Icons of Terror 2018: 18 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 111 horror films grouped in 18 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 1950s Horror Movies

Here are the best 1950s horror movies we have reviewed.

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1958
An industrial is told by his sister-in-law about an unfinished invention left behind by his brother, a scientist, who died crushed in a machine.
1959
An eccentric millionaire invites five guests to a supposedly haunted house, promising $10,000 to those who can last the night.
1954
Japan is attacked by a large irradiated sea creature from the Jurassic era.
1956
A doctor discovers that the population of his town is being replaced by alien duplicates.
1958
A doll maker uses a machine to shrink people.
1957
A teenager is turned into a werewolf by a hypnotherapist's serum.
1953
A boy learns that aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.
1958
An expanding alien lifeform invades earth.
1950
An old alchemist accepts the gift of renewed youth from the Devil.
1959
A pathologist discovers a parasitic creature in the human body that grows when fear grips its host.
1955
A storyteller presents three dark tales.
1951
A man imprisoned and sentenced to death injects himself with an invisibility potion in order to escape.
1957
A creature brought to life by a scientist becomes brutal and out of control.
1958
A man uses a subterfuge to infiltrate a vampire’s castle and kill him.
1955
Having escaped the aquatic park where it was held captive, a prehistoric monster terrorizes a city.
1958
Released from his death sentence, a scientist returns to the illegal experiments he was convicted for.
1954
A group of scientists investigate a deadly prehistoric creature that lurks in Amazonian waters.
1956
The Japanese military protects a city against giant mutated insects and dinosaurs.
1955
Two irradiated dinosaurs fight each other on the shores of a Japanese city.
1956
An aquatic prehistoric creature is captured and turned into an air-breather by a mad scientist.

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My Movie Reviews

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My Nightmare Diary

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Frankenstein Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 39 Frankenstein movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Dracula Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 34 Dracula movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Godzilla Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes the 36 first Godzilla movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.