Quintessence of Terror: Dark Subgenres 2018

This book contains lists of quintessential horror movies ranked by simplicity and subdivided by subgenres. The level of simplicity/complexity is calculated by the sum of four classification types: 8 moods, 9 genres, 27 subgenres and 64 antagonists.

Each listed movie includes a list of moods, genres, a synopsis, a review and eight ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality, rewatchability, creepiness and gimmick.

Mini-Series

This is a list of mini-series. A mini-series is a television program that tells a story in a predetermined limited number of episodes.

You can narrow your search results by selecting a mood, a genre, a subgenre and/or an antagonist. You can also specify a release year range.

You will get a list 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
Displaying 1 - 11 of 11
2016
A time traveler attempts to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination.
1994
A bacterial apocalypse polarizes two groups of survivors.
1990
A group of friends return to their hometown to defeat a demon that haunted them when they were kids.
1997
A family residing in a remote hotel for a winter becomes entrapped by ghosts.
1995
Most of the passengers of an airplane disappear and the remainder land in a deserted airport.
1979
Vampires are invading a small town.
2002
A paranormal researcher gathers a group of psychics to rekindle spirits inhabiting a shape shifting house.
1993
A buried entity slowly turns local inhabitants into mutants.
1999
A stranger manipulates villagers into killing each other.
1991
An explosion in a secret laboratory makes an old janitor increasingly younger.
2011
After his wife's death, an author returns to his cabin where he is visited by ghosts.
Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 1990’s. 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?

Clowns & Horror

Clowns are performers fond of physical comedy. Some are funny, some are scary. Some love children, some hate them. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring clowns ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 1980’s. 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?

Dolls & Horror

Bisques, fetish dolls, plush, ventriloquist dummies, voodoo dolls, worry dolls; dolls come in various shapes and forms. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring dolls ever released. How many have you seen?

Robots & Horror

Robots are machines capable of carrying complex actions. They can be autonomous or semi-autonomous, they can be cyborgs or androids, and they are often driven by artificial intelligence. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring robots ever released. How many have you seen?