Realms of Terror: Dark Action Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark action movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

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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  • Await Further Instructions
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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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  • I Believe in Santa Claus
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  • Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
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  • Clinical
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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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The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?

66 All-American Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United States. How many have you seen?