Trends of Terror 2019: 150 Movies So Bad They’re Good

I hope you like cheese. This book is full of it. In this edition of Trends of Terror, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews 150 horror and horror-adjacent movies so bad they’re good, sorted from best to worst. How many have you seen?

1980s 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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1980
Secluded in a remote hotel for the winter, a family is terrorized by ghosts.
1984
A high-maintenance creature gives birth to an army of small devils after being exposed to water.
1984
Three unemployed supernatural investigators start a ghost hunting business.
1986
A scientist in love gradually turns into a fly after experimenting with a teleportation method he discovered.
1987
Teenagers held in a mental institution become the victims of a mad man who invades nightmares and kills through them.
1987
A man fights demons inhabiting a remote cottage from which he cannot escape.
1988
Haunted by a specter in her nightmares, a teenager discovers she is propagating her death curse among her friends.
1989
A family moves into a town house located near a cemetery rumored to bring back the buried to life.
1988
A doll possessed by the ghost of a serial killer pursues a young boy in order to trade souls with him.
1984
A teenage girl and her friends die one by one after being tricked and tortured by an evil figure that haunts nightmares.
1981
Teenagers partying in a cabin in the woods become possessed by demons.
1982
A monster escapes from a horror comic book and visits a battered boy to inspire him in his vengeance scheme.
1987
A storytelling specter assists a boy in plotting revenge against bullies.
1983
A murderer released from a psychiatric institution questions his sanity.
1986
The survivor of a space invasion awakened from stasis by her employer is asked to assist a troop of soldiers in hunting aliens.
1988
A recently-deceased ghost couple hire a dimensional being to scare the family that invaded their home.
1982
A suburban family's home becomes infested with ghosts.
1981
The survivor of a wolf attack fears he might be cursed by lycanthropy.
1987
Commandos on a rescue mission in a jungle are ambushed by an invisible beast.
1982
In Antarctica, a group of scientists comes in contact with a hostile alien parasite that lurks inside their camp.

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My Movie Reviews

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My Nightmare Diary

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