Best of Terror 2019: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations are the best 15% of 1900 horror and horror-adjacent movies reviewed by Steve Hutchison. Movies are sorted according to the average of various ratings: overall, story, creativity, acting, quality, and rewatchability. How many have you seen?

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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1991
Two robots from a post-apocalyptic era travel back in time to alter the teenage years of an influential resistance leader.
2018
The balance and safety of a virtual game is compromised by a corporation that will stop at nothing to win.
1987
A wounded cop turned into a cyborg and programmed by a police force investigates a group of organized criminals.
1990
A man goes for a virtual vacation on planet Mars as a spy.
1986
The survivor of a space invasion awakened from stasis by her employer is asked to assist a troop of soldiers in hunting aliens.
1997
Recruits of a young generation of space warriors face an increasing alien invasion.
1979
An ore harvesting crew discovers a dead alien and large unidentified eggs inside an abandoned spaceship.
1990
A cyborg engineered by a corrupted police force is targeted by drug dealers plotting to replace it with their own prototype.
2015
Two time travelers attempt to stop the end of the world.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
2009
An astronaut learns he is not alone on the moon, three years after he started a harvesting mission.
2003
A time traveling cyborg must protect two resistance leaders from a more lethal version of itself.
2012
A group of space archaeologists place their hopes on a star map said to lead to an ancient civilization.
1997
Amnesic strangers awaken in a three-dimensional booby-trapped maze.
2004
A prison operator infiltrates the rigged labyrinth he controls to save a victim.
2019
A woman gives her son a social robot for his birthday, unaware that its security protocols have been tampered with.
1986
Eight friends are trapped after hours in a shopping mall and pursued by three defective security robots.
2010
A prisoner is enrolled in a deadly car race.
2008
An ex-con is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in a deadly car race.
2013
The champion driver of a deadly car race fights for his freedom.

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This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Wes Craven’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Masters of Terror 2020: Stephen King's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Stephen King’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

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?