Quintessence of Terror: Perfect Movies 2018

This book contains a list of movies ranked from the simplest to the most complex. The level of complexity is established by the sum of four classification methods: 8 moods, 9 genres, 27 subgenres and 64 antagonists.

Each movie includes a list of moods, genres, a synopsis, a review and eight ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality, rewatchability, creepiness and gimmick.

The list includes horror and horror-adjacent films with a perfect star rating.

Movie Remakes

A movie remake is a movie that is based on an earlier work and tells the same, or a very similar, story.

Select a level of creepiness and up to three decades. See how the movies rank from best to worst.

A film franchise, or movie franchise (also referred to as a film series or movie series) is a collection of related films in succession that share the same universe, or are marketed as a series. A movie franchise is a collection of films related by copyright. Sequels, prequels, remakes, re-imaginings, spin-offs and public domain films are common examples of franchised films.

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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1986
A scientist in love gradually turns into a fly after experimenting with a teleportation method he discovered.
1987
A man fights demons inhabiting a remote cottage from which he cannot escape.
1981
Teenagers partying in a cabin in the woods become possessed by demons.
2013
Tricked into a week-end of rehab in a remote cabin by her friends, a girl in withdrawal believes she is surrounded by demons.
1991
An ex-convict takes his revenge on the lawyer who defended him.
1982
In Antarctica, a group of scientists comes in contact with a hostile alien parasite that lurks inside their camp.
2016
Four women found a ghost hunting company.
2005
A group of teens stranded in a village near a strange wax museum realize their lives are in danger.
1978
A group of friends suspect that the human race is being replaced by alien duplicates.
1999
Six strangers are invited by a rich couple to spend the night in a supposedly haunted asylum in exchange for a million dollars.
2019
A doctor and his family relocate to a rural town, next to a haunted cemetery.
2004
Strangers take refuge in a mall during a zombie outbreak.
2017
A team of scientists exploring an uncharted island are attacked by a variety of giant monsters.
1999
An adventurer on an archaeological trip accidentally awakens a mummy.
1993
A family moves into a military town they suspect is being invaded by an alien parasite.
2013
A man imprisoned for twenty years then set free seeks answers and revenge.
2019
A woman gives her son a social robot for his birthday, unaware that its security protocols have been tampered with.
2018
Puppets gathered for auction at a convention are magically animated and kill everyone.
2003
A troubled man discovers he shares a psychic link with rats and uses them in a revenge plot.
2012
A psychotic man succumbs to his sexual deviations and murderous tendencies.
Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Supernatural Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing supernatural 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 Supernatural Horror

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing supernatural 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?

Apocalyptic War

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent apocalyptic war films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Monster Invasion

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent monster invasion films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Whodunit Slashers

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent whodunit slashers and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?