Camp of Terror 2017

This book includes 173 dark movies so bad they’re good.

Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Movie Prequels

A movie prequel is a movie that takes place before another movie.

Select a level of creepiness and up to three decades. See how the movies rank from best to worst.

A film franchise, or movie franchise (also referred to as a film series or movie series) is a collection of related films in succession that share the same universe, or are marketed as a series. A movie franchise is a collection of films related by copyright. Sequels, prequels, remakes, re-imaginings, spin-offs and public domain films are common examples of franchised films.

These are lists 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 for Steve Hutchison
Displaying 1 - 20 of 50
2013
A circus magician is transported to a magical land where he must fulfill a prophecy.
2015
Two time travelers attempt to stop the end of the world.
1991
An amnesic teenager who fears sleep is brought to a shelter and is evaluated by mystified specialists.
2017
The crew of a colony ship discover an uncharted planet where danger awaits.
2012
A group of space archaeologists place their hopes on a star map said to lead to an ancient civilization.
2011
Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse believe they are on Death’s list.
2016
A mother and her daughters experiment with a Ouija board.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
2004
A prison operator infiltrates the rigged labyrinth he controls to save a victim.
2010
A prisoner is enrolled in a deadly car race.
2008
An ex-con is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in a deadly car race.
2013
The champion driver of a deadly car race fights for his freedom.
2015
A psychic attempts to free a teenager from the grasp of a demon.
2017
Teenagers kidnap a nurse and escape from a mental hospital.
2006
A mentally challenged orphan is raised by cannibals who prey on tourists.
2018
The American government suspends all laws on Staten Island for twelve hours.
2017
A dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several orphans into their haunted home.
2017
A streak of gruesome murders points to a suspect who has been dead for ten years.
2018
A parapsychologist faces the supernatural evil that once made her run away from home.
2018
A priest and a nun investigate a malevolent force that haunts a convent.
Giants & Horror

Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. 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 giants ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 2000’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?

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?