Faces of Terror 2017

This book presents 64 types of antagonists. Short lists of horror or horror-adjacent movies featuring these antagonists are suggested. The movies are ranked in order of preference. The antagonists are divided in five categories: viscera, society, science, folklore and afterlife.

Each film description contains a synopsis and a star rating.

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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Three unemployed supernatural investigators start a ghost hunting business.
Recruits of a young generation of space warriors face an increasing alien invasion.
A suburban family's home becomes infested with ghosts.
Different scientists and clerics attempt to heal a young girl believed to be ill or possessed.
The lives of guards on death row are affected by a prisoner who has a mysterious gift.
Two criminals take a family hostage in order to cross the Mexican border and take refuge in a bar for the night.
The mother of two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her house is haunted.
A bacterial apocalypse polarizes two groups of survivors.
Members of a ghost hunting company investigate a stream of ectoplasm flowing in the sewers of New York City.
A man who can communicate with the dead has to stop a demonic entity from killing people.
The crew of a colony ship discover an uncharted planet where danger awaits.
A group of space archaeologists place their hopes on a star map said to lead to an ancient civilization.
A veteran moves into a retirement community and is attacked by a werewolf.
Amnesic strangers awaken in a three-dimensional booby-trapped maze.
A prison operator infiltrates the rigged labyrinth he controls to save a victim.
Martial artists are lured into a mortal tournament whose outcome will alter the fate of their world.
In the aftermath of his girlfriend’s death, a man awakens with horns growing from his temples and psychic abilities.
A man confesses to an FBI agent that his father's visions led to a series of murders.
A pregnant woman worries about her physical and mental health.
A bullied teenage girl discovers she has telekinetic powers.


My Movie Reviews

Be your own film critic!

• Record the movies you see.
• Break them down and analyze them.
• Categorize them.
• Share your movie journal with friends.
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My Nightmare Diary

• Write about your nightmares in this dream diary. Write about places, people, and what scared you. Draw pictures of your nightmares.
• A great notebook to keep at your bedside to record your dreams and analyze them.
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