Short Horror and Horror-Adjacent Films, Ranked

Here is a list of short horror and horror-adjacent films ranked from the best to the worst using the sum of eight different ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, creepiness, story, creativity, acting and quality. Select a combination of genressubgenresantagonists or moods to narrow your search. Additionally, you can select a type of realism, a decade, or you can include or exclude anthology films.

Horror Movie Rating Priorities for Steve Hutchison

Note: genres are major film subdivisions. Most movies belong to many genres. The same can be said about subgenres. Subgenres can be subdivisions of genres or genre hybrids. They can also originate from a film era, a cinematic style, a cult audience or a particular market. Most movies belong to many subgenres. Moods are emotions considered crucial to the plot and conveyed through music, dialogue, performances, build-up and pacing. Moods speak to a film's ambiance. A movie usually conveys more than one mood. Antagonists are people or entities that pose a threat to the protagonist, or hero. Antagonist types are divided into 5 categories: visceral, society, science, afterlife and fantasy.

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  • Thriller
    8
    4
    8
    8
    7.04
    4
    4
    4
  • The Devil's Carnival
    5.04
    4
    7.04
    7.04
    8
    2
    2
    4
  • Frankenweenie
    5.04
    5.04
    6
    7.04
    6
    2
    2
    3
  • The Tell Tale Heart
    5.04
    5.04
    4
    6
    6
    1
    2
    2
  • Carne
    5.04
    5.04
    3.04
    7.04
    6
    1
    2
    2
  • The Offer
    4
    4
    4
    6
    5.04
    2
    3
    3
  • Evil Bong 777
    3.04
    2
    7.04
    4
    4
    1
    1
    4
  • Evil Bong 420
    3.04
    1.04
    7.04
    5.04
    3.04
    1
    1
    4
  • Underworld: Endless War
    3.04
    3.04
    7.04
    6
    5.04
    1
    1
    3
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
    3.04
    3.04
    6
    6
    3.04
    1
    2
    3
  • Within the Woods
    3.04
    2
    7.04
    4
    2
    1
    3
    3
  • Mea Maxima Culpa
    3.04
    4
    5.04
    5.04
    4
    1
    2
    2
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
    3.04
    3.04
    3.04
    6
    2
    1
    1
    2
  • The Raven... Nevermore
    3.04
    3.04
    4
    5.04
    3.04
    1
    1
    1
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
    3.04
    3.04
    4
    3.04
    3.04
    1
    2
    1
  • The Raven
    3.04
    2
    5.04
    5.04
    3.04
    1
    2
    1
  • Frankenstein
    2
    4
    7.04
    3.04
    1.04
    1
    2
    3
  • Guinea Pig: Mermaid in the Manhole
    2
    2
    6
    3.04
    5.04
    1
    4
    3
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
    2
    4
    5.04
    4
    2
    1
    2
    2
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
    2
    4
    4
    2
    2
    1
    2
    2
  • The Last Ache
    2
    3.04
    2
    3.04
    1.04
    1
    2
    2
  • Guinea Pig: Android of Notre Dame
    2
    2
    6
    3.04
    3.04
    1
    3
    2
  • Guinea Pig: He Never Dies
    2
    2
    2
    4
    3.04
    1
    4
    2
  • Guinea Pig: Devil Woman Doctor
    2
    1.04
    6
    3.04
    3.04
    1
    3
    2
  • Guinea Pig: Devil's Experiment
    2
    1.04
    1.04
    3.04
    2
    1
    4
    2
  • Guinea Pig: Flower of Flesh and Blood
    2
    1.04
    1.04
    3.04
    2
    1
    4
    2
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
    2
    3.04
    5.04
    5.04
    3.04
    1
    2
    1
  • The Telltale Heart
    2
    3.04
    4
    3.04
    1.04
    1
    2
    1
  • Nightshift Collection
    2
    2
    3.04
    4
    2
    1
    2
    1
  • Il cuore rivelatore
    2
    2
    3.04
    1.04
    1.04
    1
    2
    1
  • The Tell-Tale Watch
    1.04
    3.04
    2
    2
    1.04
    1
    1
    1
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