Robots & Horror

Robots are machines capable of carrying complex actions. They can be autonomous or semi-autonomous, they can be cyborgs or androids, and they are often driven by artificial intelligence. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring robots ever released. 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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Five travelers find shelter in a bizarre family estate.
A family moves to a new town unbeknownst to them the kingdom of goblins.
Strangers to each other, a group of people hide in a farm house and attempt to survive a zombie infestation.
A cryogenized man awakens accidently and without a soul.
An estate solicitor is lured into a vampire's castle he cannot escape.
A troubled girl and her friends are attacked by a strange creature in the woods.
A man and his girlfriend develop necrophilia.
A necrophile digs up a corpse.
A group of women are visited by three mysterious men during a bachelor party.
A bulimic prostitute gets tortured.
A cop teams up with a psychic to track down a serial killer.
The son of a scientist who came up with potions of good and evil attempts to recreate his father's work.
The son of Satan must learn to accept his affliction and his destiny.
A psychotic man finds his wife's diary and suspects she cheats on him.
A serial killer infiltrates a film set.
After a wolf blood transfusion, a man believes he's turning into a wolf.
A mentally disturbed man inherits a house and a motel where multiple murders occurred.
A woman who was repeatedly molested plots revenge.
A drowsy bureaucrat is surrounded by madness and death.
A deranged woman's mental condition spirals down.


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?