Best Horror Movie Series

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The following movie franchises proved that fear is in some ways, addictive and that it can be capitalized. Which among these horror series is the greatest in such an achievement?


A Nightmare on Elm Street

nightmare-on-elm-streetWith a child-murderer monster named Freddy who has this great fondness of piercing and impaling people in their dreamscapes, A Nightmare on Elm Street carved for itself a monumental impact in the horror genre in the annals of Hollywood.
– A Nightmare on Elm Street – 1984
– A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge – 1985
– A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors – 1987
– A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master – 1988
– A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child – 1989
– Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare – 1991
– Wes Craven’s New Nightmare – 1994
– Freddy vs. Jason – 2003
– A Nightmare on Elm Street – 2010

 

Blair Witch

blair-witchDepicting the disappearance of three student filmmakers in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, it was conceptualized as a documentary film, which unexpectedly became a box-office phenomenon – one of the biggest ever during the late 90s. Filming only took 8 days, too small for the mass acceptance that it would garner upon its release. It has the look and feel of a cult film but can never be called as such due to the commercial and critical success it attained.
– The Blair Witch Project – 1999
– Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows – 2000
– Blair Witch – 2016

 

 

Final Destination

final-destinationIt sets itself apart from other horror films in the sense that the villain is not the typical slasher or some grotesque monster, but the Angel of Death itself, mysteriously manipulating circumstances in the environment with a mysterious set of methods on claiming people on their fated demise.
– Final Destination 1 – 2000
– Final Destination 2 – 2003
– Final Destination 3 – 2006
– Final Destination 4 – 2009
– Final Destination 5 – 2011

 

 

 

Friday the 13th
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Although disliked by critics, Friday the 13th is considered one of the most successful media franchises in America, and in couch potato persons all over the world. It cashed in greatly on the horror trend of the 80s, and is still doing so in video games and digital downloads today.
– Friday the 13th – 1980
– Friday the 13th Part 2 – 1981
– Friday the 13th Part 3 – 1982
– Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter – 1984
– Friday the 13th: A New Beginning – 1985
– Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives – 1986
– Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood – 1988
– Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan – 1989
– Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday – 1993
– Jason X – 2001
– Freddy vs. Jason – 2003
– Friday the 13th – 2009

 

Hellraiser

hellraiserOther horror films had great emphasis on a deadly ugly monster, but not this one. It focuses instead on a puzzle box that opens a gateway to the Hell-like realm. It is said to be a film that’s more ambition than horror. Consequently, it resulted into a total of 10 movies, a TV series and a bunch of other entertainment projects.
– Hellraiser – 1987
– Hellbound: Hellraiser II – 1988
– Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth – 1992
– Hellraiser: Bloodline – 1996
– Hellraiser: Inferno – 2000
– Hellraiser: Hellseeker – 2002
– Hellraiser: Deader – 2005
– Hellraiser: Hellworld – 2005
– Hellraiser: Revelations – 2011
– Hellraiser: Judgment – 2017

 

Paranormal Activity

paranormal-activityThis series is a creation of a director who was once too scared to watch even comedy-horror films. Surprisingly, he decided to re-channel such setback into something artistic. Although its sequels were something of a letdown next to the original, it has a revenue that’s 30 times bigger than its actual budget.
– Paranormal Activity – 2007
– Paranormal Activity 2 – 2010
– Paranormal Activity 3 – 2011
– Paranormal Activity 4 – 2012
– Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – 2014
– Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension – 2015

 

 

Night of the Living Dead

night-of-the-living-deadZombie movies and TV shows are some of the greatest pastimes in these generation. How the zombie became a crowd favorite monster is mainly due to this series. It is the true Zombie promoter, and no other movie franchise can ever reclaim such a spot.
– Night of the Living Dead – 1968
– Dawn of the Dead – 1978
– Day of the Dead – 1985
– Land of the Dead – 2005
– Diary of the Dead – 2007
– Survival of the Dead – 2009

 

 

The Ring

the-ringJapanese filmmakers are unparalleled in the genre of horror, and they have proven that in the Ring franchise. It is so successful that it led to the release of numerous remakes in South Korea and in the United States of America.
Japanese:
– Ring – 1998
– Rasen – 1998
– Ring 2 – 1999
– Sadako 3D 2012
– Sadako 3D 2 2013
Korean:
– The Ring Virus – 1999
American:
– The Ring – 2002
– Rings (Short Film) – 2005
– The Ring 2 – 2005
– Rings – 2017

 

The Exorcist

the-exorcistIn an era when drama and sci-fi were trending, a horror series burst into the scene and forever earned a spot in list of Hollywood’s greatest. Even in this new millennium, it still extends its chilling tendrils with prequels and documentary specials.
– The Exorcist – 1973
– Exorcist 2: The Heretic – 1977
– The Exorcist 3 – 1990
– Exorcist: The Beginning – 2004
– Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist – 2005

 

 

The Howling

the-howlingIf Night of the Living Dead caused the zombie fame that we enjoy today, what popularized the werewolves during the 80s? The answer- The Howling. Adapted from a series of novels written by Gary Phil Brandner, it remains to be one of the staple Werewolf flicks that made people so curious about Lycanthropy.
– The Howling – 1981
– The Howling 2: Your Sister is a Werewolf – 1985
– The Howling 3: The Marsupials – 1987
– Howling 4: A New Nightmare – 1988
– Howling 5: Rebirth – 1989
– Howling 6: The Freaks – 1981
– Howling: New Moon Rising – 1995
– The Howling: Reborn – 2011


Which among these should be ranked as No. 1?




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