Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Slasher 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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2019
Two estranged brothers working on a script end up being chased by the digital sharks of their unreleased film.
1994
A leprechaun chases down a woman whose ancestor he once married.
2018
A man must travel in time to exterminate various shark-infested tornadoes.
2010
A homicidal car tire terrorizes a desert town.
2006
Zombified chickens attempt to kill fast-food workers.
2008
A family of adventurers unearth and re-animate the corpse of a Chinese emperor.
2009
Four people try to survive a zombie apocalypse.
1995
A scientist tests a formula that turns him into an evil woman.
1996
A man is mentally tortured by the demonic reincarnations of bullies from his childhood.
2018
Aliens with an urge to procreate come on Earth to save humans from extinction.
2017
Two teenage girls commit murders in order to feed their blog.
2017
A group of carpet fitters are sent on a job to an old country house inhabited by cannibals.
1981
Two contestants become trapped inside a surreal game show.
2018
A summer camp has been reopened but a masked man starts murdering everyone.
2005
The brains of a taxi driver and a businessman are brought together in one body by a mad scientist.
1986
A radio horror show actor takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up, among his eccentric relatives.
2014
Friends cruising on a boat stumble upon a research facility on the brink of a viral outbreak.
1991
A woman with psychic abilities becomes hungry for power.
2004
A night at a local bed and breakfast turns into a bloody supernatural fight to the death.
2009
An ordinary man given an ancient relic and told he is the last descendant of H.P. Lovecraft must fight a dangerous cult.

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