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.

Movies with Good Stories

Here is a list of movies sorted by ratings pertaining to a good script. Only movies considered highly rewatchable are displayed. To achieve this rank, a film must have a story rating of 4/4, a rewatchability rating of 1.5/2 or higher and a star rating of 3/4 or higher.
Rating Requirements:
Story RatingRewatchability RatingRewatchability RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating

You will get a list 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.

A movie doesn't qualify if it has the following weaknesses:
Bad Plot AwardBad Dialog AwardBad Pace Award   

A good script can be defined by its plot, dialogue and pacing. When either of these aspects are flagged as one of the most flawed aspect of a film, it is excluded from the recommendation list.

Horror Movie Rating Priorities for a Good Horror Movie Script
Displaying 1 - 20 of 37
1980
Secluded in a remote hotel for the winter, a family is terrorized by ghosts.
1994
A bacterial apocalypse polarizes two groups of survivors.
1960
A woman steals a large sum of money and hides in a motel owned by a strange man.
1992
A vampire holds a lawyer captive inside his castle and seduces his girlfriend.
1984
A cyborg and a solider are sent back in time to alter a woman’s future.
1997
A family residing in a remote hotel for a winter becomes entrapped by ghosts.
1991
An ex-convict takes his revenge on the lawyer who defended him.
1994
Haunted by a tragic past, a vampire delivers his life story to a journalist.
1987
A man fights demons inhabiting a remote cottage from which he cannot escape.
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.
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.
2004
A man afflicted by a supernatural disease learns to travel back in the past to make the present better.
1990
Soon after inventing synthetic skin, a scientist brutalized by a mob avenges himself by using his discovery to fool his assailants.
1989
A man and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are murderers.
1986
A hitchhiker stalks a driver and frames him for his murders.
1988
A recently-deceased ghost couple hire a dimensional being to scare the family that invaded their home.
1992
Two women fighting over the same man are ready to go far to stay young forever.

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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?

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