Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.

Futuristic films are films with settings beyond the year they were released or made, even if that setting is now in the past, and films with a futuristic setting despite of unspecified date.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

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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1992
A vampire holds a lawyer captive inside his castle and seduces his girlfriend.
1981
The survivor of a wolf attack fears he might be cursed by lycanthropy.
1994
Haunted by a tragic past, a vampire delivers his life story to a journalist.
1996
Two criminals take a family hostage in order to cross the Mexican border and take refuge in a bar for the night.
1985
A teenager suspects his neighbor might be a vampire.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
2001
In 18th century France, a knight and naturist is asked to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.
2004
A beast hunter is caught in a war between good and evil.
1988
A wax museum owner lures six people into alternate dimensions where death awaits them.
1993
A serial killer marries a man from a rich family she intends to kills in order to inherit his fortune.
1991
An impostor infiltrates a rich family in order to steal their fortune.
2015
A scientist recruits an assistant to help him resuscitate a dead creature.
2002
A paranormal researcher gathers a group of psychics to rekindle spirits inhabiting a shape shifting house.
2010
A man contracts lycanthropy from a wolf bite.
1974
The descendant of a mad scientist finds the secret to reanimating the dead.
2011
In a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a girl falls in love with a woodcutter.
2018
A priest and a nun investigate a malevolent force that haunts a convent.
1967
A professor and his apprentice try to rescue a damsel in distress who has been captured by a vampire.
1973
A scientist and his assistant attempt to create a superior race of walking corpses.
1979
A vampire who survived a shipwreck seeks the ideal bride in England.

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Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?