Decades of Terror: 1930-2017

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2017 and came up with ranked lists.

Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Christmas-Themed Movies

Here's the ultimate list of Christmas-themed movies.

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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  • Gremlins
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  • Scrooged
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  • Prometheus
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  • Krampus
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  • Edward Scissorhands
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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
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  • The Conjuring 2
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  • Dead End
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  • Secret Santa
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  • Anna and the Apocalypse
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  • Sick for Toys
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  • Black Christmas
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  • Black Christmas
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  • P2
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  • Game Over
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  • Jaws: The Revenge
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  • Night of the Comet
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  • Better Watch Out
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  • Slay Belles
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  • Inside
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  • Inside
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  • The Open House
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  • Silent Night
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  • To All a Goodnight
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  • The Elf
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  • Another WolfCop
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  • Santa Jaws
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  • Wind Chill
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  • Ju-on: White Ghost
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  • I Trapped the Devil
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  • Camp Death III in 2D!
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  • Don't Open Till Christmas
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  • Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
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  • Bloody Ballet
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  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker
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  • Silent Night, Deadly Night
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  • Christmas Evil
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  • Seeds of Yesterday
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  • Jack Frost
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  • Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!
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  • The Curse of the Cat People
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  • Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2
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  • Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman
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  • Krampus Unleashed
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  • Battle Royale II: Requiem
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  • Mrs. Claus
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  • Krampus: The Reckoning
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  • Krampus Origins
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  • Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4
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  • Silent Night, Bloody Night
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  • Maria's Tale
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  • Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys
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  • Krampus: The Christmas Devil
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  • Krampus: The Devil Returns
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Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 2000’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?

Shark Week 2019

Sharks can be giant, mutated, metallic, or prehistoric. Some of them live in tornadoes, some in the snow. Sharks are our friends, except when they’re hungry, which they usually are. If you show signs of weakness or aggression, you will be attacked. If you bleed, you will be attacked. Shark Week is the time of the year when you do not want to be swimming with sharks. In this book, I review 64 shark movies ranked from worst to decent. If you watch them in order, they will only get better.

Best of Terror 2019: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations are the best 15% of 1900 horror and horror-adjacent movies reviewed by Steve Hutchison. Movies are sorted according to the average of various ratings: overall, story, creativity, acting, quality, and rewatchability. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Scientific Villains

This book contains ranked checklists of movies with aliens, giants, invaders, mutants, parasites, robots, dimensional beings, hybrids, infected people, invisible people, machines, and otherness. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror films from the 1990’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?