Camp of Terror 2016

This book includes 150 dark movies so bad they’re good.

Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

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
    7.04
    6
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    6
    4
    4
    4
  • Night of the Demons
    7.04
    6
    7.04
    5.04
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  • Night of the Demons 2
    7.04
    6
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    4
    4
  • Halloween
    7.04
    5.04
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    6
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    3
  • The Predator
    7.04
    6
    8
    8
    8
    3
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  • Ginger Snaps
    7.04
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    6
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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
    7.04
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    8
    8
    3
    2
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  • Halloween
    7.04
    5.04
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    3
    3
    3
  • Flatliners
    7.04
    6
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    8
    2
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    3
  • Ernest Scared Stupid
    6
    5.04
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    2
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  • Death Spa
    6
    3.04
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    3
    4
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
    6
    5.04
    5.04
    8
    7.04
    4
    3
    3
  • Idle Hands
    6
    5.04
    7.04
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    3
    3
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  • Hocus Pocus
    6
    5.04
    7.04
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    2
    4
  • WNUF Halloween Special
    6
    5.04
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    3
    1
    4
  • Scary Movie
    6
    4
    6
    7.04
    7.04
    3
    2
    4
  • Terrifier
    6
    4
    5.04
    7.04
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    3
    4
    4
  • Once Bitten
    6
    4
    6
    6
    6
    3
    1
    3
  • Halloween II
    6
    3.04
    5.04
    5.04
    5.04
    3
    3
    3
  • May
    6
    6
    5.04
    7.04
    7.04
    3
    3
    2
  • The Guest
    6
    5.04
    4
    7.04
    7.04
    3
    2
    2
  • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
    6
    5.04
    8
    7.04
    8
    2
    2
    4
  • Annabelle Comes Home
    6
    5.04
    7.04
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    2
    3
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  • Halloween at Aunt Ethel's
    6
    4
    6
    6
    6
    2
    3
    4
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
    5.04
    3.04
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    5.04
    5.04
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    3
    3
  • Night of the Demons
    5.04
    4
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  • Night of the Demons III
    5.04
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  • Halloween 5
    5.04
    3.04
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    3
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  • Halloween
    5.04
    3.04
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    7.04
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    3
    3
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  • Escape Room
    5.04
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    6
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    2
    3
    4
  • The Houses October Built
    5.04
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    2
    3
    3
  • R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls
    5.04
    4
    7.04
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    6
    2
    2
    3
  • Satan's Little Helper
    5.04
    4
    5.04
    6
    5.04
    2
    3
    3
  • Deadly Friend
    5.04
    3.04
    7.04
    7.04
    6
    2
    3
    3
  • C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud
    5.04
    3.04
    6
    5.04
    4
    2
    2
    3
  • Clickbait
    5.04
    4
    4
    6
    5.04
    2
    2
    2
  • The Midnight Hour
    4
    3.04
    7.04
    5.04
    5.04
    3
    2
    3
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
    4
    4
    5.04
    6
    6
    2
    3
    3
  • Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt
    4
    3.04
    6
    5.04
    4
    2
    2
    3
  • Halloween: Resurrection
    4
    2
    3.04
    6
    6
    2
    3
    3
  • Hell House LLC
    4
    3.04
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    6
    5.04
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    3
    3
  • Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave
    3.04
    3.04
    6
    5.04
    5.04
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  • Possession Diaries
    3.04
    3.04
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  • House II: The Second Story
    3.04
    2
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    6
    6
    1
    2
    2
  • Halloween II
    3.04
    1.04
    5.04
    6
    7.04
    1
    3
    2
Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

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?