Icons of Terror 2018: 18 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 111 horror films grouped in 18 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.

1930s Horror Movies

Here's a list of horror 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

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1931
A travelling solicitor is preyed upon by a hermit who drinks human blood.
1931
A scientist gives life to a creature made of parts from exhumed corpses.
1933
A scientist discovers a formula that makes him invisible and increasingly evil.
1933
A film crew travels to a distant island where giant creatures are rumored to exist.
1935
The juice of a rare flower is the only thing keeping a doctor from transforming into a werewolf during a full moon.
1932
A circus' trapeze artist marries the leader of side-show performers for his inheritance.
1933
Missing people and corpses lead a reporter to a wax museum owned by a strange sculptor.
1932
A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape.
1935
Two scientists experimenting with the afterlife bait one of their creations with another.
1939
The son of a mad scientist revives the monster his father created before his death.
1933
A man travels to an island where he finds the offspring of a giant ape he was once prey to.
1932
A scientist who conducts experiments in evolution establishes himself as the leader of a team of humanoids.
1931
A doctor tests a potion he created on himself and becomes evil.
1932
An archaeologist resuscitates a mummy.
1936
An escaped convict uses miniaturized humans to exact vengeance on those that framed him.
1937
A disfigured musician roams a Chinese opera house.
1936
A barber kills his clients and steals from them.
1936
A dead vampire’s daughter seeks help from a psychiatrist who she believes can lift her curse.
1934
Newlyweds become trapped in the home of a Satan worshiper.
1932
Five travelers find shelter in a bizarre family estate.
My Movie Reviews

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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.
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