Decades of Terror: 1930-2018

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2018 and came up with ranked lists.

Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

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
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1986
While attempting to confirm the death of a revenant, a teenager instead re-animates his past assailer, allowing him to resume his murder spree.
1982
An infamous vengeful teenager murderer confined to a lake cheats death and return to his old killing patterns.
1984
A supernatural serial killer considered slayed escapes a morgue to return to the lake where he once drowned.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
1988
Gifted with psychic abilities she cannot inhibit and subject to a therapy, a troubled teenager believes a murderer is after her.
1989
A revenant once confined to a lake infiltrates a cruise boat on its way to Manhattan.
1987
A revenant manipulates his ex-lover into seducing and killing men so he can restitute his flesh using their blood.
1988
An institutionalized murder suspect who recently defeated a demon attempts to convince her doctor she is innocent.
1992
A reporter investigates a man who feeds a cursed pillar human blood.
1985
Unknowingly the targets of a resilient serial killer, the occupants of a halfway house are puzzled by recent disappearances.
1980
The counselors of a summer camp with a violent past are being slaughtered by a stealthy murderer.
1982
Recent disappearances lead the counselors of a summer camp to believe a serial killer presumed dead has returned.
2000
A corrupted detective investigating a streak of sadistic murders finds a puzzle box that triggers strange events when solved.
2001
A cryogenized revenant is thawed in a spaceship lab, returns to life and starts murdering the crew.
1993
An immortal assassin gains the ability to transfer his soul from one individual to the next.
2002
A car accident victim investigates his wife’s disappearance.
2003
Two supernatural serial killers responsible for the deaths of hundreds of teenagers fight each other for territory.
2005
The community of an online horror game gets slaughtered during a get together.
2005
A subversive reporter receives a videocassette depicting an act of resurrection and tracks down the producers.
2009
A man whose sister went missing scouts a desolated summer camp where a masked brute is stalking and killing teenagers.
2018
Two detectives investigate a series of murders with a connection to another world.
2011
A couple grieves the disappearance of their son who went missing during a trip to Mexico after purchasing a cursed puzzle box.
Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

<p>Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.</p><p>Futuristic films are films with settings beyond the year they were released or made, even if that setting is now in the past, and films with a futuristic setting despite of unspecified date.</p><p>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.</p>

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.

Masters of Terror 2019: Lloyd Kaufman's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Lloyd Kaufman’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Decades of Terror: 1930-2019

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2019 and came up with ranked lists. Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark adventure movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.