History of Terror 2019: 1900 Bite-Sized Movie Reviews

Included in this book are 1900 bite-sized reviews of horror and horror-adjacent films sorted by release date. The reviews consist of 8 ratings.

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 - 18 of 18
1990
An adopted boy once the victim of a possessed doll suspects it found its way to his new foster home.
1988
A doll possessed by the ghost of a serial killer pursues a young boy in order to trade souls with him.
1998
A woman steals a possessed doll used as evidence in a murder investigation and reanimates it using voodoo magic.
2013
A woman whose mother recently died suspects a mysterious doll might be responsible and a hazard to her niece.
2017
A possessed doll infiltrates a psychiatric hospital.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
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.
2019
A woman gives her son a social robot for his birthday, unaware that its security protocols have been tampered with.
1991
A teenager joins a military college where he suspects he was found by a possessed doll that tormented him as a child.
1992
A reporter investigates a man who feeds a cursed pillar human blood.
2000
A corrupted detective investigating a streak of sadistic murders finds a puzzle box that triggers strange events when solved.
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.
2004
A living puppet travels to Hollywood to meet a couple of murderous dolls it might be the son of.
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.
The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?

66 All-American Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United States. How many have you seen?