Icons of Terror 2018: 18 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 111 horror films grouped in 18 franchises. These franchises feature an antagonist, or villain, who has been present in all or most films. These antagonists are so iconic that they have, in all cases, generated multiple sequels. All movies contained in this book are rated, ranked and compared to each other.

Movie Strengths

In this section, movies can be narrowed down by their best ratings. You can set the star, story, creativity, acting or quality ratings to “best only”.

You can narrow your search results by selecting moods, genres, subgenres and/or an antagonist. You can also specify a release year range.

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Story

 Script, pacing, narrative, plot, storytelling, dialogue
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Creativity

 Originality, innovation, singularity, imagination
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Acting

 Dramatics, puppetry, singing, dancing, character animation
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Quality

 Directing, photography, texture, camera work, polish

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.

Horror Movie Rating System
 
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1980
Secluded in a remote hotel for the winter, a family is terrorized by ghosts.
1991
Two robots from a post-apocalyptic era travel back in time to alter the teenage years of an influential resistance leader.
1984
A high-maintenance creature gives birth to an army of small devils after being exposed to water.
1996
High schoolers recognize horror movie patterns in the recent deaths of other students.
1984
Three unemployed supernatural investigators start a ghost hunting business.
2018
The balance and safety of a virtual game is compromised by a corporation that will stop at nothing to win.
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.
1985
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.
1987
A wounded cop turned into a cyborg and programmed by a police force investigates a group of organized criminals.
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.
1986
A teenage girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother who has been kidnapped by a wizard.
1990
A man goes for a virtual vacation on planet Mars as a spy.
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.

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Masters of Terror 2019: Lloyd Kaufman's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Lloyd Kaufman’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Decades of Terror: 1930-2019

Steve Hutchison analyzed horror movie decades between the 1930’s and 2019 and came up with ranked lists. Each film description contains a synopsis, attributed genres, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark adventure movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

Realms of Terror: Dark Fantasy Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark fantasy movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

Realms of Terror: Dark Action Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark action movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.