Subgenres of Terror, 2nd Edition: Torture Films

Included in this book are 80 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent torture films.

In torture films, sadistic violence or torture is a central aspect of the plot.

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.

Mutant Antagonist

MUTANT MOVIES

 

 This category includes mutated, mutating or genetically altered antagonists.
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2019
A crypto-zoological agency faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters.
2018
People of a small town investigate strange mutations.
2018
A scientist is bitten by a mutant rabbit and turns into an abomination.
2018
Three animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, making them grow at an alarming rate and making them aggressive.
2018
Attendees of a marriage boot camp on a remote island are attacked by a 6-headed shark.
2018
Two kids recite a magic formula that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.
2018
Humans resort to robotic weapons to defeat a giant monster.
2018
Humanity and their alien allies battle a powerful giant.
2018
A biologist signs up for an expedition into a mysterious place where nature evolved abnormally.
2018
Several dinosaurs are rescued from an island threatened by an active volcano.
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.