Camp of Terror 2016

This book includes 150 dark movies so bad they’re good.

Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

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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1984
Three unemployed supernatural investigators start a ghost hunting business.
1985
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.
1987
A wounded cop turned into a cyborg and programmed by a police force investigates a group of organized criminals.
1988
A doll possessed by the ghost of a serial killer pursues a young boy in order to trade souls with him.
1991
A FBI recruit interviews an incarcerated cannibal in order to investigate a recent wave of murders.
1992
Two women fighting over the same man are ready to go far to stay young forever.
2004
Chained to pipes in a disused bathroom, two men are given a puzzle to which they must provide answers.
1998
A vampire hybrid protects the human race against the pure-blooded of his kind.
1991
An ex-convict takes his revenge on the lawyer who defended him.
1999
The lives of guards on death row are affected by a prisoner who has a mysterious gift.
1994
Haunted by a tragic past, a vampire delivers his life story to a journalist.
2001
A runaway cannibal is tracked down by the police and a past victim of his.
1996
Two criminals take a family hostage in order to cross the Mexican border and take refuge in a bar for the night.
2016
A time traveler attempts to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination.
2000
The drug-induced utopias of four people shatter as their addictions deepen.
1995
Two detectives hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
1994
A bacterial apocalypse polarizes two groups of survivors.
1990
Soon after inventing synthetic skin, a scientist brutalized by a mob avenges himself by using his discovery to fool his assailants.
1990
A cyborg engineered by a corrupted police force is targeted by drug dealers plotting to replace it with their own prototype.
1985
Two medical students stir up trouble after experimenting with a scientific formula that brings back the dead.

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The Best Serial Killer Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best serial killer movies. 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?

The Best Wizard Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best wizard movies. 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?

The Best Giant Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best giant movies. 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?

The Best Alien Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best alien movies. 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?

The Best Zombie Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best zombie movies. 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?