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.

Movie Moods

Moods are ambiances or emotions, in other words, that films spark. We use 8 different moods to classify our movies: scary, shocking, tense, gory, weird, sad, fun, sexy. Movies can be any combination of these moods.

Use the following options to include or exclude moods. Additionally, you can include or exclude genres to narrow your results, or search movies by title.

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A widow becomes dangerously obsessed with her new tenant.
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A woman notices changes in her young son’s behavior that seem connected to an ominous sinkhole in the forest.
2019
A politicized teenager is contradicted and becomes dangerous.
2019
A child from another world uses his superpowers for evil.
2019
A woman gives her son a social robot for his birthday, unaware that its security protocols have been tampered with.
2019
Paintings and sculptures by an unknown artist take the lives of those who get too greedy.
2019
A haunted pool unleashes a dangerous water elemental.
2019
After a seance, a group of friends are tormented by the grim reaper and his undead cat.
2019
A sadist tortures a girl he kidnapped and broadcasts it over the internet.
2019
A woman and her kids are haunted by a ghost.
2019
The town hermit supposedly turns dead kids into candy on Halloween.
2019
A rape victim unintentionally drags her daughter into her personal nightmare.
2019
A man jaded by the job of managing an LGBT crisis line gets a distress call that puzzles him.
2019
A feral child is taken to a boarding school where the staff attempts to civilize her.
2019
Bound to an ancient pact, a family descend upon a small town to sacrifice human lives.
2019
A mother concerned about her son's disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.
2019
After the passing of their daughter, a couple become haunted by their past.
2019
A fisherman contends with an ocean-borne outbreak that threatens his seaside island community.
2019
A security specialist with psychic abilities is committed to a psychiatric hospital with two disturbed men.
2019
A college student needs the help of her friends to solve the time loop she’s stuck in.

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The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?

66 All-American Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United States. How many have you seen?