Shivers of Terror 2018: The Creepiest Horror Movies

This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!

Halloween at Aunt Ethel's

The town hermit supposedly turns dead kids into candy on Halloween.
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Halloween
Trickster: 
Lurer
Infected: 
Cursed
Legend: 
Urban Legend
Wizards: 
Alchemist
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The party’s just starting!
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Ambiance
Effects
Dialogue
Completely out of left field comes a horror comedy with an antagonist said to turn kids into candy on Halloween. Whether this is true or not isn’t established right away. Passed a certain point, interestingly, there’s absolutely no mystery when it comes to Aunt Ethel. Her exposition is only delayed by the speed at which her modus operandi is described by the protagonists.
Some jokes hit, some miss. It’s mostly stoner humor. In fact, here’s an excellent excuse to gather some friends and get wasted. Schoolgirl outfit, nurse uniform; there is no skirt too short for writer and director Joseph Mazzaferro. Prepare for serious hormone secretion and boobs, and don’t worry, everyone who’s anyone gets naked, here. If you’re allergic to sex, don’t watch this.
Now, the only problem with this film is that it puts its antagonist on a pedestal, and she can’t live up to her reputation. Regardless, this flick is downright hilarious. These actors aren’t famous, but they can make you laugh, and they send good vibes. Seeing half of them naked and/or having sex, early on, makes them sympathetic and accessible. In return, when bodies start piling up, we care.
Apocalyptic War

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent apocalyptic war films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Monster Invasion

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent monster invasion films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Whodunit Slashers

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent whodunit slashers and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

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.