by a team of specialists.
A family moves into a military town they suspect is being invaded by an alien parasite.
Filmmakers rebooting a popular horror franchise find themselves endangered by a real-life manifestation of the antagonist featured in the script.
A zombie outbreak forces different professionals to remain barricaded inside an empty shopping mall.
A possessed car becomes jealous of its owner.
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.
The spirit of a murdered man stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger.
A man with scissors for hands leaves his castle and is brought into a new community.
A university student writing her thesis on local urban legends meddles with a dangerous ghost.
A woman and her daughter take refuge in a safe room when three men trespass on their property.
A couple put a struggling family man and his friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares.


Realms of Terror: Horror-Adjacent 2019

Included in this book are 141 reviews of horror-adjacent films. Horror-adjacent films are mixes of comedy, drama, adventure, action, thriller, fantasy, and science fiction. They are dark enough to entertain horror movie fans but can’t exactly be called horror. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Monster Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster films from the 1990’s. 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?

Christmas Horror Watchlist 2019

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but this list is so delightful. And since you’ve no place to go, here are 60 ranked reviews of Christmas-themed horror movies. Ho, ho, ho! This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime! Naughty or nice?

Halloween Horror Watchlist 2019

An excellent way to celebrate All Hallows' Eve all through October, this book contains 53 ranked reviews of Halloween-themed horror movies. This year, get ready for the horrorthon of a lifetime!

Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?