Horror Movie Villains

Aliens, clowns, demons, dolls, ghosts, giants, lycanthropes, robots, vampires, zombies; choose your poison! 2000 horror and horror-adjacent movies have been analyzed. They have been divided according to 10 antagonist types. Each list is ranked and reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Kid-Friendly: Gateways to Horror for Children

Only KID-FRIENDLY MOVIES are listed here. They are perfect gateways to horror.

Select a genre, threat or/and subgenre to narrow the results.

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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1984
A high-maintenance creature gives birth to an army of small devils after being exposed to water.
1984
Three unemployed supernatural investigators start a ghost hunting business.
1985
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.
1986
A teenage girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother who has been kidnapped by a wizard.
1993
The owners of a theme park hosting cloned dinosaurs lose control of their security system.
1988
A recently-deceased ghost couple hire a dimensional being to scare the family that invaded their home.
1939
A girl is transported by a tornado to a world dominated by witches and inhabited by magical creatures.
2013
A circus magician is transported to a magical land where he must fulfill a prophecy.
1988
A selfish cable television executive is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
1990
An innocent allergic creature gives birth to a hoard of morphing monsters inside a commercial skyscraper after being exposed to water.
1989
Members of a ghost hunting company investigate a stream of ectoplasm flowing in the sewers of New York City.
1990
A young boy is turned into a mouse by a witch.
1990
A man with scissors for hands leaves his castle and is brought into a new community.
1985
A boy gone bald uses a magic recipe given to him by ghosts to grow back his hair.
1993
The king of Halloween town discovers Christmas town and attempts to recreate what he found.
2015
A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author after the writer's monsters are set free in the real world.
2018
Zombies are transferred to a normal high school in a suburban town.
1993
Three dead witches are brought back to life on Halloween.
2012
A boy attempts to bring back his dog to life using electricity.
1989
A child must protect his grand-father against a mad man dressed as Santa Claus who broke into their mansion.
2018
Two kids recite a magic formula that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.
1997
A rescue mission takes place inside an abandoned theme park filled with dinosaurs.
2001
A businessman’s contribution to science grants him and his wife a tour on an island inhabited by dinosaurs.
2011
While shooting a movie, a group of teenagers witness a massive train accident that triggers a series of supernatural events.
1990
Two brothers and their cousin tell each other spooky stories.
1987
A high school student is tormented by a werewolf curse he is afflicted by.
1987
Kids become the victims of demons erupting from a strange hole in the grass.
1985
A teenager discovers he is a werewolf after hitting puberty.
1987
Humanoids from outer space help a boy who struggles with bullying.
1986
A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to possess its inhabitants.
1996
Two objects leave a wizard’s shop, creating fear and death.
1984
A boy whose parents have been kidnapped by terrorists asks Santa Claus for help.
2017
The human race escapes planet Earth after an invasion only to return to an ecosystem dominated by giant monsters.
2018
Humans resort to robotic weapons to defeat a giant monster.
1986
A family moves into an apartment building infested with trolls.
2006
A turtle grows several times its original size in order to save Japan from a giant creature.
1981
A family hires an exterminator to destroy monsters that a cursed book summoned.
1980
A teenager experiences strange events after moving to a country home.
1971
Aliens arrive on Earth with a giant shark and intend to kill everyone.
1996
A giant moth protects earth against a three-headed dragon and its summoner.
1967
A gigantic flying monster emerges from a volcano to terrorize Japan.
1997
Children discover a lost pyramid structured like a maze that a giant moth and a dragon are fighting over.
2018
Humanity and their alien allies battle a powerful giant.
1989
A young boy finds a monster in the basement of his home and can't get his parents to believe him.
1968
Aliens use mind control on a giant turtle in order to destroy Earth.
1969
Aliens kidnap two children and take them to a distant planet for the purpose of analyzing their brains.
1970
A giant triceratops is released when an ancient statue is moved for display.
1989
A swamp creature attempts to prevent a ruler and his henchmen from performing mutation experiments on innocents.
1980
A giant turtle fights various monsters to save Earth.
1969
A bullied child day dreams of an island on which giant monsters fight each other.

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Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?