Taboos of Terror 2018: Shock, Sex & Terror

This book contains 160 horror movie reviews. These movies all contain shock, sex and gore. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

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