Shivers of Terror 2019: The Creepiest Horror Movies

This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

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.
2017
A group of bullied kids band together against a shapeshifting demon clown.
1999
The lives of guards on death row are affected by a prisoner who has a mysterious gift.
1994
Haunted by a tragic past, a vampire delivers his life story to a journalist.
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.
1986
A nerdy florist develops a relationship with a talking plant that grows when it is fed human blood.
2015
Two time travelers attempt to stop the end of the world.
2015
Four friends get pulled into a 1980s slasher and must avoid getting killed.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
2017
A team of scientists exploring an uncharted island are attacked by a variety of giant monsters.
1999
An adventurer on an archaeological trip accidentally awakens a mummy.
1985
Six guests are invited to a mansion and must cooperate with the staff to solve a streak of murders.
2016
A mother and her daughters experiment with a Ouija board.
2000
A wealthy investment banking executive grows increasingly insane.
2001
A man confesses to an FBI agent that his father's visions led to a series of murders.
2016
Two ghost hunters attempt to exorcise a family's house.
1999
A constable is sent to a small town to investigate the decapitations of three people by a headless horseman.
2013
A circus magician is transported to a magical land where he must fulfill a prophecy.
2001
In 18th century France, a knight and naturist is asked to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

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