Icons of Terror 2019: 20 Horror Movie Franchises Featuring Legendary Modern Monsters

The following pages analyze 125 horror films grouped in 20 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.

Cultist Antagonist

CULTIST MOVIES

 

 This category includes members of a religious, occult or philosophical group.
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2019
The two daughters of a deceased abusive man decide to use witchcraft to bring his spirit back.
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A feral child is taken to a boarding school where the staff attempts to civilize her.
2019
A married couple trying to rebuild their relationship travels to a secluded cabin during a blood feud.
2019
A security specialist with psychic abilities is committed to a psychiatric hospital with two disturbed men.
2019
A pizza delivery girl has to fight for her life when her last clients turn out to be Satanists.
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A pregnant actress becomes plagued by visions of her imminent death.
2019
A deaf teenager attempts to survive in a world under attack from primeval creatures.
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A ghost hunter and paranormal researcher investigates strange occurrences in a rectory.
2019
Bound to an ancient pact, a family descend upon a small town to sacrifice human lives.
2018
Humans resort to robotic weapons to defeat a giant monster.
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.