Greatest Horror Movie Franchises


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1Friday the 13th

Should be #2 behind Halloween, but still a great franchise... Especially the original 3= Perfection

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2A Nightmare on Elm Street

The birth of somniphobia: the fear of sleep. Wes Craven was a genius in creating this and of course Scream and The Hills Have Eyes.

I'm a huge fan of this franchise
But I'm not a fan of the Jason Voorhees franchise

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AN unbelievable, entertaining, violent, amazing and successful franchise which would be the best of all time. I liked all the saws and I was not disappointed one bit.

Twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat for 7 movies. Great acting, great plot, amazing movies. Saw will always be in my top 10 favorite movies - Jonerman

Saw is a awesome series to watch


The First Two were amazing, the third was awful and the fourth was watchable.
This is one of the few horror movies that has something for everyone. All the killing and suspense for the horror fans, not too much blood or gore for the squeamish, and a lot of humor for everyone! Not to mention a great cast.

I love all the screams. None were really a let down with me and that's why I'm voting for this franchise. CONSISTENCY

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How this isn't #1 is beyond me! Sure they've had some crap movies, but what franchise hasn't? They're are the perfect horror movies, and only about 4 of them are bad. The other 6 are some of the greatest horror movies of all-time.

Halloween is awesome due to surprises, psychology, and the music. The drama isn't bad either, the way they show Michael Myer's relatives' trauma.


Alien franchise is true classic. I love all 4 parts and still hope they make another one - Alexandr

Very scary, especially for it's time

7The Evil Dead
8Final Destination

I love the concept of how their is a psychic that can see when everyone will die although you will never know how they die until you see them get their head blown off or strangled to death.

Final destination 3 and 2 are the best - hamidabuat

Not bad, but the picture missed final destination 5. - Nick-brick8

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9Child's Play

Best horror icon, best franchise :1,2,3, & 6

Awesome terrifying movie 10 out of 10!

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10The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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11Hannibal Lecter Series
13Paranormal Activity

Seriously, A demon ghost coming in and scaring your family and eventually killing you and/or your family.


It's just so creepy I hope there's a third one coming out.

17Jurassic Park
18Scary Movie
19Friday the 13th

The first 3 parts were awesome, the others pretty lame, though, that's why it can't be number 1 - NjakDjak

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List StatsUpdated 26 Oct 2016

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Top Remixes (11)

1. Friday the 13th
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street
3. Saw
1. A Nightmare on Elm Street
2. Halloween
3. Scream
1. Insidious
2. Paranormal Activity
3. Friday the 13th

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