Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Futuristic Films

Included in this book are 49 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent futuristic films.

Futuristic films are films with settings beyond the year they were released or made, even if that setting is now in the past, and films with a futuristic setting despite of unspecified date.

Each book in the second edition of the Subgenres of Terror collection contains a thematic watchlist in which movies are sorted in order of preference.

Genre

What are film genres?

A Film's genre is a classification type that refers to the method by which the film is categorized based on its range on the emotional spectrum and the narrative elements from which it is constructed. Films often combine multiple genres.

What are the different film genres?

We, at Tales of Terror, use the following film genres to categorize the films we rate and review:

Definitions:

What is the definition of a horror film?

A horror film is a film that seeks to evoke panic, revulsion, disgust and terror in viewers by exploiting their primal fears or phobias.

What is the definition of a science fiction film?

A science fiction film is a film that uses fictional or speculative science to depict phenomena not accepted or not fully accepted from mainstream science.

What is the definition of a fantasy film?

A fantasy film is a film that takes place in an impossible or alternate world; a fantastic world that goes by different rules than our own.

What is the definition of a thriller?

A thriller is a film whose plot unravels by mixing or alternating between tension, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety.

What is the definition of a drama?

A drama is a film that addresses its various plot points and its characters from a serious and realistic perspective.

What is the definition of an action film?

An action film is a film in which the protagonist or protagonists much face physical challenges including life-threatening fights or frantic chases.

What is the definition of an adventure film?

An adventure film is a film that depicts an energetic journey and the exploration of exotic locations, real or fantastic.

What is the definition of a romance film?

A romance film is a film that focuses on passion and emotion between characters that leads to crushes, flirt, sexual intercourse, courtship or marriage.

What is the definition of a comedy?

A comedy is a film that offers an exaggerated, humorously skewed perspective of life meant to make the viewers laugh.

The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?

66 All-American Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United States. How many have you seen?