Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Procedural Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

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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1990
A man with scissors for hands leaves his castle and is brought into a new community.
1992
A university student writing her thesis on local urban legends meddles with a dangerous ghost.
2002
A woman and her daughter take refuge in a safe room when three men trespass on their property.
2013
A couple put a struggling family man and his friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares.
1987
A man cheats on his wife with a dangerous woman.
1997
Amnesic strangers awaken in a three-dimensional booby-trapped maze.
1985
A boy gone bald uses a magic recipe given to him by ghosts to grow back his hair.
2013
In the aftermath of his girlfriend’s death, a man awakens with horns growing from his temples and psychic abilities.
1994
A publisher fighting to keep his job slowly turns into a werewolf.
2016
A mother and her daughters experiment with a Ouija board.
1971
A commuter is pursued by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.
2012
Two friends must save humanity from a new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions.
1997
A lawyer is offered a job at a high-end law firm owned by a playboy.
2000
A wealthy investment banking executive grows increasingly insane.
2001
Four teenagers uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground bomb shelter.
2003
A troubled man discovers he shares a psychic link with rats and uses them in a revenge plot.
2001
A man confesses to an FBI agent that his father's visions led to a series of murders.
1968
A pregnant woman worries about her physical and mental health.
1976
A bullied teenage girl discovers she has telekinetic powers.
2016
Three thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.

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