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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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Halloween Franchise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Halloween is an American horror franchise that consists of ten films, novels, comic books, merchandise, and a video game. The franchise predominately focuses on the fictional character of ...more

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Fran... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American horror franchise that consists of nine slasher films, a television series, novels, and comic books. The franchise began with the film A Nightmare on Elm ...more

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Friday the 13th Franchise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, comic books, a video game, and tie‑in merchandise, as of 2016. The franchise ...more

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Scream is an American horror franchise created by Kevin Williamson. Starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette, the film series has grossed over US$600 million in worldwide ...more

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Saw Franchise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Saw is an American horror franchise distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment and produced by Twisted Pictures that consists of seven feature films and additional media. In 2003, Australian ...more

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franch... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an American horror franchise consisting of seven slasher films, comics, and a video game adaptation of the original film. The franchise focuses on Leatherface, who ...more

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Child's Play Franchise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Child's Play is a horror film franchise created by Don Mancini that consists of six slasher films, starring Academy Award nominee Brad Dourif. The first installment, Child's Play, was released ...more

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Alien Franchise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Alien is a science-fiction action horror franchise centered on a film series that depicts Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and her battles with an extraterrestrial lifeform, ...more

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Evil Dead is a 2013 American supernatural horror film co-written and directed by Fede Alvarez in his directorial debut, produced by Bruce Campbell, Robert Tapert and Sam Raimi, and co-written by ...more

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Hellraiser Franchise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Hellraiser is a British horror franchise that consists of nine films, a series of comic books, and additional merchandise and media. The franchise is based on the novella The Hellbound Heart by ...more

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Romero's Dead Zombie Franchise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Night of the Living Dead is a series of seven zombie horror films written and directed by George A. Romero and Cameron Romero beginning with the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead written by ...more

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Jaws Franchise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Jaws is an American natural horror film series that started with a 1975 film that expanded into three sequels, a theme park ride, and other tie-in merchandise, based on a 1974 novel. The main ...more

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The Exorcist Franchise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
The Exorcist is an American horror franchise consisting of five installments based on the novel The Exorcist, created by William Blatty, and part of The Exorcist franchise. The films have been ...more

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Final Destination Franchise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Final Destination is an American horror franchise composed of five films, comic books and novels. It is based on an unproduced spec script by Jeffrey Reddick, originally written for the X-Files ...more

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Jurassic Park Franchise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
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Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science-fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, it is based on the 1990 novel of the same name ...more

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Insidious is a series of American horror films from FilmDistrict except for the third one which was released by Gramercy Pictures. There are three films in the franchise, Insidious (2010), ...more

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Jeepers Creepers is a 2001 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva. The film takes its name from the 1938 song "Jeepers Creepers", which is featured in the film.

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Predator Franchise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
The Predator film series is a science fiction horror film franchise based on a race of fictional extraterrestrials created by Jim Thomas and John Thomas. Produced by 20th Century Fox, the series ...more

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The Conjuring is a series of American horror films created by Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, as screenwriters, and distributed by the New Line Cinema division of Warner Bros. Pictures. The ...more

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Poltergeist Franchise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Poltergeist is an American horror film series distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the 1980s. The original trilogy revolves around the members of the Freeling family, who are stalked and ...more

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There have been at least a dozen films made which are either direct adaptations of Koji Suzuki's Ring books, or which create new stories using the same characters and background story of the ...more

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Candyman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Candyman is a 1992 American horror film written and directed by Bernard Rose, based on the short story "The Forbidden" by Clive Barker, though the film's scenario is switched from ...more

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The Hills Have Eyes is an American horror franchise that consists of four slasher films, as well as a graphic novel and merchandise. The first film was released in 1977, The Hills Have Eyes; the ...more

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Psycho Franchise is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movie Franchises
Psycho is an American horror franchise consisting of six films loosely based on the Psycho novels by Robert Bloch, namely Psycho, Psycho II, Psycho III, Bates Motel, Psycho IV: The Beginning, ...more

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The Purge is a series of American dystopian action horror films written and directed by James DeMonaco. It currently consists of three films: The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014) and The ...more