Quintessence of Terror: Extreme Horror 2018

​This book contains a list of horror movies ranked from the simplest to the most complex. The level of complexity is calculated by the sum of four classification types: 8 moods, 9 genres, 27 subgenres and 64 antagonists.

Each listed movie includes a list of moods, genres, a synopsis, a review and eight ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality, rewatchability, creepiness and gimmick.

This edition includes horror movies that are creepy, shocking, gory and weird.

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.
1984
Three unemployed supernatural investigators start a ghost hunting business.
1987
Teenagers held in a mental institution become the victims of a mad man who invades nightmares and kills through them.
1987
A man fights demons inhabiting a remote cottage from which he cannot escape.
1988
Haunted by a specter in her nightmares, a teenager discovers she is propagating her death curse among her friends.
1989
A family moves into a town house located near a cemetery rumored to bring back the buried to life.
2017
A group of bullied kids band together against a shapeshifting demon clown.
1988
A doll possessed by the ghost of a serial killer pursues a young boy in order to trade souls with him.
1990
An adopted boy once the victim of a possessed doll suspects it found its way to his new foster home.
1984
A teenage girl and her friends die one by one after being tricked and tortured by an evil figure that haunts nightmares.
1981
Teenagers partying in a cabin in the woods become possessed by demons.
1992
A vampire holds a lawyer captive inside his castle and seduces his girlfriend.
1988
A recently-deceased ghost couple hire a dimensional being to scare the family that invaded their home.
1982
A suburban family's home becomes infested with ghosts.
1973
Different scientists and clerics attempt to heal a young girl believed to be ill or possessed.
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.
2007
A man is trapped inside a hotel room and terrorized by ghosts.
2016
A time traveler attempts to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination.
2001
The mother of two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her house is haunted.
1999
A boy who communicates with ghosts seeks the help of a child psychologist.

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Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 1980’s. 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?

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Robots & Horror

Robots are machines capable of carrying complex actions. They can be autonomous or semi-autonomous, they can be cyborgs or androids, and they are often driven by artificial intelligence. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring robots ever released. How many have you seen?