The Almanac of Terror 2018: 88 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics on horror and horror-adjacent movies. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted according to their overall score.

Our classification method combines genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, creepiness and rewatchability.

Movies by Year

Movies, here, can be filtered by release year.

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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  • The Shining
    8
    8
    8
    8
    8
    4
    4
    4
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    8
    8
    8
    8
    8
    4
    2
    4
  • Gremlins
    8
    8
    8
    7.04
    8
    4
    3
    4
  • Scream
    8
    8
    6
    8
    8
    4
    3
    4
  • Ghostbusters
    8
    7.04
    8
    8
    8
    4
    3
    4
  • Ready Player One
    8
    7.04
    8
    8
    8
    4
    1
    4
  • The Fly
    8
    7.04
    8
    8
    7.04
    4
    4
    4
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
    8
    7.04
    8
    6
    7.04
    4
    4
    4
  • Evil Dead II
    8
    7.04
    8
    6
    7.04
    4
    4
    4
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
    8
    7.04
    8
    6
    7.04
    4
    4
    4
  • The Goonies
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    8
    4
    2
    4
  • Pet Sematary
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    7.04
    7.04
    4
    4
    4
  • RoboCop
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    7.04
    7.04
    4
    2
    4
  • Misery
    8
    7.04
    4
    8
    8
    4
    4
    4
  • It
    8
    6
    8
    8
    8
    4
    4
    4
  • Labyrinth
    8
    6
    8
    8
    8
    4
    3
    4
  • Total Recall
    8
    6
    8
    8
    8
    4
    2
    4
  • Child's Play
    8
    6
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    4
    4
    4
  • Child's Play 2
    8
    6
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    4
    4
    4
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
    8
    6
    8
    6
    7.04
    4
    4
    4
  • Dead Alive
    8
    6
    8
    6
    7.04
    4
    3
    4
  • The Evil Dead
    8
    6
    8
    5.04
    6
    4
    4
    4
  • The Faculty
    8
    6
    7.04
    8
    8
    4
    3
    4
  • Psycho
    8
    8
    6
    7.04
    6
    4
    3
    3
  • Jaws
    8
    7.04
    5.04
    8
    7.04
    4
    3
    3
  • Creepshow
    8
    6
    8
    6
    6
    4
    4
    3
  • Creepshow 2
    8
    6
    8
    6
    6
    4
    4
    3
  • Psycho II
    8
    6
    6
    7.04
    7.04
    4
    3
    3
  • The Silence of the Lambs
    8
    8
    6
    8
    8
    4
    4
    2
  • Hannibal
    8
    8
    6
    8
    8
    4
    4
    2
  • Jurassic Park
    8
    8
    8
    8
    8
    3
    2
    4
  • Aliens
    8
    8
    8
    7.04
    8
    3
    4
    4
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
    8
    8
    7.04
    8
    8
    3
    3
    4
  • Beetlejuice
    8
    7.04
    8
    8
    7.04
    3
    3
    4
  • Alien
    8
    7.04
    8
    7.04
    8
    3
    4
    4
  • Poltergeist
    8
    7.04
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    3
    4
    4
  • Saw
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    8
    3
    4
    4
  • Death Becomes Her
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    8
    3
    2
    4
  • The Exorcist
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    7.04
    3
    4
    4
  • Evil Dead
    8
    6
    8
    8
    8
    3
    4
    4
  • Blade
    8
    6
    8
    8
    8
    3
    1
    4
  • 1408
    8
    6
    7.04
    8
    8
    3
    4
    4
  • An American Werewolf in London
    8
    6
    7.04
    7.04
    7.04
    3
    4
    4
  • Arachnophobia
    8
    6
    5.04
    7.04
    8
    3
    3
    4
  • Predator
    8
    5.04
    8
    7.04
    8
    3
    3
    4
  • The Wizard of Oz
    8
    5.04
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    3
    2
    4
  • Cape Fear
    8
    8
    4
    8
    8
    3
    3
    3
  • The Green Mile
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    7.04
    3
    2
    3
  • The Thing
    8
    6
    8
    7.04
    8
    3
    4
    3
  • Interview with the Vampire
    8
    8
    6
    8
    8
    3
    3
    2
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
    8
    7.04
    8
    8
    8
    2
    3
    4
  • 11.22.63
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    7.04
    2
    2
    4
  • Oz the Great and Powerful
    8
    5.04
    8
    8
    8
    2
    1
    4
  • The Others
    8
    8
    7.04
    8
    8
    2
    4
    3
  • The Sixth Sense
    8
    8
    6
    8
    8
    2
    4
    3
  • Requiem for a Dream
    8
    8
    6
    8
    8
    2
    4
    3
  • Se7en
    8
    8
    5.04
    8
    8
    2
    3
    3
  • The Stand
    7.04
    8
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    4
    3
    4
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    8
    8
    4
    3
    4
  • Scrooged
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    8
    8
    4
    2
    4
  • Starship Troopers
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    8
    8
    4
    2
    4
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    4
    3
    4
  • RoboCop 2
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    4
    2
    4
  • Re-Animator
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    7.04
    6
    4
    3
    4
  • Return of the Living Dead III
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    7.04
    6
    4
    3
    4
  • The Butterfly Effect
    7.04
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    8
    4
    3
    4
  • Fright Night
    7.04
    7.04
    7.04
    7.04
    7.04
    4
    3
    4
  • The Craft
    7.04
    7.04
    7.04
    7.04
    7.04
    4
    3
    4
  • The Lost Boys
    7.04
    7.04
    6
    8
    7.04
    4
    3
    4
  • Trick 'r Treat
    7.04
    6
    8
    8
    8
    4
    3
    4
  • Terminator Genisys
    7.04
    6
    8
    8
    8
    4
    2
    4
  • Ghostbusters
    7.04
    6
    8
    8
    8
    4
    2
    4
  • Curse of Chucky
    7.04
    6
    8
    7.04
    8
    4
    3
    4
  • The Final Girls
    7.04
    6
    8
    7.04
    8
    4
    3
    4
  • Cult of Chucky
    7.04
    6
    8
    7.04
    8
    4
    3
    4
  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
    7.04
    6
    8
    7.04
    7.04
    4
    3
    4
  • It
    7.04
    6
    8
    7.04
    6
    4
    4
    4
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
    7.04
    6
    8
    6
    7.04
    4
    4
    4
  • Army of Darkness
    7.04
    6
    8
    6
    7.04
    4
    3
    4
  • The Fly II
    7.04
    6
    7.04
    6
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