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.

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
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  • Halloween at Aunt Ethel's
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  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
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  • Night of the Demons
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  • Halloween 5
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  • The Houses October Built
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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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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?