Legacy of Terror 2016

This book contains the reviews of 300 sequels, 25 prequels and 75 remakes.

For each category, installments are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 8 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, a list of moods, eight ratings and a three-paragraph review.

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.
History of Terror 2019: 1900 Bite-Sized Movie Reviews

Included in this book are 1900 bite-sized reviews of horror and horror-adjacent films sorted by release date. The reviews consist of 8 ratings.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Time Travel Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent time travel films.

Time travel films focus on the consequences of traveling into the past or the future.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Musical Films

Included in this book are 40 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent musical films.

Musicals are a genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Torture Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent torture films.

In torture films, sadistic violence or torture is a central aspect of the plot.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Claustrocore Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent claustrocore films.

Claustrocore films are about people stuck in one place for most of the running time.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.