Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Gothic Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

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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1987
Teenagers held in a mental institution become the victims of a mad man who invades nightmares and kills through them.
1988
Haunted by a specter in her nightmares, a teenager discovers she is propagating her death curse among her friends.
1984
A teenage girl and her friends die one by one after being tricked and tortured by an evil figure that haunts nightmares.
1991
An amnesic teenager who fears sleep is brought to a shelter and is evaluated by mystified specialists.
1989
A resuscitated dream demon tracks down the woman who defeated him and tampers with her pregnancy to regain his powers.
1994
Filmmakers rebooting a popular horror franchise find themselves endangered by a real-life manifestation of the antagonist featured in the script.
1985
A teenager worries about a series of recurring nightmares in which a man threatens to possess his body.
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.
2003
Two supernatural serial killers responsible for the deaths of hundreds of teenagers fight each other for territory.
2010
A vengeful spirit invades the dreams of a group of teenagers and kills them while they sleep.
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.
The Best Giant Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best giant movies. 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?

The Best Alien Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best alien movies. 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?

The Best Zombie Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best zombie movies. 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?

The Best Demon Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best demon movies. 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?

The Best Ghost Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best ghost movies. 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?