Aliens & Horror

Aliens, or extraterrestrial beings, are forms of life which did not originate on Earth. 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 aliens ever released. How many have you seen?

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
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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.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
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.
2004
A prison operator infiltrates the rigged labyrinth he controls to save a victim.
2016
A mother and her daughters experiment with a Ouija board.
2013
A circus magician is transported to a magical land where he must fulfill a prophecy.
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.
Masters of Terror 2020: Wes Craven's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Wes Craven’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Masters of Terror 2020: Stephen King's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Stephen King’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

The Best Serial Killer Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best serial killer movies. 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?

The Best Wizard Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best wizard movies. 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?

The Best Giant Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best giant movies. 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?