The Best of Terror 2017: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 24% of 1230 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

Kid-Friendly: Gateways to Horror for Children

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

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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.
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.
1978
A teenager suspects her cousin might be a witch.

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Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

<p>Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.</p><p>Futuristic films are films with settings beyond the year they were released or made, even if that setting is now in the past, and films with a futuristic setting despite of unspecified date.</p><p>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.</p>

Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Found Footage Films

Included in this book are 64 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent found footage films.

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.

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.

Masters of Terror 2019: Lloyd Kaufman's Filmography

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

Decades of Terror: 1930-2019

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2019 and came up with ranked lists. Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark adventure movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.