Icons of Terror 2019: 20 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 125 horror films grouped in 20 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 1960s Horror Movies

Here are the best 1960s horror movies we have reviewed.

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1960
A woman steals a large sum of money and hides in a motel owned by a strange man.
1968
A pregnant woman worries about her physical and mental health.
1963
Birds of all kinds attack the residents of a small town.
1968
Giant monsters escape a human controlled tropical island and wreak havoc in major cities around the world.
1968
Strangers barricade themselves in a farmhouse to survive a zombie infestation.
1967
A professor and his apprentice try to rescue a damsel in distress who has been captured by a vampire.
1963
A man tells three frightening stories.
1965
Five strangers boarding a train have their fortune told by a man offering tarot readings.
1960
The women of a small town give birth to strange children with psychic powers.
1960
A clumsy florist feeds a manipulative carnivorous plant human blood.
1962
A man presents three stories of shock and horror.
1962
An ex-convict takes revenge on a lawyer who helped put him in jail.
1962
A man kidnaps an opera singer and teaches her his songs.
1963
After a meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, carnivorous plant men start feeding on people and animals.
1967
Four people get their dark potential futures told by a wax statue.
1968
A monsignor and a priest travel to a desolated castle to investigate a murder.
1960
A scientist uses a potion he discovered to alter his appearance in order to investigate his cheating wife.
1964
A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares after her husband dies in a fire.
1964
After a long stay at an asylum for murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter who worries about her behavior.
1966
Shipwrecked on a tropical island, a group of people attempt to escape a giant crab-like creature.

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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.