Greatest Horror Movie Franchises
The Top Ten
I love this list, its like I made it! But I would put it on 6, but its still a great list. And Jason is the best horror movie.
Glad this is number one. Even the ones where it ISN'T Jason are enjoyable. my favorites are actually 3, 5, and 6. (yes I know 5 isn't jason, but still good in my opinion) Overall though much more solid than the Halloween series in which only 2 and 7 are good in my opinion
Should be #2 behind Halloween, but still a great franchise... Especially the original 3= Perfection
Jason rules! Parts 1 through 7 and Freddy vs. Jason are all either very good or great. No other series is that much depth.
1. Friday the 13th
2. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
3. Final Destination
5. A Nightmare on Elmstreet
6. Evil Dead
THERE IS NO COMPARISON. The Nightmare on Elm Street series plants a new seed in horror. The utter thought of someone being able to crawl their way into your nightmares, control your mental state, and kill you from the inside, is probably the most terrifying premise in horror. Not only is every entry enjoyable on some level, but the series introduces the most iconic horror villain of all time. Freddy Krueger has personality unlike the unoriginal generic slasher. If you are a horror fan, this is the go-to franchise.
Should be number one much more consistent than any other horror Franchise with only one truly bad movie in the bunch, whereas Friday the 13th has a nearly 50/50 split of good to bad movies, also must of the kills in the original were taken from the stellar Italian film Twitch of the Death Nerve - germshep24
Friday the 13th just got stupid, and Halloween 3 ruined the franchise. But, there is no non enjoyable Nightmare film. Also, there is no Horror character as iconic as Freddy Krueger.
I just wish we could see more 'New Nightmare'-inspired films these days. The fictional entering reality. What a terrific concept. - BKAllmighty
My Top 15 ( no particular order)
2. Friday the 13th
4. Child's Play
6. Final Destination
7. Wrong Turn
8. Jeepers Creepers
9. I Know What You Did Last Summer
11. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
12. The Hills Have Eyes
13. A Nightmare On Elm Street
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
Hands down the best horror movie followed by Friday the 13th.
I love all the screams. None were really a let down with me and that's why I'm voting for this franchise. CONSISTENCY
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.
Scream is DEFINITELY the best for me. I watched this movie about a month before I chose my GCSE's (my subjects to take for the next 3 years) and this film was one of the main reasons I chose drama, for some reason it made me REALLY wanna star in a horror movie! Besides that, although this franchise is pretty cheesy, I still love it! I haven't seen the 4th one yet but even though the 3rd film isn't as good as the first 2, ITS STILL GREAT!
Nevertheless seen it, but it did better then the Friday the 13th franchise
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
To me, Saw is by far the best horror movie franchise I have ever seen in my life. The unpredictable plot of the series always kept me awake when I wanted to sleep.
Saw was amazing after that it just turned into a series trying to be cool with gruesome deaths and failing - germshep24
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
Alien Convenant sucked - ElSherlock
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. TThis Franchise succeeds because it saw how stupid the concept of a killer doll was and rolled with it not trying to be serious and making fun of itself - germshep24
Curse of Chucky is one the best films in the series - ElSherlock
I have only seen 3 of them. And they were awesome.
Best horror icon, best franchise :1,2,3, & 6
A very well done trilogy, the best rated series on this list, even the remake was good though no where near as iconic as the original trilogy - germshep24
Definitely the greatest horror franchise of all time. The original 3 movies are great, the remake is great and the T.V. show is great!
Love the first one, love the sequels, love the spinoff shows, love bruce campbell, and, in short, evil dead truly can do no wrong
It's a shame that a fifth film was never produced. I heard it was meant to combine Ash's trilogy with the 2013 film. I'm sure it would have been great. At least we have the 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' to enjoy in its place. - BKAllmighty
In order best to worst
1. Final destination 3
2. Final destination 5
3. Final destination 2
4. Final destination 1
5. Final destination 4
The only series that has made successful series that is purely about killing people in creative ways.
This series succeeds where Saw couldn't make a series about deaths but this one manage to keep the deaths fun - germshep24
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
The best Psychological horror movie and very underrated sequel - germshep24
This is the scariest movie ever!
Scariest movie franchise ever - ElSherlock
Actually pretty consistent Franchise should be higher - germshep24
Should be top 8.
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
Kind of good - ElSherlock
Vote this movie the movie is like blair wicth is really horor entertaning and fun
Romero is pure genius with a finger on the pulse of America with his original Dead trilogy.
This should be higher. I like most of the films especially when people kill zombies.
Should be higher - germshep24
Classic - ElSherlock
The first 3 parts were awesome, some others were lame, but overall it has more good movies than bad ones. It should be in the Top ten in my opinion, I'd even rate it Top 3 - NjakDjak
Hellraiser 1: Good, violent and creative
Hellraiser 2: Hellbound: Watchable, violent and creative
Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth: Fun to watch, very violent and some new ideas
Hellraiser 4: Bloodline: A bit boring, violent, but not much new to the table
Hellraiser 5: Inferno: A bit boring. Violent. Nothing really special
Hellraiser 6: Hellseeker: Boring. Violent. Nothing special.
Hellraiser 7: Deader: Nothing much entertaining about the film. Not much violence like predecessors. Nothing new.
Hellraiser 8: Hellworld: Very boring. Not much violence. Nonsense plot, only thing new was that Hell was in a video game (? )
Hellraiser 9: RevelationsTERRIBLE MOVIE! Nothing really violent, only new thing was being one of the worst horror movies of all time!
Hell on Earth: 5.4/10
How can this be on the end of the list? They have some of the greatest movies of all times. They are the first Horror Franchise, established the genre and with the original Frankenstein have the purest horror scene of all times. They really belong to the top, but even if you disagree, they defenetly should be in the top 5.
Classics such as Frankenstein, Dracula and The Invisible. Also, includes some other greats such as The Mummy, The Wolf Man and Creature From The Black Lagoon.
Shouldn't be at the very botton, but I have a feeling it was one of the last things added to the list after people lost interest in the list - germshep24
Some of the films (like Children Of The Corn 2) get bad reviews but I think they are all awesome! None at as good as the original though! - Mnsdjjfijf
Really underrated! I liked most of them!
Would this be a spinoff of the ring
This franchise has scary movies! - Userguy44
Ju-on is one of the best series out there, should be in the top 5, perhaps even top 3 - germshep24
The fact that this series isn't even on this list while prom night is makes me lose all faith in humanity.
Most classic - Granton8ter05
The first two were absolutely amazing, people forget that B&W movies can be franchises too - germshep24
A very underrated franchise - germshep24
The first 3 were really good and the last 3 were really poor
It went downhill after the 3 movies - ElSherlock
This should be top 10.
Are you F-ING KIDDING ME?
This is probably the ONLY franchise whose every movie is more than good(except the remake and Bates Motel(1987) :))
I don't see why they had to make more than one - Mnsdjjfijf
Every movie except the first were awful.
Lol, this is not a horror movie. This should not be on this list.
Not a horror movie - ElSherlock
I waited for the third one for years only to meet total bull crp
The first 2 movies were good but the third one was absolute crap.
The third one is awful - ElSherlock
One of the best zombie movies ever made. I liked all of the movies of the franchise.
It scared us to the bone.
The second movie had a crappy ending, but the first movie and the prequel were awesome! Excellent characters!
It was so good! The ending of Cube: Zero was a shocker
Leprechaun you stink you barely kill all you do is talk talk talk blah blah blah so say I if you don't vote for leprechaun vote for chucky
Hmm - ElSherlock
It's just so creepy I hope there's a third one coming out.
I wouldn’t call this a horror movie as it was mostly aimed for older kids like 8+ or something - Granton8ter05
It is crazy. The beast can eat someone in a matter of seconds.
Victor Crowley is awesome
Well hear the critics it has good number of viewers.
A blend of sci-fi and horror with their tales of secret alien invasions that find plant-based alien invaders slowly replacing humans with emotionless, alien clones grown in pods. Typically, the film's hero discovers the plan but finds it hard to convince others that it is indeed happening and is not just a paranoid delusion.
Should be in the list..