Years of Terror 2017: 185 Horror Movie Recommendations, 37 Years of Pure Terror

This book contains 185 horror movie reviews; five of the best releases for each year between 1980 and 2017. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

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.
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.
1986
A nerdy florist develops a relationship with a talking plant that grows when it is fed human blood.
Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?

Clowns & Horror

Clowns are performers fond of physical comedy. Some are funny, some are scary. Some love children, some hate them. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring clowns ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher 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?

Dolls & Horror

Bisques, fetish dolls, plush, ventriloquist dummies, voodoo dolls, worry dolls; dolls come in various shapes and forms. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring dolls ever released. How many have you seen?

Robots & Horror

Robots are machines capable of carrying complex actions. They can be autonomous or semi-autonomous, they can be cyborgs or androids, and they are often driven by artificial intelligence. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring robots ever released. How many have you seen?