Greatest Horror Movie Franchises


The Top Ten

1 Friday the 13th

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

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2 A Nightmare on Elm Street

Awesome series outside of the 2 movie in the series that doesn't exist. - germshep24

Freddy's dead is terrible, all the rest are great

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.

In my opinion the list should be

1 A Nightmare on Elm Street
2 Friday the 13th
3 Halloween
4 Saw
5 Child's Play
6 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
7 George Romero's "dead" series
8 The Evil Dead
9 Scream
10 Hellraiser
11 Alien
12 Jeepers Creepers
13 Hatchet
14 Paranormal Activity
15 Final Destination

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3 Saw

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

A wonderful premise that completely lost it after the first movie - germshep24

Saw is a awesome series to watch

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4 Halloween

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.

Outside of the first Helloween movie that is one of the greatest horror movies ever made, the series hasn't had any stand out movies - germshep24

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.

5 Scream

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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6 Alien

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

The first two were fantastic, the rest went down hill - germshep24

Very scary, especially for it's time

7 The Evil Dead

A very well done trilogy - germshep24

8 Final 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.

The only series that has made successful series that is purely about killing people in creative ways - germshep24

Final destination 3 and 2 are the best - hamidabuat

Love these movies

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9 Child's Play

The only series that hasn't had an awful movie in the series, sure there was some asinine movies like pregnancy thing and Chucky's son, but they still kept it entertaining - germshep24

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

Awesome terrifying movie 10 out of 10!

The child's play franchise in my opinion is the best series of horror movies there is and I can't wait for the new chucky movie CHUCKY 7 the cult of chucky 🙂

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10 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The best Psychological horror movie and very underrated sequel - germshep24

The Newcomers

? The Three Mothers

The Contenders

11 Hannibal Lecter Series
12 Jaws
13 Insidious
14 Jurassic Park

Lol, this is not a horror movie. This should not be on this list.

15 Hellraiser

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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16 Omen
17 Gremlins

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

18 Paranormal Activity

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

Very boring series, that should get created for becoming a success - germshep24

19 Scary Movie
20 Friday the 13th

Already on the list - germshep24

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1. Friday the 13th
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street
3. Saw
1. Scream
2. Alien
3. The Evil Dead
1. A Nightmare on Elm Street
2. Halloween
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