Quintessence of Terror: Scary Antagonists 2019

This book contains several horror movie lists sorted by antagonist types. While these movies aren’t the cream of the crop, they are nevertheless considered quintessential. These simple movies were selected by Tales of Terror’s algorithm out of 2000 reviews by horror critic Steve Hutchison. They are not necessarily the best in their category; they’re the ones you probably haven’t seen. They’re the ones begging to be discovered. The goal of this guide is to celebrate the underdogs and to discover hidden gems.

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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1978
A masked psychopath stalks and kills teenagers.
2018
A woman confronts a murderer who killed her friends on Halloween night four decades ago.
1995
In Las Vegas, a broke gambler steals a leprechaun’s gold and suffers its wrath.
1998
A woman who escaped a serial killer believes he son might be in danger.
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.
1993
A banished leprechaun set free by mistake hunts down those who steal his gold coins.
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.
2018
A dead leprechaun awakens and terrorizes a group of friends intending to renovate a country house.
1994
A leprechaun chases down a woman whose ancestor he once married.
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.
2003
A leprechaun terrorizes a gang he suspects stole his magic gold.
2000
A rapper who owes his success to a magical flute he stole from a leprechaun suffers dire consequences.
1996
Soldiers attempt to exterminate a Leprechaun in space.
2014
Two couples traveling to Ireland are attacked by a mythical creature.
2009
A scared teenager fears her psychopathic brother might visit her.
My Movie Reviews

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• Record the movies you see.
• Break them down and analyze them.
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• Share your movie journal with friends.
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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.
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