Which Horror Movie Franchises Deserve More Attention Than They Get?

Over 800 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of Which Horror Movie Franchises Deserve More Attention Than They Get?
Voting Rules
Which lesser-known franchises are worth a first, second, or third watch?

We all know about the big-name, big-budget horror movie franchises. There have been incredible scary movie remakes that we're more-than-familiar with and even horror movie heroes that pop up again and again to defeat the same villain. We know those brave guys and gals, too. If it's popular and even remotely related to blood, guts, and gore, horror movie buffs can tell you all about it.

What about the lesser-known horror movie franchises, though? How many fans can spout off facts and statistics about obscure trilogies like V/H/S or Cube? Ranker wanted to know. We polled scary movie fanatics everywhere to find out which franchises warrant a little more acclaim. The answers are a real treat if you've got a few free hours to view them during the coming weekend. We don't recommend that you eat a tub of cookie dough ice cream and popcorn like you would if you were binge-watching any other stellar movie franchises (the squirting blood might put you off your appetite) but you'll enjoy watching these esoteric movies just the same. 

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  • Includes: The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, and Evil Dead

    "As a newer alternative, the Evil Dead series starring Bruce Campbell... are the epitome of horror with sick humor! The cheesy one-liners alone made those movies some of the best."

  • Includes: The Collector and The Collection

    "It's an underrated series that is a great tense horror series with great cat and mouse moments."

  • Includes: Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Hellraiser: Bloodline, Hellraiser: Inferno, Hellraiser: Hellseeker, Hellraiser: Deader, and Hellraiser: Hellworld

    "The first two were mind bending... The characters are there, the horror [is there], just not enough funds, right producer, or imagination."

  • Includes: Final Destination, Final Destination 2, Final Destination 3, The Final Destination, and Final DEstination 5

    "The deaths might be unrealistic but it's fun to guess how the people are gonna die."

  • Includes: Tremors, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, and Tremors 5: Bloodlines

    "I mean, come on, monsters coming from the ground? [It's] a child’s worst fear."

  • Includes: Phantasm, Phantasm II, Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead, and Phantasm: Ravager

    "The movies went pretty low budget after the second one, but the story mythology is pretty good."