Icons of Terror 2017: 16 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 99 horror films grouped in 16 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.

Best 1930s Horror Movies

Here are the best 1930s horror movies we have reviewed.

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1931
A travelling solicitor is preyed upon by a hermit who drinks human blood.
1931
A scientist gives life to a creature made of parts from exhumed corpses.
1933
A scientist discovers a formula that makes him invisible and increasingly evil.
1933
A film crew travels to a distant island where giant creatures are rumored to exist.
1935
The juice of a rare flower is the only thing keeping a doctor from transforming into a werewolf during a full moon.
1932
A circus' trapeze artist marries the leader of side-show performers for his inheritance.
1933
Missing people and corpses lead a reporter to a wax museum owned by a strange sculptor.
1935
Two scientists experimenting with the afterlife bait one of their creations with another.
1939
The son of a mad scientist revives the monster his father created before his death.
1933
A man travels to an island where he finds the offspring of a giant ape he was once prey to.
1932
A scientist who conducts experiments in evolution establishes himself as the leader of a team of humanoids.
1931
A doctor tests a potion he created on himself and becomes evil.
1932
An archaeologist resuscitates a mummy.
1936
An escaped convict uses miniaturized humans to exact vengeance on those that framed him.
1937
A disfigured musician roams a Chinese opera house.
1936
A barber kills his clients and steals from them.
1936
A dead vampire’s daughter seeks help from a psychiatrist who she believes can lift her curse.
1934
Newlyweds become trapped in the home of a Satan worshiper.
1932
Five travelers find shelter in a bizarre family estate.
Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror 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?

Shark Week 2019

Sharks can be giant, mutated, metallic, or prehistoric. Some of them live in tornadoes, some in the snow. Sharks are our friends, except when they’re hungry, which they usually are. If you show signs of weakness or aggression, you will be attacked. If you bleed, you will be attacked. Shark Week is the time of the year when you do not want to be swimming with sharks. In this book, I review 64 shark movies ranked from worst to decent. If you watch them in order, they will only get better.

Best of Terror 2019: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations are the best 15% of 1900 horror and horror-adjacent movies reviewed by Steve Hutchison. Movies are sorted according to the average of various ratings: overall, story, creativity, acting, quality, and rewatchability. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Scientific Villains

This book contains ranked checklists of movies with aliens, giants, invaders, mutants, parasites, robots, dimensional beings, hybrids, infected people, invisible people, machines, and otherness. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Horror Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing horror 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?