Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Haunting Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

TRIPLE WHAMMY: Perfect Rewatchability, Creepiness & Gimmick

Movies with added value
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To be listed as a TRIPLE WHAMMY, a film must have a REWATCHABILITY RATING of 4/4, a GIMMICK RATING of 4/4, and a CREEPINESS RATING of 4/4.

List of horror movies from the best to the worst; sorted according to their overall score and in this order of priority:

Horror Movie Rating Priorities
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1980
Secluded in a remote hotel for the winter, a family is terrorized by ghosts.
1986
A scientist in love gradually turns into a fly after experimenting with a teleportation method he discovered.
1987
Teenagers held in a mental institution become the victims of a mad man who invades nightmares and kills through them.
1987
A man fights demons inhabiting a remote cottage from which he cannot escape.
1988
Haunted by a specter in her nightmares, a teenager discovers she is propagating her death curse among her friends.
1989
A family moves into a town house located near a cemetery rumored to bring back the buried to life.
1990
An injured author is held captive by a deranged fan of his.
2017
A group of bullied kids band together against a shapeshifting demon clown.
1988
A doll possessed by the ghost of a serial killer pursues a young boy in order to trade souls with him.
1990
An adopted boy once the victim of a possessed doll suspects it found its way to his new foster home.
1984
A teenage girl and her friends die one by one after being tricked and tortured by an evil figure that haunts nightmares.
1981
Teenagers partying in a cabin in the woods become possessed by demons.
1990
A group of friends return to their hometown to defeat a demon that haunted them when they were kids.
1989
A resuscitated dream demon tracks down the woman who defeated him and tampers with her pregnancy to regain his powers.
1989
The mutant son of a dead scientist investigates a teleportation device his father invented.
1982
A shady mask factory plots to decimate the children population worldwide on Halloween night using a rigged live broadcast.
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.
1990
The inhabitants of a desert town are attacked by prehistoric worms sensitive to vibrations.
2003
A scientist who discovered how to reanimate the dead is sent to prison where he resumes his experiments.
1991
A teenager joins a military college where he suspects he was found by a possessed doll that tormented him as a child.
2000
Haunted tour participants awaken a supernatural entity while partying in the woods.
1987
The ghost of a prom queen terrorizes the students of a high school.
1988
An extra-terrestrial substance invades a town and grows at it eats.
1996
Aboard a spaceship, a scientist attempts to destroy a cursed puzzle box created by his ancestor.
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?