Quintessence of Terror: Perfect Movies 2018

This book contains a list of movies ranked from the simplest to the most complex. The level of complexity is established by the sum of four classification methods: 8 moods, 9 genres, 27 subgenres and 64 antagonists.

Each movie includes a list of moods, genres, a synopsis, a review and eight ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality, rewatchability, creepiness and gimmick.

The list includes horror and horror-adjacent films with a perfect star rating.

Shark Week

Here's the ultimate list of movies to watch during Shark Week (#SharkWeek).

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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  • Jaws
    8
    7.04
    5.04
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    3
  • The Meg
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  • Deep Blue Sea
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  • The Shallows
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  • Jaws 2
    6
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  • Jaws: The Revenge
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  • 47 Meters Down
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  • Bait
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  • Open Water 2: Adrift
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  • Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
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  • Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens
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  • The Reef
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  • Shark Night 3D
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  • 12 Days of Terror
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  • Dark Tide
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  • 5-Headed Shark Attack
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  • 6-Headed Shark Attack
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  • Empire of the Sharks
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  • Planet of the Sharks
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  • 2-Headed Shark Attack
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  • 3-Headed Shark Attack
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  • Open Water
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  • Roboshark
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  • Sharknado
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  • Sharknado 2: The Second One
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  • Open Water 3: Cage Dive
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  • Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
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  • Saltwater: Atomic Shark
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  • Ghost Shark
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  • Zombie Shark
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  • Avalanche Sharks
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  • House Shark
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  • Jaws 3-D
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  • Spring Break Shark Attack
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  • Deep Blue Sea 2
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  • Dinoshark
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  • Jersey Shore Shark Attack
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  • Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf
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  • Malibu Shark Attack
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  • The Last Shark
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  • Red Water
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  • Frenzy
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  • Sand Sharks
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  • Monster Shark
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  • Swamp Shark
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  • Ozark Sharks
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  • Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda
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  • Sharktopus
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  • Toxic Shark
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  • Ice Sharks
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  • Super Shark
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  • Shark in Venice
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  • Shark Swarm
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  • Blue Demon
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  • Mega Shark vs. Kolossus
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  • Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
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  • Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
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  • Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark
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  • Sharkenstein
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  • Mississippi River Sharks
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  • Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast
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  • Raiders of the Lost Shark
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  • Jurassic Shark
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  • 90210 Shark Attack
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