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.

Ranked Franchise Horror Movies

Select one movie franchise to see how its movies rank from best to worst. Select multiple movie franchises to juxtapose their installments in a list from the best to the worst.

A film franchise, or movie franchise (also referred to as a film series or movie series) is a collection of related films in succession that share the same universe, or are marketed as a series. A movie franchise is a collection of films related by copyright. Sequels, prequels, remakes, re-imaginings, spin-offs and public domain films are common examples of franchised films.

These are lists 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.

Horror Movie Rating Priorities for Steve Hutchison
Displaying 1 - 14 of 14
1978
A masked psychopath stalks and kills teenagers.
2018
A woman confronts a murderer who killed her friends on Halloween night four decades ago.
1998
A woman who escaped a serial killer believes he son might be in danger.
1997
A genie attempts to grant its owner three wishes in order open a gateway to his dimension.
1999
An evil genie hunting for souls is put in prison while in human form.
1981
A psychiatrist assists a policeman whose daughter was murdered in tracking down the serial killer responsible before he slaughters his only victim still alive.
1988
A serial killer presumed dead awakens and returns to his home town, determined to kill his niece and decimate his bloodline.
1989
A troubled kid who turned mute after surviving a serial killer's massacre discovers she has a reciprocal telepathic link to him.
2007
Tailed by his psychiatrist, a murderer raised by a dysfunctional family who escaped from a psychiatric ward on Halloween night stalks teenagers.
1995
People once victims of a notorious serial killer unite to break his curse as he returns to his home town.
2002
Contestants of an online reality show are stalked and killed.
2001
An evil genie haunts the woman who freed him from a cursed jewel.
2002
A woman unwillingly releases an evil genie from a gem stone she was offered.
2009
A scared teenager fears her psychopathic brother might visit her.
My Movie Reviews

Be your own film critic!

• Record the movies you see.
• Break them down and analyze them.
• Categorize them.
• Share your movie journal with friends.
• 200 pages, 6" x 9"

My Nightmare Diary

• Write about your nightmares in this dream diary. Write about places, people, and what scared you. Draw pictures of your nightmares.
• A great notebook to keep at your bedside to record your dreams and analyze them.
• 120 pages, 6" x 9"

Frankenstein Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 39 Frankenstein movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Dracula Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 34 Dracula movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Godzilla Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes the 36 first Godzilla movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.