Legacy of Terror 2016

This book contains the reviews of 300 sequels, 25 prequels and 75 remakes.

For each category, installments are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 8 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, a list of moods, eight ratings and a three-paragraph review.

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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  • 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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  • Scary Movie
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  • Halloween at Aunt Ethel's
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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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  • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
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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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  • Deadly Friend
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  • C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud
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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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  • House II: The Second Story
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  • Halloween II
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Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

<p>Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.</p><p>Futuristic films are films with settings beyond the year they were released or made, even if that setting is now in the past, and films with a futuristic setting despite of unspecified date.</p><p>Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.</p>

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Found Footage Films

Included in this book are 64 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent found footage films.

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Masters of Terror 2019: Lloyd Kaufman's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Lloyd Kaufman’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Decades of Terror: 1930-2019

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2019 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.

Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

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