Masters of Terror 2017: John Carpenter's Filmography

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

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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1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2000
A corrupted detective investigating a streak of sadistic murders finds a puzzle box that triggers strange events when solved.
2003
Two supernatural serial killers responsible for the deaths of hundreds of teenagers fight each other for territory.
2002
A car accident victim investigates his wife’s disappearance.
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.
Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Supernatural Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing supernatural horror films from the 1990’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Supernatural Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing supernatural horror films from the 1980’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Apocalyptic War

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent apocalyptic war films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Monster Invasion

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent monster invasion films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Whodunit Slashers

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent whodunit slashers and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?