The Best of Terror 2016: Top 300 Anthology, Public Domain & Franchise Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 33% of 900 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

Movie Creators

Movie creators can be credited for a variety of tasks. They can be credited for directing, screenplay, characters, novels/novellas/books, short stories, teleplays, anthology segments, concept/idea, original films, original series, stories, comic books, plays, additional dialogue, alternate versions, additional material, contribution, adaptation, poems, video games or screen stories. They can be credited for unspecified writing and they can be uncredited.

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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 - 100 of 1917
1980
Secluded in a remote hotel for the winter, a family is terrorized by ghosts.
1991
Two robots from a post-apocalyptic era travel back in time to alter the teenage years of an influential resistance leader.
1984
A high-maintenance creature gives birth to an army of small devils after being exposed to water.
1996
High schoolers recognize horror movie patterns in the recent deaths of other students.
1984
Three unemployed supernatural investigators start a ghost hunting business.
2018
The balance and safety of a virtual game is compromised by a corporation that will stop at nothing to win.
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.
1985
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.
1987
A wounded cop turned into a cyborg and programmed by a police force investigates a group of organized criminals.
1989
A family moves into a town house located near a cemetery rumored to bring back the buried to life.
1990
An injured author is held captive by a deranged fan of his.
1986
A teenage girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother who has been kidnapped by a wizard.
1990
A man goes for a virtual vacation on planet Mars as a spy.
2017
A group of bullied kids band together against a shapeshifting demon clown.
1988
A doll possessed by the ghost of a serial killer pursues a young boy in order to trade souls with him.
1990
An adopted boy once the victim of a possessed doll suspects it found its way to his new foster home.
1984
A teenage girl and her friends die one by one after being tricked and tortured by an evil figure that haunts nightmares.
1992
A man tries to contain a zombie outbreak originating from his home.
1981
Teenagers partying in a cabin in the woods become possessed by demons.
1998
Six students find out their teachers are from another planet.
1960
A woman steals a large sum of money and hides in a motel owned by a strange man.
1975
A police chief, a scientist and a fisherman set out to stop a great white shark.
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.
1991
A FBI recruit interviews an incarcerated cannibal in order to investigate a recent wave of murders.
2001
A runaway cannibal is tracked down by the police and a past victim of his.
1993
The owners of a theme park hosting cloned dinosaurs lose control of their security system.
1986
The survivor of a space invasion awakened from stasis by her employer is asked to assist a troop of soldiers in hunting aliens.
1992
A vampire holds a lawyer captive inside his castle and seduces his girlfriend.
1988
A recently-deceased ghost couple hire a dimensional being to scare the family that invaded their home.
1979
An ore harvesting crew discovers a dead alien and large unidentified eggs inside an abandoned spaceship.
1982
A suburban family's home becomes infested with ghosts.
1992
Two women fighting over the same man are ready to go far to stay young forever.
2004
Chained to pipes in a disused bathroom, two men are given a puzzle to which they must provide answers.
1973
Different scientists and clerics attempt to heal a young girl believed to be ill or possessed.
1998
A vampire hybrid protects the human race against the pure-blooded of his kind.
2013
Tricked into a week-end of rehab in a remote cabin by her friends, a girl in withdrawal believes she is surrounded by demons.
2007
A man is trapped inside a hotel room and terrorized by ghosts.
1981
The survivor of a wolf attack fears he might be cursed by lycanthropy.
1990
A species of killer spiders starts to breed and kill.
1987
Commandos on a rescue mission in a jungle are ambushed by an invisible beast.
1939
A girl is transported by a tornado to a world dominated by witches and inhabited by magical creatures.
1991
An ex-convict takes his revenge on the lawyer who defended him.
1999
The lives of guards on death row are affected by a prisoner who has a mysterious gift.
1982
In Antarctica, a group of scientists comes in contact with a hostile alien parasite that lurks inside their camp.
1994
Haunted by a tragic past, a vampire delivers his life story to a journalist.
1996
Two criminals take a family hostage in order to cross the Mexican border and take refuge in a bar for the night.
2016
A time traveler attempts to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination.
2013
A circus magician is transported to a magical land where he must fulfill a prophecy.
2001
The mother of two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her house is haunted.
1999
A boy who communicates with ghosts seeks the help of a child psychologist.
2000
The drug-induced utopias of four people shatter as their addictions deepen.
1995
Two detectives hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
1994
A bacterial apocalypse polarizes two groups of survivors.
1988
A selfish cable television executive is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
1990
An innocent allergic creature gives birth to a hoard of morphing monsters inside a commercial skyscraper after being exposed to water.
1997
Recruits of a young generation of space warriors face an increasing alien invasion.
1983
Different sets of people experiment supernatural phenomena.
1990
A cyborg engineered by a corrupted police force is targeted by drug dealers plotting to replace it with their own prototype.
1985
Two medical students stir up trouble after experimenting with a scientific formula that brings back the dead.
1993
A teenager struggles not to feed on humans and spread her curse after being brought back to life by a toxic gas that turned her into a zombie.
2004
A man afflicted by a supernatural disease learns to travel back in the past to make the present better.
1985
A teenager suspects his neighbor might be a vampire.
1996
Four high school students practice witchcraft together until their opinions start to diverge.
1987
A family moves to a city that is home to a clan of vampires.
2007
A Halloween night turns into a blood bath for different groups of people connected to each other.
2015
Two time travelers attempt to stop the end of the world.
2016
Four women found a ghost hunting company.
2013
A woman whose mother recently died suspects a mysterious doll might be responsible and a hazard to her niece.
2015
Four friends get pulled into a 1980's slasher and must avoid getting killed.
2017
A possessed doll infiltrates a psychiatric hospital.
1991
An amnesic teenager who fears sleep is brought to a shelter and is evaluated by mystified specialists.
1990
A group of friends return to their hometown to defeat a demon that haunted them when they were kids.
1989
A resuscitated dream demon tracks down the woman who defeated him and tampers with her pregnancy to regain his powers.
1992
A man warps into medieval times where he is asked to save a village from demons.
1989
The mutant son of a dead scientist investigates a teleportation device his father invented.
1982
A shady mask factory plots to decimate the children population worldwide on Halloween night using a rigged live broadcast.
1985
The employees of a medical supply warehouse come in contact with a toxic gas that turns the living and the dead into contagious brain-eating revenants.
1988
On Halloween night, partying teenagers stir up spirits inside an abandoned house after a seance.
1994
Teenagers unknowingly carry a demon curse from a haunted house to their school on Halloween night.
1985
A stray cat meets evil wherever it goes.
1991
Three burglar break into a house occupied by a dangerous couple and become trapped.
2005
A group of teens stranded in a village near a strange wax museum realize their lives are in danger.
1989
Members of a ghost hunting company investigate a stream of ectoplasm flowing in the sewers of New York City.
1990
A young boy is turned into a mouse by a witch.
1988
Alien clowns from outer space terrorize a small town.
1986
Alien brain parasites turn their hosts into zombies.
1990
The inhabitants of a desert town are attacked by prehistoric worms sensitive to vibrations.
1986
While attempting to confirm the death of a revenant, a teenager instead re-animates his past assailer, allowing him to resume his murder spree.
1989
After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead.
1999
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest creation in order to repair it.
1989
A man and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are murderers.
1986
A hitchhiker stalks a driver and frames him for his murders.
1996
A man who can communicate with the dead has to stop a demonic entity from killing people.
2009
A loan officer becomes the recipient of a supernatural curse.
1994
An investigator discovers the strange impact a horror writer's books have on his readers.

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