Help w/sub-Genre Naming Conventions


An Old Friend
Dec 6, 2004
Gulf Coast
I'm currently working on notepad files of my movie sets.
I have an awful lot of Horror and Science Fiction movies sets.
Standard genres will not work well for the types of searches I want to do.
I need to come up with some sub-genre identifiers which will allow me a smaller result which is more on point.

- Serial Killer
- Slasher
- Test Subjects
- Survival
- Anthology
- Haunted House
- Possession
- Witch
- Cannibal
- Inbred
- Cult
- Demon
- Vampire
- Werewolf
- Zombie
- Stalker
- Psychotic
- Psychological
- After-Death
- Giant Monster
- Bigfoot
- Chupacabra
- Dinosaur
- Dragons
- Mermaids & Mermen
- Monsters
- Scarecrow
- Halloween
- Christmas
- Dolls
- Mutants
- Clowns
- Gore
- Torture
- Organ Harvesting
- Abduction
- Mummy
- Revenge
- Armageddon

I feel like these could be more descriptive.
Plus, I suspect I am missing a few.


An Old Friend
Dec 6, 2004
Gulf Coast
Science Fiction

- Aliens
- Time Travel
- Dimensions
- Space War
- Space Exploration
- Time Loop
- Space Survival
- Far Future
- AI/Robots
- Genetic Experiment
- ELE (Extinction Level Event)
- Mind Control
- Nanotechnology
- Parapsychology
- Extra-planetary
- Relativity
- Super-Soldiers
- Invasion
- Mind Uploading
- Clones

So far, that's all I can come up with.
Anyone have any ideas?


An Old Friend
Dec 6, 2004
Gulf Coast
Thanx, noted...

I'm also toying with the idea of splitting up the zombie folder.
So far I only have two.
Dead Cannibal
Live Infected

I thought about
Fast Zombies
Slow Zombies
but that puts too many titles in the slow zombie folder. Plus it doesn't actually separate the behavior differences.

There's also a distinction between zombie ghouls and zombie violence.
Plus there are movies depicting thinking/reasoning zombies which would make them not zombies at all.


This is news, Vincenzo, NEWS!
Jan 30, 2009
maybe separate traditional Caribbean zombies ('I Walked with a Zombie')
and the techno-ghoul felgercarb these days.


An Old Friend
Dec 6, 2004
Gulf Coast
Okay, So I've made some folders and sub-folders for genre distinction.
Its a preliminary set up which is subject to change during use.
Most films will be listed under their respective sets if there are more than one film in a related series.
These special genres will become subject matter sets with little in common with each film aside from the genre distinction.
For example: I have a set dedicated to the Ouija films and the Ouija Experiment films but I have a genre dedication to Ouija films in general.
This way I can quickly sort the bulk of my collection to focus on only Ouija related films.

I have a partial listing started:
Ouija Movies
*Long Time Dead (2002) j absolom t bell
*Ouija Exorcism (2015) jd anastasio
*Ouija House (2018) m barton t reid
*Ouija Possession (2016) j barrett
*Ouija Room aka Haunting Inside (2019) e blackstock
*Ouija Seance: The Final Game (2018) ac goetz
*Ouija Summoning (2016) t shayne m dew
*Veronica (2017) ~ bluray subs s escacena

Simply doing a search for "Ouija" will not show Long Time Dead (2002) or Veronica (2017) even tho these two films are related to Ouijas.

So here is how I have my incoming sort lined up (to reflect the folders holding the archives:

*Action Thriller EX: Baby Driver
*Character Legends Ex: Salt
*Epic - Quests EX: Conspiracy Theory
*Fighting - MMA Ex: Enter The Dragon
*Guns - War Ex: Sands of Iwo Jima
*Sports EX: Ford V Ferrari
*Sword & Sandal Ex: Helen of Troy
*Viking Ex: Northmen
*WWE Sponsored Ex: Hunt to Kill

+ Specific actor folders for actors/actresses I collect. Ex: Anthony Hopkins

*Crocodiles & Alligators EX: Bait
*Cuddly Ex: Flipper
*Deadly EX: Man's Best Friend
*Grizzly - Bears Ex: Into the Grizzly Maze
*Insects Ex: Them!
*Piranhas Ex: Killer Fish
*Sharks Ex: The Shallows
*Snakes Ex: Hisss
*Spiders Ex: Itsy Bitsy

*Action - Adventure Ex: 21 Grams
*Fantasy Ex: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid To Ask)
*Horror Ex: Southbound
*Science Fiction Ex: The Illustrated Man

*Adult (no, not that kind of adult, stuff too severe for children) EX: Primal 1: Tales of Savagery
*Kids Ex: Antz

Christmas Movies

*Mel Brooks Ex: Blazing Saddles
*National Lampoon Ex: Animal House
*RomCom Ex: Blind Date
*Situational EX: No Time For Sergeants
*Slapstick EX: That's My Boy
*Stand Up Ex: Bill Cosby: My Father Confused Me
*Stupid Funny - Corny Ex: Galaxy Quest

*Apocalyptic EX: How It Ends
*ELE (Extinction Level Event) EX: 2012
*Localized Ex: Outbreak
*Pandemic Ex: Virus
*Society Ex: Logan's Run

*Making of

*Biography Ex: Patton
*Lifetime - After School Ex: The Burning Bed
*Romantic Ex: Sweet November
*Special Look Ex: Deepwater Horizon

*Camelot & Sherwood Ex: Excalibur
*Candy Fantasy EX: Artemis Fowl
*Dragons & Mythical Creatures Ex: Sucker Punch
*Epic Adventure & Legends Ex: Eragon
*Family & Kids Ex: Dolittle
*Journeys & Quests Ex: The Forbidden Kingdom
*Magic & Wizards Ex: The Brothers Grimm
*Religious Fantasies Ex: The Ten Commandments
*Science & Technomages Ex: The Dark Tower
*Titans & Gods Ex: Gods of Egypt
*Treasure Hunts Ex: Ready Player One

Horror is huge because there are many films which are horrific on a multitude of focuses.

*Abduction - Organ Harvest Ex: Train
**Human Trafficking

*Cannibals Ex: The Young Cannibals
*Clowns Ex: Clown
Ex: The Veil
**Inbred - Redneck - Gangs
*Dolls Ex: Dolly Dearest
*Ghosts Ex: Thir13en Ghosts

**Haunted People
**Haunted Places & Things

*Gore - Torture Ex: Flowers
*Psychological Ex: Unsane

**After-Life & After-Death
**Heaven & Hell
**Heavy Church & High Religion
**Ouija & Spirit Boards
**Witches & Warlocks

*Revenge - Payback Ex: Even Lambs Have Teeth
*Serial Killers Ex: The Clovehitch Killer
*Socio - Psychopathic EX: Misery
*Survival Ex: The Belko Experiment
**Test Subjects

*Werewolves & Changelings
*Zombies & Ghouls

**Dead Cannibal
**Fast Zombies
**Live Infected
**Slow Zombies

Low Budget Junkfest
*Syfy - Asylum

*Bigfoot - Sasquatch - Abominables Ex: Primal Rage
*Chupacabra Ex: Indigenous
*Dinosaurs Ex: Area 407
*Giant Animals Ex: Food of the Gods
*Giant Monsters & Kaiju Ex: Godzilla: King of the Monsters
*Legends Ex: Monster
*Mermaids & Mermen Ex: Mermaid Chronicles: She Creature
*Mothman Ex: The Mothman Prophecies
*Mutations Ex: Prophecy
*Scarecrows Ex: Dark Night of the Scarecrow
*Throwbacks Ex: The Silence

*Artist Biographies Ex: Bohemian Rhapsody
*Concerts Ex: Stomp
*Song & Dance Musicals Ex: Saturday Night Fever

Science Fiction
*Action Driven
*AI - Robot
**Mind Uploading


*Clones Ex: Gemini Man
*Dimensions Ex: Parallels
*Genetic Experiments
**Mind Control
*Invisibility Ex: Darkest Hour
*Life Extension Ex: Bicentennial Man
*Lost Worlds
**Discovery - Exploration
*Nanotechnology Ex: Transcendence
*Parapsychology EX: Discarnate
**Scifi ELE (Extinction Level Event)
*Relativity Ex: Relativity
*Runaway Technology
*Space - Planet - War

**Space Exploration
**Space Survival
**Space War

*Super-Soldiers Ex: Bloodshot
*Time Related

**Far Future
**Time Loop
**Time Travel

Set Completion
Holding folder for the sets I am gathering.

Shorts & Silents
*Science Fiction

Superheroes & Supervillains
*Anti-Hero Ex: Brightburn
*Based on Games Ex: Rampage
*Comic Book Ex: Venom
*Epic & Legendary Ex: The Lone Ranger
*Mutation Special Powers Ex: Glass

TV Shows
A folder to hold TV shows till I open the external drive to put them away.
I have more external drives than my computer can handle plus I don't keep my drives plugged in all the time.

So that is where this project sets currently. I'm open to suggestions and welcome them (the whole reason I took the time to post this).


This is news, Vincenzo, NEWS!
Jan 30, 2009

can't read Japanese so not sure what category this might go in...


An Old Friend
Dec 6, 2004
Gulf Coast
can't read Japanese so not sure what category this might go in...
Its about sharks so it would go in Animals>Sharks

Do you have any other info on this film?
I'd like to see if I can find it.
It looks like the English title is Shark! but I can't find it, even on IMdb.
The Chinese are making a shark movie called Horror Shark aka Blood Shark 3D but its a 2020 release. The poster looks older.
Is that a Chinese movie?
I looked at the image source but it comes up Alien Soup.
Where did you find that image? Maybe that will give me a clue.
I NOW want this movie!


This is news, Vincenzo, NEWS!
Jan 30, 2009
saw this:
1976 Japanese horror action movie "Shark."

might be 'Jaws' re-released
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This is news, Vincenzo, NEWS!
Jan 30, 2009
I think I found it

This is the Japanese poster for the release of the little-seen 1976 mondo documentary about sharks that was filmed by the Italian director Bruno Vailati (who’s probably best known for the 1961 version of The Thief of Baghdad) and released in a handful of countries that included France (I don’t believe it reached the UK). There are no prizes for guessing which Hollywood blockbuster, released only a year earlier, was the reason this documentary was put together. The IMDb page for the film is bare and features not a single review of the film. I had to dig around a bit before I found out any details of what the documentary features via this review of the VHS release on

“This is the English language version of the 1976 Italian documentary “Uomini e squali” (‘Sharks and Men’), from director Bruno Vailati, narrated by Joseph Campanella, with a score by Daniele Patucchi (“Death Played the Flute”, “Frankenstein 80”) and featuring an on-screen appearance by Ray Cannon, author of “The Sea of Cortez.” Traveling all over the world (the Red Sea, the Yucatan, Tahiti and Australia), we’re treated to footage of all different species of sharks (bull, hammerhead, Great White), as well as other forms of sea life, like elephant seals, tuna and killer whales.


An Old Friend
Dec 6, 2004
Gulf Coast
Shark documentary would go in


12 Days of Terror (2004)
A docudrama of the events which were referenced in Jaws

In 1974, writer Peter Benchley published Jaws, a novel about a rogue great white shark that terrorizes the fictional Long Island coastal community of Amity. Chief of police Martin Brody, biologist Matt Hooper, and fisherman Quint hunt the shark after it kills four people. The novel was adapted as the film Jaws by Steven Spielberg in 1975. Spielberg's film makes reference to the events of 1916: Brody (Roy Scheider) and Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) urge Amity's Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) to close the beaches on the Fourth of July after the deaths of two swimmers and a fisherman. Hooper explains to the mayor, "Look, the situation is that apparently a great white shark has staked a claim in the waters off Amity Island. And he's going to continue to feed here as long as there is food in the water." Brody adds, "And there's no limit to what he's gonna do! I mean we've already had three incidents, two people killed inside of a week. And it's gonna happen again, it happened before! The Jersey beach! ... 1916! Five people chewed up on the surf!"[64] Richard Ellis, Richard Fernicola, and Michael Capuzzo all suggest that the 1916 Jersey Shore attacks, Coppleson's rogue shark theory, and the exploits of New York fisherman Frank Mundus inspired Benchley.[65] The attacks are also briefly referred to in Benchley's novel White Shark.

Based on a true story, it revolves around the 1916 Jersey shark attacks, in which a great white shark begins a series of attacks that takes place of the course of 12 days in New Jersey. It premiered on Animal Planet, and later on The Discovery Channel.

The 1916 fatal attacks are the subject of three studies: Richard G. Fernicola's In Search of the "Jersey Man-Eater" (1987) and Twelve Days of Terror (2001) and Michael Capuzzo's Close to Shore (2001).

The attacks at Matawan are the subject of the National Geographic Channel documentary Attacks of the Mystery Shark (2002), which examines the possibility that a bull shark was responsible for killing Stanley Fisher and Lester Stilwell;[41] Discovery Channel's Blood in the Water (2009); Shore Thing (2009) (directed by Lovari and James Hill); and the Smithsonian Channel's The Real Story: Jaws (2011).[50]

12 Days of Terror **Discovery Channel 2004 **​

The Jersey Beach Attacks Of 1916​

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