Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.

Futuristic films are films with settings beyond the year they were released or made, even if that setting is now in the past, and films with a futuristic setting despite of unspecified date.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

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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On Christmas Eve, on their way to a celebration, a family tries a shortcut and soon regrets it.
A mysterious electronic transmission turns people into killers.
A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus contracted vocally.
A man learns he is particularly resilient after a devastating accident.
Stranded at a desolate motel during a rain-storm, a group of strangers start dying one by one.
A lawyer takes on a homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a girl.
A possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus.
Birds of all kinds attack the residents of a small town.
Three friends travel to Slovakia to party and have sex but find danger instead.
A teenager living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.
A pregnant widow loses her child and takes her revenge on her dead husband's rape victim.
A father helps two stranded young women who knock on his door.
A cable-TV programmer investigates an unknown frequency that may be broadcasting snuff films.
A woman moves into an apartment building with a complex surveillance system where a murder recently occurred.
A woman confronts a murderer who killed her friends on Halloween night four decades ago.
A woman takes her revenge on three men who tried to kill her.
A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy.
A controlling mother drives her daughter insane.
A wheelchair-bound photographer believes one of his neighbors is a murderer.
A police detective investigates a murder case in which a seductive crime author is the prime suspect.


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?