Icons of Terror 2017: 16 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 99 horror films grouped in 16 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.

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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1977
A young woman once possessed by a demon is studied by scientists and investigated by a priest.
2005
A woman develops an obsessive friendship with her new roommate.
2012
The birth of a special child triggers a feud among the undead.
2010
A string of unsolved murders brings werewolves and vampires together.
1973
A scientist gives life to a creature he realizes he cannot control.
2009
A confused girl attempts to escape a glitch in the time-space continuum
2012
A radio DJ receives a mysterious music record that triggers hallucinations and visions.
2017
An abducted woman undergoes a strange transformation.
2016
A war veteran returns home while a strange virus spreads.
2003
A mysterious mansion is offered to a woman by her husband as a wedding gift.
2019
The two daughters of a deceased abusive man decide to use witchcraft to bring his spirit back.
1963
A French officer pursues a mysterious woman to a remote castle.
2019
After the passing of their daughter, a couple become haunted by their past.
2011
Two Christian missionaries visit a strange community isolated from the world.
1944
A child befriends an aging reclusive actress.
2014
A drifter befriends a waitress while seeking the whereabouts of the mother she never knew.
2016
Two lighthouse keepers are stranded for months at sea in a violent storm.
1989
A sadistic doctor conducts illegal experiments on her patients.
2014
A teacher and her students take refuge in a haunted house to shelter themselves from a war.
2002
A vampire awakens the queen of his kind and stirs up the underworld community.

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Checklist of Terror 2019: Plausible Menace

Plausible threats, as opposed to supernatural or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence can be or has been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 413 plausible horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Supernatural Menace

Supernatural threats, as opposed to plausible or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence cannot be or hasn’t been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 1272 supernatural horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror 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?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror films from the 1980’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?

Guess the Horror Movie: 400 Pixelated Puzzles

This book contains 400 puzzles. Guess the name of each horror film based on the pixelated picture, its released year, and its synopsis. Write the title in the boxes below the clues. Puzzles tend to get more difficult as you progress. Answers can be found in the last pages.