66 Amazing Surreal Horror Films

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies present a surreal threat. How many have you seen?

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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1980
A teenager experiences strange events after moving to a country home.
1981
A cat kills everyone it comes across.
1964
A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares after her husband dies in a fire.
1974
A vampire travels to Italy to find a bride.
1964
After a long stay at an asylum for murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter who worries about her behavior.
1978
A serial killer uses the contents of a toolbox to murder his victims.
2016
A grieving writer isolates himself in the woods to work on a screenplay.
2015
A family reunion turns into an incestuous mayhem.
2018
A young man falls in love with a mysterious funeral director.
1990
Two women are seduced, drugged and raped by an illusionist.
1933
A scientist discovers a formula that makes him invisible and increasingly evil.
1941
A man bitten by a wolf fears he might turn into one.
1951
A man imprisoned and sentenced to death injects himself with an invisibility potion in order to escape.
1943
A vampire manipulates a woman into marrying him.
1973
An incarcerated scientist who discovered the formula to resuscitation recruits an apprentice to carry his legacy.
1942
The grandson of a scientist known for his experiments on invisibility is hired as a double agent in a war against the Nazi.
1944
A scientist and a hunchback escape from prison and encounter a vampire, a werewolf and a revenant.
1940
The inventor of an invisibility device experiments on a model who plots revenge on her boss.
1986
A giant aggressive ape is brought back to life by scientists through organ transplant and blood transfusion.
2014
A prince trades his soul for the strength to protect his kingdom from a Turkish invasion.

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My Movie Reviews

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• Record the movies you see.
• Break them down and analyze them.
• Categorize 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.
• A great notebook to keep at your bedside to record your dreams and analyze them.
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