film The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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List Rules List includes horror franchises/series, including remakes and reboots. Judge the series as a whole.

What are the best horror movie franchises? Certainly, some of the biggest factors in determining a great horror movie series include box office numbers and the sheer number of films in the franchise, but let's face it: A list of the top scary film series' of all time should be based on one thing... how scary the movies really are! This list includes some of the biggest and the best horror movie franchises ever, so vote for your favorites and feel free to re-rank the movie series' in any order you want. And if your favorite horror movie series isn't listed, by all means, add it!

Any list of great horror movie franchises must include the Halloween and Friday the 13th series. The Halloween series was born in the late 1970s, ushering in a slew of excellent slasher horror movies. And really, the Friday the 13th series includes some of the best 80s horror movies ever made. In fact, several of the top scary film series' on this list first began in the 80s, though some, like the Scream series and the Final Destination series actually dominated 90s horror movies.

With so many outstanding horror franchises to choose from, how do you pick the best? If you need a reference point, you should check out this list of the greatest horror films ever made. You'll note that several of the top ranked films are actually the cornerstones of fantastic horror franchises, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, AlienThe Exorcist, and Poltergeist.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Fran... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Halloween Franchise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Friday the 13th Franchise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Alien Franchise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Saw Franchise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franch... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Child's Play Franchise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Romero's Dead Zombie Franchise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Final Destination Franchise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Jaws Franchise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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Hellraiser Franchise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Predator Franchise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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Poltergeist Franchise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Psycho Franchise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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The Exorcist Franchise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Candyman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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Jurassic Park Franchise is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Amityville Franchise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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House of 1000 Corpses Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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Resident Evil Franchise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

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Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Creepshow Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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Children of the Corn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Children of the Corn Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong

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The Omen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
The Omen Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner

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Wrong Turn Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
The Hills Have Eyes Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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Silent Hill Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden

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From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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Tremors is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Tremors Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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Gremlins Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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Cube Nicole de Boer, Julian Richings, David Hewlett

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Alien/Predator is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Alien/Predator

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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Paranormal Activity Franchise is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Scary Movie Franchise is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises

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Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Phantasm Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister

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An American Werewolf in London Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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Puppet Master is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Puppet Master Barbara Crampton, William Hickey, Irene Miracle

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Men in Black Franchise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises