Faces of Terror 2017

This book presents 64 types of antagonists. Short lists of horror or horror-adjacent movies featuring these antagonists are suggested. The movies are ranked in order of preference. The antagonists are divided in five categories: viscera, society, science, folklore and afterlife.

Each film description contains a synopsis and a star rating.

Halloween-Themed Movies

Here's the ultimate list of Halloween-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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  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch
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  • Night of the Demons
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  • Night of the Demons 2
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  • Halloween
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  • The Predator
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  • Ginger Snaps
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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
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  • Halloween
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  • Flatliners
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  • Ernest Scared Stupid
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  • Death Spa
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  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
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  • Idle Hands
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  • Hocus Pocus
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  • WNUF Halloween Special
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  • Scary Movie
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  • Terrifier
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  • Once Bitten
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  • Halloween II
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  • May
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  • The Guest
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  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
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  • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
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  • Annabelle Comes Home
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  • Haunt
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  • Halloween at Aunt Ethel's
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  • Trick
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  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
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  • Night of the Demons
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  • Night of the Demons III
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  • Halloween 5
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  • Halloween
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  • Escape Room
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  • The Houses October Built
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  • R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls
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  • Candy Corn
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  • Satan's Little Helper
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  • Deadly Friend
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  • C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud
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  • Clickbait
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  • The Midnight Hour
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  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
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  • Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt
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  • Halloween: Resurrection
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  • Hell House LLC
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  • Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave
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  • Possession Diaries
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  • House II: The Second Story
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  • Halloween II
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