Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Witchcraft Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

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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1984
Three unemployed supernatural investigators start a ghost hunting business.
1987
A man fights demons inhabiting a remote cottage from which he cannot escape.
1989
A family moves into a town house located near a cemetery rumored to bring back the buried to life.
1986
A teenage girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother who has been kidnapped by a wizard.
1990
An adopted boy once the victim of a possessed doll suspects it found its way to his new foster home.
1988
A doll possessed by the ghost of a serial killer pursues a young boy in order to trade souls with him.
1992
A man tries to contain a zombie outbreak originating from his home.
1981
Teenagers partying in a cabin in the woods become possessed by demons.
1988
A recently-deceased ghost couple hire a dimensional being to scare the family that invaded their home.
1992
Two women fighting over the same man are ready to go far to stay young forever.
1998
A vampire hybrid protects the human race against the pure-blooded of his kind.
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.
1939
A girl is transported by a tornado to a world dominated by witches and inhabited by magical creatures.
1996
Four high school students practice witchcraft together until their opinions start to diverge.
1998
A woman steals a possessed doll used as evidence in a murder investigation and reanimates it using voodoo magic.
2013
A woman whose mother recently died suspects a mysterious doll might be responsible and a hazard to her niece.
2017
A possessed doll infiltrates a psychiatric hospital.
1992
A man warps into medieval times where he is asked to save a village from demons.
1988
On Halloween night, partying teenagers stir up spirits inside an abandoned house after a seance.
1994
Teenagers unknowingly carry a demon curse from a haunted house to their school on Halloween night.

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