Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Procedural Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

Kidnapper Antagonist

KIDNAPPER MOVIES

 

 This category includes antagonists who kidnap, tie up, constrains, or locks up people against their will.
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2019
A video blogger is kidnapped by a fan, and her roommate is the only one who can save her.
2019
A crypto-zoological agency faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters.
2019
A security specialist with psychic abilities is committed to a psychiatric hospital with two disturbed men.
2019
The live audience of a kids’ TV show are being killed one by one by its mascots.
2019
Bound to an ancient pact, a family descend upon a small town to sacrifice human lives.
2019
A pizza delivery girl has to fight for her life when her last clients turn out to be Satanists.
2019
Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms.
2019
A woman rents a country house to an old-fashioned widower with psychopathic tendencies.
2019
A woman gives her son a social robot for his birthday, unaware that its security protocols have been tampered with.
2019
A collection of animal paintings unleash horror on a family guilty of the seven deadly sins.
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.