Quintessence of Terror: Scary Antagonists 2019

This book contains several horror movie lists sorted by antagonist types. While these movies aren’t the cream of the crop, they are nevertheless considered quintessential. These simple movies were selected by Tales of Terror’s algorithm out of 2000 reviews by horror critic Steve Hutchison. They are not necessarily the best in their category; they’re the ones you probably haven’t seen. They’re the ones begging to be discovered. The goal of this guide is to celebrate the underdogs and to discover hidden gems.

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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1980
Secluded in a remote hotel for the winter, a family is terrorized by ghosts.
1986
A scientist in love gradually turns into a fly after experimenting with a teleportation method he discovered.
1987
A man fights demons inhabiting a remote cottage from which he cannot escape.
1987
A wounded cop turned into a cyborg and programmed by a police force investigates a group of organized criminals.
1989
A family moves into a town house located near a cemetery rumored to bring back the buried to life.
1990
An injured author is held captive by a deranged fan of his.
1992
A man tries to contain a zombie outbreak originating from his home.
1981
Teenagers partying in a cabin in the woods become possessed by demons.
1998
Six students find out their teachers are from another planet.
1986
The survivor of a space invasion awakened from stasis by her employer is asked to assist a troop of soldiers in hunting aliens.
1992
A vampire holds a lawyer captive inside his castle and seduces his girlfriend.
1979
An ore harvesting crew discovers a dead alien and large unidentified eggs inside an abandoned spaceship.
1992
Two women fighting over the same man are ready to go far to stay young forever.
1973
Different scientists and clerics attempt to heal a young girl believed to be ill or possessed.
1998
A vampire hybrid protects the human race against the pure-blooded of his kind.
2013
Tricked into a week-end of rehab in a remote cabin by her friends, a girl in withdrawal believes she is surrounded by demons.
1981
The survivor of a wolf attack fears he might be cursed by lycanthropy.
1999
The lives of guards on death row are affected by a prisoner who has a mysterious gift.
1982
In Antarctica, a group of scientists comes in contact with a hostile alien parasite that lurks inside their camp.
1994
Haunted by a tragic past, a vampire delivers his life story to a journalist.

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