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.

TABOOS: Shock, Sex & Gore

The most controversial movies

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Only SHOCKING, SEXY and GORY movies are listed here.

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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1980
Secluded in a remote hotel for the winter, a family is terrorized by ghosts.
1987
A wounded cop turned into a cyborg and programmed by a police force investigates a group of organized criminals.
2017
A group of bullied kids band together against a shapeshifting demon clown.
1981
Teenagers partying in a cabin in the woods become possessed by demons.
1987
A storytelling specter assists a boy in plotting revenge against bullies.
1998
A vampire hybrid protects the human race against the pure-blooded of his kind.
1981
The survivor of a wolf attack fears he might be cursed by lycanthropy.
1994
Haunted by a tragic past, a vampire delivers his life story to a journalist.
1996
Two criminals take a family hostage in order to cross the Mexican border and take refuge in a bar for the night.
2000
The drug-induced utopias of four people shatter as their addictions deepen.
1997
Recruits of a young generation of space warriors face an increasing alien invasion.
1990
A cyborg engineered by a corrupted police force is targeted by drug dealers plotting to replace it with their own prototype.
1985
Two medical students stir up trouble after experimenting with a scientific formula that brings back the dead.
1993
A teenager struggles not to feed on humans and spread her curse after being brought back to life by a toxic gas that turned her into a zombie.
2007
A Halloween night turns into a blood bath for different groups of people connected to each other.
2013
A woman whose mother recently died suspects a mysterious doll might be responsible and a hazard to her niece.
2017
A possessed doll infiltrates a psychiatric hospital.
1988
On Halloween night, partying teenagers stir up spirits inside an abandoned house after a seance.
1994
Teenagers unknowingly carry a demon curse from a haunted house to their school on Halloween night.
1989
After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead.

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66 All-Canadian 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 Canada. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Plausible Menace

Plausible threats, as opposed to supernatural or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence can be or has been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 413 plausible horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Checklist of Terror 2019: Supernatural Menace

Supernatural threats, as opposed to plausible or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence cannot be or hasn’t been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 1272 supernatural horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological 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?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Psychological Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing psychological horror films from the 1980’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?