Legacy of Terror 2017

This book contains the reviews of 200 sequels, 80 prequels and 20 remakes.

For each category, installments are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 8 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, a list of moods, eight ratings and a three-paragraph review.

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.
2001
In 18th century France, a knight and naturist is asked to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
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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