Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Gothic Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror ( 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.

Movie Remakes

A movie remake is a movie that is based on an earlier work and tells the same, or a very similar, story.

Select a level of creepiness and up to three decades. See how the movies rank from best to worst.

A film franchise, or movie franchise (also referred to as a film series or movie series) is a collection of related films in succession that share the same universe, or are marketed as a series. A movie franchise is a collection of films related by copyright. Sequels, prequels, remakes, re-imaginings, spin-offs and public domain films are common examples of franchised films.

These are lists of movies ranked from the best to the worst using the sum of eight different ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, creepiness, story, creativity, acting and quality.

Horror Movie Rating Priorities for Steve Hutchison
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A scientist in love gradually turns into a fly after experimenting with a teleportation method he discovered.
A man fights demons inhabiting a remote cottage from which he cannot escape.
Teenagers partying in a cabin in the woods become possessed by demons.
Tricked into a week-end of rehab in a remote cabin by her friends, a girl in withdrawal believes she is surrounded by demons.
An ex-convict takes his revenge on the lawyer who defended him.
In Antarctica, a group of scientists comes in contact with a hostile alien parasite that lurks inside their camp.
A nerdy florist develops a relationship with a talking plant that grows when it is fed human blood.
Four women found a ghost hunting company.
A group of teens stranded in a village near a strange wax museum realize their lives are in danger.
A group of friends suspect that the human race is being replaced by alien duplicates.
Six strangers are invited by a rich couple to spend the night in a supposedly haunted asylum in exchange for a million dollars.
A doctor and his family relocate to a rural town, next to a haunted cemetery.
Strangers take refuge in a mall during a zombie outbreak.
A team of scientists exploring an uncharted island are attacked by a variety of giant monsters.
An adventurer on an archaeological trip accidentally awakens a mummy.
A family moves into a military town they suspect is being invaded by an alien parasite.
A man imprisoned for twenty years then set free seeks answers and revenge.
A woman gives her son a social robot for his birthday, unaware that its security protocols have been tampered with.
Puppets gathered for auction at a convention are magically animated and kill everyone.
A troubled man discovers he shares a psychic link with rats and uses them in a revenge plot.
My Movie Reviews

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My Nightmare Diary

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Frankenstein Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 39 Frankenstein movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Dracula Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 34 Dracula movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Godzilla Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes the 36 first Godzilla movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.