Masters of Terror 2018

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

The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 8 types of ratings:

STARS, GIMMICK, REWATCHABILITY, STORY, CREATIVITY, ACTING, QUALITY and CREEPINESS.

Enjoy!

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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2017
A mysterious figure haunts those who summon it.
1981
A religious community is decimated by a mysterious figure.
2007
Back from Iraq, a soldier experiences post-traumatic stress and starts having visions.
2013
A vampire is tormenting a University student with disturbing nightmares.
1964
A student is plagued by nightmares concerning her institutionalized mother.
1942
A woman fears she will turn into a cat person if she gets sexually aroused.
2012
One day, a woman wakes up with rotting flesh.
2014
A famous writer sets out for revenge after being raped and left for dead.
1977
An oil prospector escapes from a cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest.
1980
Two brothers kidnap and torture three women to impress their crazy mother.
2010
An undead serial killer stalks seven children who were born the day he died.
2016
A serial killer who targets wealthy land-owners is pursued by a detective with unorthodox skills.
2017
A woman who suffered a miscarriage is haunted by the ghost of a child.
2017
When a man inherits a house from his biological father, he discovers something sinister about the family's history.
2017
A painter's life is forever changed when he summons a mythical and deadly spirit.
2018
A man and a woman suspect their baby might be in danger.
2017
A disabled war veteran discovers the dead body of a singer in his back yard.
2018
A deranged young man reaches a point of no return.
2009
A paranormal expert discovers a house that is an intersection of the afterlife.
2018
Four close friends retreat to the mountains to play poker and drink, but soon get in trouble.

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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.