Everyone likes a good horror movie, right? Ok, maybe not everyone, but there is a large number of moviegoers who like the suspense, blood and gore mix that only horror movies can deliver.
Compared to other movie genres, the horror movies always had bigger chances to become a franchise or film series. The reason is simple; if you have a good villain/s or a way to scare people, you make most of it. Now, the history of cinema has given us some cult psychological and sci-fi to slasher horror movie franchises, but which one is the best? Well, we decided to give our take on that by making a list of five best horror movie film series. Like it? Hate it? Let us know in the comment section below.
We begin our list of best horror movie film series with one of the best horror franchises from the ’90s. The story of Scream revolves around a girl named Sydney Prescott and her friends, who get targeted by a crazy serial killer. The original Scream movie from 1996 is without a doubt the best one out there, but the three sequels are definitely watchable.
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street
Starting in 1984, A Nightmare on Elm Street is a classic that managed to keep its grim and dark atmosphere throughout all nine movies released to date. Franchise’s centerpiece, Freddy Kruger, is the ultimate villain from nightmares, and that is exactly what he delivers to his victims. If you want the same treatment, then this is a franchise you can’t miss out on.
3. Friday the 13th
Jason Voorhees surely takes place as one of the biggest and most recognizable movie serial killers out there. He is simply a horror icon, a rock star in his own twisted, demented way. Friday the 13th franchise is another classic with its own unique atmosphere. There are 12 movies in the series, some great, others not so, but all definitely worth watching.
Original Halloween from 1978 might be the first horror slasher movie ever. It follows Michael Mayers as he escapes the mental asylum after being locked up for killing his family as a boy. The Halloween franchise has the all the quality of a good horror movie and accompanied by one of the most recognizable soundtracks, it is bound to send chills down your spine.
Compared to some other horror film series, Alien movies haven’t aged a bit. The original is one of the best horror movies ever and the sequels, while not on par with the first one, are still thrilling and nail-biting. The Alien film series has set standards for horror franchises across the world and is rightfully at the top of our best horror movie film series list. The cold atmosphere, the dark setting, the stunning visuals, the terrifying alien, the acting – it has everything for a true masterpiece.