Movie Classification

Movie Classification, Ranked

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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A vampire holds a lawyer captive inside his castle and seduces his girlfriend.
The survivor of a wolf attack fears he might be cursed by lycanthropy.
Haunted by a tragic past, a vampire delivers his life story to a journalist.
Two criminals take a family hostage in order to cross the Mexican border and take refuge in a bar for the night.
A teenager suspects his neighbor might be a vampire.
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
A spirit resurrects a man seeking revenge for the murder of his son.
In 18th century France, a knight and naturist is asked to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.
A beast hunter is caught in a war between good and evil.
A wax museum owner lures six people into alternate dimensions where death awaits them.
A serial killer marries a man from a rich family she intends to kills in order to inherit his fortune.
An impostor infiltrates a rich family in order to steal their fortune.
A scientist recruits an assistant to help him resuscitate a dead creature.
A paranormal researcher gathers a group of psychics to rekindle spirits inhabiting a shape shifting house.
A man contracts lycanthropy from a wolf bite.
The descendant of a mad scientist finds the secret to reanimating the dead.
In a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a girl falls in love with a woodcutter.
A priest and a nun investigate a malevolent force that haunts a convent.
Writers of the 19th century compete for the best horror story.
A man brutally killed comes back to life to avenge his fiancée’s murder.


Masters of Terror 2020: Stuart Gordon's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Stuart Gordon’s filmography. The movies are ranked.

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Apocalyptic Diseases

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent apocalyptic disease films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Apocalyptic Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent apocalyptic films.

Apocalyptic films depict destruction, violence, fear, famine, and the terror that precede the end of civilization.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Disease Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent disease films.

Disease films depict infections, viruses, contagion, sickness, and disabilities.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.